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THE CLUB ELEVEN. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 21 March 1914
THE CLUB ELEVEN, The club eleven journeyed to Ferntree Gully last Saturday. The home team provided motors to convey the visitors to the ground, which is situated some 4 miles from the railway station. North cote won the toss and decided to send the locals in to bat, who, with the ex ception of two of the batsmen, could do nothing with the bowling, and were dis posed of for 80 runs (Minns 42, Jennings 23; Price 5 for 25, Andrew 4 for 52). Northcote opened with Dunn and An drew, the colts of the team, and at call of time 6 wickets were down for 146 (Dunn 39 retired, Heron 47 retired, Price 28, Cowley 12 not out). Northcote won by 4 wickets and 66 runs, Tea was provided at the local hotel, and was thoroughly enjoyed, likewise the musi cal programme that followed. Songs were rendered by the Misses Ball (2), Tobin, Andrew, Dunn, Wheeldon, Ash worth and Heron, The drive back to the station was beautiful, a full moon just rising over the ranges. Every body voted the trip the best the team ...
LIVING WITHOUT AIR OR FOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 28 March 1914
LIVING WITHOUT AIR OR FOOD, According to Macdonald, a Scotch naturalist of wide repute, the turtle is the strangest of all living things and the most unfathomable, He can live in the water as welleas out of It, and can seemingly go for indefinite lengths of time without air or food or light, He is neither fish nor flesh nor fowl, and yet he has the characteristics of all three. As for his eating, it seems quite stuperflouous, for he can remain' shut up in ait barrel for a number of weeks and emerge at the end of the time apparently none the worse for the lack of food and light alnd air. l'he baby turtle seems also Just as indifferent, to its strroundintgs as its parents aire. As soon as it comes forth from its egg It sctttlcs otff to the sea. It has lit) one to teach or guide it, In its brain seemns implanited the idea that uittl its armor becomes hardl it ,has no defence against hlungry fish, tand so it seeks shelter in gulf weed andt feeds unumolested until its atnor gets hatrd. B...
NORTHCOTE TOWN COUNCIL. MONDAY, 23rd MARCH. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 28 March 1914
NORTHCOTE TOWN COUNCIL. MONDAY, 23rd MARCH. Prosent :-Crs. D mInnis (mayor), Woolhouse, Redmond, Hayes, John to',, Salhwaebseh, Bastings, Plant, (tilanfloeld, Smith, Mason, Tharratt, ]Henderson, Lees and MeDonell Ex-Ors, I. Barrow, JP, (Preston) and T. L. Taylor (Northcoto) who were present, were invited to seats by the mayor. WATER EXTENSIONS. The .Melbourno and Metropolitan Board of W'orks wrote intimating that a recommendation would.- he made that pipes be laid in connection with extension of water supply retioulation in Robertson street and linLt's avenue aits soon as a satisf ictory i oply was received tore permission to use explosives. CITY DEOLARATIO[QN. The Public Works Department wrote enclosing copy of petition from (l wornment G tztte, asking f ir pro. clamation of the town of Northooto as a city.-Received. DRAINAGE EASEMENT, The Lands Purchase and Manage mneut Board enquired whether it would be necessary now, in view of the council's exttnsion of Newcastle street to Mans...
AFTER WAITING FORTY-SEVEN YEARS [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 28 March 1914
AFTER WAITING FORTY.SEVEN YEAR8S Damages of £500 for breach of pro. mraise are claimed by Miss Emma Ma* haney, aged sixty-seven, from Mr. John Wolf, aged seventy-seven, a Civil War veteran, in a suit she has brought at Paterson, New Jersey, Mdss Mahaney says that the last she saw of her fiance was in 1863 as he was leaving for the Civil War, She never married, believing that some day the sweetheart of her youthful days would return to claim her. Three years ago, forty.seven years after her last meeting with him, she was overjoyed to receive a letter from Mr. Wolf, 'who informed her that he had now retired from business with a fortune. A correspondence ensued in which the spinster alleges the vet eran wooed her with all the ardor which characterised him before the *war, and, finally he proposed mar. rlage. She made all the preparations for 'the ceremony at great expense. When everything was ready Mr. Wolf wrote saying that the marriage could never take place, Miss Mahaney bases her c...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 28 March 1914
Cooking in Hot Weather is pretty rough on your Wife. Don't let her do it! Besides being tiresome, it is. also too expensive to do your Cooking in the summer. Foodstuffs will. not keep during the hot weather, hence the necessity of preparing daily just enough for- the day's consumption. Every thrifty housewife knows that almost the same time is required to cook a small joint as a large one. This means that cooking in small quantities doesn't pay. Begin to Patronize Mayer's Ham and Beef Shops TO-DAY ! And save time, work v and ney. For the cost of a small joint MAYER'S will supply you a little of each of three or four kinds o if Cooked Meats, all machine sliced, prepared in the homely way and in scrupuloulsly ellan hitcellns on the pirem-l. ises, Everything is kept lfresh in our capacious ice chests. \VWe stock all kind, of Tinned and - Bottled Deliencies, both Australiant ad imported Fresh Farm Eggs, Leura lHutter, a variety o Cheeses, and everything that tickles your appetite. MAYER...
ODD THINGS ON TRAINS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 28 March 1914
ODD THINGS ON TRAINS. On a mountain railway near Sale burg a railway carriage is actually fit ted with a balloon. At the mountain top a tank below the car Is filled with water, sufficient to counteract the up. ward pull of the gas bag, which the vehiclee. thus drags down with it upon the return Journey, Trains are frequently being put to odd uses. The window of a railway saloon in Denmark forms a royal auto graph album, Royal visitofrs scratch their names on one of the panes, which now show, among other Royal autographs, those of King Edward and Queen Alexandra. The vestibule to the train belonging to the German Emperor holds several fine statues, the car built for Presi dent Diaz of Mexico contains a com plate verandah, and that belonging to the Viceroy of India is roofed with water.tanks, which contribute towards coolness, and furnish water for do. mestic purposes on the train, Russia's important trains carry a oar, above which rises a libtle belfry containing a chime of bells.
Northcote A.N.A. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 28 March 1914
Northoote A.N.A. A debate was held in the Melbourne branch room at the Hardware Club, between Northcote & Preston branches, the subject being "Should a Fair Rents Court be Established?" Northcote were handicapped by reason of only two of their team turning up, though Preston generouply allowed one of the Northcote speakers to speak a second time. After a very good debate, Preston were de clare the winners by 250 points to 234, the judge, Mr. Seedsman, stating that if Northcote had had their full team he would have had great difficulty. in de. ciding. On Thursday, 19th, March, Mr. Frarnk Anstey, M. P,, gave a lec. ture on Louis Becke. In the absence of the president, Mr. Haggart, who is still confined to his house, Mr. Newell, vice-president, took the chair. Regret was expressed that the attendance was not larger, as the lecture was most in teresting, A hearty vote of thanks was accorded the lecturer at the conclusion.
MAGNET DRAWS NAIL FROM GIRL'S LUNG. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 28 March 1914
MAGNET DRAWS NAIL FROM GIRL'S LUNG. Odessa May, a four-year.old girl of Aldridge, Texas, is fast recovering from a remarkable surgical operation performed on her by Dr. R. C. Lynch, of New Orleans, La. A wire nail was removed from the child's right lung after it had been embedded there for six weeks. The child was rushed by her par6nts to Beaumont, eighty.five miles south of Aldridge, After two unsuccessful operations, surgeons de lared nothing could save the child, Frantic In his efforts 'to save her, Odessa's father rushed her to a hospi tal at 'New Orleans, where two opera tions were performed and the nail re. moved within a week. Dr. Lynch In sorted a rubber tube into the child's throat. The end was worked around while the physician watched through the X-ray, and when the tubing was fixed directly over the head of the wire nail a powerful magnet 'was placed over the other end of the tubing and the nail was drawn out,
£60 a Foot for Land in High Street, Northcote. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 28 March 1914
£60 a Foot for Land in High Street, Northoote. Within the last few days Mitchell Bros., as agents for the vendors, the Northcote Fodder Co., have sold their )roperty, with a frontage of 10 feet to I ligh street and a depjth of 180 feet, to a pIrominent Northcote business man at £60 per foot. The Northcote Foddler Co. intend erecting substantial "l story brick business premises on a vacant block of land at the corner of High and Elm streets. This particular allotmen t. owned by the coin pany, has a f'rontage of 80 feet to 11igh street, So, 110o doubt, the architeeture of the intended strue ture will be deservingof the positiuon.
ROUND THE WORLD AFTER A HUSBAND. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 28 March 1914
ROUND THE WORLD AFTER A HUSBAND, Regretting an engagement into which he had entered, a young Ger man named Dreher, an employe of a large Lancashire firm, threw up hisl situation and left for Berlin. No news of any kind reached his fiancee, a widow of some means, and, as her re peated letters remained unanswered, she soon became very anxious, when her uneasiness suddenly gave place to rage on receipt of an anonymous com* munication, telling her of her faithless lover's flight and informing her of his address. Next day, accompanied by her brother, she left for Berlin, only to find on her arrival that Dreher, no doubt scenting danger, had fled south. ward, Through Austria she traced him to Italy, where he was found in Rome, employed as walter at a catfe. Over awed by the brother's threats, he con. sented to accompany the couple to England, but contrived, on landing at Dover, to give them the slip, Once again was the hue and cry raised, but Dreher managed to reach New York with his purs...
CARELESSNESS THAT COSTS MILLIONS. Expensive Thoughtlessness. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 28 March 1914
CARELESSNESS THAT COSTS MILLIONS. Expensive Thoughtlessness, There are few people responsible for more harm in the world than the thoughtless person; and his plea, when the damage Is done, "I didn't mean to," or "I didn't think," is poor consolation to those who have suffered from hlis thoughtless act, When, forty years and more ago, an old woman of Chicago left a lighted lamp in dangerous proximity to the heels of a cow, she little dreamt, we may be sure, what appalling results would come from such a simple aec of thoughtlessness, The fire which was started by that over-turned lamp in the Chicago cow-shed swept In tor rents of devastating flame over the city, and before the last ember was quenched it had reduced to charred ruins three and a-half square miles of streets, More than 17,000 build ings were destroyed, two hundred lives were sacrificed in the inferno of fire, 98,500 persons were rendered homeless, and damage was done to the extent of £38,000,000. In Kansas there are stil...
Preston A.N.A. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 28 March 1914
Preston A.N.A. The above branch held their usual meeting on Monday night, the president (Mr. Bartley) occupying the chair. Two new members were elected, and two proposed. A letter was received from one of the members thanking the branch for kind attention received dur ing a long illness. Mr. Lewis woes ?p pointed vice president, and Messrs, IH. Howse and J. Rodgers members of ?eme mittee. The shooting contest resulted in a win for Coburg, scoring 325 points to Preston's 295. Preston had unother win in the debating class, by dlefeating Northcote by 250 points to 33;l:1l, Mr. Lewis (77), MIr. Jarvis (74), Mr. Malt zahn (67) comprising the Preston team. Nextnight is an open night, when the special committee wil bring in its report, and the conference delegates will refer to the work done. Tickets for esmo: night may be had from members of conm nuttee.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 28 March 1914
Church Notices. ALL SAINTS' CHURCH, NORTHCOTE. Sunday Services: Morning, Mr. S. KINGSTON. Evening, Rov.y, J. H. FREWIN, M.A., of St. Mary's, North Melbourne. HOLY TRINITY, THORNBURY S (Railway Parade). Sunday Services: 8 a.m., Holy Communion. 11 a.m., Morning Prayer and Sermon. 7 p.m., Evening Prayer and Sermon. REV.C. W. Woo. LL SAINTS' CHURCH, PRESTON. Passion Sunday. 8 a.m., Holy Communion, 11 a.m., Matins and Address, 7.30 p.m., "The Offering." Rev. B. C. A. EVA. ORTHCOTE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (JAMES ST.) Sabbath Services: Rev. R. W. ROCK, morning and evening. Evemng, Special Sermoi to Young Women, "Four Factors in a Woman's Influence." P)RESTON, PRESBYTERIAN , . CHURCH. Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Roev. D,.MACFAR LANE (HomeMission Committee Supply) SORTHCOTE METHODIST S CHURCHES. Sunday Services: HIGH STREET. 10 a.m., Brotherhood. 11 a.m., Mr. W. L. M'KELVIE. 7 p.m.. Rev. A. MADSEN. ST. GEORGE'S ROAD. 11 a.m., Rev. J. REES THOMAS. 7 p.m., Mr. A. S. CLEVERDON. PRINCE OF W...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 28 March 1914
Mr.. George C. Cockerill, of Merri street, Northeote, who will be remem bered as having been president of the Northeoto Free Library Committee at the time the new biuilding was opened, has gone up the journalistic ladder, having been advanced from the position of chief of the "Age" staff to that of leader writer for that widely circulating daily. Mr. Cockerill will have the hearty congratulation of all friends on the promotion which has come to him after 28 years of stroneous jgurnalistic life. The last of the series of entertain moents held under the auspices of the mayoress of Northcote in aid of the Austin Hos pital will take the form of a picture night at the Northcote Theatre on Wednesday next. A splendid pro gramme will given, including a picture 6500 feet in length, "The Stolen Child," which is adapted from the celebrated novel, "Sans Famille," by Hector Malet. The two previous entertainments were splendidly supported by the public, and it is hoped that the last will be accor...
Point of View. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 28 March 1914
Point of View. "'Ihe point of view makes a great deal of difference," said the ready made philosopher. "Yes," replied Mr. Chuggins. "When you are walking you think every mo. tor-car is trying to hit you. When you are driving at car you get an idea that every pedestrian is insanely an bilouls to get run over."
He Was Quite Slow. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 28 March 1914
He Was Quite Slow. A shy young man had been calling on the sweetest girl in the world for many moons, but, being bashful, his suit progressed slowly. Finally she decided it was up to her to start some. thing, so the next time he called she pointed to the rose in his buttonhole and said, "I'll give you a kiss for that rose." A crimson flush overspread his countenance, but the exchange was made after some hestitation on his part, Then he grabbed his hat and started to leave the room. "Why, where are you going?'"she asked, in surprise. "To the-er-florist for more roses," he called from the front door.
CHURCH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 28 March 1914
CHUR :H NEWS. The Rev. B, 0. IKnee having returnee froinm his holiday, will conduct both ser vices in the Preston Methodist Church to-morrow. The anniversary of the South Preston Methodist Sunday school will be cele brated to-morrow, when three services will be conducted. On the following Monday evening a grand concert will be held in the church. An advertisement elsewhere gives particulars. The Rev. R. W. Rock will deliver a special sermon to young women at the Northcote Presbyterian church on Sun day evening next. 'The anniversary celebrations of the Northcote Baptist S.S. will be continued to-morrow. The Rev. B. C. A. Eva's evening sub ject to All Saints' (Preston) to-morrow evening will be "The Offering." Rev. J. H. Fre)vin, M.A., of St. Mary's Northcote, will be the evening preacher at All Saints' (Northcote) on Sunday. Rev. D). Macfarlane will conduct both services at the Presbyterian Church to-miorrow,
A SETTLEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 28 March 1914
A SETTLEMENT, Somewhat novel terms of settlement were arrived at in an action which came before Judje Box in the County Court on Tuesday. The case was one in which hannah I'ahey, of High street, North cote, widow, claimed £500 damages from the Northcote Brick Co. Ltd., Queen St., for the loss sustained b her and her children in the death o. her husband, John Joseph Edward Fahey, who was killed by a fall of earth at the Northcote works on 21st January 1913, Plaintiff alleged that the accident had been caused by the negligence of a servant of the defendant company. When the case came on for hearing it was ad journed for half an hour to enable nego tiations for a settlement to be pro ceeded with. On resuming it was an nounced that the parties had agreed to judgement being entered for defendant by consent, without costs. Arrange ments had been made by the company to open a subscription list on behalf of the widow, and the company would head the list with a handsome donation; Steps would...