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No Title [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
A sub-committee of the Northeote council has been considering the best means of facilitating the construction of private streets, Cr. Bastings, in submitting their report on Monday evening, said that plans had been pre pared for £11,000 worth of streets. Seeing the way the money has come in it is clearly impossible to carry out all this work right away, but it was re solved to call tenders forthwith for two streets-Beaconsfield parade, from the railway to St. George's road, in the west ward, and Jenkins street, from St. David street to the crown of the hill, in the north ward. There is a fair amount in hand for these streets and many property-owners have promised to pay half their contribution when the work is commenced, and the balance as soon as possible afterwards, In this way it is hoped that this batch of streets will gradually be worked off. As soon as Parliament settles down to business the council hope to get an amendment of the Act allowing deferred payments for street cons...
RAFFLED HIS SALARY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
RAFFLEID )HIS SALARY. A well-known statesman once said. that no amount of logislation would eve' stop ai man from gambling. Pco ploe would bet on the slightest proetext andti on the smallest things. They would eveni bet on at lump of sugar a flyv would settle on. Tha't this is trua of conditions at the present imo ment is exomplified by the rago for 'afffing whichl is now prevailing in Iohlanneslurg and Pretoria. h'lion one has anything, from a house to a bicycle, to dispose of, the method of gotting rid of it is that of raffling, awd the Amorioan system is int great favour, and that is that the tickets run from ait peonny up to, say, 10s or 20s. In both of the towns meon tioned there are dozens of people sell intg tickets for overy conceivable ar Lile. Motor cars, motor-hicycles, suites of furniture, jewellery, etc., soma nticea the unwary, and tickets areo sold likeo wildfire. ' The limit, however, has been reached hyv man ofllicial in the Palace of Justice, 'iveimoria, who recent...
A LAKE OF SOAP. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
A LAKE OF SOAP. One of Naturo's marvels is to obe sen in the N.E. colrnier of the State of Washington, It is a lake which hears the name of Soap Lake, and is threoo miles in length, by one imile in breadth. The water in the ]iake tastes like a mixture of soapi and salt, and its peiulie' proporties are such that when the water is heated no soap is required for a bath, for as soon as the water comes into contact with the natural oil of th1 skin, and is gently rubbed, it fortils t heautiful lather, The onlyv d'iwbiack is that when ap plied to the head, one's hair is apt to turn from its natural colour to it dusty rod, if not. washed with fresh watler. ' In other words, it blheches, the soda in the water Io doltbt being the' umuse Iof this, The Soap Lake is wehll known thlrougholn t A 'merica oil ( ccount( of its wonlerfull healine proporties. hinded, it is asserteld that its wa t's provide a (are for all the ills the flesh is heir ti. 1lihuin itisnl, skin diseases, sto luach and blood ...
CASH REWARDS FOR UGLY WOMEN. Some Quaint Charities. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
CASH REWARDS FOR UGLY WOMEN, Sonie Quaint Charities. A well.known bachelor who died the other day at Firankfort, Germany, left an endowment for an annual prize of £25 to the man who leads the ugliest woman to the altar. If the bride is lame as well as ulnprepossessing, the groom will receive an additional sum of £5. This reminds us that the town of flaschmann, in Germany, has a sys. tern of orewarding lovers who marry girls who have little or no personal attractions. A well-known finanelor left a sum of money to the town an. thorities to provide dowries for the plalnest woman under thirty married in Haschmann every year, a cripple, and four women under forty who had been jilted several times, Some years ago a merchant of Ken. tacky, U.S.A., instructed his execu. tors to invest a certain sum of money and divide the interest every year-on their wedding daya-among live 'Am* erican girls who wore possessed of heads of "reddish-gold" hair; The founder of this marriage portion died a bach...
A PUNSTER'S POLITENESS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
A PUNSTEIRS POLITENESS. Mr. Saxe, the American joker and poet, once became acquainted on a steamer with a lively young lady;, to whom he made himsolf very agreeable. "Good-byo, Mr. Saxe " said the young lady at parting. "I fear you will soon be forgetting me.o, "Ahli, my dear young lady," said the inveterate punster, "if I were not a married man already you may be sure I'd be for getting youl" Mickey and Dennis woro working in a garden near a beehive and a bed of onions when a boeo stung Dennis on the wrist. "I always toll yea whin ye get a sting av a boo to suck it and thin rub in onion juico," said Mickey. After a short timo a beeoo lodged on Mickey's neck. "Oh, Dennii, thero's wan on me neck I" lie shouted. "Oh, 'tis gomne down between me shoulders I 'm stung I" S"Suck it, Mickey I" ordered Donnis. "Suck it and I'll rub in the onion juicol"
A STROKE FOR A THRONE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
A STROKE FOR A THRONE. Eizabeth Petrowna, daughter of Peter the Great, was the natural sue. cessor to her brother, Peter 11., on the Russian throne By the latter's will, however, the empire passed to a cous. in, Anne of Courland, who handed it on at her death to a nephew, Ivan, two years of age. Ivan was proclaimed Czar, and his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Brunswick, appointed themselves Re. genta during his minority: but their administration was extremely unpopu. lar in Russia and distasteful to the other European Powers. The Princess Elizabeth continued to reside at Court, apparently uninter. ested in affairs of State until the dan. gers of her position were made clear to her. As the dynastic heir to the throne and the idol of the people, she was the object of the Regents' jeal. ousy and suspicion. Secret Informa. tion compelled her to choose between a desperate stroke for the crown that rightfully belonged to her, or the cer. tainty of death on the scaffold. Stirred to actio...
MORTICIANS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
MORTIOIANS, Long ago, when man departed from this earth to face his Maker, then his loved ones, broken..hearted called th, village undertaker: now when man's in that condition, dead as death can ever make him, people summon the morti cian to embalm and undertake him When my beard begins to harbor wrens and robins, great and lesser, T consult the nearest barber, not tonsorial pro. fessor, When I have some news that orter printed be. to stir men's wonder, I ring up a good reporter-not a jour nalist, by thunder l When the sur geon and physician do their worst and leave me dying I will murmur: "No mortician round my carcase shall come prying I When I'm carried to God's acre, see the doings are conducted by a good old undertaker on old-fashioned lines constructed I" How I hate these fancy handles men adopt, to soothe their vitals; they are nut dull-witted vandals who reject time-honored titles, He is safest, sanest smartest, who es chews all sounding lingo ; do not claim to be an "artist...
THEATRICAL REMINISCENCES A Property Man's Experience. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
rHIiATRICAL REMINISCErChke A Property Man's Experience. The old property-man seated himseP on . 'nose.covered stump while waiting for thea play to begin, and in response to my question, said: "Mistakes will occur, and things will get mixed ep in the theatrical business.-as well as in any other. I remember one season, in an American town, when I was with a compan> playing a rural piece called 'Tihe Coun try Farm.' Everything real, you knmow -real cows, horses, chickens, and all that sort of stuff, One act was in the city, and there were real fire-eon gines, cable-cars, ferry-boats, police men, and such like. Good play, and took hn money by the barrelful, but hard work for me, Had to buy fresh vegetables for the cows to eat in full view of the audience, and look after whole raft of such things, "One night out at Zanesville, Oh ' just as the curtain went up, the bay mule, which appeared in the first tab leau, kicked the brass cannon used in the Fourth of July scene, He was a powerfu...
SEIZING AN OPPORTUNITY. A Student's Predicament. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
SEIZING AN OPPORTUNITY, A Stydent's Predicament, Out of the poverty of his childlhot'u, an energetic young Fellow had fought hsle way through the University, After graduation he felt he must see Europe, and with the little accumulation he had he "crossed the Pond," trusting to good luck to get him home again. But his trip of sightseeing over, he found himself in Liverpool without money and with no means of getting any. He thought he would just go down to the steamer, go on board, and see how it would seem if only he were going home. As he wandered over the big line) his attention was attracted by a cry. ing baby. The mother was travelling alone, and while she was attempting to see to all the thousand and one details incident to the beginning of an ocean trip, the baby had-resented the absence of attention and was cry* Ing. The mother was at her wits' end. The stranded youth's kind heart prompted him to say, "Let me take the baby, madam. Perhaps I can keepl him quiet until your prepa...
MAN AND HIS FUN. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
MAN AND HI8 FUN. Man that is born of woman is of few days, and inordinately fond of Fun. In the beginning, when his tumlet is full of milk, and his soul of con tent, he lies upon his back and kicks his heels in the air; he says "Go-ga" and "Goo-goo," and that is Fun. Being grown older, he climbs a tree and falls out thereof; he goes in swim. ing, and is well-night drowned he absents himself from school, at the expense of his cuticle, and that is Fun. IHe grows in size, but not in wisdom, for now is he in college. IHe goes forth by night and steals the signs of poor tradesmen; he marches in a procession of fools, and burns his books; he gets drunk overnight, and reaps headaches in the morning, and that is Fun. He conceives a desire for the com. pany of young women; hlie follows one girl about, and wears her heair; she carries his scalp in her belt, and she rests under the shadow of his ears, and that is Fun, SIn the end she throws him over, and the sunshine is gone out of his life, a...
BUSINESS PARS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
BUSINESS PARS. Hattam's sale of summer drapery, dress goods, millinery, etc., offers sur prising values. A. Tharratt, timber merchant, &e., advertises that he has opened a depot at Marshall's new slhop, Preston, near lire station, where all builders' require nmellts can be suipplied. Mrs. llolland, draper and milliner, Smith street, Collingwood, announces her summennr clearing sale, a feature of which is exceptional reductions in trimmed millinery. V. Chapman notifies having lpurchased the chaRffutting and fuel business lately carried on by C. Wilkinson and, F. D Gillies and Co,, High street, Preston, J. lIaker, dyer and cleaner, advertises that he has removed from Northcote street to more central premises, 1il High street, Thornbury, opposite tram 61h0du,
EVERYTHING MARKED. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
EVERYTHING MARKED. All linens are marked with the in.i tials or monogram of their owner to day. Every hostess is careful to see that her table linens and towels come in for particular attention. The hand towels are embroidered with more or less elaborateness. On guest towels two-inch letters are embroidered to match the other embroidery. On larger towels three-inch letters are in good taste. Turkish towels are all lettered now. Some of them have the monogram or initial woven with the fabric. In oth ers the initials are embroidered in color to match the bars that form the bor-. der, on a small circle of linen, This is inset in one end of the towel. Still others are marked in cross-stitch of big French knots of colored cotton. Face cloths are embroidered to match the towels. Those made of crash are em hbroidered like the bath towels, othere like the hand towels. There is no essential difference in the lettering that marks table linen and household linen, excepting in the size of the l...
Northcote Crusher. A SATISEFACTORY REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
Northoote Crusher. A SATISF'ACTORY REPORT. The mayor (Cr. Dennis) on Monday evening reported that the surveyor had been able to keep a complete cheek on the expenditure in connection with the metalling and forming of Beaver's road, of which such a fine job has been made. The total cost was £479 9s 7d, and 1700 cubic yards had been used, which 'came out at 5 7 per yard, which covered metal screeninfis, watering and rolling. The lowest they had ever got hand-broken metal for was 56 per yard, so he thought this was very satisfactory, showing a saving in the old system of about a shilling a yard.
MAKING LACE GOLD. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
MAKING LACE GOLD. Ordinary laces may be mando very boeautiful by applying to them a coat of gilt paint. To do this gilding lay the laco perfectly flat overt a clean pieco of blotting paoer and apply with a brush. Let one side dry, turn and re peat the process on the other side. If necessary, apply two coats of paint. Silver and copper can be applied in the same way. Lace troeated thus is lovely for all sorts of fancy work, besides trimming for gown and hat.
The Heart of a Girl. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER IV. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
The Heart of a Girl. By HENRY FARMER, Author of "The Money-Lender," "12a Quiltry Street," "Bondage," etc. (All Rights Reserved.) OHAPTER IV. Next morning Queeonio was up at day break. Mrs, Prico came in when she heard her moving about, S"I thought I wouldn't wake your father, Queenle, to say good-bye to you, What with shock and reverses, he was quite worn out last night." When Mrs. Price, becoming more lachrymose, questioned the wisdom of Queenie gping to Hasted, knowing what they were at Volle's, and seeing that the evening papers would proba bly contain full information, Queenie used hot words, and said she was go ing. She was just leaving with Beryl, and had bidden her mother good-bye, when Philip shuffled from his bed room, wearing a shabby overcoat over his pyjamas, and wished her good bye. He was awfully sorry to worry her at such a time; but he had an appoint ment with Mr. Thorne at eleven o'clock. His clothes were fairly doe cent, but lie hadn't a clean shirt or a collar to ...
The Economical Housewife. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
The Economical Housewife. Mr. Summors was very fond of trout fishing, and each year tried to have at least a week of good sport, Ti1e day before he was to start onihis long-look ed-for vacation his wife entered the room smiling, and showing her husband some sticky speckled papers. "For goodness sake," he exclaimed, "what aro you doing with those old fly papers P?" "Why, I saved them for yout from last season !" she replied. "You know you said you always had to buy flies when you wont fishing!" When Mark Twain, in his early days, was editor of a Missouri paper, a su noerstitious subscriber wrote to him say-. ing that hlie had found a spider in his naper, and asking him whether that was a sign of good luck or bad. The humorist wrote lvivl this answer and printed it: "Old Subscriber.-Finding a spider in your paper was neither good luck nor had luck for you. The spider was merely looking over our papor to see which merchant is not advertising, so that he can go to that store, spin his w...
NEW TRAMWAYS. PROPOSED FITZROY-NORTHCOTE AND PRESTON LINE. DRAFT BILL BEFORE THE NORTHCOTE COUNCIL. THE SCHEME REJECTED. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
NEW TRAMWAYS, PROPOSED FITZROY-NORTHCOTE AND PRESTON LINE. DRAFT BILL BEFORE TIHE NORTHCOTE COUNCIL. THE SCHEME REJECTED. Northcote'council chamber ,was crow ded with ratepayers on Moiday evening interested in the' fate 'of the draft bill, which was to be submitted to Parlia ment with the object of constructing an electric tram-line from Fitzroy along St. George's road, Northcote, to Pres ton, thence west via Elizabeth street and east via Plenty road to Tyler street. Every councillor was present except ing Cr, McDonell, who had not returned from his holiday trip to Tasmania., SPrior to the meeting the members of the Northern Tramway Extension League-who had mustered in force presented the members for the west and central wards with largely signed peti tions in favour of the line, that from the central ward bearing over 400 and that from the west ward having over 600 signatures. . Cr. Henderson moved that the coun cil adopt the draft bill. The people, he a said were looking with grea...
Bridge Over Darebin Creek. HEIDELBERG COUNCIL FAVOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
Bridge Over Darebin Creek. HEIDELBERG COUNCIL FAVOUR, The Shire of Heidelberg wrote to the Northcote council on Monday evening inviting councillors to attend a confer ence to discuss the proposal to erect a bridge across Darebin Creek at Living stone street, the work to befirst repor ted on by the engineers representing the two councils, It was also stated that the Heidelberg council was prepared to go on with the work if the cost was reasonable, Cr. Redmond moved that the matter b'v referred to the committee of the whole, and that the engineers be asked to confer and report. Cr, Bastings moved that the Heidel berg engineer be asked to meet Mr, Howitt and that the Heidelberg council be informed that this council is prepared to meet them in conference. Whilst he was mayor this matter of connecting the two municipalities by a bridge had had a lot of his attention and he was very pleased to see the project progressing so well. Cr. Smith seconded the motion, which' was carried.
FIRE APPLIANCES AT NORTHCOTE NORTHCOTE COUNCILLORS COMPLAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
FIRE APPLIANCES AT NORTH COTE. ------ +----- NORTHCOTE COUNCILLORS COM PLAIN. Cr, Hayes, at Northcote council on Monday evening, referred to the inade quate appliances for fire fighting pur poses at the local station. He said they had made repeated applications for improved appliances, and some months ago a reply was received that Mr. Lee was going to England on tour, and that when he returned consideration would be given to the question, Mr. Lee had been back some months, and so far the council had not received any notification It was time the council took earnest action. Northcote was growing rapidly into an important municipality, yet the fire brigade appliances were the same f as they were 25 years ago, Thecircum stances surrounding the big fire at Chapel street, Prahran, were such that the whole question of management of the Fire Brigades' Board should be care fully looked into by all the municipalities. They paid a huge sum towards the upkeep of the brigades, and, judging by t...
Northcote Vital Statistics. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
Northoote Vital Statlstics. S. I. Angoir, registrar of births and deaths, has reported that the deaths for the year totalled 183, and the births 637. Of the deaths 48 occurred at the Little Sisters of the Poor. There were 94 deaths over 5 years and 26 under that age. There was only 1 sudden death while 9 were due to tuberculosis, 3 to phthisis, 1 to diphtheria and 1 to whoop. ing cough. Scarlet fever, typhoid, measels, violence, suicide, nil. ___________._I