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Preston A.N.A. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 April 1914
Preston A.N.A. At the usual meeting of the above the president, Mr. J. Bartley, in the chair, there was a fair attendance of members. Three new ones were elected, and three proposed, A letter was received from the sec. of the debate committee, notify ing that Preston were the winners of their section. It was decided to meet on the 16th and 29th April on account of the holidays. Mr. Jarvis reported on the doings of the debate team. Dele gates Lewis and Maltzahn reported on the proceedings at the A.N.A. confer once, and spoke very highly of the way in which it was carried out, and men tioned that it should be the aim of every member to try and be a delegate. The special committee report was adopted after a very close and sharp debate.
South Preston State School. HONOR LIST FOR SPELLING. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 April 1914
South Preston State, Sohout. HONOR LIST FOR SPELLING. A spelling bee among the senior grades has just been finished at the above school. One hundred words were given from the March and February school papers. The following is the result, showing names of winners and percent age of passes: VIII grade.-Ivy Hughes, Hilda liricknell, and Ernest Jung, 97 each; Alf. Walker, 90; Ron. Wilkinson, 95. VII grade.--Beryl Zwar 99, Jessie McLaren, Bertha Krieger, and Albert White 98 each, Ivy Ilurlstone and Hor ace Coleman 97, Vera Leith, Gladys Perry, ItRita Ratz, Hlubert von Mylius 96, VI grade.-Lena Cherry, Myrtle Rogers, Maisie Robson, D)orothy Struth, Gertrude Jones, Glady Pritchard, Alice Skelson, Ophir Strongman, Philip Gray, and Ian Sanderson 100 each, Muriel Wailes, Gladys WVollington, James Long, Frank Norris, Albert Forrester, James Holman, John lMarsehall, Percy Court 99, Doris Richardson, Elizabeth Gas kell, Dorothy Dyer, Ruby Hawking, Ocenar Macintosh, Douglas Cowan, Annie Brown, Ar...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 April 1914
The . .. Business Man Appreciates Our prompt tailoring ser vice as much as the dis oinctivo iunlividuality of overy suit we turn out, and our extremely low charges, Our Suits are modelled on the latest London style. Our windows show the latest Summer Suit ings. For Well.Tallored Clothes come to us. TREVENA & SON, Tll'i ItEl IA 1l IE GENTS' TAILORS 266 Smith Street, Collingwood 1'hune, Central 6110. Miss K. Lee TXISIIES to intimate having corn 1 menced business as a FRUITERER & (GREENGROCER In New Shop, Corner HIGI! & I)Al,(,ETTY STS., PRESTON. Summer Drinks, Confectionery, Cigars, Cigarettes, and Tobacco kept in stock. A Trial 5vlicited. COMPULSORY INSURANCE Workers' Compensation Act 1914 This Act has passed both Houses of Parliament and will shortly become opera tive. It is obligatory upon every eml)loyer of labor (includ ing those employing domes. tic servants) to take out a - policy of insurance, and failure to do so renders the employer liable to a penalt...
LECTURE ON CHARLES DICKENS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 April 1914
LECTURE ON CHARLES DICKENS. At the Prince of Wales' Park Metho d(list church on Wednesday evening, under the auspices of the Girls' Friendly Society, Mr. J. H. Crowther delivered a lecture on Charles Dickens, with illus trative recitals, to a good audience. Mr. Ward occupied the chair, and suit ably introduced the lecturer, who was a visitor from the north-eastern district. Mr. Crowther, in a prefatory eulogium, described Dickens as the foremost novelist of the Victorian age, quoting the Rev. Chas. Clarke's summary of him-" In laughter, irresistible; in pathos, equally convincing." Dickens was, above all, the champion of the poor and oppressed, and was instrumental, by his descriptive writing, in bringing about many changes for the betterment of the working classes and their off spring. It was after reading Dickens that Dr. Barnardo obtained his inspira tion to start the now famous " Home " in London. No writer of his (lay had such a real personality as Dickens, and Lse characters w...
A DESERVING CASE. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 April 1914
A DESERVING CASE. ''o the Editor. Sir,--T'he appeal made in your issue of to-day's date should onlist sympathy on behalf of the unfortunate man, SneJson, who, as a worker, has been deprived of his righthand. I remember many years ago a workman met with an accident and an appeal was mnade, and collectors appointed, one of whom waited on an ailuent old gentleman, who was profuse in his expressions of sympathy, lbit did not offer any assistance. After listening for some time, th' collector exelainimed, "Dash it all , lir, h1ank, he sorry a shilling." Now, Sir, to comni to the point, I am sorry a guine,a which I enclose.- Yours, &c., 4 4,11, PIRACTICAL SYMPATHY, [Cheque for £1 Is enclosed.- Ed.]
CHURCH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 April 1914
CHURCH NEWS. The Rev. C. W. Wood's subject at Holy Trinity, Thornbury, to-morrow evening will be "The Resurrection." By special request the children will repeat their anniversary hymns on Sun day at all the services in the Preston Methodist church. The Rev. E. O. Knee's subject in the morning will be "Easter Memories," The evening service will be conducted br a student from Queen's College. The Rev. W. Presley at 3 p.m. Rev. R. W. Rock's subjects for to morrow at the Northcote Presbyterian Church will be- "The Power of an End less Life" and "I am Crucified with Christ," Last Sunday evening a large congre gation gathered in the Thomastown Methodist church at the in memoriin service for the late Robert C. Bower, an oldand greatly respected resident of the town and district. The Rexv. E. 0. Knee conducted the service, and re ferred to the deceased's devotion to the church and the young. The hymns were appropriate to the occasion. Miss R. Grutzner presided at the organ, and at the end o...
AT A NORTHCOTE CHURCH. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 April 1914
Al A NORTHCOTE CHURCH, A fairly well-filled building-a plat formed choir, front centre-are first impressions. Variety in dress and head gear in both situations-perhaps more noticeable in choir because of the pro prieties demanding " eyes front" for the congregation. Who may padlock the mind, to pre vent it straying, like a wandering, predatory cow on the neighbors' pre serves?-No one; and so the thought bobs up, " As usual, nearly all females in the choir "-21 to 6 is the proportion in the present instance. This may, or may not, be a sign of the times, but does not hold out promise of balance in measures musical, unless, perchance, the bassos are extra prophundo, and the tenori equally robusta. When the breezes whistle shrilly among the top hamper, shall we hear the by-tones, the creaking of the blocks, and the monody of slack ropes? On the white wall at the left of the choir is an oblong of what looks like American leather. It stands out, chal lenging attention by contrast-reminds ...
BOWLS. JIKA DISTRICT COMPETITION. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 April 1914
BOWLS. JIKA DISTRICT COMPETITION. Thornbury A v. Northcote A, played at Normncote. THORNBURY A, 113. Robinson, Hayes, Burgess, Wright 25 Boyd, Smith; Hosking, Ingham .. 30 Sharp, King, Doran, Bainbridge .. 29 Slater, Bailey, Dickason, Meakin .. 29 NORTHCOTE A, 67. Allen, Mason, Cox, Harrington .. 16 R. Bailey, Crossley, Cox, E. Bailey 20 Bowden, Taylor, Schieferdecker, Bennell .. .. 13 Saunders, Campbell, Mitchell, Plant 18 Preston A. v. Ivanhoe A, at Preston, PRESTON, 114. Zwar, Braithwaite, Paterson, A. White .. .. 37 Olney, Ross, A. Wilkinson, A. S. Wilkinson .. .. 24 Howe, Robertson, Broadhurst, Walker .. .. .. 28 Pike, Dale, Crispe, jun., Crispo .. 25 IVANHOE, 94. Holt, Wilklis, Rendle, Batstow .17 Burrell, Scott, Sloan, Dr. Adam .. 30 Stone, Bysouth, Page, Oakes .. 21 McIntosh, Scott, King, Bellinfante 26 Thornbury B v. Northeote B, played at Thornbury. THORNBURY, 108, McDougall, Donagan, Leckie, Denny 33 Harris, Richards, Hattam, Masson.. 15 Pepper, Rouvray, Harry, Campbell 2...
Northcote Horticultural Society. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 April 1914
Northoote Horticultural Society. The autumn show in connection with the above society was held in the Northcote town hall last Saturday even ing, and attracted a good attendance, The exhibits of flowers were exception ally good considering the very dry weather we have had. Some fine ex hibits of gladiolas were forwwarded by Messrs Errey Bros., of Camperdown, for non-competition, and were highly spoken of by the judges, and also at tracted the attention of the public, many never having seen such fine blooms before. There was also an exhibit of dahlias from Mr. Cooper, Alexander avenue, and some from the Fitzroy Gardens, which helped to make a good show, A first-class concert programme was rendered (luring the evening; those contributing being Misses N. Connell, Collier, Hayes, Miller, Hosken, Jutson, Collins, E. Miller, Mrs. Dyling, and Messrs J. Connell, T. MacFarlane, But ler, Yuille, Hoare, Howard, and Mas ters Connell and Stott, The following is the list of prize takers: OPEN CLA...
Northcote and Preston Football Club. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 April 1914
Northoote and Preston Football Club. To the Editor. Sir,-1 once more claim your indul gence for the purpose of replying to the letter of "Fair-Minded," which ap peared in your last issue. I can assure him I hold no brief for the cricket club when I advocate the return of the foot ball club to the Northcote park. But I do say this, Sir, that the cricket club are to be commended for the successful re sults of their efforts as regards park im provements, both from the players' and spectators' points of view. "Fair Minded" asks me if the football club would receive the whole of the receipts from their concerts if held in the North cote park. All I can say, in reply to that, is that if they are not prepared to devote a percentage of same for the up keep of the ground they might as well stop where they are. 'the same remark applies to football also. His remarks with reference to the offer of a local friendly society I am not going to touch on, as he is trying to side-track the main argume...
Preston A.W.A. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 April 1914
Preston A.W.A. The fortnightly meettin g was held on Monday, 30th ult., at the Bradford hall, Miss Gray l)residing over a fair attend. ance of members. Two new nmembers were admitted and wolelomed.L by the p'esident. After business a quoit com petition was played, Miss iray being the winner, It was decided to hold ai :uchre party and dance on 0th May, Next meeting, Thursday, 16th April.
NORTHCOTE THEATRE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 April 1914
NORTHCOTE THEATRE. A splendid adaptation of Thomas liar dy's famous novel, "Toss of the D'Urber villes," filled the bill and drew big crowds to this house of entertainment for the earlier part of the week. The programme will be again changed to night, and at the matinee this afternoon. The chief attraction is "A Fight for Millions," a thrilling adventure of Raf lies, the gentleman burglar, a sensa tional drama, which ends in the explos ion of the engine in the boat, in which the gang tries to escape. A special holiday programme has been arranged for Easter Monday afternoon and night, also two nights following, when ait wonderful African hunting pic ture will be featured. This series of pictures present twelve months' work of an expedition sent by Pathe Freres into the inmost recesses of Darkest Africa. The daring of Ml. Machin, the leader of the expedition, is truly astounding, and from start to finish the picture is full of interesting details, and is certainly one of the most marv...
LOCALISMS [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 April 1914
LOCALISMS The Preston shire council meeting has been postponed-from Monday to Wed nesday next, on account of the holidays. At the meeting of the Northcote branch A.N.A. on Thursday, 16th inst., Mr. J. Sullivan will deliver a lecture on "Social Problems." The anniversary concert of the North\ cote Presbyterian Sunday school will take place in the school hall on Tuesday evening, 21st inst. ' The monthly concert and dance, in connection with the Northcote and Pres ton Scottish Society will be held on Wednesday next at the town hall, when an excellent programme will be set forth. Colonel and Mrs Braithwaite, of Pres ton, left for England on Tuesday, many friends being present to see the boat off and wish bon voyage. Monsieur Bibron's dancing class at Westleigh College now forming, In tending pupils kindly forward names as soon as possible. The audited balance-sheet, in connec tion with the Carsonl complimentary smoke night, may be inspected by any one interested at the Preston shire hal...
NORTHCOTE A CITY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 April 1914
NORITHCOTE A CITY,. This week's Government Gazette contains the proclamation of Northcote as a city, in accordance with the request of the Town Council. The proclamation comes into effect at once, but the formal celebration of the event locally will take place on some date to be fixed upon by the council, when arrangements can be made for fitting pomp and ceremonial for such an auspicious event. The Aus tralian flag was flying mast high at the town hall on Thursday. The municipal life of Northcote has been fairly rapid. It was created :i borough in 1813, a town in 1890, and now a city in 1914: The in crease in population has been by leaps and bounds. In 1913 the increase was 2000. The following figues will no doubt prove satisfactory reading: 1883 1914 Population .. 2000 21,167 Revenue ... £2000 £21,000 Houses ... 450 4800 Valuation ... £21,800 £138,082 Ratepayers ... 485 6200 The Gazette proclamation is as fol lows:- NORTIICOTE TOWN DECLARED A CITY. At the Executive Council Chamber...
PRESTON METHODIST SUNDAY SCHOOL. ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 April 1914
PRESTON METHODIST SUNDAY SCHOOL. ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS. The 57th anniversary of the habove school was held on Sunday last, when the Rev. 1.. W, Rowlands conducted the morning and evening services, and a past superintendent of the school (HIon. W\V. I. Edgar) occupied the pulpit in the afternoon, his discourse being very mi pressive. There was a departure made from the usual platform, on this ticea sion, a line high structure being erected, and the beaming smiles on the faces of the children was quite a spectacle, while their singing was greatly appreciated at all services. Mr. A. Pearce wag an able conductor, being assisted by the organ ist and pianist, Miss L. Abbey and Mr. E. Luly. The annual concert was held in the church on Tuesday, there being a moder ate attendance. For the first time for a good many years the children were responsible for the programme. The Rtev. E. O. Knee presided, in the ab sence of the Sunday school superinten dent, Mr. J.1. C. Nankervis, who had the m...
THORNBURY PRESBYTERIAN SUNDAY SCHOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 April 1914
THORNBURY PRESBYTERIAN SUNDAY SCHOOL. The anniversary services in connection with the above school were held on Sun day last. In the morning the Rev, B. Hewison preached, taking as his subject, " Building," and proved himself an ideal children's man, by riveting the attention of even the smallest scholar, from the start to the finish of his address. In the afternoon Rev, C. SNeville spoke on "Please shut the gate," and in the evening the service was con ducted by Mr. W. K. Smith, whose fifle address on " Heroes " was listened to with close attention. A particular feature of the three services was the splendid singing by the scholars under the capable conductorship of Mr. Stan Boyd, assisted by Miss Daisy Lizard at the organ. There were large attend ances at each service. On Tuesday evening the scholars were regaled by "a feast of good things" at the annual tea meeting, and this was followed at 8 o'clock by a concert and distribution of prizes. The church was crammed, and the greates...
WOODSTOCK NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 April 1914
WOODSJ0CK NEWS. The lion, P. Collier, Ministerof Mines and Railways in West Australia, who is on at visit to this State in connection with the Premiers' conference, motored to Woodstock on Monday. Mr. Collier as a boy lived with his parents at Wood stock and attended the local school along with the majority of residents re siding in Woodstock to-day. Mr. Collier met many of his old school chums, and spent a jolly hour or so exchanging reminiscences of boyhood days. Mr. Collier wishes to see all his old friends, and upon that gentleman intimating that he will not be leaving for the sister State until the end of the month it was arranged to tender a complimentary social on April 24, when Mr. Collier's many admirers will have the opportunity of attending. A special meeting of the Woodstock Coursing Club was held at the club's room, Manor hotel, on Tuesday evening, when there was a large number of mem hers present. It was the biggest meet ing since the club's inception, and the utmost e...