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MAN-EATING FOXES, [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 March 1914
MAN-EATING FOXES, That the fox may be a man-eater ap pears from experience in Upper Pied mont, Italy. A young woman, accus tomed to wander in the mountain gorges, disappeared, and after a time some articles of clothing belonging to her, surrounded with footprints of foxes, were discovered at a point nearly a mile above sea-level. As there were no other tracks, it was concluded that,, -while Btupefied with cold or fatigue, the woman must have been attacked and eaten by these an imals.
THE FIRST PEN. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 March 1914
THE*FIRST PEN. In any large city, in the same 'jlock, po3sioly in the same building, can too found in use. to-day the first type of pen and the latest. A fine hair-brush was the first instrument used by man for writing purposes. The Chinese laundryman of to-day marks his tickcts and keeps his ac counts with a camel's hair pen dipped in ink. Next iloor probably is n white merchant who uses the latest make of steel pen. Between the two, in the long his tory of the pen, came the reed, then the (iiiill. Steel pens are almost in universal use now, and are made by the ton and iti increasing volume every year. Confucius used n hair brush for a pen, and his ancestors for thousands of years before his time. The reed came into use for "Writing jin |the marshy countries of the Orient. It was hollow and, cut in short lengths, with sharpened ends, it was some Im provement on the hair pen. The value of the quill was discov ered at an early date in the history of civilisation, and its use spread f...
CHARMS OF THE CAT POPULAR PETS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 March 1914
CHARMS OF THE CAT ] POI'UIjA It PETS, . (By n Cnt Lover). "The best way to keep a5cat is.to let it keep Itself," seems to be the. general rule among most owners of,that popu lar pet/ This, no doubt, may be all very well for the ncmUoscript "tabbies" and "blacks'" which inhabit the majo rity of homes, but it is a most disas trous treatment for all the beautiful highly bred crcaturos who aro gradu ally ousting the common cat from aris tocratic houses. Once one has felt the artistic delight of owning a lovely blue, smoke, white, or other Persian, it Ja almost impossible to be satisfied again with tho ordinary x short-haired mon firel. There Is a general impression that all pure-bred cats are extremely delicate. This wrong Idea is due to tho fact that so many people aro entirely ignoran^ as to the proper methods of feeding and keeping cats generally. They either let them run wild and feed them Irregu larly (If at all), or go to tho other ex treme and coddle them as if they were as tende...
Point of View. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 March 1914
Point of View. "T.lic point of view makes a great deal ot difference," said the ready made philosopher. "Yes," replied Mr. Cliuggins. ::\Vhen you are walking you thluk every mo tor-car is trying to lilt you. "When you are driving a car you get an Idea that every pedestrian Is Insanely am bitious to get run over."
SECOND ELEVENS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 March 1914
, SECOND ELEVENS. | This match wns continued at North cote. On the previous Saturday Uni versity were dismissed for 195, and Northcote had made 14 without loss. Friend and James continued batting and made an excellent stand, 103 being made in 75 minutes, when James* was caught on the fence after making 53 in his best style. With only 9 added Friend, whose contribution was 49, was bowled by Martin. Owing to the excellent bowling of Martin, assisted by some good field ing; wickets fell cheaply, am! 0 wickets were down for 183. Wnen the last man went in 13 runs were necessary to win. Hamilton batted pluckily, and when within 3 runs of the required number he was unfortunately run out through a misunderstanding with his partner, and the match was lost amidst great excite ment, by 3 runs. Besides the batsmen already mentioned Jamqs, a most prom ising junior from Fairfield, made 33 in dashing style, while Trinnick got 18 and Hamilton 11, but the others made a poor showing against the bowli...
II. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 March 1914
II. Leila watched the distant land with a woman's eyes which were full of questioning. The long day on board the Chris tabel bad brought with it a meas ure of reason which would now be sifted with a woman's logic.. She had fled from Newcastle in an hour of mad panic.. Her only desire had been to save the child from tlio ma chinations of those whom she be lieved to be her enemies. Just as when she staked all upon Desdy's liberty, when she liad dolled the worst threats of the law and had entered Into a conspiracy from which she must emergo a criminal, so in Ireland had she cared nothing for any of the consequences from which might attend an Immediate and a successful flight.. Despair liad car ried her to the Christabel as to the only haven the night could show her. Here to-day she reckoned with the troublo and asked herself what she had done. Surely now she was an outcast from the world! She lmtl little money, and a month must pass be fore the trustees would send her the miserable pit...
NORTHCOTE CLUB ELEVEN. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 March 1914
NORTHCOTE CLUB ELEVEN. I The above club played n match against the Balaclava Rovers, last Saturday at the Merri park. Northcote won the toss and put the visitors in to bat oil a very poor wicket Andrew, the ever-green "colt," proved too good for the batsmen, getting 7 wickets for 28, oir 12 overs; Caddock, 2 for 25, also bowled well. Balaclava were all out for 75. Northcote at the call of time had lost 7 wickets for 125, Caddock 29, Tobin 18 not out, Andrew 17, Dunn 11, and Bates 10, all batted well. The locals won by 3 wickets and 68 runs. Northcote play theThornbury Socials to day on the ground of the lutter, which is situated opposite the Thornbury station, play to commence at 2.45 p.m. sharp. Preston first eleven finish the season to-day by playing Woodstock at Wood stock, and have invited the ladies, who so kindly assisted the club at Christmas to entertain the Waranga team. A drag will leave the shire-hall at 1.15 and Southernhay street at 1.30. Tea has been arranged for at Wo...
CHAPTER VI. At Aberfeldy Castle. I. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 March 1914
CHAPTER- VI. At Aberfeldy Castle. I. Tho.v put into Stranraer Harbor a little after dusk that day. Hugh had told her by that time Jnst wiint lio Intended to do, and she had heard lilm without protest. A rough passage with almost a gale from the north east kept them to the saloon and to the Archacacon's humors. Tue child alone revelled In the uncertainties of the day. He hud llerr Joseph clown ing dlrcctly his clothes were on, and tnat fat worthy was a thinner nnd a sadder nmn -when the lights of Allsa Craig came to their view. George Hedges was over n soelnl diplomatist, and his knowledge of domestic Juriapiudor.co intruded hap pily upon this curious ftltnntiou. Of Leila he formed a truly clerical opin ion. •* There would he two sisters, he said to himself, and one of them was 0 little wild. It was quite possible that this ibeautiful siren they imd trapped at Newcastle was in some measure nil adventuress and yet to be discovered. Ho trusted to his own presence and to the majesty of ...
EVERLEIGH FOOTBALL CLUB ANNUAL MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 March 1914
EVERLEIGH FOOTBALL CLUB ANNUAL MEETING. The annual meeting of the above club was held in the Rechabite hall on Wed desday evening last, the president (Mr. J. T. Young) presiding over a large attendance, the enthusiasm displayed at times being such as to warrant the chairman exercising his authority. Mr. Young urged the members to stick together and impressed upon them the necessity of attending to training. He was pleased to such a line muster present which augured well for the club during the coming season, and intimated that the club would again be competing in the Melbourne District Football Asso ciation. The acting secretary (Mr. A. Payne) submitted the annual report and balance-sheet, which was adopted. Trophies won during the season by Messrs A. Payne, for best all round player, S. Chard, best placed man and also for most regular attendant at train, F. Foers, most consistent player, were presented by the president. After the recipients had suitably acknowledged the gifts, the ...
WIT AND WISDOM. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 March 1914
WIT AND WISDOM. The world seldom watches o man when he Is doing good. Too many strings to a bow will never make a marriage tie. A maii need not fear competition when he Is in love with himself. l'cople with small minds seldom have occasion to change them. A contented mind may be a 'feast, •bnt feasts nre Indigestible things. Many a man in the swim finds it difficult to keep his head above water. If you want work well done, select a busy man—the other kind has no time. The folly of love is Insecurity; peo ple are always cither falling in or out of it, Although otherwise stingy, a man may be willing to lend a helping hand to himself. About two-thirds of the average man's laughter Is inspired by his own alleged wit. Love makes the world go round— perhaps that Js why the young folk are so giddy. The man that a woman says she does not care for Is generally the one she cries over. The telephone girl may truthfully say that she Is connected with the best families. Instinct is now described...
Property Sales. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 March 1914
Property Sales. We call attention to the important auction sale at Northcote to-day, by Ernest Lees, auctioneer. The pro perties to be offered comprise brick residence in James street (3 p.m,) w.b. villa in Woolton avenue, facing the Croxton recreation ground (3.45 p.m.) and allotments in Clark street (3.30 p.m.) McGeorge Bros., auctioneers, offer to-day at 3 p.m. on the ground, corner Christmas and Wales street, four choice allotments, to be ottered as' a whole, and if not sold to be subdivided. At 3.30 p.m., Clarendon street, near Wales street, valuable land 204 x 115 feet will be offered by the same firm. We call attention to the important sale of various Northcote properties in the estate of the late William McLen nan, on Saturday, April 4. Particulars appear elsewhere, and orders to view may be obtained from the auctioneers, Messrs Stott and Bastings.
III. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 March 1914
Meanwhile there was Stranraer Harbor nt dusk nn&lt;l all Its terrors. Hugh told lier nt sunset just what lie meant to do, nntl slio listened without protest. His own motor car would be waiting for vthoin at Stran raer; Ills own launch would take tliom ashore. "They know 1110 here," he said, "there will lie 110 trouble. If your old Kallorninn bus not been able lo hold Ills tongue, 1 do not suppose the cackle of It has travelled so far. We shall go ashore when It Is dark and travel all night to Aberfeldy. It will ho time enough when we get there for my sister and me to decide what If the best thing to bo done." Slio looked up quickly nt the won) sister. "Do you think that I shall be able to abide by your decision?" she ask ed him—a vague question - whose meaning ho understood. "Oh," ho said, "Geraldine is one ot the best little women In tlio world; slio doesn't always seem to bo, but that's her manner. As I am her principal divinity I shall bo very much surprised If she does n...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 March 1914
W«nt«d • \ PI'HENTIQE to Collar trade, 15 J\_ years. Miss Crook, "Glentworth," Yann St., South Preston. XTT ANTED Room for"Club purposes; W small Club; High Street, south end, preferred. Apply "Social," Leader office. tstOUNG Girl wants situation as JL Housemaid or Light General. Apply after Saturday, 14 Livingstone facade, South Preston^
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 March 1914
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V.J.C.A. SEMI-FINAL. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 March 1914
V.J.C.A. SEMI-FINAL. Clifton Hill A.N.A. and North Mel bourne District will conclude their game at the Croxton reserve this afternoon. The scores at the termination of play last Saturday were:—North Melbourne District, 133 and 8 for 61; Clifton Hill A.N. A., 140. Presbyterian association. —Northeote, 9 for 131 (J. Thomson 31 not out, W. Thompson 34, R. Adams 13, E. Brown 10), v. Richmond, 58 (W. Thompson 7 for 23, N. Richardson 2 for 19. Match will be concluded to-day at Thornbury. Preston 77 (Boyd 2(J not out, Bartley20) v. Union Memorial72 (S. Boyd 6for2G). To be concluded to-day. I.O.R. competition.—The first semi final was commenced last Saturday be tween Northeote and Brunswick. The scores at the close of the day's play were—Northeote, 79 (\Vebb22, Godfrey 14, H. Angus 13 not out); Brunswick, 4 for 89 (Jacobs 1 for 15, Clarke 2 for 20, Webb 1 for 14). To be continued to day at Clifton Hill. Woodstock v. Brunswick I.O.O.F. — this match (12 a side) which was played at Woodstock, ...
Northcote A.N.A. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 March 1914
Northcote 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 generously 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 231, 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. Frank 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.
ROUND THE WORLD AFTER A HUSBAND. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 March 1914
ROUND THE WORLD AFTER A HUSBAND. - Regretting nil engagement into which he had entered, a young Ger man named Dreher, an employe ot a largo Lancashire firm, threw up his situation and left for Berlin. No news of any kind reached hla fiancee, a widow of some means, and, ns her re peated letters remained unanswered, 3he soon became very anxious, when fier 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 Home, employed as waiter at a cafe. Over awed iby the ibrother's threats, he con sented to accompany tile couple to England, ibut 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 p...
AFTER WAITING FORTY-SEVEN YEARS [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 March 1914
AFTER WAITING FORTY-SEVEN YEARS 'Damages of £500 for breach of pro mise 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 I'aleraon, New Jersey. Miss 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 Air. Wo'f, 'who informed her that he had now retired from business with a fortune. A correspondence ensued in which the splinster alleges the vet eran wooed her with all the ardor which characterised him before the war, and finally he proposed mar riage. She made all the preparations for the ceremony at great expense. When everything iwas ready Mr. Wolf wrote saying that the marriage could never take place. Miss Mahaney buses hor clai...