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NORTHCOTE POLICE COURT. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 April 1914
NORTHCOTE POLICE COURT. At the Northcote Court on Monday Charles Donoghue was charged "that he, not being a passenger, or an intended passenger, did ride on a tram-car." George Budge, conductor on Northcote tram car, stated that Donoghue got on the back steps of a travelling car, and when witness said "Get off, or pay your fare" he said "Come off and we will fight you. Sergeant Arthur.-Was Donoghue in compay with others, jumping on and off the car. Witness.-.Yes. In fining Donoghue 10s, with 2s 6d costs, Dr. Cole, P.M., said he hoped the case would be a warning to others. With motor cycles and cars travelling on the road jumping on and off' tram cars was a dangerous practice. John Sutton and Herbert Merriman were each fined 10s for riding a motor cycle at a speed dangerous to the public. Constable W. Hayes stated that defendants were travelling at a rate of between 35 and 40 miles an hour.' Sutton admitted having been fined in June last year, for having his hands off the handle-bar ...
THE AERIAL GULF STREAM. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
THE AERIAL GULF STREAM. The Gulf Stream, n it leaves the Gulf of Mexico, enters the Atlantic with a speed of 8 kilometres an hour. It Is 60 kilometres wide and 400 metres deep, and daily transports, about 40 millions of milliards of ca-4 lories. . This enormous q.uantity oil heat, of which it is almost imposslble.l to obtain an exact idea, plays a funda mental role in the general climatology, of the earth. Strangely enough, it is this stream of hot water, exercising its temperature action on the coasts it waters, which is the direct cause of the existence of deserts. And this is how. Water is one of the bodies in which heat is the most easily pre served, and consequently the Gulf Stream, even in high latitudes, still keeps an enormous quantity of heat. The masses of air that rest on these hot waters are kept at a temperature higher than the surrounding tempera ture, and form a veritable aerial gulf stream superposed over the marine current. But the aerial current is not like the mar...
HOOPS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
HOOP8, With the arrival of the hoop season, Jessie Pope sends me the following: When you're walking good as gold Down the new suburban street, Where the villas to be sold Are inordinately neat, When you're musing with dejection On the latest by-election, Or brooding over business which is wearing rather thin, If there comd? a savage clanking And a swift metallic spanking 4nd a boundling loop of iron barks a seaplent of your shin Pray accept the situation With submissive resignation Hoops are in! When you're driving in your car With the luggage up behind, And a week-end free and far In the forefront of your mind If a maiden small and sporting Sends a wooden sphere cavorting In the middle of the roadway with an oscillating spin, And all blue-eyed and seraphlic Marks the panic of the traffic Aq)d the progress of her plaything with appreciative grin Prithee check your malediction: 'Tis a time-honored affliction: Hoops are in! -London "Opinion.,,
FORTUNE OF THE GLYNS I. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
FORTUNE OF THE GLYNS By Geo, R. Sims, 1. At six o'clock on a December morn. Ing Barbara Malleson held the candle aloft and looked around the little bedroom which had been hers over since she could remember, She was dressed and ready to start on the first long journey she had ever taken from home. She opened the bedroom door and called softly down the stairs, "Jenny, is breakfast ready?" The old servant, the only one they kept at the vicarage, came hurriedly to her. "Yes, Mliss Barbara, everything'" ready but, oh; my dear, must you go?-mnust you go?" "Yes, Jenny, of course I must; bur please, please don't make it harder for me than it is" Jenny Polwaito's eyes were very red, and the tears were still in them "It's dreadful, Miss Barbara," she moaned. "I've known and loved you most from a baby, and I can't h)ea t; think you're going all alone to that terrible London," "But I'm not going to alone, Jell ny, I'm going to be companion to a rich lady, who lives in a beautifu' louse and trav...
Sound Advice. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
Sound Advice. TlThe lMuddleton footballers were re turning honlme after having defoeated their opponents, and consequently sev. eral of them had a surfeit of spirits. As the train drew up at a small eta. tion one of the party who appeared to be more foolislh oven than the oth. ore, and who was sucking a two-for. n-penny cigar, popped llis head out of the carriage window and address ed an olderly man who was leading a donkey, "'Ow mucllh'll yec take for thle Iomake, aiuv'llOr?" The answ 'e staggered the yothl and convulV t thlose within llhelring distance, "You've enough to do to oebll yourll self, lad, without buying another, so draw in your hlead, and mhind your ears against the sides o' thle win. dow." Dead men tell no tales; whicll may explain why widllows so often marry again. Says a dally paper advertisement: "Motor for sale; owlnelr no further use'." Why isn't ho? lie Ills oltiler said too much or too little.
A GREAT ENGINEERING WORK. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
A GREAT ENGINEERING WORK, The completion of tile Ios Angeles aqueduct, says the "'Scientific Ameri can," marks the successful ending of an arduous struggle with nature ii its most rugged aspects of tnoui:tain and desert, and with powerful and subtle private interests for the pos session of a priceless supply of water. The ten aqueducts of ancient Itomne were marvels of engineering skill and durability; but their construction stretched over a period of five cen turies, against the eight years that have elapsed sluce the Los Angeles aqueduct was first proposed, and the length and dimensions of the ancient Roman aqueducts bear no comparison with that of modern l,os Angeles. The longest of the Roman aqueducts was 62 miles, while the Los Angeles aqule duct is 25.1 miles in length, fromm tile intake on Owens Itiver to the city limits of Los Angeles. The irrigation aqueducts of the Inca Indians of an cient Peru, one of which was 360 miles long, are among the wonders of the world, especiall...
A CHINESE FUNERAL. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
A CHINESE FUNERAL. A most curious sight is tile funeral of a Chlnee, and in describing the same It Is necessary briefly to relate the mode of procedure Just prior to and after death, When a Chinese becomes danger. ously iii, if tile relatives consider there is no hope of his recovery, his face is turned towards the window, and once thus turned, he seldom re. covers, In passing, I think it just as well to mention that In Chlnu It is not necessary to have any medical train. Ing or pass any qualifying examina. tion to become a doctor, but the aver ago Chinese medico has usually pro pared himself by careful perusal of books written for that purpose pro vious to establishing himself as a curer of Ills, Of course the succoss of his practice depends largely on his ability to cure. But there is no law in China to prevent an unqualified man from practising. After death, the body is taken into tile parlor, whore tile corpse is dress ed In special clothes-the best the family are able to proclu...
WILL VESUVIUS SPEAK? [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
WILL V.ESUVIUS SPEAK? A GERMAN geologist, according to cablegrams, has ventured the predic tion of an early eruption of Mount Vesuvius, perhaps the most famous of the world's volcanoes. The cone has been showing signs of internal activity for some years past, and a few months ago the home papers contained an ac count of the descent of a scientific party into the heart of the crater, where, amid terrifying sights and sounds, and the immanence of sudden death, a series of moving pictures was- taken for reproduction later on by cinematograph in the chief centres the world, The molten lava was then, according to the narrator, in an active state of turgescence, jets of fi'ry fluid and vapors takihg place at intervals of a few.minute.' SBinco that time, it is now ainnounced, the heated layers have come much nearer - the crater outlet, and it appears to be but a matter of weeks, or months, before the cone will be overtopped with a sulphurous canopy, and perhaps the surrounding villages bla...
"BOBS" AMONG THE BULLETS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
"BOBS" AMONG THE BULLETS. "Talk about your conmmanders,"' said Tommy Atkins, "Bobs is the boy for me. I found out what he was in Afghanistan, My company was dig. ging trenches, and while fihishing one the Afghans began firing, and the bul. lets whistled close to our heads. "Well, there was a kid in the company that couldn't have been over 18. Never ought to have let him 'list. He was always growling and kicking, and at the first fire, down he went fiat on his face, and laid there. Then along came 'Bobs,' cool and easy, and sees the kid. 'Hello, there!' says 'Bobs,' 'What's the matter, you fellow, down there? Got up and fight with your company.' 'No, I can't!' whines the kid, 'Can't,' says 'Bobs,' jumping down into the trench and hauling the boy up. 'What's the mat ter with you that you can't? Are you hurt?' 'No, sir,' says he, 'I'm afraid of getting hit.' 'Well, you're a fine soldier!' says the general. Then he looked at the boyish face of the lad, and his face softened. 'I suppose ...
LOCALISMS [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
LOCALISMS Cr. Crispe was on Wednesday evening elected acting-president of Preston shire, during the absence of the president, Cr. Braithwaite, who is on a trip to England. A meeting of the Northern Tramway Extension League is called for Thursday evening next, at the Albion Hotel. The third annual social of the Pon der's Grove Settlers' Association will be held in Pender's Grove hall on Saturday evening, 25th April. Tenders are invited by the Shire of Preston up to Monday next for road for mation in Raglan street. The Shire of Epping receives tenders to same date for crushing and carting about 2300 cubic yards of spells. The Royals' opening dance takes place this evening at the Northcote town hall, and will hereafter be continued weekly during the winter season. Sturtevant's orchestra will provide the music. At the Scottish concert on Wednesday evening the chief (Bro. J. Angus) an nounced that the members' night would he held on Monday, 27th April, when a member would give an account...
WORDS OF WIT AND WISDOM. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
WORDS OF WIT AND WISDOM, Be good, but also be good for some thing, It usually costs a man something to listen to flattery, Life is not all night and conflict; morning breaks at last. Know your man before you let his opinions weigh much. Singleness of purpose is not the same thing as strength of character. To be conscious that you are ig rorant is a great step to knowledge. . Preaching is out and away easier than practising, but not half so ef fectual, Everything that thou reprovest in another, thou must most carefully avoid in thyself.-Cicero. A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour, Many of the things which worry us most are trifles when we come to examine them closely. To have a respect for ourselves guides our morals and to have a de ference for others governs our man ners.-Sterne, Nine-tenths of the people who fail in life do so because they have never appreciated the value of thorough ness. Only for the cheerful does the tree ot life ...
CHURCH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
CHURCH NEWS. Rev. C. Cameron will conduct the morning service at Thornbury Presby terian Church to-morrow. The Rev. Eva's subject at All Saints' (Preston) to-morrow evening will be "Immortality." The preachers for to-morrow at the Preston Presbyterian Church will be Rev. F. L. IHeriot (11 am,) and Rev. C. Cameron (7 p.m.) The scholars of the Northcote Pres byterian Sabbath School revel in an anniversary celebration on Sunday, fol lowed by an entertainment on Tuesday, and tea meeting on the Tuesday follow ing. Preachers for Sunday will be morning, Rev. W. H. Cooper, M.A.; afternoon, Rev. Stewart Byron; even ihg, Rev. R. W. Rock. The first anniversary of the Metho dist Sunday School, Pender's Grove, will be celebrated on Sunday, when the preachers will be the Revs. F. J. Jen nings for the morning and Luther Williams afternoon and evening. The anniversary will be continued on the following Thursday evening, when the children will present an attractive pro granime. The advertisement els...
PRISON MASTERPIECES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
PRISON MASTERPIECES. Byron's famous poem, "The Prison. er of Chillon," Is supposed to be writ. ten by Bonnivard, the Genevan pa. triot, whilst he was Incarcerated in the Chateau of Chillon, on the shores of the lake. But the poem was really written at lightning speed whilst Pyron was imprisoned by inclement weather for a night and a day in the neighborhood, Nevertheless, some notable literary achievements have been really writ ten in gaol, undoubtedly the most out. btanding being two of the world's greatest classics, "The Adventures of Don Quixote" and "The Pilgrim's Pro gress." It-only those two books had belonged to the literature of captivity they would have been sufficient to make that literature distinguished and immortal. Thomas Cooper, the Chartist, whose life reads like a romance, and whose name is held in reverence by modern reformers, wrote a remarkable poem whilst he was lying in prison on ac-. count of his political agitation, This poem bears the remarkable title of "The...
A HORSELESS TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
A HOR8ELESS TOWN. At the doors of Indianapolis there is to be the first truly horseless city in America, and-save, perhaps, for those places where oxen,, goats, can. els, or what not else furnish native and locomotive power-the first horse* less city of the world. The actual construction work Is well under way, and in two or three years there will be it complete town. 'rhe horse that tries to enter, says the "Motor," will be turned back as sternly as motorists used to be from the strip on the Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn. The man' with the motor. car may enter free as alir. It is planned to make this city, which is named Speedway, an indus* trial city devoted to the interests of the motor-car trade.
A DESERVING CASE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
A DESERVING CASE. The following contributions have been made towards assisting to meet the im mediate wants of the family of Mr. Wright, one of the Pender's Grove set tiers, who is in the hospital, suffering from a dangerous illness. Mrs. Wright thankfully acknowledges receipt of the amount, £6( 8s 3d, received from Mrs., A. T. Earl, the latter lady having can vassed for subscriptions for this worthy cause, with a view of relieving immedi ate necessities. Any further action considered desirable will be left to the association:-Mrs. Earl 5s, Mrs. Ayton 5s, Mrs. Smith 5s, Mrs. Lemke 2s (id, Mrs. Hannah 3s Gd, Mrs. Martyr 5s, Mrs. Hosking 2s, Mrs. E. Hearnden 2s Gd, Mrs. Cook Is, Mrs. Bradley 5s, H.I, J. Brunetti 3s Gd, Mrs. Alston 2s, Mrs. Beagley 2s, Mrs. F. Lloyd is, Mrs. Chirnside 3s Gd, A. Gibson is 6d, Mr. Cohen.2s, a friend is, J. M. Mudge 5s, J. Peterken 5s, Mrs. Hales 2s, J. Har kin 2s, B. R. Williamson 2s 6d, E.M. Is, a friend Is, Mrs. Wilkinson is, Mrs. Partington 2s Ud, Mrs...
CURRENT TOPICS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
CURRENT TOPICS. [By YZ], A emftion of the Molbourno daily lprss is again advocating the running of passenger trains friom the metropolis to the principal centres of provincial population on Sundays and vice versa, and this time oven goes so far as to say that unless Mr. Mackinnon, the Minister of Railways, can see his way to introduce this his attitude will nut strengthen the claims of the Watt Gov. ernlnont to be regarded as a '' "Country Ministry." It is very doubtful, hotw everl, whether such trains would pay. Theore might be sufficient numbpr of .Melbourno people desirous to got to the colntry every week, bllt when the case of the rural residents is consider'ed it is different. Meilburne has little or no attraction for the visitor on Soumlcay sincw all places of la lousnient oald n. tortainelount are closed, alnd there would hardly bo a rush of country resi donts regularly overy week to town just to see their relations and friends, What is known as the country party, both inside...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
MR. & MRS, CLEVELAND Professors and Teachers of Refined Ballroom Dancing, give STRICTLY PRIVATE LEssONS, any hour, daily, evenings, and hold SurPERIon ADULT rEGINNEIIS' ClASSES on Monday Even ings, 8 to 1l, And on Tuesday Evenings Wednesday ,, Instruction, 7,30 to Thursday ,, 8.30 Friday ,, Practice from 8.30 Saturday ,, I A id on Siturday Afternoons, 3 to 5.30, At their Academy, No. 264 DRUMMONn ST., CARITON. Call, Write, or Phone 5608. Prospectus Post Free. Announcements. UNDER ENTIRELY NEW --- MANAm[;.aI:NT -----. TheRegal Cafe i)S SMITHI STREET, COL L1NG\\O O I)D. Dinner from 12 to 2. Ladles' Afternoon Tea a specialty Choice Fruits in Season, Only the Best Confcctioneryi keptI:in stock,. SPERO & VLASOPULOS (late of Vienna Cafe), Proprietors, E. M. KELSO Wishes to intimate to the Public of Preston and district that he has pur chased the old-established SADDLERY BUSINESS, and has removed to 181 PLENTY ROAD, PRESTON, and has equipped it with an entirely New Stock, c...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
Death PuDNNEY. -On the 9th April, at 78 Mans field Street, Northcote, MajorThomas Pudney, dearly beloved father of Mrs, D. Williams, Rachael, Charles, Edwin, Herbert, and Harold; in his 98th year. Privately interred on the 11th. JUSTIOC TO ALL. Published every Saturday Morning. SATURDAY, APRIL 18.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
Church Notices. il SAINTS' CIHURCHII, NORTHCOTE. Morning at 11 and evening at 7, Rev. SC. JCLKLAWAY, MA. IOLY TRINITY, THORNBURY -I (Railway Parade), First Sunday after Sunday. S a.m., Holy Communion. I an. m, Morning Prayer and Sermon. 7p.m,, Evening Prayer and Sermon, REV, C. W. WOOD. " ,LL SAINTS' CHURCH, PRESTON. First Sunday after Easter. s a.nm., Holy Communion. 11 a.,m., Matins and Address. 7 p.m., "Immortality." Rev. B. C. A. EVA, \TORTHCOTE PRESBYTERIAN A CHURCH (JAMES ST.) S.S. ANNIVERSARY. II n,m,, Rev, W. H. CoorR, ,B.D. :1 p.m., Rev. STEWART BYRON. 7 p.m., Rev, R. W. ROCK. See special advt, )RESTON PRESBYTERIAN :. CHURCH. Sunday Services: 11 a.m., Rev, F. L. HElROT, 7 p.m. (Communion), Rev, C. CAM 'RON. Con regational Social, Wednesday, "2nd April. pIIORNBURY PRESBYTERIAN CIHURCH, Rossmoyne Street. Sunday Services: 11 a. m., Rev. C. CAMERON, Com nunion. 7 p.m., Rev. F. L. HERIOT. All welcome. T ORTHICOTE METHODIST CHURCHES. Sunday Services: HIGH STREET. 10 a.m., Brother...
VICTORIA'S CHAMPION FOWLS. SEVEN WORLD'S RECORDS. AVERAGE OF 278 EGGS A YEAR. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
VICTOR1A'S CHAMPION FOWLS. SEVEN WORLD'S RECORDS, AVERAGE OF 278 EGGS A YEAR. World's records have been broken by fowls in the Burnley egg-laying com. petition, The results for the year were announced on Tuesday. In the case of the winning pen the birds each averaged 978 eggs Mr., J, H. Gill, of Cheltenhlam, won the competition with 1,668 eggs, from his pen of six White Leghorns. All the eggs were sold for the year at 1/2 per dozen, therefore the six lions yiel ded £8/9/2, or '1/7/ per lihon. The cost of food came to 5/8 per bird, s,) that after deducting this the return per bird averaged £1/1/4, Thesecond prize was won b~y Mr. W. G. Swift/s pen of White Leghorns, with 1,546 eggs, and Mr. E IH. Bridge secured third prize with 1,538 eggs from his poen of White Leghorns. In ithe heavy breeoods Mr. l'. S Dalli more was first with 1,216 eggs from a pen of Blaok Orpingtone, anid Mr, J. Ogden secured second place with 1,208 eggs, also from Black Orpingtons. Mr. Walsh, Redfern Poultry Yard...