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Northcote and Preston Football Club. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
Northoote and Preston Football Club. To the Editor. Sir, -I must apologise for trespassing once again on your valuable space, but I cannot allow a few remarks that appeared in "Well-Wisher's" last letter to remain unanswered. I did not impute altogether that he wrote in the interests of the cricket club, but tried to show the disadvantages that prevailed in the past, and would be obtained if the club returned to the park. It showed how luke warm the public are, in the way of sport, when the issue of debentures for the purpose of building a grandstand proved a rank failure. As for not touching on the main point, viz., a pub lic meeting of citizens for re-formation, now I contend that the members of the club are the proper persons to deal with the matter, and not a body of disinter ested public of Northcote, who are not members and never will be. Now is the time for "Well-Wisher" to induce people of his way of thinking to pur chase tickets, also take one himself, and so endeavour to g...
FOOTBALL NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
FOOTBALL NOTES. The Northcote-Prahran match attrac ted one of the biggest crowds seen at Croxton for some considerable time, A detailed report of the match appears on page 4. Blackman (late of Brunswick District) a half-back and follower with plenty of weight and dash, is to be included in the Northcote sixteen to-day. Glass, one of the best men on the ground for Leopold in the final match last season, is the latest recruit for Northcote, Recognising the need of a good centre man the Northcote committee have this week made an offer to a prominent League player and should they be suc cessful in securing him they will have the best centre man in the Association. For the convenience of Northcote supporters drags will leave Croxton re serve at 1,,15 sharp to-day The team to represent Northcote at Port Melbourne to-day will be selected from the following:-Billett, Bassett; Braid, Blackman, Cole, Carroll, Duncan, Glass, Moore, Noble, Ridd, Thomas (2), Smith (2), Veitch, White, Bourke, Mc ...
BOWLS. SINGLE-HANDED CHAMPIONSHIP WON BY L. WAXMAN, VICTORIA. SENSATIONAL INCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
BOWLS. SINGLE-HANDED CHAMPIONSHII WON BY L. WAXMAN, VICTORIA SENSATIONAL INCIDENT. The last seven matches of the single handed championship of Australia were decided on the Booroodabin green, Brisbane. The first series of the four was marked by a?i extraordinary inci. dent that probably never marked a championship meeting before. It was at the match between Cornish (Victoria) and Colledge (Queensland), and was the last of the four contests to be concluded. The players were 20 all before the last end was started. When Cornish had bowled his last bowl in the final end Colledge lay two, and had won the match. Cornish turned round to con gratulate his opponent, who put down his last bowl before shaking hands. In doing so he made a fatal error. The ball travelled fast, and pushed Cornish's ball nearest to the "kitty," and gave the Victorian the game. 'the spectotors (particularly the Queenslanders) were dumfounded. One of the most ex perienced of the Victorians remarked, "The maddest and...
Pender's Grove Settlers' Association. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
Poender's Grove Settlers' Association. The fortnightly meeting of the above was held on Wednesday evening. The president, Mr. Phillips, in the chair, and about 45 members present. Four new members were elected. Reports were received from the social and hall committees. The former reported that there was a small profit on the previous social, that the annual social was to be held on Saturday evening, April 25th, and that the picture night in aid of the mayoress's fund for the Austin Hospital would result in a profit of about £3 10s. Mr. Brown, of the picture theatre, donated 10s to the fund. The hall com mitteo reported having let a contract to have the ante room floored and the new steps fixed ht the back door. The reports were received and the secretary instructed to write and thank Mr. Brown for his donation. A notice of motion was tabled by Mr. Harkins-"''That this association, viewing with alarm the high cost of living at the present juncture, pledges itself at the earliest oppo...
WEDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
WEDDING, At St. Patrick's Cathedral, Mel bourne, on Easter Monday, the marriage was celebrated of Miss Lydia Wineberg, second daughter of Mrs. H. Wineberg, of Nicholson street, Carlton, and Mr. Fred Walch, second son of Mr, Martin Walch, of Northcote. The bride, who was given away by her uncle, Mr. Fred Wineberg, wore a simple gown of white meteor satin, with a bodice of crepe ninon and Carrickmacross lace. She carried a sheaf of white roses tied with white satin ribbons. .The bride was at tended at the altar by her sisters, Misses Frances, Freda and Grace, They wore gowns of white brocaded crepe de chene, and carried 1830 posies of pink roses. Tne bridegroom's gift to the bridemaids was true lovers' knot brooches of pearls and rubies, Mr. J. S, Thomas was best man, and Mr. G. Grant groomsman, The bride's mother wore a handsome gown of black crepe do chene and black velvet hat with black ostrich mount, The bridegroom's mother wore a hand some gown of old gold brocaded satin, with a ...
NORTHCOTE THEATRE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
NORTHCOTE THEATRE. Record attendances have been re corded at the theatre last week, The African hunting pictures were received with great enthusiasm, whilst "Victory or Death" and "The Greatest Gift," the two stars now showing, are worthy of special praise. A matinee will be held this afternoon at 2,80, For Monday next, April 20th, three nights only, the star attraction is a big Pathe Freres production, "Her Dread ful Secret," a screen play adapted from the famous'novel, Roger La Houte, by Jules Marx. Very briefly put, the central idea is the condemnation of an innocent man to life-long imprisonment by a most ingenious chain of circum stantial evidence. It is difficult to con ceive a theme that offers greater scope for the play and conflict of human emotions, and this theme is embodied in a series of poignantly dramatic scenes. This great picture will occupy almost the whole of the programme. The usual change of pictures on Thursday, 23rd. The special feature "Give us this day," tre...
Star of Northcote Tent, I.O.R. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
Star of North0ote Tent, I.O,.R. The fortnightly meeting of the above was hold in the Rechabite hall on Thurs day evening. There was h good attend ance of members, and the C,R, (Bro. C. Clarke) was in the chair. One new member was initiated, one received on clearance, and three propositions re ceived. The secretary of the Northcote Football Club wrote stating that the club could not accept the offer of the tent to sell 100 members' tickets pro viding the club played their games at the Northcoto park. Regret was ex pressed at the death of Bro. S. Cornish, and the secretary was instructed to for ward a letter of condolence to the widow and family, Bro, Newnham, the tent's representative at the annual con ference of the Order recently held at Ballarat, gave a detailed report of the doings of the conference, A vote of thanks was passed to Bro. C, E, Lacey for the work he had put into the books of the Northcote South tent. The item on the syllabus for the. meeting on Thursday evening nect...
The Same Line. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
The Same Line. Several "commnercials" were seated in a railway carriage, when the door opened and an elderly woman enter ed, whose appearance denoted that she was a native of the Enmerald Isle. One of the party, who posed as a wag, at once began to extract amusep ment froml her by asking a number of ridiculous questions, to which she replied good humoredly, and at last exclaimed: "Now, sorr, I've given you a good dale ov me history, may I take the liberty av axin what ye are yersllf? What ye do for a livin' olke?" "Certainly, ma'am, certainly," was the ready reply, "I'm a traveller in the hard and soft goods line." "Indade, now," said Biddy, "that's quaro, my ould man's a traveller, too." "Indeed, ma'am," was the surprised rejoinder. "What line is he in, pray?" "Just the same as yersllf, sorr, the hard and soft goods loine--he thravels up a.ladder wid bricks an' mortar." The inquisitive bagman did not press for further information,
The Limit. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
The Limit, Mary Jane's master is a slightly ec centric bachelor. He has one most irritating habit, Instead of telling her what he wants done by word of mouth he leaves on his desk, or on the kitchen table, or anywhere else where she is likely to see it, a note curtly directing her to "Dust the din ing-room'," or "Turn out Illy cup board," and so oni, The other day he bought some note paper, with the usual die-stink ad dress imprinted upon it, from the sta tioner, and ordered it to be sent home, Mary Jane took it in, and the first thing that caught her eye was a note attached to the package. She read it open-eyed. "Well," she said, "he!s asked me to do a few things in lis blessed notes, but this is the limit. I won't stand it no longer!" For the note read: "Die Inslde 'litl Package,"
PRESTON SHIRE COUNCIL. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
PRESTON SHIRE COUNCIL. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15. Present:-Crs. Crispe (chairman), Robertson, Howe, Stanlake Warr, All chin, Bricknell and Paterson, CORRESPONDENCE, From Australian Mutual Provident Society, asking when the shire would be likely to require the balance of £4000 of loan of £18,000,-Referred to finance committee, From town clerk, Melbourne, re motor traffic conference.-Referred to dele gates, From Municipal Association of Vic toria requesting copy of any motions for the business paper of annual session on or befose 1st June.-Referred to com mittee of the whole. From R, H, Smith, Sea Lake, asking information re rates,-Referred to rate collector. From A,M,P. Society forwarding cheque for £180 refund of excess inter est. -Received. From Chas. Crispe, Queen street, Preston, asking attention to Queen St. before the winter,-Writer to be in formed of the progress being nmade in private street construction. From R. Thorpe, sec. E.F,C., asking repair of fence surrounding the playing o...
Head of the House. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
Head of the House. A man, accompanied by lhis wife, visited a tailor's to order it suit of clothes. The couple differed as tp the choice of material, and the man ner of making until the wife lost her temper, "Oh! well, please yourself," she said, turning away, "I suppose you are tile one who will wear the clothes." "\ell," observed the husband meek ly, "'I didn't suppose you'd want to wear the coat and waistcoat." The New Woman's Quandayy. "Yes," the now woman remarked, "I am greatly troubled." "Ily what?" "\\Well, I want to get married just to prove that I can, and I don't want to got married just to prove that I don't need to. If I don't, they'll say I can't: if I do, they'll say I have no more independence than any other woman." "Nothing but dynamite will remn:,vo Ime froml miy beilelice," Nays ai aged rector. We hope his bishop won'i "blow him up,"
AUSTRALIAN EUCALYPTUS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
AUSTRALIAN EUCALYPTUS. 'PThe Australian eucalyptus, or, as it is commonly called, the gum tree, has a world-wide reputation. It has been grown successfully in many countries, and in New Zealand it has been found that its growth is, in favorable spots, faster than In' Australia. In Brazil, in which country the eucalyp tus was first introduced a quartertof a century ago, the authorities have came to 'recognise its Intrinsic value for timber, Some ten years ago the systematic culture of the tree was be. gun, and recently Senhor Andrade, Chief of the Forest Service In Blrazil, came to Australia to secure further varieties, and to consult with Mr. Maiden, Director of the Sydney Bo. tanie Gardens, who is regarded as the chief authority on eucalyptl. The Gov ernment of Brazil desires to cultivate the treQ for the sake of the timber, which is eminently suitable for rail *way sleepers and also for fuel for alilway locomotives. Even in Austra lia it has been found necessary to re. sort to rea...
NO GOOD FOR BALDHEADED MEN [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
NO GOOD FOR BALDHEADED MEN For many years Europeans strove in vain to master the art of a certain kind of painting executed by the Chinese. It was a comparatively easy matter to obtain the materials, viz., the brushes, paints and the particular kind of paper used-but there the matter ended. They failed to get the paper to "take" the paints. Persuasion and bribes alike failed to extract from the wily Oriental the secret of applying the colors, and for years the art remained the knowledge of the Chinese. It fell to the lot of a young English bank.clerk to discover the secret, One day-unknown to the artists- he. was watching them at work. He was struck by the fact that each time before dipping the brush into the paints, they rubbed it through their hair vigorously a few times. lie procured the necessary mater" inls and tried to put the colors on, in the ordinary way of course, without success. He then cleaned the brush, rubbed it through his hair a few times and again essayed the exper...
THE HONORED GUEST I. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
THE HONORED GUEST By Derwent Miall. I. The room was in darkness, and the mood of the occupant was black, He lolled back in a well-stuffed armchair, his eyes fixed abstractedly upon a dis tant constellation that showed through the open window, ais inward vision entirely occupied in imaginary con templation of an archly provocative feminine face, Jock Ballina was esteemed by his intimates for a young man of re source-an adroit and amiably wilful person. But for the moment he saw no arts by which he might counter the weighty opposition of Joshua Mul grave, MP., to his marriage with Syl. via, sole daughter and only hope of his mushroom house of Mulgrave. The room In which he sat was the dressing-room apportioned to his use during his stay at Hawes Park, the Mulgraves' magnificent, restored, re. habilitated, re-decorated country house, Mr. Mulgrave had been a coun try neighbor of Jock's father for twen ty years, prospering progressively all the while, whereas the Ballinas had marked time...
Wasted Energy. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
Wasted Energy. The excited individual entered the crowded room whilst the meeting was in progress, and, having cleared his throat, he took out a bundle of notes, and commenced to address the meet· Ing. The chairman made repeated ef. forts to interrupt the speaker; but he refused to be called to order. The oration lasted close upon an hour, and when he had resumed his seat the chairman managed to gain a, hIoaring. "Have you quite done, sir?" lie asked. "Yes-quito;hbut I defy you to dhen the truth of my statements," he re* torted, "I have no wlsh to, sir," said !.hiJ chairman, "'Pihe gas company, the nmanagee nt of whuich you compla in, is Iholdhiig its annual meeting in the next room lThis is the Veoetnianu Soolety!"
Already Equipped. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
Already Equipped, "Don't know whether it's new or not. I heard it at G-- ," said the man who had recently returned from that town, "There's a rich widow living just. outside the place," he continued, "and after several elderly gentlemen had vainly endeavored to lure her Into matrimony, a report gained circula tion that she was a regular man-hater. Finally a wealthy widower, carrying with him the evidence of good living and the heartiness that seeks con genial companship, visited the town, and was soon a caller upon the in. tractable widow. "After he thought sufficient ad vancement had been made to justify a proposal he proceeded to feel his way, "'Beautiful home you have here.' "Yes, I enjoy it,' "'Fine outlook, fine trees, very line all round, But there Is one thing lacking.' "'Yes.' "'It is an Adamless Eden, don't you know. You are so good in everything else that I should think you would be glad to share these blessings with a husband.' "'Are you proposing, sir?' "'In a tentative ...
FEMININE TRAITS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
FEMININE TRAITS, A woman walking on a city foot. way will generally choose the inside, She does so partly in order to look at the shop windows, but chiefly on ac count of the slope of the pavement, which is less on the inside, In trams and omnibuses women mostly sit near the door. At the far end you will, as a rule, see a majority of men. When men read while travelling they nearly always read newspapers, but in the hands of the reading girl, you will, with rare exceptions, see a book. When a woman is crossing a street with much traffic, she runs, in nine cases out of ten, and the older she is, the more inclined she is to run. But the man walks very deliberately. A woman holds a closed umbrella by the middle, and usually clasps it to her body. No one ever saw a man carry it in this way. A woman usually raises a cup or a glass or a fork to her lips correctly-that is with her el. bows close to her body, Most men stick their elbows out, against all rules of etiquette. In lighting a matc...
NORTHCOTE AND PRESTON SCOTTISH SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914
NORTHCOTE AND PRESTON SCOTTISH SOCIETY. The monthly concert and dance was held at the Northcote town-hall on Wed esday evening, when, as usual, there was a large and expectant audience, An excellent programme was presented and appreciated in marked terms, practically every item being encored, Proceedings opened with the entry of the chief (Bro, J, Angus) accompanied by the society's pipers. Miss Rosa Alba, the possessor of a sweet soprano voice, was heard to distinct advantage in "Villanelle," a hearty recall ensuing, to which the fair singer obligingly responded, Later Miss Alba favored with an artistic rendering of "Sing Sweet Bird," in the florid passages of which she excelled herself. In response to an undeniable encore Miss Alba sang in piquant style "Comin' thro' the Rye." The society owes a debt of gratitude to Miss Alba, as though her medical adviser had ordered rest, she nevertheless decided to fulfil the engagement, Mr. Alex, Marks, whose voice is well suited to songs of a...
WHAT QUEEN MARY DISLIKES. The Tango Banned. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914
WHAT QUEEN MARY DISLIKES, The Tango Banned, The ultra.smart set has no friend in Queen Mary, With the freak tash. ions and the eccentric pleasures of a certain section of society Her Majes. ty has no sympathy. On more than one occasion, indeed, the Queen has expressed her strong disapproval of the extremes to which people carry their pleasures nowadays, and she has set her face very strongly against the periodical crazes in which the elite, in search of new and novel pas. times, indulge. It has 'been known for some time that Her Majesty considered that the latest dances, particularly the tango, are quite unsuitable for the ballroom, and neither at Buokingham Palace nor at houses which Her Majesty visits will they figure on the programmes. Not that the Queen objects to dan cing; indeed, she is very fond of the waltz, schottlseche, polka and other graceful dances. In her attitude to. wards the tango she is supported 'by King George,. who, like the Kaiser, considers that this particula...
FOR ROSIE'S SAKE [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914
FOR ROSIE'S SAKE By Janet Carter. Snow, heavy, driving snow, covered England beneath its spotless mantle from the Tweed to the Ial, In Scot. land the railway service was disorgan ised, In the Midlands drifts had clos ed down many a branch line, On the Great Southern system it thrbatened to be the same,. Not for years had there been so continuous a fall as the one which now roared across the lit tiel country junction of Crayworth. "It's going to be a queer night, Joe," muttered the driver of the great on* gine,-sideotracked on a siding. "The snow is on a level with the rails all along the line. What's the betting we shall be hung up before we reach llartlingford ?" The fireman laughed as, swinging open the furnace-door, he swept a shovel.load of coal over the blazing maw of the fire-box,.. "Pretty enough in pictures. Bad in real life, Well, the e's one thing, Tom, It is that if we do have to spend some time in a drift, we shall have the managing director of the line for company. A sh...