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WIFE ASSAULT. OBJECTION TO BEATING OF CHILD. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 7 November 1914
WIFE ASSAULT. OBJECTION TO BEATING OF CHILD. John Napier, a resident of Port Melbourne, appeared on Monday at the local court to answer a charge of unlawfully assaulting his wife. Nellie Napier said she resided with her husband, the accused, at i66 Stokes street. He came home last Saturday morning at I1.15 and commenced beating one of the childz ren. Witness would'nt allow the children to be beaten by accused when drunk as he was on that occasion. She stopped him, and he struck her. She ran out and he followed her, striking her three times. Constable McClure said he was called to informant's house. The latter said her husband had been knocking her about, and appeared ve.ry nervous and frightened. Napier, who was absent, returned shortly afterwards, and'was locked up. Accused had nothing to say. Mr. Testr~o, J.P., who presided with 'Mr. J ].P. Crichton, said the bench could not allow such conduct to go on. The wife must have been very much upset before bringing her husband to court. ...
HOUSE BOMBARDED. WINDOWS BROKEN. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 7 November 1914
HOUSE BOMBARDED. WINDOWS BROKEN. Mr. Richard Finney, station mas ter at Graham-street, hfid an unwel- come visitor at his residehce, No. I Poolman-street, on Thursday. Whilst Mrs. Finney was engaged about the house, and the daughter was reading in a front room,' a fierce bombardment was opened up on the front, two. pieces of bluestone, one piece half the size of a brick, entering through panes of glass, which crashed to the floor, the stones afterwards breaking a palm, pot plant, and flower stand. Mrs. Finney ran to the front of the house, and, seeing a tall man there, said "who did this ?" The man smilingly answered " I did, madam, and I'll'break all the other panes in the house." Miss Finney went for her father, and told him that a "madman was breaking their place up." Mr. Finney followed the man towards the Bend, and ultimately he was brought to the watch-house; The man, James H. Postle, who claims relationship with most of England's lords, and possesses a pair of sparkling blue ...
CONSTABLE AND CIVILIAN. A QUESTION OF "BAGGING." CITIZEN GETS FINED. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 7 November 1914
CONSTABLE- AND CIVILIAN. A'QUESTION OF "BAGGING." CITIZEN GETS FINED. Barney Erridge, a middle aged man, resident in the Port, was charged on Monday with using obscene language on 31st October. Constable Vallance gave evidence. 'At 2.30 last Saturday afternoon as he was going out the police station gate Erridge passed the remark "You haven't bagged me yet." Wit ness walked along with accused, who further said "You never will --well bag me either." Witness told him to go home, when accused was alleged to have used the language complained of. Erridge 'pleaded not guilty, and denied using the obscene language accredited to him. He did say to the constable in passing "You haven't bagged me yet." He was.a married man with two children and had never been in trouble. Mr. Testro, J.P.: There must have been some feeling between you and the constable, otherwise you would not, hav passed the remark youdid : Erridge; 'It's this way. I broughi a couple of dinners in to the police yard one day, a...
HEALTH AND THE COMPLEXION. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 7 November 1914
" HEALTH AND THE COM PLEXION. Perfect health, which constitutes beauty, ought to be within the reach of every woman whose nmeans enable her' to command plain, whole some food, regular employment, com fortable sleeping quarters, a fair amount of exercise, a.nd a contented mind. This last goes a very long way, and a' sensible occupation is equally desirable.. There is nothing worse for the complexion than tight lacing, tight-gartering, or the wecar- ing of insufficient clothing in cold weather. These three follies pro duce blueness of the lips, redness of the nose, and patchiness of the cheeks. Warm gloves and stock ings, and warmth to the chestand the arms between tlhe shoulder and elbow, are wonderful beautifiers.
INSENSIBLE MAN IN GUTTER NEW BOOTS CAUSE FALL. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 7 November 1914
INSENSIBLE MAN IN GUTTER NEW BOOTS CAUSE FALL. On Thursday morning week in Bay street an elderly man was noticed lying in the street channel bleeding. from face wounds. No one seemed to see him fall or know how he came to be injured He was picked out of the channel and laid on the foot path, but was quite unconscious. The severe wounds on the face plainly showed that he had struck the pitchers in the gutter, so the police rang up for an ambulance, and the man was conveyed to the Melbourne Hospital. He was admitted by Dr. Stewart, and after treatment and the insertion of a few stitches sent away to the Army and Navy Hotel, where he resides. The man, Walter Gerard Jensen by name, stated afterwards that he was wearing a pair of new boots, and slipped when stepping over the gutter. His head struck the blue stone, inflicting wounds and render ing him unconscious.
BABY FOUND. LEFT IN CHURCH GROUNDS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 7 November 1914
BABY FOUND. LEFT IN CHURCH GROUNDS. At half past one o'clock on the morning of Cup Day as Mr. Gray, an engine driver, was passing St. Joseph's Church in Rouse street, he heard a tiny voice in the stillness of the night. He informed Constable Quayle, who, on entering the church yard, located a baby on a flower bed, in full glare of the moon. It was sucking ravenously at a cloth comforter'in its mouth, and the con stable found that it was well wrapped in a blanket surrounded by a black cloth. Quayle carried his care to Mrs. Woolhouse, cook at the police station, who carefully attended the mite and put it to bed. Next morn ing it was brought before Mr. Hes ter, J.P., charged with being a neglected child, and remanded to the Department for Neglected Child ren at Royal Park. The baby is a boy, and is estimated to be from 3 to 7 days old. Appar ently it has been well nourished, and the police describe it as being a bonny little chap that any father might be proud of. However, no indicatio...
ANYTHING TO ESCAPE JOE. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 7 November 1914
ANYTHING. TO ESCAPE JOE. "A good politician, a successful poli tician,"' said Charles F. Murphy, at a Tamimanjr luncheon, 'has the persist encyof pooi' Joe :Blackburn. h-"~len Jouer Blackburn airs ait eiiui youdg mnc: ho-chanced to attendI an exercution in Louisville. "The scene was' a solenin one. The sheriff, before he adjqsted the noose; asked the condenined'. man if he had anything to say. "No,' said the-poor. fellow, clearing his throat..'No, I don't believe there's any remarks that:-' "But here Joe Blackburn shouted cheerily and. eagerly from the crowd of spectators: " ~Say, Jake, if you ain't got nothing special to say, I. wish you'd give rie aboutfifteen minutes of your time, old man, just to let me tell these good friends gathered here that I'm a can didate for their suffrages, and to lay before them some reasons why--' , ' "Waitl!'. said the condemned man. 'Wait! Is that Joe Blackburn's voice I hearq' " 'LYes. Sure,' chorused the crowd. " 'I thought so. -. Well, he can: ha...
ELECTRIC ENERGY. LOCAL POWER RATE TO BE REDUCED. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 7 November 1914
ELECTRIC ENERGY. LOCAL POWER RATE TO BE REDUCED. What will prove a great advantage to manufacturers in Port Melbourne was the Council's action in reducing the charge for electric motive power to large consumers. The tariff adopted, which is to be charged similtaneously with conces sions to be made by the City Council in March of next year, was formu lated by Mr. J. Carmody, electrical engineer, who was called in to sub mit a basis of charge which would be acceptable to large manufacturers, and at the same time show the Coun cil a small profit, allowing for de preciation, management, etc. Instead of the fixed all-round rate of ad. per unit, as at present, the following will be charged after March next: First iooo units ... sd. per unit Next 3000 ,, ... xjd. ,, ,, Next 5ooo ,, ... Ijd. ,, ,, Rest ... ... Id. ,, ,, The opinion of a large user of electric power is that the price to be charged will be acceptable to manu facturers with very big requirements, as when the first ooo9000 unit...
THE TRUE TEST. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 7 November 1914
THE TRUE TEST. You can laugh at the- wofrld-it's a funny old world You can laugh at the people you - meet, Ybu can laugh at the antics you see on the stage, You -can laugh at the folks on the street. You can laugh at the one who is fuss ing about Or the one who is taking a rest; But with all of the topic that' merri ment make Can you laughi:at yourself. That's the test. Imagiile yourself about twenty feet off - Juk~T g -g a quivaical loon-- - And seeing yourself as the others would . see, As you would appear in a book. Observe how you sit, how you stand: how you smile, And how at the table you- eat, You'll seem quite as queer to yourself, I am sure, As half the people you meet. And why are you not, may I ask, if you please, Legitimate subject for mirth? You may be as funny in manner or speech - As anyone else on the earth.. Give others a rest, for some people object If over their failings-you smile; And here is a subject you need not offend So laugh at yourself for a' while.
THEFTS BY BOYS. TRADESMEN'S PREMISES ENTERED. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 7 November 1914
THEFTS BY BOYS. TRADESMEN'S PREMISES ENTERED.. During the week preceding Sun day last numerous reports of robber ies were made known to the police. For the-most part Bay street trades men were the victims, their premises having been broken into and goods stolen. From Mr..E. Parsons and Messrs. Burns Bros. groceries, fish, pickles and firekindlers were amongst the list of articles stolen, and this fact directly pointed to the thefts being'the work of boys. From Mr. Cone, the shipping contractor of Beach street, o-/. in cash was stolen after the premises were forced, and hardware was lost by Messrs. J. E. Earl .and Co. Therobberies were numerous, but the climax was reached last week end when two bags of cartridges, weighing over soo cwt., and five miniature rifles were stolen from the ranges in market buildings, which were broken.open. Police efforts to suppress the thefts were rewarded after interviewing a boy 12 -ears old, who admitted his guilt,'gav~? names .of alleged accom plices...
ALL WAS EXPLAINED. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 7 November 1914
ALL WAS EXPLAINED. "'Just a minute,"' said tho man at the desk in a business office as-a caller entered the door. S'"No hurry-finish your letter," was replied. Three or four lines of ai letter were written and the page thrown .asido. This occurred three times running be fore the writer rose up with a swear word and exclaimed: "'The maker of this ink is either a scoundrel or I'm getting dotty!" "Won't it flow?' was asked. "Flow nothing! It's been acting this way for a week. I've started a dozen letters to him and they tll looked like this." He picked up the sheet and handed it out for inspection. "I see," mused the other. "'What do you see?" "'I see that your ink and your muci 'lage sit side by side like two fond bro. thers' on your desk." "'Well?' "I see that you write with'one part of the time, and then change off to the other!" "By thunder that must be it!" "Stick to one all the time.. No charge for solving the mystery." And the business man opened a win dow and dropped the bottle...
THRICE CHARGED. AND THRICE FINED. TIME TO PAY REFUSED. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 7 November 1914
tHRKICE CHARGED. AND THRICE FINED. TIME TO PAY REFUSED. William Hill, a young man, was presented before Messrs. Testro and Crichton, J.'sP., at the local court on Monday, charged with using obscene language, resisting arrest and being drunk and disorderly. Constable Matheson stated that at 6 30 p.m. on the 3Ist October, whilst standing at the corner of Bay and Beach streets, he saw accused who was,.drunk .and disorderly. Whilst effecting his arrest he resisted violently. He had to throw and handcuffhim During this operation accused used most filthy language, and continued to resist when placed in the cab and afterwards in the pohlice cell. Constable Quayle, who assisted in the arrest, gave corroborative evidence. Frank McDonough, residing at 233 Rouse street, was called by accused. He stated that when talk ing to the constable he saw a number of "hoodlums" creating a disturb ance on the opposite corner. -Wit ness said "They are calling out at me," and the constable remarked that he ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 7 November 1914
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CORRESPONDENCE. FORTUNES OF WAR. To the Editor of "The Standard." [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 7 November 1914
CORRESPONDENCE. FORTUNES OF WAR. To the Editor of "The Standard." Sir,-Under headlines as above, you dilate at some length in your last issue upon a case of distress in our town, and inter alia say that " The Sergeant then directed her to the Mayor (Cr. Smith); but so far no assistance has been received." With great respect. Sir, I ask that before publishing statements that are purely ex parte, you will in future be sure of your facts. Why Sergeant Sims should send the case in question-not by any means an isolated one-to me is a littlebeyond my comprehension, but this after all is a detail. You say that no assistance was re ceived ? Surely it is not expected that the Mayor each time be hands over a donation should proclaim the facts from the house tops. Why, Sir, it would be inexorable taste, and I even now hesitate to inform you that. up to the present moment no case of distress has left my door un aided, but how long I shall be in a position to continue this I cannot pretend to sa...
ITEMS OF NEWS. Labor Party and Press. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 7 November 1914
ITEIMIS OF NEWS:. Labor Party and Press. At the local branch meeting of the P.L.C. on Tuesday.evening week a majority of members present decided that press representatives should be excluded from reporting its proceed; ings in the future. This action was taken after consideration had been given to a communication from the Central Executive dealing with the subject, but the reasons set forth are known only to those memberspre sent, as the discussi~n was held in camera. Whatever actuated the branch to exclude the local press from supplying impartial reports of proceedings cannot reasonably be conjectured, as the labor movement has everything to gain by giving prominence to its advanced ideas if placed before the public in a fair light, which we have always endea voured to do. The privilege of at tending the branch meetings of the party has been extended to us since the inception of the movement, when it was conducted at a small hall in South Melbourne. In this connec tion, and as show...
INTERESTING ITEMS. PIE STEALERS SCARED INTO BELIEF THEY WERE POISONED. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 7 November 1914
INTERESTING ITEMS. PIE STEALERS SCARED INTO BELIEF THEY WERE " POISONED. San Francisco, T'uesday.--eAfter Os car Jorgenson and Norbert Wallondorf had filched two pies from Mrs. L. K. Frank's kitchen window yesterday, they made the mistake of sitting down be hind the back fence to eat them. Mrs. Frank caine to the window and saw the last of her pies vanishing down two eager throats. "Oh, Willie," she cried to her son, playing in the yard, "did you eat those pies? I put bleaching powder instead of baking powder in them, and now you're poisoned. Quick, we must get a doctorl" As if shot Jorgenson and Wallendorf. sprang to their.feet and ran full speed to a nearby grocery store. "Call an ambulance, we've been poisoned," they shrieked. While 'they waited for the Hmbulance their imagination worked and when they finally reached the central emer gency hbspital both were writhing and showing every symptom of acute poison. The hospital staff never doubted for a moment that the men were in a se...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 7 November 1914
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