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FINANCE COMMITTEE. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 29 August 1914
FINANCE COMMITTEE. Cr McDonald was elected chairman and the Town Clerk read the treas urer's report, which showed that after paying accounts, totalling £1,022/4/8, thtit. the council had a debit of £1303/3/10, as compared with tho credit £171/2/8 at this, period last year, a difference of £1475. Cr Johnson moved that the Town Clerk and Surveyor report on the financial position to the Council on .Monday next. It would bo a long while before any further money may bo coming in, and they did not want to exceed their limit. A statement should bo prepared showing tliQ am ount of money that was being ex pended in wages. They would have to go steady.—The motion was sec onded by Cr Bell, and agreed to; It was also resolved that the nec essary authority be given to the town clerk to sue for rates owing The town clerk's assistant was granted an increase in salary from £1 to £ 1/5/- a week.
GENERAL BUSINESS. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 29 August 1914
GENERAL BUSINESS. The Mayor said he would like to see signs erected showing the names of streets,—C5 Bell : There is.a £100 on the estimates for that work now —The Mayor : I hope it will be car ried out. - . Cr McDonald moved that the coun cil grant permission to Lloyd Bros, and Maginnis to erect a building to carry on a tannery in Yarraville, subject to the approval of the plans by the. surveyor.—Cr Johnson said tho surveyor should first report be fore the application was granted.— The Mayor seconded tho motion, which was carried.
SURVEYOR'S REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 29 August 1914
SURVEYOR'S REPORT. "Mr Neylon, city surveyor, reported that the half-cost of asphalting th e north side of Cross street would bo £140, and the half-cost from Fran cis street to Geelong road, £90.—Cr Pearce thought the asphalting should bo laid as far as Francis street. Cross street was the only ■road to the station for people liv ing in that locality.—Cr Harris rec ognised it was an important work, but ho was in the dark as to" what other works hatl been ordered pre viously.—Deferred for a week. Tho half-cost of asphalting south sido of Hal la rat' road from Commer cial road to Gordon street, the sur veyor estimated at £22/10/-.—On tho motion of Crs Pearco and John son, it was agreed that this work bo carried out. Tho" surveyor estimated the cost • of constructing water tabic and met alling for distance of 10 chains at south side of Tongue street at £160 —Deferred. The cost of providing .12 extra seats in the railway reserve the sur veyor said would be £12. -Deterred.
FOOTSCRAY'S MAYOR AND MAYORESS. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 5 September 1914
FOOTSCRAY'S MAYOR AND MAYORESS. ( ■■■r iri v > cr. and'mrs stuart :murray bell. Footscray's new Mayor and C^ief Magistrate of the City (Councillor Stuart Murray Bell), was. born in West Melbourne on .August;24, 1854, anh.is therefore 60 years of age. As a youth, he lived in Collingwood and Fitzroy, and received part of his education in the last-named place, at St. Mark's Denominational School. After a while, he came to Fcotscrav in the year ] 865 as a boy of eleven with his parents, and completed his education at St. John's Church of England s'.hqol, which was situa ted close to where the present Footscray railway station stands • At this period, Footscray did not contain more than three or four hundred' inlialfitants, a vast differ ence between its present numbers. In those days, the houses were not • supplied with water as at present from tlie mains that run along the numerous streets of the present city. The boys and girls of- that earlier period, after attending ■School, had ...
FOOTSGRAY''S NEW MAYOR CR BELL ELECTED [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 5 September 1914
FOOTSGRAY S NEW MAYOR CR BELL ELECTED The members of the Footscray City Council met on Monday morning .last at ten o'clock to elect the new mayor for the ensuing twelve months. The first business was the fix ing of the Mayoral allowance which was agreed to at £ 125, and it was understood that should the occasion arise an extra amount be granted to the Mayor. Cr Johnson moved that Cr Bell ! be appointed Mayor of the City for the ensuing 12 months. The motion was seconded by Cr Fielding, and agreed to unan . imously. Cr Bell then took his seat in the Mayoral chair, and suitably returned thanks Cr McDonald moved that the finance, public works and health committees be comprised of the whole of the councillors. This was agreed to. Cr Drew moved that an Electric Light Committee and a Parks and Garcers Committee be appointed, three Councillors on each commit ; tee, with the Mayor ex-ofEcio. Cr Shillabeer seconded the motion, which was agreed to, and it was resolved that the committees be ■...
SUNSHINE NEWS [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 5 September 1914
SUNSHINE NEWS The annual meeting of the Sun shine cricket club was held on Monday, 31st August, in the Mec hanics' Institute. A large number of members were present. The annual report showed that-the club had a very prosperous season, putting up some good perform, ances with bat and ball. The balance sheet showed a credit balance of ^4/6/8. The following office-bearers were elected for the forthcoming season:—President Cr A. Robinson ; vice-presidents, Cr G. McKay, Messrs H. V. McKay, R. M. Lambert, J. Miller, M. H. Lafranchi; general committee, C. Ball L. Southern, E, M'Carney, A. Ellingseu, D. Shorten; hon. secretary and treasurer, W. Sim mie.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 5 September 1914
WE3T FOOTSCRAY P.L.C. A SOCIAL, DANCE and COFFEE SUPPER A LA MODE Will be held in Kinsrsville Band Hail cn Tuesday, Sept. 15.- Dancing commences 8.30 p m. Addresses by Labor members. Bobs Compe tition for Ladies. Prize, Souvenier, gift of lady friend. V. Hester, Pres. E. J. Judd.Sec
KINGSVILLE AND QUEENSVILLE ESTATES NEWS FANCY DRESS BALL. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 5 September 1914
KINGSVILLE AND QUEENS VILLE ESTATES NEWS | FANCY DRESS BALL. A plain and" fancy dress ball in aid of the Children's Hospital was held in tho Kingsville hall last Sat urday eveniug, .and proved a great success trom every standpoint. Dan cing was heartily indulged in to music provided by Miss Hay Grand in, while Mr Farnsworth officated as M. C . A song was given by Miss Shearer, and a dance by Miss E. E. Bresman. The following were .the prize win ners:— ' Mrs W. Palmer "Britania", 1st prize poster. Miss Stella Meddings, Scotch Lass 2nd prize posttlr. Mj.is Mary Crilley, "Blue Bell" 3rd prize. ' Miss T. Majewski, first prize plain dress. Mrs McDonald, "Butcher" 1st) prize eomic lady. Miss Hester, "Poultry Farm"., 1st prize) beat original comic. A. Batty 1st prize best original character in rag-time. A. Pritchard, "Scarecrow", lrt prize fancy dress.. Miss Gracie Young, 2nd prize, "Fanner Murphy's Scarecrow". In addition to the above the fol lowing fancy costumes were worn:— Miss Mary, W...
HOUSING CONDITIONS [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 5 September 1914
HOUSING CONDITIONS « Among the correspondence read at the Council meeting was a letter from the Royal Commission on Housing' Conditions stating that as ihe stage of its investigations deal-o ing with housing conditions as they actually existed, was about to be finished, the next step would be to obtain opinions as to their, better . ment within the inner closely and congested areas, and in the outer metropolitan district, and also as to building laws. In that connec tion, evidence would be tiken from representatives of municipal coun cils, amongst others, and the var ious health officers in the metropo lis. The Commission asked to be supplied with the names of repre sentatives of the Council, who would give evidence —On the mo tion of Cr Shillabeer, the letter was referred to the Public Works com mittee for consideration.
WAR FUNDS LOUD MAYOR'S PATRIOTIC FUND FOOTSCRAY [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 5 September 1914
WAR FUNDS LOUD MAYOR'S PATRIOTIC FUND FOOTSCRAY BRANCH Previously acknowledged £835 14 0 Footscray Club 1 5 5 0 P. Laugbton and Sons ... 5 5 0 (J. A. McPhdrson ... ... 10 0 H. J. Croploy ;. 3 10 0 Ccrulnll rlrf 110 J. B. Otter 10 10 0 C. Farnbach ,.. 3 3 0 Mitchell and Sons 21 0 0 A. Hinchliile ... . 2 2 0 S. Lanceley 5 '5 0 C. Ebeling ,.. 5 "5.0 W. L. Davidson 110 Misses P. & J. Davidson 1 1 0 James Oates ,.. ;..t„ 10 10 ' 0 G. A. Campbell- —... 1 l/o Mrs G. A. Campbell ... ... 10 6 Employees WisChcr and Co 26 5 0' Mill Employees, Colonial Ammunition Co ... 20* ' 5 O Factory, Colonial Ammunition Company , ... ,.. 18 4 0 G. & R. Mcl'herson 10 0 0 Footscray Mechanics' Instil iute ... 5 5 0 Cr S. M. Bell ... ... ... 5 5 0 Footscray and Yarraville ■ Wood Merchants ... 5 5 0 Peter Fraser ... 3 10 0 Athol Heither 2 2 0 Footscray P.A.F.S 1 1 0 Waratah Lodge, P.A.FIS. .10 6 Coward and Dewar -10 6 Mrs J.- W. Dewar .., ... 5 0 Li. Reichert. ... ... 110 Miss A. V. Low ... 5 5 ...
ELECTRIC LIGHT [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 5 September 1914
ELECTRIC LIGHT The Melbourne City Council notified that the Electric Supply Committee would receive a depu tation re desired reductions in. charges, on 4th inst.—It was agreed that the Electric Light Committee represent the Council at the deputation. Malvern Council wrote re pre i ventinp erection of buildings on low lying land.—Received. Metropolitan Board desired re venue guarantee regarding propos ed water reticulation in Francis and Powell streets, Yarravjlle.— Refer red to ratepayers interested to give necessary guarantee. , G F- Sewell desired" information as" to. electric energy being supplied in Cross street.- On motion of Cr Pearce, seconded by Cr Drew, it was resolved that electrical super intendent report to Lighting Com mittee.
STATE SCHOOL PATRIOTIC FUND [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 5 September 1914
STATE SCHOOL PATRIOTIC FUND • It has been our pleasing duty on many previous occasions to report the ready and liberal response of the residents of »Yarraville to all appeals made for relieving cases of distress. During the present cala mitous .war,-many calls have been and are still being made on all classes of thecbmmuuity, and it is highly gratifying to. know that everyone is rallying to the support of our Empire. To enable the chil dren throughout our State to prac tice some self-denial at this time of stress' and assist in a systematic . way, a.Patriotic Fund has been or ganized iu each. State School,, and , pupils have been asked to contri- ] bute a small sum'each week or month. We have ascertained that the amount subscribed last month by the pupils and teachers in our own schools amounted to Ten Pounds, of which six pounds have been forwarded to the State Schools Patriotic Fund, and the balance ex pended in the purch.ise of material | for Kit' Bags for our Expedition ary Forc...
NAMES OF STREETS. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 5 September 1914
NAMES OF STREETS. J. I,. Dearie wrote stating that he had noticed in the local press that the Council had decided to er ect si^ns showing names of streets. That reminded him that some years ago he wrote anent the desirability of changing the names of Hobbs and Catherine streets, Seddon, to Beigravia Avenue.—Referred to public works committee.
YARRAVILLE PATRIOTIC FUND [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 5 September 1914
YARRAVILLE PATRIOTIC FUND Tho sub-committee ol the Yarra ville Progress Association met on Monday night for tho purpose of drawing up a prolininary balance sheet in connection with the recent Patriotic Concert' The concert from a financial point of view has proved a great success. It is anticipated that with tho outstanding ticket money, somathing like £50 will be paid into the Mayor of Footscray's Fund. The Committee would like to bring under notice that the Fund is still open and further donations will bo . gladly, acknowledged by Editor of tho "Weekly News". Tho secretaries of the Yarraville Patriotic Fund (J. G. Dobson and. T. C, Haher) acknowledge - tho fol lowing:— Mr J. Heard (per 'Weekly News') £3 5 0 Mr Ben Williams- ... 2 2 0 T. Murphy ... 1 lj (5 W A. Murphy ... 1 1 0 Mrs M. J. Berlowitz 11 0 Mr A. E. Caple .. 110 Mrs Brocket and Mr Dave Brocket ... 10 0 The Yarraville Citizens Brass Band will perform in the Simpson St reserve on Sunday afternoon next at 3 o'clock, a coll...
COMPLAINT AGAINST DANCING HALL. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 5 September 1914
COMPLAINT AGAINST DAN CING HALL.. P. Collins, 21 Smith st, Yarra ville, and seven oilier ratepayers wrote as.follows:—' We the under signed ratepayers of the south ward in the city of Footscray in the vic inity of Smith street. Yarraviile, beg to enter a most emphatic pro test against the continuance of pre mises at 17 Smith street as a pub lic dancing hall, conducted by Mr Charles Craven. Some time ago, with the sanction of neighboring ratepayers, permission was granted Mr Craven to utilise the hall for dancing purposes, but only on the distinct and emphatic; understand ing that only cupils wuld be taught dancing privately. • This undertaking by Mr Craven has been violated, and the hall in question is now being used four nights week ly for dancing assemblies to. fre quently repeated airs imparted from a pianolo, much to dur dis comfort and annoyance. In ad-, dition, "we understand that permis sion has . been granted1 to extend the building, vyhich means conse quently a further exte...
UNITED CHURCH SERVICE [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 5 September 1914
UNITED CHURCH SERVICE The great united* Patriotic Church Service which will be held in St. George's Picture Theatre next Sunday evening-, September 6, at 8 p.m., promises to be a pro nounced success. The musical portion of the service will be espec ially good as choice musical items will be renderefi by Miss Marie Stewart, MrE. Ii Hooke and Mr J- M. Hill, ail of whom are kindly giving' their services, and a united choir of 80 , voices, under the leadership of Mr J. Laidlaw, will render an anthem, and lead the congregational singing. Mr B. Connell will be the organist and the large organ belonging to the Tresbyterian Church has been kindly lent for the occasion Rev W. T' Roacli will preside. Addresses will be given by the Rtv W- R. Byers and Rev W' CD Ward, and Rev R. B. M'Conchie, Rev. O. Brown and Capt. Wilson of the Salvation Army, will all take somg part, Admission will be by ticket, ob tainable from Mr McFarlane, also the different Churches. The com mittee are anxious for a gene...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 5 September 1914
J? CJBLIC JSTOTIC-ES w. h. FIELDING GASH GROCER AND PROVISION MERCHANT has been appointed Wood, Coal and Coke Merch ant for the Civil Service Stores.. JHE NOSJEQ IE^iHQUSE Try our Teas Specially Blended by the Lea'ding Tea" Experts. Best variety in the district to choose from. Farm Produce a "Specialty. v"oori — Coal and Coke at lowest Prices. Families vail-' . od on and Orders promptly delivered to nil of the surrounding district". 10 CANTERBURY ST., YARRAVILLE Something for the long winter nights Gramophone and Phonograph musical instruments of all kinds. Easy terms e arranged. f ! BEN WILLIAMS Yarraville. Why People Suite Bee us they have no Intelligence. a ■ nt too much meat AND I loo much water 1L mg on a dreadful ,co 11 JLV h is called |apanacu i i i 'lucdreds of sufterert aria a • . » l. ;i her by *ny_ ure itits. and mv «. i • r ^eer. C t Guaranteed. x - C ill and See j' KtJSNEliY, ST0NK1 CREEK HOTEL, •• tiyde Street, Yarraville. EVt4VrU ING "CARPI." ASPHALTING. 4. BHTBS. Con...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 5 September 1914
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