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PATRIOTIC DONATIONS. LOCAL COMMITTEE MEETS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 21 November 1914
PATRIOTIC DONATIONS. LOCAL COMMITTEE MEETS. On Thursday evening the weekly meeting of the Mayor's patriotic committee met in the Mayor's room, when it was reported that employees of Borer and Co. had sent LI i6J additional to the local patriotic fund. The proceeds from Mr. Frank Barb er's concert, £11 0/6, have been handed to the committee. Names and units of soldiers going to the front. should be sent to Mr. Heath, town hall, who will issue invitations to the .send off to be tendered next Saturday night. The drawing for the claret jug will be on Thursday evening. Pro ceeds will be added to the flannel fund.
LADIES' SEA BATHING CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 21 November 1914
LADIES' SEA BATHING CLUB. The Port Melbourne Ladies' Sea Bathipg and Swimming Club held their first meeting of the season on Monday, 16th inst. The president (Miss E. Holmes) announced that the club was starting the season free from debt, sand intended to fence in their enclosure this season. 'Lookipg forward to the help of their gentle men friends, a working bee of mem bers and intending members is called for Saturday afternoon, 21st inst. They also decided to join with the gents' club to hold a gala carnival on the foreshore on December Ith. The -Kensington Physical Culture Club have very kindly come forward offering to help with the programme, which will be the best ever held in the Port, and, given fine weather, should be a financial success. Intending members should apply to Miss Rose Bruce for tickets., A combined meeting of ladies' and gents' clubs will be held in Temper ance hall on Monday evening to arrange for the gala carnival.
TALES OF BRUTALITY. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 21 November 1914
TALES OF BRUTALITY. A letter has been received by Mrs. J. P. Crichton from Mrs. Dooley, a property owner in Port Melbourne, who is on a visit to the old country. It is dated from Dover on the 3oth September, and the following ex tracts relating to the war will per haps be read with interest : " Things seem to be getting worse instead of better. This morning I counted 13o mounted Soldiers, 50 field guns and hundreds of foot all off to the front. Every day it is the same, and perhaps they will never come back. I have just been look ing out at a military funeral, and it was very sad. We think we are very safe here, but one never knows. Sunday there was a German airship flyingnear here, and our boys chased it. Would it not be terrible if they started dropping bombs here. I don't mind telling you I wish I was home at Port Melbourne." Referring to the 'conditions of fight. ing, Mrs. Dooley writes:-" It 'is really murder; the Germans are brutes. They even cut the throats of our wounded sol...
LETTERS FROM THE FRONT. PORT MELBOURNE SOLDIER WRITES. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 21 November 1914
LET-TERS FROM THE FRONT. PORT MELBOURNE SOLDIER WRITES. Mrs. W. Downer, of 283 Ross street, Port Melbourne, has received the following letter from her son George, who has been fighting with the Allies in Belgium. Mr. George Downer, a brother of " Dhobi" who left with the last contingent, joined the Royal Horse Artillery in England, and is fighting under General French. h?e letter, addressed to ohs mother,- and dated 22/9/I4, reads: "This is one of the first oppor tunities I have had to write you. Since the beginning of the war I have but a few minutes to myself. This is now the sixth week of the war, and it has been very hard for the English army. I-suppose you have read accounts of our great re treat from Belgium, how we retreated with a small army with ten to one against us, and fighting all the time. Goodness knows how wegot away from the numbers that pressed on to us. However, we managed it alright, and then our turn came. : With the French in support, :we turned and began to dr...
THE ANNUAL EXCURSION LILYDALE RE-VISITED. AN ENJOYABLE DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 21 November 1914
THE ANNUAL EXCURSION ' LILYDALE RE-VISITED. AN ENJOYABLE DAY.. The cool southerly breeze and bright sunshine gladdened the hearts of all on Wednesday, when the school children and citizens of Port Melbourne journeyed to Lily dale and celebrated the annual pic nic. Such fine weather conditions had not favored the function for some years past, consequently the attendance was good, the three special trains coniveying a full com plement of passengers. SEveryone appeared bright and chatty, a fraternal feeling being manifest; there was no reserve. "You picked me as the best-looking woman," remarked an apparent stranger, to ex-Cr. A. Hester as he took a seat in the railway compart ment. "I did ?" he queried, looking intently at the lady, to question the veracity of his judgment.. "Yes, at Werribee some years ago. You re member alright." " Oh, yes ! but I was blindfolded, wasn't I ?" retorted Mr. Hester, in expectancy as to the effect of the shot he.had fired. The lady blushed slightly, but...
CHILDREN'S PATRIOTISM. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 21 November 1914
CHILDREN'S PATRIOTISM. In the present European crisis children throughout Australia have demonstrated a true spirit of patriot ism, and thbir little efforts combined have proved of very great assistance in providing the needs of our soldiers at the front, in addition to a decent subsidy to the patriotic funds. In spired by their princi al, the students at Banbridge House College carried out a bazaar last Saturday afternoon in the presenceof a number of visitors, who purchased the wares provided by the scholars, and otherwise par ticipated in the programme arranged. Being warm, the ice cream and cool drink -stall did a thriving business. A decorated cake, kindly donated by Miss K. Adams, realised 43!- Those present were entertained in the open air with singing and dancing, and there were exhibits of drawing, map ping and sewing. Miss Tozer, the principal, desires to thank those who assisted the pupils in making such a success of the venture, the financial reward being .io Io/- Previo...
PICTURE THEATRES. PORT THEATRE. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 21 November 1914
PICTURE THEATRES. PORT THEATRE. One of the attractions at the Port Melbourne theatre next week is a stirring military, drama entitled "Your Country Needs You." This is screened to-night, when the ioth of the "Lucille Love" series will also be shown. With a complete change of programme on Wednesday a star picture-"Passing of the Beast," will create some interest. During the week the following new arrivals will also be shown:--"The Sheep Herder," "Closed Gates," latest war news, "Papas Boy," "Willie Walrus and the Baby," "Poeans" and others.
YOUNG WOMAN'S ADVENTURE. "I'LL HAVE REVENGE SOME WAY. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 21 November 1914
YOUNG WOMAN'S ADVEN TURE. " I'LL HAVE REVENGE SOME WAY. May Ryan, a young woman who - hails from South ilelbourne, visited the Bay View Hotel in Beach street on Wednesday and demanded a drink from the barmaid. Because of her apparently intoxicated condition, this was refused, and the licensee then ordered her off the premises. MIay Ryan then said she would go when it suited her, and then, re marking that she would have revenge some way, left the hotel and gathered stones, which she threw at the hotel window, the fourth effort breaking.a pane of glass valued at to/- She was arrested by Constable Quayle. Accused asked to be leniently dealt with, and promised to go to Tasmania. Sergeant Sims said She was dis charged on a vagrancy charge on the 6th of May by making a similar promise. Mr. Smith, J P.: Whly didn't'you go away then ? Accused : I was waitingfor mother a'ndlafithei to come over. They are here how. Mr. Smith: You were let off last time on a promise you never fulfilled. We wil...
ELECTRIC SPARKS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 21 November 1914
ELECTRIC SPARKS. S"One of the best" was the general verdict in regard to this year's picnic at Lilydale. The patriotic concert on Monday was poorly attended,.only Io8 tickets being taken at the door. Six samples of milk collected from local dairymen and submitted to analysis all passed the required standard. Oiners of eleven properties in Princes street have been served with notices requiring them to make re pairs and renovations. Mr. J. J. Bartlett has donated (so Io/- to the local Patriotic Fund, through Mrs. Suffolk, junr. This represents the highest individual contribution. A morning daily on Monday headed off its war news thus--"A good day.- 3000 Germans killed." This makes one wonder what the world is drifting to. Scholars attending Miss Tozer's private school last Saturday raised Iio/ro/- towards the patriotic fund by means of a bazaar. The scholars have now donated s13/I6/-. ;-..:";,-l-Anditors' pay for,? auditing the Council's books for the. year amount ed to £35- i2/6. - T...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 21 November 1914
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AN INTERNATIONAL PROBLEM. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 21 November 1914
AN INTERNATIONAL PROBLEM. An unfortunate altercation took place one night in a well known city cafe. One of the diners called for "Turkey without Greece," and the waitress rather rudely remarked, "You must be a German." " No," he replied, "I'm Hungary," His friend nudged him, saying, " Be careful; don't Russia, or she won't Servia." The waitress retired, but - returned again immediately, asking, "Do you intend to Roumania ?" " Certainly," the diner replied, -I want Somoa." Becoming annoyed, the waitrdss called out, " Ring the Belgium, and I'll call Nancy. It will cost you a New Guinea."
Funeral of Mr. Hildebrand. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 21 November 1914
Funeral of Mr. Hildebrand. SA-large concourse of mourners at· tended the funeral of the late Mr. Charles ,Hildebrand last Saturday afternoon, the burial taking place at the Coburg cemetery. - The cortege. was made up of.a number of private vehicles, which, in addition to im mediate friends of the family and relatives, conveyed representatives from the V.J.C.A. and other clubs, also members of the North Ports Cricket Club, to which Mr. Hilde brand had acted as secretary. At the graveside were fellow employees of Messrs. Varley Bros., who paid their last respects to a conscientious workmate." The large number of floral tributes and messages of sym pathy received by the family indica ted the high esteem in which he was held.
BOWLING. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 28 November 1914
BOWLING. Splendid weather conditions. pre vailed last Saturday, when the Port four-rinkers met Oakleigh. After a good game Oakleigh. won by 14. Johnson was the best for Ports, scoring 26 to Birch's 21. Wootton was down 5.to Secomb. Howe was defeated by Eddie Walker by 5, and Hayman was down 9 to Tranter. The following are the scores: OAKLEIGH. 1. Randall, Slattery, Bligh, Tranter *.... 30 2. McRae, Rowlands, Carson, Secomb .. .. .... 26 3. Pollard, Gosling. Farmers, Birch .... ........ .. 21 4. Straedc, Thomson, Geggie, Walker..... .... . . .. 28 Total. . . .... ... 105. PORT -MELBOURNE. 1: Wyatt, Jenkins, McKean, Hayman .... .. .. .. .. 21 2. Doyle, Campbell, Adams, Wotton.. .. .. .. .. .. . 21 3: Speivogel, Butler, Harrop, Johnstone .... ... : . . 26 4. Wilson, Stranaghan, Cleland, Howe... .. * .". .. .; 23 Total .. .. ... . .. :'? ` Df
CABLE TRAMWAYS. Who Shall Control? Our Council Unanimous. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 28 November 1914
CABLE TRAMWAYS. Who Shall Control? Our Council Unanimous. The council in committee on Ties day week gave consideration to a re port submitted by the :Municipal Tranmways Conference, relative to the control oL the Melbourne cable tram way system, upon the expiration of the lease on the 1st July, 1916. At its meeting on Tuesday night, the Council was asked to approve or otherwise of the committee's recom menda tion. Cr. Gill said he agreed entirely, ex cepting in regard to the formation of a new trust. If this was consid ered essential until the Greater M1el bourne Council got control of pub lie utilities, the members of the Trust should be elected by the ratepayers interested. It was agreed to add the ..uggestion to the -recommendation. The Mayor then moved the adoption of the following motion, embodying the opinion of the Council, which was carried .unanimously : "That tihe Melbourne .*able trli ways are the property of the, rate paiyers of the metropolitan munici palities, and that...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 28 November 1914
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HOME DESTROYED. SLEEPER A WAKENED BY DOG. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 28 November 1914
HOME DESTROYED. SLEEPER AWAKENED BY DOG. At one o'clock a.m. on Thursday a five roomed house and the furniture therein at 815 Princes Street, Port Melbourne, were completely distroyed by fire The oc cupants, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bennett, were away for the night, leaving a young man, a cousin, in charge. The latter stated that he was reading in bed and fell asleep with the candle burning. He was awakened.by the dog jumping on him to find the room in flames. The local brigade attended quickly, and prevented the flames from spreading to adjoining properties. The house was an old wooden one, with matchwood partitions lined with hessian and paper, and burnt out very quickly. It was insured in the Royal Insurance Co. for £70, and the furniture in the Imperial Alliance for £100. Just before 10 o'clook last night the Port Melbourne Brigade eitinguished an outbreak of fire amongst 6 tons of bagged charcoal at the chemical works of Messrs. Cnming Smith & Co., Fisherman's Bend. The char...
DEMISE OF MR. WATERMAN. Widow and Family to Be Helped. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 28 November 1914
DEMISE OF MR. WATERMAN. Widow and Family to Be Helped. It has transpired that the widow and family of the late Mr. Waterman, who was well-known as mate on the p.s. Ozone, have been left in poor cir cumstances. In the supper-room on Wednesday night, a large number of friends met to consider ways and means of rendering them some as sistance. Mr. Mitchell was elected chairman. Those present formed themselves into a committee, and Mrs Davis and Mr. R. W. Murdoch were appointed hon. secretaries and Mr. NV Uniacke treasurer, to a fund to be established. Various promises of support were forthcoming. The owners of the Ozone have promised the vessel for a moonlight trip, free of charge. It was decided to have an art union and a picture night, at which the winning numbers will be announced. The meeting was adjourned until Wednes day evening next, at the Rose and Crown Hotel.
ELECTRIC SPARKS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 28 November 1914
ELECTRIC SPARKS. The "Estimates Committee" of the Council will meet next Tuesday even ing. The sum of £315/8/10 remains to the credit of the Mayor's patriotic fund in the Port. Don't miss visiting the Port Pic ture Theatre thgs week. Very inter esting films are announced. Ohr senior cricketers are again in their old position-at the top, with two points to spare. The seconds are also occupying a prominent posi tion this year. Our citizen volunteers will be .given a "send-off" to-night at the Town Hall. Conversaizone 8 to 10, dance 10 to 1.2. Refreshments and gifts to volunteers. Public admit ted on payment of 1/. Presbyterians' were the first in local church circles to construct a tennis court. It is proving a great social asset and will celebrate its first " birthday " on December :5th, at the school hall. Bridge-street. ' A solution to. the "Preis" exclu sion fromi. the local Labor League. will probably follow next meeting, when the Secretary and President of the Central Executive ...