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Railway Prosecutions. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 10 January 1914
Railway Prosecutions. At the Prahran Court on Thurs day, before Mr Harrison, P.NI., and Mr Flintoft, ,J.P., several persons wer? charged on the information of Inspector Borsu'n with oreaches of the railway travet!ing regulations. Wmin. Eastwood;of Richmood,was charged with having travelled be tween Richmond arid Hawksburn on Dec. 4 in a first-class carriage wi h a second-class ticket, and was fined 5s, with 7s 6d costs. A simtlar charge was preferred gainst Dariel Cahir, of Richmond, and he was also finaed 5s, with 7s 6d Albert Fewster was charged with having presented a lalso certificate, alleging that he was not in receipt of more than /6i5 per annum from any source, with a view to obtaining ex emption from the payment of full tare for a ticket for the month of December last. The evidence for the prosecution showed that defen dant was in receipt of 28s per week frorth his employer. A fine of [3 was imposed, with 7s 6d costs, Gordoo Leese, yf Brunswick, was charge- with- having wil...
Bazaar in aid of Alfred Hospital. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 10 January 1914
Bazaar in aid of Alfred Hospital. Under the direetion of His Worship the Mayor of P ahran (Gr E. H. Willis); a-sp cial effort, as has a~,rady been andiounced;, .is ::being made to raise the sum of.LO000 in aid of the funds of the hjiAlfreo Hospital, and a Grand Bazi;ar and Ss'e of Work will b- ieldtinthe Cay I?all,-Prahran, fr tn-tlh1st:: to the 4th April. An art union will be condudted in connection with the Bazaar, and the prize, consisting ofa weatherboard villa in Cambridge street, Armadale, valued at £350, will go to the holier of the winning ticket. The aommittee is inviting the as: sistance of citizens in the cdispos?l-o ticketi. The hon. secretary to the Bazaar is Mrs W. R. Young, ana she ha3 the co-operation of quite an excellent bevy of ladies to help on the worthy cause of augmenting the fun ~s of the AlIfred Hospital. ...... ··-.?.?.
St. Matthew's, Prahran. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 10 January 1914
St. Matthew's,. Prahran. ' O J.anuary 2, 1854, the Rev. J: D. Brennan received his jicense to the district of Prahran, and the parish of S'. Matthew's became estAblishei. Tile churcbhs -iamond jubilee was ctebrated on Sunday by special thanksgivmig aervices. In the morning snn evenine services were preached by the.:B:shop of Bendigo, whose bother, at that tlme the Ret. H. A. Langley, was inc.~nm brnt of the chuech for 12 years.
Fibrous Decoration. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 10 January 1914
Fibrous Decoration. " The atte Itio of architects .and builders is drawn to the business notice in anoher column of..the Veronise Fibrous Decoration Co, architectural mod ellers and designcrs. ,t2402.42 High str, et,. Windsor, near Chapel *treet. The compuiny is alto pepared to submi: .s imnites for plastering wVork generally, b2lh in terior and exterior.
"MONKEY LANGUAGES." [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 10 January 1914
SMONKEY LANGUAGES." -4-+- A Scottish surveyor, Mr. James Stewart, who has. just returned 'alter three years' travel in Liberia and the Upper Congo, believes that nany .,of the natives can almost speak 'monkey language. Referring to his carriers, Mr. Ste waLrt said,, in an interview : "They were very fond of monkey -flesh. As iwe approached the. atnimias, the na Sires - would 'ship, their paddles and sit quiet, while the.best marksman would hold. p.n gun so -that he could, have. a good aim. "As ahrule li: iwould;. bring down' one of the ::inoik\es with :. screech, and, anssopon as-tlie resialt of-thei shot. ,was seen, .oiiise of: the men would jump overbo ard -a.iild swim to? tiie body, .lbringing,: it back_ to:.the boat in great glee. - .''I; am convinced that most of these men .knew the m.onkey -,lan guage, if there is such a thing;- for their conduct proved it. More.thani once I have seen a carrier and -_a companion go off inIto *the -bishl carrying a gun and walking..until,! they...
CARROTS FOUR FEET LONG. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 10 January 1914
CARROTS FOUR FEET LONG. Some remarkable giant vegetables were exhibited at the Horticultural Hall, England, recently. 'There is keen competition for Ihe champion ship in the art of vegetable growing between the Duke of Portland and Mr. Vicary Gibbs, and at the exhi'bi tion referred to it was generally agreed that the Duke of Portland's exhibit has never becn equalled. He showed some carrots 4ft. long. and as smooth and regular in taper as if they had been cast. Among other vegetables he ~l o bhowed a number of beans 12in. long. Nature suffers nothing to remain in her kingdom that cannot help itself. --Emerson. . 194.
FOR AND AGAINST. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 10 January 1914
FORi AN)D ACA'INST.:-' .Jones met a friend . .1 "I say, Jenkin,". he" coiinnliced, "you are just the manrI fwan to ace. You have knioiwl* -nc neo £6r five 'ears, h ,it; you?7.'.i 1-Ii "Well I ';oald4,ke o6ta co modate ame :'vith'-?o?In- of-g fivO pounds.) "Sorry, buat T?c: i'n 'Why not 7" ::::i: ! "Because I' ;; knouwa you for fve years I"" " 1866.
Tests Prove Coffee is Beneficial. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 10 January 1914
Tests Prove Coffee is S -Beneficial. hlc pli;iartiuih& of Psychology at Colulmbia University has proved by a series - of;actual experiments that the lpopular, belief in the benelit of coffe? atilbreakfast is well founded. 'Sixteen pirsons of both sexes and of ;dififcient ages were formed into tw~o _suiids.' The members of the -fist, called- the' "cafloine squad,"' re ceii cl:eve'ry duy from ione to six grains -of-cabfeinie in capsules (a cup of -:rdii;niiy :strong -coflee contains about two grains). The members or the second, or "control squand," re ceived c' caistiiles - containing non stimilating: siugar- of- milk,, or fruit syrups similiiriin taste and appear Ince 'to the' cilleine solution. So that,l dulingt' the:tsts, .no person in either squad klne- .:whether he or she '-ias receivingg ciffeine or not. On certaini days? tlie caffeine squad received: coi troi doses--that is, sub stituftes': for". c0l.e:0' I a and on some days iiq cosce-:li-il;d\er; the elabo rito-' syst...
WISDOM OF THE HARE. ANIMAL'S CURIOUS TRICKS DURING A HUNT. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 10 January 1914
WISDOM OF THE HARE. SANIMiAL'S CURIOUS TRICKS DUR ING A HUNT. SThe hunted hare's trick of spring ing at right angles to its co:irsc and i starting off in a new direction is r Inov. n to everyone, but the length of 1h-2 leap made under these circum stances has never, says a writer in " Ba;ly's Magazine," been measured, for suficiently good reasons. Some idea can be formed of it, however, measurements made by MIr. -Barrett S.Hamilton when he followed on hliard e 'no:v; a hare chased. liy:? - daIi te :i1' hare's feet left slight. biutt y leic'i.ii discernible, marks on --fro zen: surt face; - nd the lorigest of fo:ir;: teen me?su;ied . 'lea.(s ·as -I d Uftly t 10it As Ia slow; d-i hshund 's-ms its 1 pirsuer ;the lirobibility vis that the hiare 'sas niot putting its "hest foot "froaitil f lor : A hare in strange couli t i "t al'ayis pinefers a irate to hadge .d as passage from:one field to another. ,a preference of which the poacher is s well aware, and of which he takes a advantage...-...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 10 January 1914
Fraser & Morphet for Good Printiae. Phone 1822 Windsor. .THE DON CORDIAL SFACTORY. LMADDOCK STREET, Oposite Windsor St tion. B:RATED WATERS of all Descriptions. All the Purest Cordials. We Specially attend to Country Orders, and all Postal Communications. A RYLAND, Proprietor. STel. 1294 Windsor. MITCHELL & TAYLOR, SEstate Agents. 394 Chapel Street,:: k ;; South Yarra. The Home of the Prahran and Windsor:: Ladies' Tailoring. Special Reductions this month. £5/5/- Blue Twill Costumes now £44 All other prices £1/1/- less. f>J. SRMAN, 2 Lyric Theatre Buildings, Chapel=st., Prahran. The Only Firm Manufacturing Boots in Prahran. THE HOMES BOOT STORE, 197 ,.Commercial Road, M ... South Yarr a. (Corner Market Stret,.between Prahran Market and Chapel Street). . . . . . . .i ·": ' TRY US FOR Men's and School Boots. ° Warranted AH Leather-and Made on the Premises. sOLE SE WING for the Trade at Oity Prioe. SAN OLD NURSE FOB CHILDREN. " Mrs Winslow's Soothing Syrup for Childre...
FOUR LEGS AND FOUR WINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 10 January 1914
FOUR LEGS AND FOUR WINGS. A chicken receutly hatched on a farm nar Paris had four legs and four wings. One pair of legs was distinctly rooster-like, while the other pair were those of a hen. The mother-htn would have nothing to do wvith hr mnonster progeny. repeatedly forcing it out of the nest and finally killing it. This lack of maternal in terest in a misshapen offspring seems to be common to all animals, both domesticated and wild.
SAND FAIRIES. THE BUSTLING LIFE OF THE DESERTED SEA-BEACH. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 10 January 1914
/: : SAND- FAIRIES. THE' BUSTLING LIFE OF THEE DE SErTED Si£A-BEACIH. To'o an i-mending st:retch of golden sand naes: add(cd the more than gol den sunshine, and the two consyired with the danicing, sparkling-, deep-blue sea anil the flashing, ruled bars of light- where little wasnelet a(ter little wiayelet turned ov'er and splintered up to dazzle ..the eyes -of the. be holders. There was a lbech aliove the sand -a minv-h::cd strlip of pebbles--uand behind thle Ieach was sand-tons of it, in terraces, in bastions, in walls, in trenches, in mounds, in hillocks the sand dunes, in fact. This last sand was not gold at all, but pale-biscuit colour. and as the wind blew you could/ if you. had trained ears, just faintly catch' the " See-see-see, seep, seep, seep, seepl " -the faint and continuous Whisper of little particles blowing over 'each other. THE WADDLING LIZARD. Then out of a hole-IIe'aven knows how creatures got holes to keep from caving in in that restless sand! -under a grass tuft...
HE NEVER DID. SO MANY "DONT'S" THAT THE MAN HAD TO COMMIT SUICIDE. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 10 January 1914
HE- NEVER DID. SO MANY 'DONT'S" THAT THE MAN HAD TO COMMIT SUICIDE. It is good to have the official as surance that there is no danger to health in using public telephones. For mroy part, I never thought there was. In point of fact, I never thought about it at all. Life is too short for all these precautions. I knew a man, somne years ago, who was haunted by the ,idea that something of an unpleasant nature would some day happen to him. He was so anxious to stave off the un known event that he had a list of precautions printed, framed, and hung up in his bedroom. When he left home he took this ornament with him. I can't re menmber nmany of the maxims, but here are a few : Never nide in a cab. The cushions are full of germs. Never eat a tomato. You may get a "ancer. ,Neser eat an oyster. You may get typhoid fever. Never run for a train. You may die of heart disease. Never smoke. You may get smoker's heart. Never drink milk. You may get consulmption. Never drink port. You may get gout....
CARD SWINDLERS. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 10 January 1914
CARD SWINDLERS. ---4t--- Some of the many tricks practised by card-sharpers at secret gambling clubs are explained by Mr. David Devant, the famous illusionist, to a "Daily Express" interviewer. "You might," he said, "divide card swindlers into two classes : SWhere the sharper uses his own - cards :''Where he uses new ones. "In: the former they are, of course, prepared. AMany people imagine that to sec'the n w pack broken out of its cover -.lefore their eyes is a protec tion against, fraud, but what can be casier than to steam over the cover before-hand, mark the cards, and seal Ithi.m up again ? A little paste only stands between the victim and ruin. -' Marked cards are printed specially for the purpose. They are openly sold by l ":' "' and adver tised 'as ' artists' materials. They are expensive to buy. "The back of each card is printed from a different plate. The marking is done in the shading of the scroll work on the back, and this is read Iby the sharper as easHy as the front a...
INSURANCES. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 17 January 1914
INSURANCES. There were insurances on. practs cally the whole of the buildings des troyed or damaged. The Colosseumi was insured as follows: Stock, £57,650; buildings; £11,250; fittiings, £4,000. Total, £72,900. Thliis amount was cut up amongst about 30 dlifferent, intstarince offices. The In perial ni's.. hit" for 7(7,000, whilst the other:'ariounts of rc- isurances varied hetbwee, .£3 000 and £500 A coirespondent of ours, who was present, took :the opportunity of inoting the times of principal.. inci dents in conneiction with tlhe fire, wilicliL, no doubt, will be of intct'st. Ile iarrived on the scene a little be foreL 1.30. TIhc first crash was at 1.8, a when "the inain roof of the Colosseumi fell in; followed by the t'op portion of the i nortih wall a itnu te or so later which jcarried with it tihe destrnctioii of Conway's sholp uid Bennetts hat ship also dlauiagiig: 'Edments store .At 1 pnie\ thed iont tie Colosseum was iioiLeL to b.egiiig aund the Gothic ni otfell t iiiiitiSte...
The Prahran Fire. SHOPS BURNT. TOWN HALL GUTTED. Damage Estimated at Over £100,000. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 17 January 1914
View of Prahran City Hall and other Buildings after the Fire. Block kindly lent by it; Argt, Interior View of the City Hall after the Fire. [Block kindly lent by the Argus The Prahran Fire. SHOPS BURNT. TOWN HALL GUTTED. Damage Estimated at over £100,000. ily the l .c iilh tio ii ch l brokl??: ujt intzhesC olssenuni ipery t isi n im iieY ortly *itter-pon c o.clockc _? !o SuiL wasdone'aloun lnafl etret erccompletelyrn; Ci!. t, lo u- f Q tnl?-1tio o of :. thie ,?,i.walls', a nd -- o oresid ine of Mr.Tr Seilo c r"sii n of -g r .d a fhany .ilc:clfb I .-Colliosschcncoc ou f Ic I lie c.'ictdis cc.L of Mr.i J]* S ci i'cip'-' ton, cab proprietor, was burnt to the ground, and many other premises also suffered damage by lire, heat and water. T he major portion of. the premises. that were, destroyed,, were, tlihe poro 'perty of the i state of tlie lt. Mr. .'ratncis Conway. to.- heolisseun Id ti- £1,0li0c ;stbck-.whici. it contained i-wa jsc Ioi; tS 75,000. The fire biroke out lir lieft t seprc...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 17 January 1914
'Phone 1822 Windsor. THE DON CORDIAL FACTORY, MiADOCK STREET, Opposite Windsor Station. : NRATED WATERS of all Descriptions. All the Purest Cordials. We Specially attend to Country Orders, and all Postal Communications. A. RYLAND, Proprietor. STel. 1294 Windsor. MITCHELL & TAYLOR, Estate Agents. 394 Chapel Street, South Yarra. The Home of the Prahran and Windsor Ladies' Tailoring. Special Reductions this month. S£5/5/- Blue Twill Costumes now £4/4/ All other prices £1/1/- less.. J. SReRMAN, Lyric Theatre Buildings, Chapel=st., Prahran. The Only Firm Manufacturing Boots in Prahran. IHE HOMES BOOT STORE, 197 Commercial Road, e t L South Yarra.' !:-'^ ^^ -(Corner Market Street, between Prahran Market and Chapel Street). ::??TRY Us FOR Men's and School Boots.: Warranted All Leather and Made on the Premises. SOLE SBWING( for the Trade at Oity Prices.
Lending Library for Prahran. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 17 January 1914
Lending Library for Prahran. To the Editor. Sir,-The unfortunate occurrence of the borning.of the Pr.h an new Town Hall on 'tunday, cnup ed with the fact that the council had pre vicusly oontemplated making some alteration to the pile of buildings under its management, turns one's thoughts in the direction that now is an opportune time to give practical thought to the question of making provision for the establishnient of a free lending library. This subject has been in the air for quite a long time, and it is about time it was brought down to terra firma. I don't lay claim to the professional qualifications of ain architect, but it seems to me that in its scheme of re-building the council could provide a bit of room wherein to house a lending library. It is in the hope that consideraiion will be given to the proposal that I write this. Ycurs, &c., RATEPAYER. Prahran, Jan. 14, '14.
DEAR OLD SOUL. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 17 January 1914
DEAR OLD SOUL. A dear' old lady,. who was lately stn inf near a gaol, wa i very mucl exercised i b r te iind as to the phy sical 'spiitialhealalth ot ;the con Sicts confined in the prison. Sideting 'a squad one day, she *sked'ld the Warder. in .charge. if she rmight present,themi swith some deli cacirts she habd with her. and a few tra('ts.`: lhe_ warder, as was his iiuty, ie p1 led.. in the negative. Then she teaFded_ to lbe allowed to speak a word of admonition and: comfort. r "'No ma'am," said the warder. It's: aga'inst the regulations." "'Oh;de dear, dear," sighed the old lady : -"'hut tell me, do you think they are all converted ?" .Y !Well, ma'am. .1 shouldn't take upon myself to say that," he answer ed. Then, seeing her distressed face, .he added: "But there's one thing I will say for them, they're all teetotallers and non-smokers." And. the old lady departed much comforted. Tourist: "'What interested mie most in my Fgyptian travels was the mum mies." Londoner :. "Wonderful ?...