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PICNIC AFFAIRS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 5 December 1914
PICNIC AFFAIRS. The Schools' Picnic committee met on Monday evening, and passed for payment a few accounts representing expenses incurred in connection with Ithe annual celebration. Of the sur plus it was decided to donate 30/ each to the prize funds of our two State schools; also a £1 to St. Joseph's, and 10/- to Miss Rendall's pi'ivate schools.- The honorary secre taries, Mesdames Banton and Mid dleton, were voted a small token, two guineas each, in appreciation of their weeks of arduous labor in working up the function, which was very suc cessful. On Thursday; the 10th inst., the committee will meet again in a convi\ial "wind-up" gathering,
Railway United v. Clarendon. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 5 December 1914
Railway; United v. Clarendon. The above match was commenced on Saturday, at Albert Parl. The Clarendons' captaili, wilnigll the toss, decided to. have first use of the wicket, but in a little less than an hour, all were out for 33. Card well (six for 1.7), and M'Doiiall (two for 5) being the Railways' -best bowlegs. The Railways, in their first inlings, made 82; Neulchew 26, and Reilly 22, being the main scorers. Going iu for the second time, the Clarenidons, at. the drawing of stumps, had lost one wicket for 17, which leaves.them 33 to make to save nii inmiings defeat. The match will be resumed to-day at 2.45 sharp. All members and supporters are re quested to attend the send- ff to G. Jcffreys, Wi Fishler, H:- Cornish, and T.. Walsh, who have joined the Second Expeditiona'iy Force, to take place at W. F. ITooper's Albion IHotel, to diight, at 8 o'clock sharp.
"SEND-OFF" TO VOLUNTEERS. Port Melbourne Citizens Entertain. A Happy Affair. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 5 December 1914
"SEND-OF'F"' TO VOLUNTEERS. Pdrt Melbourne Citizens Entertain. A Happy Affair. Saturday& evening marks an event which willIlong remain in our history as one of pleasure to its townspeople anid a source of-joy and comrfort to its brave soldiers who will shortly -leave our shores to fight for the coun try's glory. ii a distant land. : It was a warm sense of duty that actuated the locial council and the -Mayor's Patriotic Conmittee,; con jointly, to invite their vo!unteersmwith the Second Australian Imperial:Ex peditionary Force to meet in a fare well gathering, and the response both from the men at Broadmeadows and residents of the town proved that all were in ac'cord, and a very happy evening eventuated. Just before eight o'clock the. Naval and Military Brass Band raised en htisiasm-by marching along the main thoroughfare; playing patriotic music, followed: by. Upwards of 100 volun teers. The hall; whi'chli 'had been adorned by the ladies of the commit t·ee, looked cheerful a...
CRICKET. Preston v. North Ports. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 5 December 1914
CRICKET. P:reston v. North Ports. The North Ports played Preston, at Preston Pari, last Saturday. Robinson-(Preston) won the toss from Hughes.(North Ports), and de cided tobat. Westnmojeland and Billough opel-. ed the iiniings, and a separation was .not effected until the score reached 248. when Westimoreland wams caught ii thle slips by :Williams off Welling toll. Westmoreland phltyed a magni ficent imillpgs for 168, which included twent-'-six 4's and three 3'S. fHe scored liis first 100 in 50 minutes Only one chance is. debited against Iim--a, difficult one to Moon---when he had scoied. 90. Having taken Wecstmioreland's wicket Wellington t-hen (ansed a. sensation by bowling Odgen ilud Lavvson with the next two balls, thus seicuring the. hat-trick. Bullough and Ry;an then carried the score to 272 bef6re Ryan was well cig ht by G. Kevhoe, off Welling ton.i. Mehe~ian followed, ?and ilaYed out time, s-eorimig 39 (not out). B3ul nloumhmwhl batted all the aft.rloo." scored -100 (nbt oat...
AFFAIRS MUNICIPAL. Revenue and Expenditure Estimated. Substantial Overdraft Probable. Councillors in Committee Make Recommendation. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 5 December 1914
AFFAIRS MUNICIPAL. Revenue and Expenditure Estimated. -:Substantial' Overdraft Probable. Councillors in Committee Make :Recommendation. On Tuesday evening our. council lors in committee-coinsidered the es timates of receipts- and expeuditure for the ensuing financial -year, and decided upobnrecommending the coun cil at its meeting liext Tuesday even ing to a dopt ia. rate of 2/3 in the £, on an approximate valuiation . of £97,000. which would give a reveimue fi?om rates of £10,912. To this amount receipts:: from various sources', a list of which is tabulated below, alre estimated to yield £2,601, malking a grand total of £13,513. Against this the estiinated. expen diture for next year is set down as £14,987, which will show a deficiency of £1,474. Of this estimated defici enicy; £810 is represented: by ank oveir?ilaft fo, the financial 'year ended Septniembei 30 last, it being brought into existence through purchasing:an steam roller. The. unpaid portion of the purchase money, £100,...
Diphtheria Carriers. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 5 December 1914
Diphtheria Carriers. The report of the Health Officer (Dr. R. L.R Rosenfield) bearing upon the cost of swabbing and treatment. thereafter of children ascertained to be carriers of diphtheria, came up for consideration by councillors on Tuesday. The opinion generally ex pressed was that the proposal, thouigh necessary, could not be borne by the municipality on account of,the mon etary outlay involved, roughly esti mated by the HeaIlth Officer at £400. The MayIor, who is delegate on the conference, said hle had told the mem bers that Port Melbourne was not ji 'a.position to carlrv out swabbing on the basis suggested ald h'id otled' against it. MIalvern;, Richmond, and South M·elbouine had addopted the re commendations in their entirety. The decision arrived at wnS that the coun be recommended to inform the cois cil be recommended to inform the conference that Port Melbourne was not ill a- fiinncial position to under take the suggestion.
MIDNIGHT "MUSIC." And Subsequent Proceedings. Involves £5 Fine. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 5 December 1914
MIDNIGHT "MUSIC." And Subsequent Proceedings. Involves £5 Fine. Several prosecutions have followed cyentualities on the !light of Novem ber 4th, when Constables Synuot and Croft were ilttracted from Bay-street to where they heard an naccordion giving out mirth to a full accompani ment of male voices, ini the vicinity of Graham-street railway station. Pos sibly such a merry ??party at similar amusement in daylight would create laughter, but the hour they chose was a iuairter to one o'clock in the morning-wheli pbople.favor sleep to music, however eloquent. The constables cqme up with the crowd at the corner of Graham and Princes streets, and dispersed it. H-arold Lemidinghan, who resides in Princes-street, wasv plaving the ac cordion, and evidently gave cause for a'rest, for, from what Constable Syn not said last ~Ionday, when giving evidence agaiust :LeIdinghamn on a charge of behavi;ig in 'an offensive manner, he struggled violeatly and broke away. There 'was a rush for Jennings' y...
Rubbish Bins Compulsory. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 5 December 1914
Rubbish Bins Compulsory. .The Board of Healthli which seenis to be brim full of suggestions, has in-: structed our Council to make a by law compelliuig ratepayers to provide proper receptacles with a cover for thle deposit of household refuse. No complaint cail be levelled against the Board for its attitude in this regard. Illi deciding to conform with what is required, the committee will recom mend to the council on Tuesday that a maximium fine of. £5 be fixed for a breach of the by-law. This ivill em power magistrates, to impose very nominal fines if thought desirable. Ad first-class iron bin, with a secure coavei is always stocked by Messrs. J. E. Earl, Pt., Ltd. of Bay-street, and can lIe had for .a few shillings, according to size.
ORIGINAL POETRY. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 5 December 1914
ORIGINAL POETR'Y. The followinlg lines, from the pen of Mr. W. McGowan, of Park-street, South Melbourne, will be appreciated by our readers, particularly the Scotch folk: "AE NITCHT WI' BURNS." The night I met Mac Dougall wat The last one of the year. His ship had-just arrived in port, And so the coast was clear! Oh, Melbourne girls were fair to see And we were doing fine, Mac vowed his drinks were "uneo guid," I found no fault with mine. The hours sped on, 'twas getting late, Lights vanished here and there, The pubs were closed, and arm in arm We strolled-a happy pair. We reached a spot-I know it well, But quite .~eserted then Where lovdrs \m'et on Sunday nighty. And Racurr~ uone at ten.. •We sat 'ear-Biuis's '.Monuinent, Aiid I pr- nose0 a Toast, " When suddendfl1-ac stared aghast, As tho' he'd seen a ghost. "Wha's he?-"' cried Mac, and pointed to The Figure looming there: "That's Bobbie Burns, the Poet, man, Your Countryman from Ayr." "Step doon," said Mae, "and hae a drap; Up th...
Drainage Into Lagoon. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 5 December 1914
Drainage Into Lagoon. In consequlence of a complaint, voiced by the Port Melbourne Yacht Club, regardinlg. destructive matter being discharged into. the lagoon, whereby boats are discoloured, the sanitary inspectbi' has made investi galtions, As the result, ai firm in the vicinity has promised. to prevent any objectionable liquid.. being drained therein,
DESTRUCTION IN RESERVES. Councillors Discuss. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 5 December 1914
DESTRUCTION IN RESERVES. 4-" Councillors Discuss. Vandalism in our public reserves was again brought under notice of councillors on Tuesday evening, when the town clerk reported that vahlable young trees had been broken down during night time. Cr. Sinclair said that no one was, supposed to enter the reserves after closing hours. "Only lovers," remarked Cr. Howe. amidst some laughter. Cr. Page tliought it would be preferable to leave the reserves open altogether to the present anirangement, a view hich was generally supported, prb viding the gardens were illuminated with electricity. A good suggestion from Cr. Gill was that a vigilance committee. vested with similar power to what had been granted the fore shore vigilance committee, should be formed of ratepayers living in the vicinity of the reserves. By this means miscreants would be more readily detected and punished. Cr. Tucker seconded Cr. Gill's reconm mendation. which will be broughnt be fore council for ratification. In the me...
Miniature Rifle Shooting. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 5 December 1914
Miniature Rifle Shooting. Local A.N.A. members in the mini ature rifle comlpetition fired against Fitzroy in the semi-final match last. Wednesday night, Fitzroy proving themselves the more accurate.in the shooting. .The scores were: Fitzroy, 166; Ports, !61. For the latter,.W. W.: Walters, 24, T. Ptage. S. Prest, T. I. Greeu. A. Paterson. and A. Taylor made 23 each. The finil match, be tween -itzrdy and Brunswick, will be fired at the Port Melboune mini ature range oli Wednesday evening. at 8 p.m. "
Balaclava Helmet. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 5 December 1914
Balacldva Helmet. SPer favor of Miss Holmes, we pub Alish the following, which .will put knitters in the way of inmaking Bala clava helmets, always so useful and comforting where the cold prevails: :"'Use No. 7 or 8 -needles. Cast oi 72 stitches and knit inribs of 3 stitches plain and 3 purl for 35 rowvs. Next knit 57 stitclhes, still in ribs, -then tiuni aiid knit 42. You now 'iave 15 stitches unknitted at each end of pin, which can be- slipped to t\o. spare 'pinls o? -pieces of .string, as they will liol be wanted for a time; Continue str iight on ribs for 36 rows. 'T'hen proceed to .hap-e the head piece thns--Knit-in fiibs 39 stitches, leaving i stitches at the end. Turn and knit 36 stitches leaving 3 at the end. Turn and knit 33 leaving 6 at the end. Tuin and knit 30 leaving 6 at the end. Tirn and knit 27 leaving 9 at the end. Tuirn and knit 24 leav ing 9 at the end. Turn and knit 21 leaving 12 at tlhe end. Turn and knit 18 leaving 12 at the end. Turn and knit 15 leaving. 15 at ...
A Noisy Implement. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 5 December 1914
A Noisy Implement. A drop,-head lhammner, whlich does service in an ir'onworkel?s establish nient in the town. seems t6 cause an noyance to residents in the .neighboi~ hood. The Mayor, oln Tuesday night, drew councillors' attelltion, through a complaint voiced to him, and it wars then ascertained that complhints had been made to mot of the coinicillors at tlic table. One councilloi' remniark ed that the hammer had 1.een christ ened by residents in the lieighborhood. as an "infernal machine," and was stated to have shook their houses to the foundation. Councillors agreed tlha.t if a iiiisance existed, the remedy was in the hands of aggrieved pel; I sons.,
Estimates for Year Ending September, 1915. RECEIPTS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 5 December 1914
Estimates for Year Ending Septeinmber, 1915. RECEIPTS. Aetual.Est't 'd. 1913-14.1914-15. £ 7£ Rates Arrears . .. : 26. 25 Rates Interest . ... 14 . 12 Rights-of-Way . . . 3 . 2 Asphalt Paving. . .... 52 . 40 M-arket Dues (Net) . . 18 . 15 Market Leases..... 164 . 300 Rent, WeighbHidge . . . 3 . 5 Licenses: Hackney Car • riages . .. . .-. .... 53 . - 46 Licenses: Publicans': .-. 1,022 .1,022, LieesnestNlroxious Trades 27 . 29 Dogs"(Net) . : : :. . . :40 . 40 Weights and Measures. 33 . '30 Building Feos'...; .. . . 15 ; 10 Polfce Fines : ...... 70 - 70 Miscellaneous.. . . ... 24 20 Joint Works, Williams town Conncil.... . 310 . 300 Joint Works, Williams town Council ... . .- . 165 Reconstruction Work .. Government Grant Re serves .... ..- . -39 . 30 Tip.. ........ 13 . 12 Sale of Sand ...... 137 . 100 A sphalt Repairs .... 6 -.- 5 Excelsior Hall- ...... 112 . 80 Town Hall ......- . 191 . 180 D.R.O. Office, Rent . .-. - 60 Steam Roller Hire . .. 9 . 10 Current Rate of 2/3 in the £ on V...
ESTIMATED EXPENDITURE. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 5 December 1914
EBSTIATED - EXUlPENDITURE. Acetual.Est't'd. S .1913-14.1914-15. Bank OVerdraft, 1/10/14 -- 810 Interest on Overdraft . 89 . 130 Loans, Repayments, ete. 1355 . 1355 Wages . :. . . .... 3496 . 3460 Salaries. . . ..... ... 1081 . 1120 M?ayor's Allowance . . 100 . 100 Aiiditor . -. ,. . 26 . 35 Spawls:General Account 1951 . 1900 'Breakers: . General Ac - 'count . . . . . . . 1296 . 1425 Carting Metal . . .... . 306 . 310 Williamstown Road . 564 . 570. Williamstowh Road: :Re- : construction 'Work . ·- . 330 Asphalt: ...... .. . 217 . 230 Horse Hire, Contract . .448 . 420 Miscellaneous Expenses 21 . 20 WVorks Sundries (Inc. . - Scaveniging Tip, Wa tering, etc.) . .. . 96 . 100 R?eserves .': . .. . .. 76 . 75 Ingles-street West . . 31 . 30 Law Expenses . . . . . 25 ; 25 Steam Roller Contract . :900 . 100 Steam Roller Mainten ance...'...... 25 . . 50 Pumping Station 61 . 60 Street Lighting . . 922 . 1000 Library . .82 . 90 Town Hall Offices . . . 140 . 80 Excelsior Hall . .. . . 116 . 40 En...