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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. POLICE PROTECTION AT ARMADALE. [Newspaper Article] — The Prahran Telegraph — 13 April 1889
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. POLICE PROTECTION AT ARIIA DALE. Sir,-- enclor e copy of letter receivel by meo from the Chief Commissioner of Police. Yours truly, JAMES WIGIITON. Chancery-lane, Melbourne. April 10th, 1889. (corr.) Melbourne, April 10th, 1880. Bir,-In reply to your letter of the 3rd instant, I g to inform you that an extr onollstable ha? lren prorided for Armorale. I hve the honor too, Sir, Your most obedient sermvat, H. M. CnoMLer, Chief Commlssloner of Polieo.
THE CONTRIBUTOR. BOTH SIDES OF THE WALL. [Newspaper Article] — The Prahran Telegraph — 13 April 1889
THE CONTRIBUTOR. BOTH SIDES OF THE WALL. [BY THE MAN ON TOP.] The Earl of Onslow has already attained colonial fame. In the few days of his exis tence on Australian shoreshe has discovered that Australians "are not given to exhibit ing pushinig self-assertion," and that they "are not given to blow." Let Anthony Trollope hide his distinguished heall. The commoner's slanders have been answered iy the peer. And we never blow, do we e Well, hardly ever. It will strike people that Lonl Onslow, while he may have the " Democratic vigor" which is accredited to him, is at the same time not wholly desti tute of soft soap. I'raran fathers and mothers have good cause to be proud of their little folk. The children's concert in the Town-hall, so well described in your last issue, was a credit to the young people. But why, in this fair land of of ours, where war and tyrrany and bloodshed is unknown, shouhl we teach our little people to sing the song of despairing France--a song which found its bir...
THE LOCAL EIGHT HOURS PROCESSION. [Newspaper Article] — The Prahran Telegraph — 13 April 1889
THE LOCAL EIGHT HOURS PROCESSION. Thle delegates of the Phratlra Painters' society, waited on the Progressive Car penter's Society on Wete?dneay evening to iuform them that the liricklayero' Society refustl to turn out on account of thn trams, ald the Amalgamoated Carpenters coual not touch their funds for such a purpose, antd aking the Progressive Carpenters' Society if they would, with the assistance of the Painters' Society, carry out the local pjoocee?so, alnd it was deidetd to carry it out. Several members spoke on the sub ject, and statal that they were snrprisecd at twoeocietics backing out of it. MIeuro. ltallus and Del were instrulctal to wait on the Mayor to ask his permission to march on eight hours lay (20th inst.,) nand evcry success was wished to thie two ociteties, Painters and lrogressive Car pentero.
AS WE GO TO PRESS. [Newspaper Article] — The Prahran Telegraph — 13 April 1889
AS WE GO TO PRESS. Footbdllcrs should read nn announce ocnt of Mlessrs. .T A. IRobertson, 1535 High street, St. Kilda, appearing elsewhere in this isue. Owing to prceure on our space, we have been compelled to hold over the St. KIlda police report of Friday's proceedings, the Pcrhmn dramatic club cnltrtainment, the school children's picnic to Monlialloc, and othcr itcms of nows, which will appear in our lext Wednellay's is-nc. As will ho secn by an advertisemcnt else where, Mr. C. Voitch opens his ' nonparcil pork butchering nud small goods establish ment," 178 Chapel-street, Windsor, this afternoon, at 5 p.m. Glance through the listof French, Gcrmnn, nod English goods, numecrated in tile advcrtisement, and then visit the shop.
DEPARTURE OF CR. J. C. RICHARDSON. RESIGNATION OF HIS POSITION AS ST. KILDA COUNCILLOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Prahran Telegraph — 13 April 1889
DEPARTURE OF CR. J. C. RICHARDSON. RIESIGNATIONOF HIII POSITION AS ST. KILDA COUNCILLOt. We understand that Cr. J. C. Richardson, of St. Kilda, has departed on a visit to Europe, which will be of six months' dur ation, and that lie has sent in his resig nation as a councillor to the borough council. Certainly this is an honorable amd manly mode of procedure; but twhile admitting that, as a general rule, the rinciple is good, we think, all circum ltances considered, the West ward rate iayers wouhld be pleased were the council to tnanimously grnt six months' leave of abence to Cr. Richardson in lieu of nccept ing this resignation. The gentleman'r de tarture is partly on account of ill-healtll tnd partly business. The directors of the City of Melbourne BIuitling Society, of vhich he .c secretary, Iave unanimously granted him six months' leave.
PROPOSED BALL TO MR. GEO. TURNER, M.L.A. [Newspaper Article] — The Prahran Telegraph — 17 April 1889
PROPOSED BALL TO MR. GEO. TURNER, M.L.A. Bletween thirty and forty reprpsentative citizens of St. Kilda met on Mooday cvcen Ing las at Mr. George Vale Linton's auction r0on)s, 71 Iligh-street, for the pur pose of discussing ways and means best adapted for expressing the appreciation by the ratepayers of Cr. and Mor. Turneros hospitality while in oflice as Mayor and Mayoress of St. Kilda. Mr. John Munday having begot voted to the chair, explained that it was intended to tender a banquet to Mr. Turner, M.L.A., but, in his qpinion, that was the most selfish form of presenta tion which they could give. IHe favored a return bll as being the best, couplecl with a presentation of value to Mrs. Turner, who he felt assourl would value It highly, as coming front the ratepayers and citizens generally, and, as thlese view met with general approtbtion, it was decided that the recognition should be given in the form of a ball and prerenta tion. Tihe chairman then called for nonti nations for a st...
THE PULPIT. SOUTH YARRA BAPTIST CHURCH. [Newspaper Article] — The Prahran Telegraph — 17 April 1889
THE PULPIT. SOUTH YARRA BAPTIST CHURCHI. A tea and public meeting was held in the above church on the 9th inst., for the dual purpose of welcoming back the pastor (the Rev. R. Williamson), who had been away on his annual holiday,and of wishing bo~ royage to Mr. James Drew, one of the founders of the church, who is about to take a trip to England, on a visit to his native land, after an absence of upwards of thirty years. IMr. John Tunrer (senior deacon) occu pied the chair, and welcomed the pastor on behalf of the Church, while Messrs. Waite, Gibson, Lloyd, Stephens, Chambers and Lavander also uttered words of welcome on behalf of the various branches of the Church and Sunday-school. The pastor then took the chair vaeated by Mr. Turner, and, after returning thanks, presented SMr. Drew with a handsome travelling-bag and rug as a token of respect by his friells, and also a fraternal letter of greeting to the Baptist Church worshipping at Back street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, of which bo...
DISTRICT NEWS. OAKLEIGH. [Newspaper Article] — The Prahran Telegraph — 17 April 1889
DISTRICT NEWS. OAKLEIGH. -4- [FROM OUR OWN CORREBPONDENT.] Last Wedlnelay night, 10th inst., a con cert was given in the Mechanics' Institute in aid of the Roman Catholic Church, which was not very well attended owing to the uncertain weather. A very nice concert was held at Clay tons-road, on Thursday night, 11th inst., on behalf of the lawn tennis eltu ; the hall was well filled, and the audience were en thusiastic inl their applause. Carl William Schulz, was brought before WV. Ingrain anod G. Barrow, J's'., last Mon day, when a special court was held. He will take his trial at the General Sessions. The man who was found in a dying con dition in Drummond-street, died while he was being removed to MJr. Gregory's hotel. No clue could be found as to who he was until the next day, when a Mrs. Keenan, of Richmond, identified him as herhushand. Several of the Oakleigh residents are anxious to know if it wouldn't be possible during the winter months to have " assem blies." The Miechanics...
OBNOXIOUS MISSIONARIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Prahran Telegraph — 17 April 1889
OBNOXIOUS MISSIONARIES. Sir,-From enclosed extract from to night's (Monday's) Herald, you will see that my letter to you about the self-styled missionary in last issue is not without foundation, for fanatics of the same order are visiting 6ther suburbs. The Apostles' injunction seems to be altogether disre grnled by this class of people, "Letall things be done decently and in order." ST. JonN. The following is the extract enclosed by ur correspondent : "A mrrepondent writes:--A few evangelists have been carrying their crusade against sin to extraordinary lengths in Albert Park. When they cononed themselves towriting texts of Scrip ture on fotpaths and dad walls, no onehhad am toobjct; but now that they have resorted to ritUngsuch things as "Death," "Judgment," "Etornity," "Hell, nandsuchlikeominoousword on people's doorsteps in rgeo white letters, it si time that something wner done to put stp to It. One late gentlemon, whohd had "Deth," written up In sisinch characters on his doors...
TO THE SHOPKEEPERS OF PRAHRAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Prahran Telegraph — 17 April 1889
TO TIIHE SHOPKEEPERS OF PIiAHRAN. Sir,--I beg through the medium of your journal to bring before the shopkeepers of Plrahmn the great boon it would be to their employCs if Saturday were made a universal holiday. Being Eight Hours Day, we would be coabled to witness that magnifi cent sight; or, If indisposed so to do, we would be enabled to pay a visit to our country friends, ant to come back refreshed to our labors in the city by the extra holi day. Trusting that some abler hand will take up the strain, and canvass the em ployers, and thanking you in anticipation, Yours truly, QaoEle6' AeIsTA T. Chapel-street, tSth April, [We enquirej at the Prahuan Tqwyq.hall to see if the mayor had povey to proclaim a local holiday under the Shops and Fac tories Act, and t ere informed by MIr. Ely, town clerk, thalt t would be necessary to procure i50 shopkcepcer' names to a petition to the mayor asking for th1 ! hlidgy, when tlis lP'opel'ip could obtain authority from the Clhief Secretary's depar...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — The Prahran Telegraph — 17 April 1889
OxcR in six or seven years our desire for ultra-nimproved sanitatioli becomes outrageous. 'o cannlot suffer the by gieni laws to be violated. We must make a firm stand against thelgeneran tion of disease. We must teach insani tarianos that the people of the queen city of the south and its suburbs appreciate the iinljortance of healthful cleanliness. Accordingly, some unfortunate man, in iso respect worse than hundreds of others whoso offences lhave been treated with lenity, is singled out as an expia tory sacrifice. These observations are adapted from those of a celebrated author because they apply admirably to the recent severity manifested by the adjudicating magistrates at the 1Mal vernpolice-court against soine luckless property-owners, swho were offered as the "expiatory sacrifice " on the occa sion. They had not complied with the previous order of the court to form, "pave, and leel 'ertain private streets, and they were fined most severely, the penalties ranging from £30 to f5...
MR. S. L. CHAPMAN'S COMMITTEE. [Newspaper Article] — The Prahran Telegraph — 17 April 1889
MR. S. L. CHAPMAN'S COMMITTEE. -4- Sir,-Surely, in these days when we hear so much about the sancity of politics, the purity of public life, anl the nobility of our parliamentary institutions, it is to be expected that aspirants to such transcendent dignities, will have their lives unsullied by corruption and free from the taint of political jobbery. But when we come to refleecct upon the incidents connected with the campaign just completed, one is shocked amd disgusted to find that all the loftiest attributes of public life have been dis graced, degraded, and transgressed. As one who is thoroughly acquainted with thedo. ings and practices of Mr. Chapman's late executive committec--I was engaged to sup port Mr. Chapman by AMr. Hyslop, J.P., and Mr. Felstead-I wish to offer afew remarks in reference to the quarrel which occurred between Mr. W. O. Coulson and Messrs Hyslop, J.P.,and Felstcad (who, by the way, constituted the so-called executive). At first I was inclined to join in the...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — The Prahran Telegraph — 17 April 1889
THE P'IRAOItA ElrOTnIo LIOIIT CO., LTD., is being formed for the puirpose of establishing and maintaining a central station itll i'hrn, from which will, he sulpplied thetleitridliglit to jprivate houses, etc., oil eactly similar conditions as gas light is now supplied by gas comlpanies, with ttht addition of a great Imany well known advantages which the electric light possesses over tile old illuminant. The system to be used will enable the company to supply electric lights anywhere within tile district of Plahrnl, South Yarmr, etc., from its central station. This will be done by meens of thin aerial wires placed on telegraph poles. Meters will be placed in tile eonsumrers' houses, by meIIIrI of which the amount of light used will be registeredl. It will thus be seen that tile electric light will be placed ol it more advanitageous footing than the pIresnct gas light Is, as tile new illumoinant can be supplied just as eheaply and successfullyt at Balaclavo, Malverrn, licrhmorld etc.,...
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. GEORGE MACKIE MUSICAL UNION. [Newspaper Article] — The Prahran Telegraph — 17 April 1889
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. GEORGE MACKIE MUSICAL UNION. Sir,-On behalf of the above Union, I thank you for your favorable notice of our conecrt. This was our first public appear. anee, and we passed through the ordeal fairly well. I am glad, however, your re porter heard Messrs. Higgins and Close sing upon that oceasion, for our musical director was in a bit of a fix, as neither of those performers put in an appearance at the Mechanics'Institute on the evening of the 11th inst.; but, an your musical scribe has it they were there, of conrse my crowd must have been wool-gathering. Thanking you in anticipation for inserting this letter, I remain, yours, etc., JoHN GEORGE, Secretary George Maekie Musical Union.
PARS PITHILY PUT. [Newspaper Article] — The Prahran Telegraph — 17 April 1889
PARS PITHILY . PUT. 8-8 . ..... lHot X buns.. Easter's here. Willieh's Banquet. Land boom election to-day. Tarneos apri.sinatieon ald ball.-----.- - Olance down our telephone column. Cr. Richardson's resignation accepted. Eeterolenaryioa cfitjI?hilda.bWro14h. it[aYol Ia ri Etl' ib.d. oft er - Pramhranl-- Dmmntic-lub- entertainment very fair. lWhamt i bout the Pmlhmra Masonic Iall Company I nleai?tiful music in the Victoria Ganrden next Sunday.. : The Lady Mayoress of Prahran's rreep. "oa--24th inst. SOakleigh Amateur Athletic club sDorts on Easter Monday. ; The eastern nnd soutllern suburbs have had a water fanmine. Don't worry about your gas bill after you have moide light fit. A.N.A.social list night in lPralran Town hall-report in Saturnlay's issue. SThe pictures most frequently seen in the papers just eow are Cabinet sighs. Messrs. D.'Willderand J. M. Davies con testants for South Yarra province. The Chronii.ki(l-Dlxon,Davies, Beatty. The Chrlonic-e i'kle-Beatty, Davies, Dixon. ...
PRAHRAN DRAMATIC CLUB'S PERFORMANCE. "THE ROSE OF ETTRICK VALE." [Newspaper Article] — The Prahran Telegraph — 17 April 1889
PRAH:RAN DRAMATIC CLUB'S p.ERFORMANCE. "THE ROSE OF ETTRICK VALE." The. Prahran Towm-hall was well-filled last Friday evening to witness the latest production by our local dra matice club. The drama chosen was e Scotch play, with t?e n-gn.oon~np n title of "The Ilose of Ettrick Vale," the leading parts, viz., that of Laurette, the bride of the borders and the bone of con tention, was personatel by Miss Gerald, who was well sustained by Mr. J. McCloy, as Wandering Steenic, Bed Ronaldl by Mr. T. Inglis, Mr.T. Macdonall as Guy, and Mr. J. Carroll as Albert. The play itself is of tho composite order of architecture, haying in its make up, which is suippoedl to emanate mostly from the Highlands or borders, a mixture of very " Italianish" looking briganda, whose graceful slouch hats were supplied by those broad-brim felt capillary pieces mostly affected by the genial larri kin, together with other incongrulties alto gether out of place with Scotch surround ings, but the performers were re...
PRAHRAN STATE SCHOOL CHILDREN'S PICNIC. [Newspaper Article] — The Prahran Telegraph — 17 April 1889
PRAHRAN STATE SCHOOL CHILDREN'S PICNIC. --- Last Friday this excursion to 3Mordialloc, arranged and carried out by the Pralran board of advice and the head teachers of the four local state schools, took place. It wasa t.osuccessful affair, for about 3,500 children attended, whereas the school. teachers only estimated that 1,800' would be present, and thie board provided for 2,000. Under the cir~umstances ttoe pro. visions were not as plentifult as they otherwise would have been, but taken altogether the catering was quite patls. factory. Messrs Hendy, Simpson, Furneaux, Watson, and Coulson, members of tile board, worked hard to provide enjoyment for the little ones. His Worship the Mayor and Cr. O'Dorinell attended inilhe after noon, when it was, eltinmted there where 000 adults present. Excellent music was provided by Boom's hand, and the sports and pastimes were admirably supervised and carried out. The return journey commenced ata quarter past five o'clock, and all the children w...
THE COUNCIL TABLE. ST. KILDA COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Prahran Telegraph — 17 April 1889
HE COUNCIL TABLE. ST. KILDA COUNCIL. [lly LAcob.] nctuallyata little after ight o'olock mnyoral robes enveloped the rusty Sral hoir, and tho town.clerical flowo rments rustled gently at their nacena. place opposite the mayor. At the ere tn. Turner Pilley, O'Donnell, ireumbnc Connibcre, and Jciulnfis. o it letter read was one from Cr. ,egicnarlson, resigning his position as ,itor owing to his depaerture for Or. O'Donnell, who muade a very nicely.wordnlcl little speech, said he ferd to doubly exert himself to look Iheintcrests of the west wannl rate. Sif Cr. ltichanlson applied for leave relce Instad of resignilig, but na his ml0 collcngie had expresed hIlls deter ton of reiglnig, bcingof opinion that the oly Ilonourable course he could Cr. O'Donnell said he had no option tmore that the resignation be ac with regret. The motion was se t by Cr. Pilley, and carriecl with. urther comment. now there is to be an nxtraordinary cyl and as Cr. Richardson'a termi 'i not have expired until Augu...
OUR SUBURBAN TELEPHONE. [Newspaper Article] — The Prahran Telegraph — 17 April 1889
OUR SUBURBAN TELE PHONE. Exchango-Plcasa switch us on to 116 Ohapel-street. Is Mr. W. Davies there - .Yes- but he's hard at work; engaged in his secretarial capacity. lDoyou mean he is scribbling -Yes.' SDoes aagoso lot of that, doesn't hcl- Well, yes, rather much. Last week:-:he fixed up a report of a social gathering of the Pahran tmdesmenu' club on the ware. housemen's cricket ground, got tgether a coiidted' report of n lani company meet iug, and otheritoms. Ie fancies hiinself a bit with the pen. Oh, wc knowthat. Just ask him to spare Iaso.moment,.wvill-youll- . Mr. Davire.-I'm here; but I don't want to be quizzed, I may tel you. Mr. D.-If it'd abdit the roll-stufllng, It's only. this ' Mr.D.-Aboet the water-cart 1 --No; it's only- . .. . Mr. D.-About R cr,tr tling me to "shut No; it's Mr. D.-Abott Dick ' : i No; it is not. Wa only want to know whether it's a fact you'rn going to stand as a candidate at the next Prahran municipal election I Mr. D.-Yes, I am. What's the ume of as...