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TENNIS PLAYERS. Fight to Retain Enclosure. Deputation to Council. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 26 December 1914
>TENNIS' PLAYERS. F..ht. to. Retain . Enclosure. `Deputation to Council tie fence surrounding the West Port .Oinis Club's reserve, Cr. Tucker, at a previous council committee meet mgig moved that it be removed. When brouight up at Council, however, Cr. Crichton had it referred back to com mittee, in order to hear what a depu tation of players from the West Port Tennis Club had to say. Messrs. Bond (secretary), Cross, Wood, Freame, and another member attended the Council comimnttee meet ing last week. Mir. Bond, the first to address the Council, said the deputation came to ask the Council's assistance. At present children overran their court and damaged everything they could. This would be worse if the outside fence was taken aiway. He thought the fence might be -repaired with pic kets taken from the fence around Edwards' Park. The membership of the Tennis Club was open to the pub lie. At present one of the two courts was being re-laid at a cost of £45. Mr. Cross claimed that the ...
Reports. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 26 December 1914
Reports. The Public Works' Committee re commended: 1. That the request of the Harbor Trust for permission to cross the Williamstown-road with a two-feet gauge railway, for conveyance of earth to form approaches to the new pier, be granted under supervision of the Surveyor., 2. That the Board of Public Health hie informed that the Council has al ready a by-law making necessary the provision of covers for dust boxes, and that circulars be distributed to householders warning them to keep their dust boxes covered, under pen alty. SThe report was adopted. The Finance Legislative, and Sani tary Committee recommended that general accounts amotunting to £533 14/2, and undcV electric light ac count £206/17/1, be passed for pay ment. 2. That permission be granted. to S. Patterson, to store bottles and old metals at his premises in Nelson street. I Report adopted. The sub - committee, re lagoon dredging, (Councillors Walter, Howe, and Sinclair) submitted the follow i~nn : The committee'haviug ...
CRICKET. PORT MELBOURNE v. CAMBERWELL. PORTS WIN COMFORTABLY. B. McCOLL, 8 WICKETS FOR 24 RUNS. FORMAN (CAMBERWELL), 74, NOT OUT. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 26 December 1914
CRICKET. PORT. MELBOURNE v. CAM-| BERWELL. PORTS WIN COMFORTABLY. B. McCOLL, 8 WICKETS FOR 24. RUNS. FORMAN .(CAMBERWELL), 74, SNOT OUT. Ports. and Camberwell first elevens resumed, play on the local ground, when 'thelo latter continued batting, -with -Qne wicket down for 50 runs, This promising start was not main taified, however, the remaining bats men only adding ianother 51 inns. Banlks M Coil's fine bowling was the cause of Camberwell's collapse-. Seinding down 84 balls, he secured eight wickets for 24 runs. Lusch (from the second eleven) took the other two wickets. Being 125 runs in arrears opi the first innings, Camberwell followed on, and inr their second attempt with the bat. scored 233 runs for seven wi kets. Forman batted in grand style for 74 not out? He hit fnine 4's, and gav?e .no chainces. Huughes compiled wit out a chance before he was caught by St. John off B. MdColl, while most of -the other batsmefi got double-figure entries. Numerous bowlers were tried by Ports' ...
Market Building Leases. Early Closing of Small Goods Shops. Reports and Lagoon Cleansing. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 26 December 1914
Market Building Leases. Early Closing of Small Goods Shops. Reports and Lagoon Cleansing. The ordinary fortnightly meeting of the Town Council was held in the chanibers on Tuesday evening, Mayor Smith presiding. There were also present: Crs. Page, Tucker, Crichton, Howe, Morris. and Sinclair. Shops in Market Buildings. The Standard Mutual Building Society, which controls three shop premises in Market-buildings, made a suggestion to the Council that in, lieu of effecting repairs to the pre mises stipulated, it was prepared to surrender its lease immediately, and that the rentals, which would, under the circumstances, go to the Council, should enable any repairs or altera tions being done.. At the time the Mayor proposed that an estimate of the cost of necessary renqvations be prepared, and - this, when submitted to the Council, appeared to exceed the value of he unexpired lease. It was therefore ecci e 0 1 offer submitted. The Equity Trustees Co., as exe cutors of W. P. Buckhurst's e...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 26 December 1914
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OBSCENE LANGUAGE. In Wife's Presence. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 26 December 1914
OBSCENE LANGUAGE. In Wife's Presence. Walter Reinal Earle, 35 years of age, was called at the local court on Monday to answer a charge of using obscene language in Raglan-street, on the 19th December.' Constable Mathieson said Mrs. Earle complained to him in regard to her husband's conduct, and he went to their residence at 99 Raglan street, where Earl made use of most obscene expressions reflecting on his wife. Accused did not appear, but wrote a letter, pleading guilty to "swear ing," and expressing regret. He ex plained that he had been working short time, but had commenced work that morning, and to attend the court would mean losing his employment. A fine of 40/-, or 14 days, was iinpqsed.
PORT MELBOURNE YACHT CLUB. Werribee Race. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 26 December 1914
PORT MELBOURNE YACHTCLUB. Werribee Race. The annual race for club boats-to Werribee was held on Saturday last. The course was from the Lagoou to the Reeds, a distance of, roughly, 20 miles. The day was an excellent one for the purpose, the wind being out of the sQuth-east and just sufficiently strong to permit of all the boats carrying full sail: Alf. Drew, an old time yachtsman, acted as starter and got the boats away in the following order:-Myra at 2 p.m., Winsome at 2.5, Frolic at.2.15, C.J.-M. and Val kyrie at 3 p.m., while the Rambler, which was not ready at her appoint ed hour, of 2.35 p.m., did not get away till 2.50 p.m.- The direction of the wind necessitated all the boats making a couple of boards to wea ther the Gellibrafid, but were then able to make the Werribee on one long leg on the port tack. The For lic began early to overtake the limit boats, and eventually passed them be fore reaching Point Cook, She en tered the river first and reached the -S~irtr3- ~imp-n t.. 4f...
MILK UNDER STANDARD. Wholesale Dairyman Fined. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 26 December 1914
MILK UNDER STANDARD. Wholesale Dairyman Fined. Usually when dairymen selling milk from door to door are detected with milk which does not comply with the standard, they are prose cuted, and at least the suspicion of having interfered with the milk rests on their shoulders. That they are not always to blame was evidenced by a prosecuition against a wholesale dairyman before the local court on Monday, when Robert Smith, dairyman, of Epping, appeare, to answer a charge of hav ing sold milk below the standard in fatty solids. Percival Gilbert Lennox, inspector to the Board of Health, said at- 2 o'clock on the afternoqn of the 12th November he stppped a waggon pro ceeding.along Bridge-street on which were loaded a number of cans. From a 50-quart can labelled "R. Smith, No. 28, 50 quarts," hlie abstracted three pints of milk, and on it being analysed the spiaple proved to, be 4.29 per, cent. deficient iii fatty sol .ids. The defendant, costinued the witness, interviewed the chief of his' ...
LOAN PROPOSAL. For Town Improvement. Council Will Accept £14,000 at 4½ Per Cent. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 26 December 1914
LOAN PROPOSAL. For Town Improvement. Council Will Accept £1429000 at 41 Per Cent. Further consideration was given by the Town Council on Tuesday even ing to the proposal formulated by the Lord Mayor at the instigation of Mr. Hagelthorn, Minister for Public Works, that providing the Govern ment would lend £300,000 or £350,000 at 4- or 4~ per cent.,. municipalities should borrow the -money for the purpose of providing employment in the undertaking of public works. SThe suggestion was unanimously agreed to in committee, and the re commendation camne before the coun cil for adqption., Ratepayers are' aware that' the Council approved of a schedule of works in July last, and whilst nego tiating for an amount of £14,000 t.hrough the Commonwealth Banik, the war broke out, when ' niegotiations ceased. Councillors a?a? ..onsiect. the:: s~cnedu~le ann ageed that thie Mayor should approach the Minister through the Lord Mayor with a view of lor rowing £14,000, providing the rate of interest did ...
AROUND THE CHURCHES. Graham-street, Methodist. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 26 December 1914
AROUND THE CHURCHES. Graham-street, Methodist. On Sunday. 27th, the Rev. T. G. Trueman will discourse during the morning service, and Mr. J. H. Beth eras. M.A., at 7 p.m. On the 3rd January, the Rev. C. Tregear, and Mr. J. Simmonds, from England, will take the morning and evening services respectively. The fixtures for the 10th and 17th January, also appear in the church notice. The Rev. R. S. Joyce left on Thurs day by the Lady Loch for Swan Island. where he will act as chaplain to the Naval Reserve Forces. After wards hlie will enjoy a short iest at Dromana. Presbyterian. The services at the Presbyterian Church last Saljbath were well at tended, the preachers being greatly appreciated. On Sunday, services will be held as usual, the evening subject being "The Lost Post."
THE RATE. Half-Crown Proposal Rejected. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 26 December 1914
THE RATE. Half-Crown Proposal Rejected. The rate for the Town of Port Mel bourne has been fixed at 2/3 in the £ for the current year, although the es tiinated expenditure indicates an overdraft at the bank to square, up accounts on September 30th uext. On Tuesday at the Council meet ing, the Mayor submitted the follow ing order of the day for boifirma tion : 1. That in order toraise the sum of £10,912, required by the Council for the year 1914-15, as shown by the estimates approved of by the Council on 8th December, 1914, a general i'fate of two shillings and threepence. (2/3)' in the pound ster ling, on an assessment of the an nual value of all rateable property in the town, as described in the valua tion for year 1914-15, be made and levied upon all such property for the year ending 30th September, 1915, and to be due and payable in one amount on 23rd December, 1914, and such gene al~rate . hereby it ad e ="?=Mca- ?c~dec cgr.y- 9Y-=' -- . . S2. That William Watson, rate col Slecto...
[?]LOW. Cost Subscribed and Drawing Submitted. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 26 December 1914
Cost Subscribed and Drawing Submitted. To commemorate his very brilliant stewardship whilst Vicar at Holy Trinity, it was decided to invite sub scriptions from those associated with the church, and *erect a reredos in memory of the Rev. H. S. Hollow, M.A.. who is now in the Master's ser vice at Geelong. The Rev: Mr. Hollow was extremely popular with all classes in Port Mel bourne, which enabled him to receive a backing of support to anything he took in hand, unprecedented in the towvn's history. His departure was the subject of general regret, but friends devised a scheme to mark their appreciation of well-(borne ef forts. This is to take the form of a rere dos, to be constructed in blackwood. Now that the amount required, £50, has been sul$cribed, an order has been given for the work to be pro ceeded with, and already a drawing has been submitted by Mr. W. R. But. struetiou. This "has yet to, be ap proved of by the Vicar, the Vestr, and Archbishop. Should their ideas. coincide with...
PORT MELBOURNE TENNIS CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 26 December 1914
PORT MELBOURNE TENNIS CLUB. Mr. A. A. Bond, honorary secre tary to the Port Melbourne Tennis Club, writes to say that new. menm bers will be welcomed, and assures residents that it is their: endeavor to make the club what it should be in a democratic commuitnity; "the peo ple's club," in which members receive the same treatment without discrimi nation. The subscription is reason able, and if a larger membership is attained the club would be enabled to maintain the court in a.manner which should b)e appreciated by those who indulge in the game of tennis. The council on Tuesday evening de tided to support the proposal to borrow f14,000 from the Government to carry out a schedule of new works. On this provision is made for £110 for the purpose of beautifying the reserve on which the court stands. United efforts may convert the present eyesore to a thing of beauty.
MAYOR'S GREETINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 26 December 1914
MAYOR'S GREETINGS. Before parting on the final meeting of the Council for the year, the Mayor took the 6pportunity of wish ing councillors a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year. The present had been a tough year so far as municipal work was concerned, but he would say with con fidence that councillors had acted in the best interests of ratepayers. He trusted that the good feeling which had obtained so long wbuld continue. Councillors,. in responding to the greeting from the Mayor, eulogised him on the splendid manner in which he was acquitting himself as Mayor of the town, and expressed the hope that at the end of his term of office the geod feeling which he had engen dered would still be with them. An adjournment was then made to the M?ayor's room.
MAYOR'S PATRIOTIC COMMITTEE Present Effort Closed. Will Assist Workless Later. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 26 December 1914
MAYOR'S PATRIOTIC COMMITTEE Present Effort Closed. Will Assist Workless Later. The Iocal Mayor's Patriotic Com mittee, which has worked with real ze.L since the outbreak of hostilities in Europe, decided at its last meeting to close the fund for the present at all events, so far as support to the Lord Mayor's fund is concerned. Be-' sides the vast amount of useful gar ments which the committee has made an4 forwarded for the comfort of our troops abroad, it has accumu lated £319/7/8, which stands to its credit at the Port Melbourne Savings Bank. It will be transferred to the Lord Mayor'o fund, which now totals over £150,000. The committee has not disbanded -far from it. It was recogdiisedt that aii important service could be rendered the community if a move ment was started for the purpose of assisting the. workless, or their de pendants, during the coming year, consequently an adjournment until the first week in February was agreed to. After meeting the money raised will be applied ...
ELECTRIC SPARKS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 26 December 1914
ELECTRIC SPARKS. We wish our readers the season's compliments. Receipts from a Christmas Tree at Holy Trinity school hall, last Sat urday, realised £10: School children in Port Melbourne gathered 613 eggs, for the "Port boys" at Broadmeadows. The Waterman Benefit Committee will meet on Thursday next, at 8 o'clock, at Cave's Victoria Hotel, Bay street. A letter from Mr. M. Coimniffhas been received. Being too late for insertion this week it will appear in our next issue. Pennant cricket matches will be ceased for two Saturdays (to-day and next week). Engagements will be resumed on 9th January. Secretary Conniff, objected to as secretary to the local Labor Leagie, hastily left the meeting on. Monday night in possession of the branch's books. T~he Mayor (Cr. Smith) and Mr. Geo. Sangster, M.L.A., have been de puted to ineryiew "Mr. Hagelthorn, our foreshore. Referring to the Christmuias season the Rev. Landels writes:-"Whilst it is a time for encouraging exhortation it should be of much...
DISPLAY BY CHILDREN. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 26 December 1914
XISPLAY BY CHILDREN. ?On Wednesday week, the Town Hall ,was well filled b; an interested audi ence to witness the aunnuail display by pupils of Miss Dorothy Gladstone. The concert was opened with a song, entitled, "The Navy," by Miss Hazel Jobson, the item being applauded. A song and dance, entitled "My' Wee Australian Lassie," given by Misses E. Hallow and E. McDougal, was one of the favorites of the night. Other items were: Song, "Tipperary," by Gladys Stevenson; dance "La Cigale" by Rene Bainbridge; cake walk by little Noel Mitz; fancy dance, by little Gertie Callender; songs by Misses E. Harlow. and Lily Patter son; duett by J. Shaw and D. Green wood; song and dance by Rita and Sylvie McFarlane; song by Thelma Taylor; dance, by C. M'Dougal, and fancy dance by ' Emily Dorking. Other wee performers were: L. Mitz. Vera Ryan, Tesel Hart, F'lorrie An derson, Ruby Buckley, Jean Sitling ton, Alice Stroud, Ruby M'Gee, Vio let Driver, Marion Wild, Thelma Wen nan, Lydia Moyes, Ivy Humphre...
CARTER FINED. Sand Dug on Williamstown-road. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 26 December 1914
CARTER FINED. Sand Dug on Williamstown-road. Before Messrs. Testro (chairman) and Crichton, J.'sP.. at the Port Mel bourne court on Monday, Edward Joseph Chevasse was charged with removing sand from Williamstown road in Fishermen's Bend without permission from the council. Mr. W. E. Pearcey appeared on behalf of the Port Melbourne Council. F. C. Gillies, Crown lands bailiff, said on the 26th November, he saw defendant digging sand 'inside the boundary on the Williamstown-road. When spoken to he had no excuse to offer, but offered to tip the sand if no prosecution followed. Defezidant did tip the load. Mr. A. V. Heath certified to the road extending 41 feet on each side of the pitchers. No permission had been given to defendant to remove sand in the vicinity. Chevasse. on oath, said the sand he loaded had been dropped by sand carters and some drift sand, and termed it "dirty, loomy stuff." He contended that it was practically his own property, because it had been dropped by carters. ...
THE TRAMWAYS. Municipal or Government Control. Discussion by Councillors. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 26 December 1914
THE TRAMWAYS. Municipal or Government Control. Discussion byCouncillors. The Tramway Company's leases of the various lines of cable tramway expire in July, 1916. The belief has always prevailed that the tramways would revert to the - eleven mu nicipalities who guaranteed the £1,650,000 expended hi their con struction, Port Melbourne being amongst the number. A surprise which caused indigna tion has been created by information published in the daily press to the effect that the Government contehd ed that the municipalities had no right to the tramways on the expira tion of the lease, that no provision was made in the Act for such pos session. Reporting to the Council at Tues day's meeting, Cr. Sinclair, represen tative on the Tramwavs Trust, said he was astonished at the attitude adopted by the Government, as pub lished. He had gone carefully tlrpgli th eleven acts of Parlia ment relating to the tramways, an7fid therein could find no suggestion that the tramways should revert to the ...