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PRICE OF BREAD. Public Meeting of Protest. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 30 January 1915
PRICE OF BREAD. Public Meeting of Protest. A very - sensitive point with the. whole community is the predominat ing price of the staff of life-bread. It has gone up lately, is selling at a high price now-9d. a large loaf in the cheapest 4uarters. The fact that employment is scarcer and earnings smaller brings the high cost of bread "home" very severely. especially to those with a lot of mouths to feed. It Would *bleed the heart of a good man qr wioman to see them go short. Just, who is responsible for the pressure over the bread questimiod it is difficult to say. Master bakers maintain that .with the price of flour their avocation has been unprofit able-excepting to the worker who is making big wages, and we know that the largest bread bakery in this town has tdiried down almost all its whole sale business because- it was found unprofitable to make bread at the ex isting rate. Plainly put, the position is that people must have bread, and if there is sufficient wheat in the country t...
HOTEL WINDOW SMASHED. Man Caught and Fined. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 30 January 1915
HOTEL WINDOW SriASHED. Man Caught and Fined. On the 8th inst., according to the evidence of Mr. George West, licen see of the Southern Cross Hotel, George Thomas Mekelsen, a man about 28 years of age.. came into the hotel and asked for a drink. HIe was accompanied by a man whom West declined to serve, so that under the circumstances the licensee refused. The two. returned an hour later, somewhat intoxicated, and again .de manded drink, which was again re fused; The licensee, who suspected unfair tactics, followed the meti out, and sawr Mekelsen deliberately put his elbow through a window, which cost 9/ to repair. Const. Whitlock arrested Mek elsen at 11.20 on the night of the 23rd. When identified bv Mr. West he offered to pay the damage. On the way to the watchhouse he said to the constable, "I suppose I did it; I don't remember, though." Accused said lie had just arrived back after being away for ten years, and lie waI out for a jolification. HIe didn't remember. breaking. the win...
THE NATIVES. Finish of Sports Competitions. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 30 January 1915
THE NATIVES. Finish of Sports Competitions. There was a good attendance of members of the above society at its last meeting on Tuesday .evening, 26th inst. The president, Mr. E. E. Ewart, presided. Programmes for the annual fete were received, and an enquiry from Tatura branch, asking for particu lars of conducting the sports compe tition.- It was decided that the see retary forward the information? sought. Messrs. G. Perazzo and J. T. Smith were elected full benefit mem bers. One proposal was received. The sick visitor tendered his re port, which indicated a healthy stite of affairs. Messrs. Iusall and San derson, dispensary delegatesq.report ed proceedings at the annal meeting of the dispensary committee. The concluding item of the sports completition, shooting, was then en tered upon. The greatest interest was taken in the event, which, after a good contest, resulted in a win for MA. E. E. Ewart, by one point,. his score being 24 points. Messrs.. Green, Page, Uniacke, and Walsh. ...
SHEEP'S TONGUES REMOVED. Effort to Suppress Pilfering from Abattoirs. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 30 January 1915
SHEEP'S TONGUES REMOVED. Effort to Suppress Pilfering from Abattoirs. A youth named John MleFarlane was charged at the local court on MoQnday with having stolen eight sheeps- tongues, the property of Fredk. 'Watlkins, oni the 24th Decem ber. Mr. Watkins said on entering a killing pe~n at the abattoirs. on the date in question, accused was seen putting the tongues into a bag. They were valuied at 2/3. Constable Dare said when inter cepted accused said it was only a joke against the owner of the bag. Sergeant Sims explained that IMr. Watkins stated that he had been led astray, and that his employer was williing to re-instate liim. Mr. Crichton, J.P., adjourned the case for 12 weeks. If his conduct was good and he :ot back to work nothing inore would be heard of it. He hoped the warning would be availed of. Mr. Testro, J.P.: In tfie Children's Court just now M3r. Watlkins had stated that pilfering from the abat toir exceeded £500 per annum. An endetavor was to be made to stop it.
HELPED TO REMEMBER. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 30 January 1915
HELPED TO REMEMBER. A colored preacher was vehemently denouncing the sins of his congregation. "Breddern an' sistern, Ah warns yo' against de henious sin o' shootin? craps! Ah charges yo' against de brack rascal ity o' liften pulletsl But, above all else, breddern and sistern, Ah demoni shes yo' at dis hyer season against de crime o' melon stealin';" A brother in the back seat made an odd sound with, his lips, rose, and snapped his fingers.. Then he sat down with an abashed look. ''"Whaffo, mnah frie',''. said the prea clier sternly, "does yo' ra'r up an' snap yo' lingahs when Ah speaks o' ,mselon steali '"' - "Yo'. jos reminds me, pahson," the man in the back seat answered meekly, "'wha' Ah lef' smah knife."
North Ports C.C. 1st Grade V.J.C.A. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 30 January 1915
North Ports CC. 1st Grade V.J.C.A. North Ports and Yarraville com menced a match onil Saturday at Yarraville. Reitmanll (Yarraville) won the toss from Moon (North Ports), and decid ed to bat. Goodwin and Rock open ed the innings to the bowling of T. Lewis and Wellington. The first wic ket fell at 15 and second at 20. I Woods and Reitman added 34 runs for the third wickliet; Woods gave a difficult chance at 6. Morris only added 5. Mortiner was bowled third ball for 0. Caldwell and Walker added 19 runs for the seventh wic ket. -Quinlivan was out second ball for 0. Walker and Davis (who gave a very easy chance before he had scored) took the score from 86 to 118. Beck, the last man, did not last long; the innings closed for 1i9. North Ports opened their innings withli Williams and F. Lewis, to the bowling of Beck'and Goodwin. Rot set in and the North lost fivewickets for 12 runs; Yarraville.-First Innings.- C. Rock, c Moon, b Wellington, 5; F. F. Goodwin, b Wellington, 10; H. Woods b Bo...
IRON QUOITS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 30 January 1915
IRON QUOITS. NOTES BY "PIN HEAD." Last Saturday Ports went to Foots cray to play Footscray City. We haCi a very poor team, but plenty of sup porters, and had an enjoyable time. The scores at the finish were: Foots dray City, 249; Ports, 140. The novices who played-F. Brook shaw 9, L. Dodds 11, J. Stephens 9, S. Murphy 9-shaped very well. No doubt more will be heard of them ne-i season. Perhaps the most eixciting gaije of quoits this season was played last Sat urday, between H. Hammond (Ports), ail D. Garrick, jun. (Footscray). Gar rick stated-before the start that Ham mond would not score 20, and at one period of the game, the scores, Gar rick 17. Hammond 7, made it look like that. Hammond, playing a calm, cool game, then began to score till the game reached 24 all. Hammonid then won the next shlot and the game amidst great excitement. Another good game was played be twehn J. Penhall (Ports' captain) and Mark Phelan. Penhall playedil a grcat game, but Phelan .was too goAi. He scored...
Port Melbourne v. Sandringham. C3 Pennant. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 30 January 1915
Port Melbourne v. Sandringham. - C3 Pennant. Ports suffered their first defeat for the season by three points. Hart's rink more than held its own, being 14 up. Crowl's rink was 6 and Taylor's rink 11 down. Details: P.M. S. Russell, Lott, Watson, Hart 31. - Beck, Smith, Tricks, Wise man..........-.. - . 17 Drysdale, Camusso, Croker, Crowl . . .. . . 19. - MI'Harry, Biggs. Matthews, Woodward......... . - *25 Coulter, May, BRIrnes, Tay lor.... .. .. .. .. 16 . - Symons, Bowe, Coultas, Haese.. ........ - . 27 Totals ........ .. 66 . 69 Port and Sandringham are now level for first place. On Wednesday rfternoon the final game for the championship was play edbetween Messrs. A. Wotton and J. Wilson. After a very interesting game, A. Wotton won, scoring 21 to -18.
BOWLING. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 30 January 1915
BOWLING. W'ith a keen green and fine wea ther, the Port A4 team downed Moonee Ponds, on fhe local green, last Saturday, by 18. Hayman's rink was the best for Ports, scoring 32 to Maplestone's 21. Howe proved toa good for A. Young, finishing 7 up. Wootton beat Dowling by 26 to 20. Harrop finished 6 down to Smith.. To-day being an off day, the V.A.A. will hold their annual single-handod championship of Victoria, when the following players from the local club have entered and have been selected to play on the following greens: Harrop v. Batchelor, at Flemington; Spielvogel v. Williams, at S.M.C.C.; Butler v. Lowery at Richmond Union; Adams v. Pascoe, at Ascot. Vale; Stranaghan v. Smith, at Fle mington: ircKean v. Robertson, at Armadale. Port Melbourne v. Moonee Ponds. PM AMP 1 Wyatt, Hawkridge,- M'Kean, Hayman .. .. .. .. . 32 . - Cohn, Darcy, H. Young, Ma plestone . - 21 2 Wilson, Cleland, Stranaghan; Howe .... .. .25 Cohen, F. Young, Pitzger ald, A. Young.. ..... - 18 3 Doyle, Campbe...
LOAN AGREED UPON. For Improvement of Port Melbourne. Commonwealth Bank to Lend £14,000. Haste to Provide Work for Local Unemployed. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 30 January 1915
LOAN AGREED UPON. For Improvement of Port Melbourne. Commonwealth Bank to Lend £14,000. Haste to Provide Work for Local Unemployed. In compliance with the understand ing- arrived at at a recent meeting of the local Council, the Mayor (Cr. T. Smith) and Cr. J. Morils, who were deputed to interview the Common wealth Bank authorities and the State Government, through the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, who has acted as an intermediary under a proposal by.the State Government to loan municipalities sums of money to en able relief .:orks to be undertaken, presented reports at-a sljiecial meet ing. of the Council convened for Tues day evening last, at which all coun cillors were present. The Mayor'said the Commonwealth Bank would lend the £14,000 at 4Q per cent. for 30 years, with a ij per cent. sinking fund. The brQker age would be £210V . An agreement would have to be entered into; to be drawn up by the Bank's solicitors, and paid for by the Council. A fur ther stipulation was that the Coun ci...
CANTATA. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 30 January 1915
CANTATA. On Wednesday last at the Ross street Baptist Church, a high-class cantata was rendered by members of the choir, under the leadership of Mr J. Carse. The programme was: Overture, Mr. W. Miller. Mr. S. Holmes delighted the audience with "My Little Grey Rome in the West." The' rendering of "Magritene," by Miss Ivy Duncan, was greatly appre ciated. Mr. W. Miller again display ed his ability at the piano. Piano forte duet, Mrs. Carse and Whiter; *duet, Mr. and Mrs. Carse; Sacred cantata, "Mary of Bethany." Rev. P. J.. Masters (chairman) in *the course of his remarks, expressed his gratitude of the splendid work done by the choir, who attended regularly, and assisted ini the woiship of praise.
SMOKE NIGHT. Enjoyed by Members of Bicycle Club. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 6 February 1915
SMOKE NIGHT. Enjoyed by Members of Bicycle Club, Last Saturday evening members of the Port Mlelbourne Bicycle Club showed their agility )by transformijg the club rooms into a* picturesque scene, flags of.all nations, outside of the country's foes, being suspended so prolifically as to hide the ceiling from view, whilst the walls were simi larly adorned, the whole reflecting credit on those who arranged the decorations. The occasion marked a new era in the life of club members, who usu ally spend their spare time in play- ing billiards, cards, quoits, and other games for which facility is provided. The evening was set aside for a smoke night to members and officers, and it was well carried through, a most enjoyable time being ex1heri eneed by a company of albout 60, pre sided over by Cr. Owen Sinclair. The musical progranme was left in the worthy hands of Mr. Frank Barbour, who brought along profes sional artists. and, assisted by him self, the codmpany enjoyed a musical treat, quite...
TOWN COUNCIL. Council's Account at Commonwealth Bank. Overhead Electric Cable to Williamstown. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 6 February 1915
TOWN COUNCIL. N- - Councl's Account at Commonwealth Bank. Overhead Electric Cable to Willlams .towh. The ordinary fortnightly meeting of councinlors was held at the cham-. ber on Tuesday evening, Mayor Smith presiding. Crs. Page, Gill, Tucker, Crichtolb Howe, Morris, and Sinclair were present. Th~e day being hot the chamber was particularly warm and oppres ive, causing a feelihg of discomfort. Cr. Sinclair suggested the purchase of two electric fans for erection over the table, but councillors looked at the expense and appeared to be sat isfied to allow the conditions to re main. The Loan. The town clerk explained ithat when submitting the application for the loan of £14,000 to the Common wealth Bank, the manager asked vhether the council had decided to transfer its account to the bank. The town.clerk explained that such a course had not been decided upon; The manager said he desired to know whether the council did or did not propose to change its account, so that when submitting th...
MAN GIVES WARNING. Constable Followed. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 6 February 1915
MAN GIVES WARNING. Constable Followed. In consequence of complaints con tinually being made to Sergeant Sims about the conduct of the "larrikin" and "hoodlum" element, which ap pears to be growing in the town, con stables in private uniforms have been allotted special duties. On the night of January 29th Con stables Walsh, Grant, and Fleming strolled to the corner of Graham and Princes Street about 9.30. Con stable Walsh, in giving evidence against Albert Jennings, charged with behaving in an offensive man ner, at the Court on Saturday morn ing last, said Jennings came over and had a goqd view of them. After wards he went to some youths standing at the corner, and from the rear of the hotel Walsh heard him say to them, "There are three Johns over there." The constable said to Jennings, "You go home and behave yourself," and he replied, "I'm going home now." About half an hour later he came up to Constable Walsh in Bay-street near Liardet-street. The constable said. '"You had better ...
IRON QUOITS. Championship Match on Port's Ground. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 6 February 1915
IRON UOITS. Championship Match on Port's Ground. Notes by "Pin Head." Last Saturday and Monday on the above ground the Metropolitan I.Q. Association held their annual tour nament. It was the most successful ever held, aiind visitors from all parts were loud in their praises for the pains the Port Club had taken to wards making it a success. There was an attehdance of abolt 400, amongst whom were a good number of ladies who, judging by the interest displayed, must have thor oughly enjoyed themselves. What tended to make the tourna ment a huge success was the after noon tea donated to the club by Mrs. R. Stephens, who, with the assist ance of Miss I. Stephens and Miss D. Freame, spent their afternoon in attenlding to about 300 visitors and their friends, who were agreeably surprised at the treat in store for them. The local ground, with the improvements the members had made recently, is now the best quoit ground in Melbourne, the clays act ing until the last. The only locals beaten in...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 6 February 1915
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