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BOWLING NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 17 October 1914
BO WLING NOTES. Notes by "Jack High." After boasting of the splendtid condition of their green nmembrs of the Footscra) Bowling Club suffered a severe shock last Saturday whenl they foulnd themselves comn pelled to apolhgise for its unsati-factory state It was beautifully trte but so heavy that satisfactory bowling, the bowling that is a pleasure. was out of the quest **n. This weas tdule to somen peculiar notion thlat by keeping the grass long the turf is preserved. Even if this be true the first essential of a bowling green is that it should be in a good condi tion I for howling. A true, fast turf is neededl norer than a neatly kept lawvn. Last season the green was kept in good howling cor dition and, contequent upon ttl he croe andt attention given it, was in a better state at the close of the year thian three-fourths of the greens ariutind Melbolrne, Utider thile cilctumsntalnccs It is almost as well that Elstlcrnwick D)istrict, who wete tootscay's oppolcnts in thle first A penn...
ST. GEORGE'S THEATRE. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 17 October 1914
ST: GEORGE'S TFI'EA'TRE. To-night commences tile first series of the most prodigious film story ever screened, "Lucille Love, The Girl of Mystery, " 30,000ft. in length and made up of 15 series, each of 2000ft, The story throughout is fascinating and thrilling, being a travel picture with a powerful plot interwoven. The World at War, In Convict's Garb (2 reels), The Parasite (3 reels), The Gusher (Keystone) are also included. On Monday in addition to Lucille Love, a 2 reel screaming farce, " Hearts and Swords," in which Ford Sterling is featured, will also be shown. and a 2 reel drama, 'The Spider and her Web.' The second series of Lucille Love will commence on Thursday. At Thursday's court the follow ing parents were fined for not sending their children to school the number of days required by the Education department. T. Splvey 10/-, J. Murphy 1/-, E. Charles 30/-, J. Leonard 16/-, and M. Downing 2/
SOCCER. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 17 October 1914
SO(CCER. Last Saturday Northumberland and Dur ham United met Melbourne Thistle in the replayed final for the Dockerty Cup, at Middle Park A large number of spectators were pres sent and a fast and excitine game was seen the scores being o-o, a fair reflex of play. It being found inconvenient for the two clubs to m'eet a third time, it was decided that each club hold the trophy for six months N. and D have experienced quite a good season, following on a bad start, the first five matches being lost with 2 goals tor and rI against. After thist things improved, and only two games were lost out of fourteen played, including cup ties, while in the last stages one win was regiterd out of a pos siblo three, exclusive of the two cup final matches which resulted in drawn games. In the six mantcles played in the cup com petition the defence was not once pierced, though on the other hand only three goals were scored, one of which was a present from the 'Vontnaggi back, The Reserves had much too...
TEMPERANCE LECTURE. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 17 October 1914
TEMPERA vaCE LECTURE,. Before a large attendance of merm bers of the Presbyterian Young Men's and Young Women's classes, Mr John Vale delivered an address on the tem perance movement in Victoria, which was both interesting and instructive. He opened in an illustrative manner by describing Cato'a visit to Carthage which had eventually to be destroyed as a menace to Imperial Rome, also to the present conflict in Europe, which would result in the destruction of mili tarism, the great menace to presant civilisation. The drink traflic was de scribed as a menace to our physical and moral welfare, which would also have to be destroyed. Figures were quoted, the result of the investigations of Sir Bcnj. Word Richardson, showing that 200,)00 deaths were due annually, in the British empire, to its ravages. Accord ing to the Government statist one hundred and eighty-five million pounds has been spent in Australia in the pur chase of intoxicants and at presellt we are spending to the tune of £2,...
SUCCESSFUL SCHOLARS. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 17 October 1914
SUCCESSFUL SOHOLARS. At the recent examinations conducted by the Associated Board of the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music (Eng.)-the national examining institution of the British Empire-the following students of the well-known local instructor, Mr Victor R. Hyatt, were succes.ful in the Practical (pianoforte playing) and theoreti cal tesls The visiting English ex.miner was Professor Howard Hadley. Various grades :-Iris Cordy, Violet Pocockl, Irene Miurphy, Daisy Spotswood, Charlotte Bracken, Violet Barclay, Jean Callaader, Harry Knudson, Malcoln Macarlnecy and Herucrt Williamson. Trinity College.-Papers to hand in con nectlon wilfi recent examiinations in musical knowicdge and theory of the Trimnty Col lege of Music (London) show thut the fTl lowing candidates were successful :-Amy Cowlaud (with honors), Daisy Hopkins (l'Truganina), Vern Freemian, Elsic Uren IWecrrihee), Margaret Wentworth, Ethel Mappin, Wdliamn Brocklcigh (Carlton) and Roystan Taylor. Mr Hyatt'...
HOW WOMEN ARE HELPING THE EMPIRE. THE VIEWS OF LADY MUNRO-FERGUSON. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 17 October 1914
HOWV WOMEN ARE HIELP ING THE EMPIRE. THE VIEWS OF LADY MUNRO-FER GUSON, The answer to the call of duty has been made. and made with no uncertain voice. by the women of Australasia, says "Every ady's Journal" in its second War Number for Women. Along the path which was pointed out to them, Australia's w.,men are trudging cheerfully, ungrudgingly. Today, in every corner of the Common wealth, from Government House to the huts "outback," women are contriving, scheming, planning and working. Federal Government House, Melbourne, is one of the "Concentration Camps," for it has been made the headquarters of the Australian Red Cross Society, of which Lady Helen Munro-Furguson is the pre sident. While she was busily engaced in tying up bundles of shirts in the bahroom a Gov ernmnent House, she found time to express her views to a representative of "Every. lady's Journal." 'I knew that the loyalty and kindhearted ness of the Australians was an assured thing," she said; "but I did not expect su...
HASTENED THE ENDING. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 17 October 1914
IIHASTENED THE ENDING. A sad story surrounds the ending of the life of Arthur Edward Beckett (32) who resided with his parents at 1 Tal bot street, Footscray. For some con siderable time he had been suffering from consumption and the prospects of ultimate restoration to health were so remote that the man grew melaun choly and morose. On Wednesday, at about quarter to 6 pm., he was in his room and suddenly a shot startled his mother and sister in the room adjoining. It was not dimicult to guess what had happened, Beckett was found on the floor bleeding from a bullet wound under the heart and beside him was a 'ini"e-barrel breech loading rifle. Dl' Box was summoned but the wound proved fnatal, death supervening shortly after.
LIFE'S TRAGIC SIDE. FOUND ON THE LINE. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 17 October 1914
LIFE'S TRAGIC SIDE. FOUND ON THE LINE. In the early hours of Monday morn ing Mr W. J. Brown observed the body of an elderly man lying alongside the railway line near the Seddon station. The police were informed and the body removed to the Melbourno morgue where it was found that one side was badly bruised indicating that deceased had been struck by the buffer of an engine and thrown to the side of the line. Appearances also went to show that deceased had probably been killed only two or three hours earlier, Later in the day the body was identi fied as that of William Anderson, who resided at the boarding establishment of Mrs Nichol at 5 Canterbury street, Yarraville, He was last seen about 11-30 o'clock on Sunday night and it is surmised that, sufforing from insomnia, he went for a walk and met his death before daylight broke,
BOY SCOUTS. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 17 October 1914
BOY SCOUTS. The boys of the Footscray Troop last Saturday paid a visitto the Wcrribe Troop and had an cnjoyable outing. About201lads under Scoutmastera Rich ardson and Neish marched to the Wor riboee Park where the usual Scout gamesc were indulged in till ten time, when they proceeded to a room kindly providled by the Werribee scoutmaster, Mr Fashen. Ten was provided by Mr and Mrs Fashel and other Werriben friends. The even ine was auased in song.S, recitation andl amnulance exrcrsesC Uy uotn VlsitOtr etnll the local residents, the return being made to Footscray by the9 o'clock train. The boys of the district and their parents will be pleasedl to hear that Mr Richardson has just received from the Committee of the Wiliamstown and Footscray District IIospital his Life Governorship Certificate in conscqllence of the amount collected by the lads at the last IIospital Sunday collection in Footseray, when the scout boys did so well. At the desire of the Scout Coun cil this Life Governorsh...
BAPTIST ANNIVERSARY [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 17 October 1914
BPTISTT ANNIVERSARY -----3-4-- - The anniversary services of the Footocray Baptist Sunday School, Paisley street, were celebrated on Sun day last and proved very successful. The morning address by the Rev. R. Ings on "'He, She and It, or Making Ex cuses," was listened to by the young folk with close attention, and also had much in it that was applicable to folk of older growth. The evening service was conducted by the Rev. V. M. Cart wright, whose pleasing manner, coupled with a keen sense of the requircments of the occasion, held the audience with his address. Mr J. P. McCarthy had charge of the afternoon service. The singing of special hymns by the scholars was undoubtedly the feature of the day, and overflowing congregations testified to the popularity of the efforts of this school. Mr D. T. Barnet conducted. Miss Cropley presided at the organ, and Mr A J. Parkes was leader of the orchestra. On Tuesday evening a tea and public meeting was held. The Rev. J. H. Goblu presidiled. Ad...
SWIMMING CLUB. ANNUAL MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 17 October 1914
S WIMAIiNG CLUTB. ANNUAL MEETING. One of the latest additions to Foots cray's sporting institutions and.one of the most useful is the Footscray Swim ming Club. It had not long been form ed before it sprang into public favor. Its several carnivals on the Maribyr nong river have provided stirring con tests and pleasant afternoons for thous ands of spectators and, best of all, it has been responsible for a large number of Footscray's boys acquiring the art of swimming that no one should be ignor ant of. Llst year the club's progress and usefulness was restricted through the loss of its club house and though tihe local council came to its assistance withl all advance that made the erection of a new building possible, half the season was gone before a start with the ordi nary activities of the club were entered upon. This season members hope to more than recover all lost ground. The annual meeting was held on Monday evening and the prevailing note was op timistic. There was a satisfactor...
BARKLY THEATRE. PRIVATE OPENING PERFORMANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 17 October 1914
BA KLUYI TIHiILIlE. PRIVATE OPENING PERFOR MANCE. A Jarge number of shareholders and citizens assembled at the new Barkly Picture Theatre at t.ho invitation of the directors on Thursday evening, at a private preliminary performance-a sort of full dress rehearsal for the public opening which takes place to-mnght. Visitors first impressions were those of wonder. The artistic decoration of the interior of the theatre, the efforts that have been made on all aides to aenter for the comfort and convenience of pat rons, and the general effectiveness of the whole building were beyond ex pectations. A special feature, which caused some favorable comment, was the effectiveness of the new scheme of ventilation. Instead of a sliding roof the vitinted atmosphlre is drawn off by a system of electrical fans, as described in the full account of the building published recently, and the result showed the system to be all that was claimed for it, An interesting programme of pictures and vaudeville was...
DAHLIAS. FOR THE GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 17 October 1914
DA4HLIA. FOR THIE GARDEN. At the meeting of the Footscray Horticultural Society on Tuesday last Mvr Gee, Cooper, curator of the Alexandra Gardens, delivered an ad dress on "Dahlias for the garden." In his remarks on the growing of the dahlia Mr Cooper pointed out that that flower needs a sunny aspect, shleltered from ground winds and away firom the root of peppers, pines and cedars that make tile ground so dry in summer. Heavy soil should be dug deeply, limed and clods broken up. Too much clay is a dis advantage. Horse manure and sand was required, and the beds would be better raised a little above the sur rounding level. In sandy soil cow manure should be used freely, and dahlia tubers should be planted in a new position every year. Dealing with fertilisers Mr Cooper said dahliad do best in soil that has been manured the previous year or two and has turned into mould. Leaf mould is very good for heavy clay soils. I-le advises using horse man nue freely ill autumn in the clayey soil...
THE TROCADERO. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 17 October 1914
'l'TIE T OCADI,0.IIO, A splendid programme of pictures and variety novelties will be shown at this popular theatre to-night, new ar tists to appear will include-The Lan caster Opera Singers, who will give songs and choruses from well known operas; another big attraction will be Dorothy Harris described as the "Rag time Streak" and is known as one of America's greatest singers of ragtime. A varied and interesting programme of pictures will also be shown. On Mon night a complete change of pictures will be given when a great 3 reel drama of the present war will be shown en ttiled 'War's Heart Blood." Direct donations from residents to the funds of the Footscray Park Beau tification committee for the year just ended totalled £7/19/. Some of the smallest of local sporting institutio ns received better patronage.
RIFLE NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 17 October 1914
RIFLE NOTES. -4--- The Footscray club had a good muster ol new members last Saturday and a match was arranged with the Essendon club, Io men aside, best 8 to count, 8 shots. The shooting was first class for new members as this was the second time the competitors had practice at the ranges. Footscray won by 4 points. The scores were, Footscray 263, Essendon 259, The best scores for the winners were A. McDonald 36, E. Stone 35, Chambers 55, MI.,Villiams 34, R McDonald 32. Targets will be avail able to-day, A parade will be held at Willirmstown on the 24th, All members are requested to attend,
SOUTH STREET SUCCESSES [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 17 October 1914
SOUTH STREET SUCCESSES Master Cecil Parkes, son of Mr A. J. Parkes, of Williamstown, and a teacher well-known locally, scored heavily last week at the annual competitions at Ballarat. He entered for four classes and got three firsts and a second, in addition to winning the special prize for a violin solo, open to professionals or amateurs, In the section, violin solo, under 16, he scored 99 points; for violin solo, under 18, he was first with 97 points; for violin solo, any age, he got second place, with 95 points, being only beaten by one point, and In the open section he scored the possible 100 points. This section was open to pro fessionals or amateurs, and the prize was the gift of Sydlney's leading violin ist, Cyril Monk, who also specially arranged the music. The judge s com ments included the encouraging words, " Shows genuine talent. " Four Footscray pupils of Mr Parkes did well. Master Allan Taylor got third prize for violin solo under 10, and hen, mention in the class unde...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 17 October 1914
IPECIAL NOTICES, WE ARE READY For the Spring Trade with a Lovely Lotof SPnING SHIOES All the Latest -CREATIONS -Iof ---FASHION- Are Blooming Luxuriantly with us now. Buy now, and get first pick. The "Springa" Glace Kid Bar Shoes, self bow, patent collar, light and breezy, 7/iI. Velvet Bar and Court Shoes, very snappy in style and design self-covered heels, 4/]I. " Acis "-This is the name of a lovely Court Shoe, in tan or black glace kid, with 3 side buttons, very nifty, either color, 9gr i. Ox-blood and WVine Color Foot wear is still the correct thing. We have a very large and choice selection, and will be pleased to showu them to YOU. Our Men's Department is wide ly known as carrying the Best of Australian-made FOOTWEAR' Among others we are offering is a Glace Kid Derby Bal., patent toe cap,at 12/6. "Brown" Fashion decrees that this color is to be worn. H e have Ladies' and Gents' Footwear to match the Costume, at popular Prices. Yours to Boot, WILLIAMS, THE 8HOEMEN, NICHOLSON ST,....
DEBTS AND DEBTORS. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 17 October 1914
DEBTS AND DEBTORS. At Thursday's court orders were made in the following debt cases: Mr Bradley, represented by Mr Broc. ket v P. Green, i3/6 with 12/6 costs; J. Chadwick, represented by Mr. Brocket, v. W. J. Smith, £117/6 with 15/6 costs ; G. A. McPherson v. T, Appleby, £2/11/5 with 15/6 costs; J. S. Anderson, represented by Mr Brocket, v. A. and A. H. Samp son, o8/5/- with r8/ cdsts; v. W. Brierley, £; I9/- with 1o/ costs; v. \V, J. Anderson, £2/12/ with -44/6 costs; v. WV. C. Shoppe, £8/8/ with 13/ costs; v. P. and V. Barry, £l/7/6 costs; v. A. E. and Arabella Wil liams, 5/1I3/ with 13/ costs; v Mary and William Morton, 1o0/6 with 7/6 costs; v. T. B. Miller and P. Bradley £5/1l/- with 7/6 costs; v, WV. T. Mannallack, £5 with 7/6 costs; v. W. H. Laurence, £4/4/ with 7/6 costs; v. J. and R. Dunn, £'l/r with 7/6 costs; v. E. E. Brodie and G.,T. Smith 7/6 costs,
YARRAVILLE v BRUNSWICK CITY. A REITMAN (Yarraville) MAKES 116 [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 17 October 1914
YhARRAVILLE v BRUNS\VICK CITY. A REITMAN (Yarraville) MAKES 116 Yarraville scored an easy victory over Brunswlck City. Having lost one wicket for 62 against Brunswick'sscore of 135 when play closed the previous Saturday, Yarra villa carried this score to 260 before lbeing disposed of, and ivon by t25 runs. The hero of the match was the Yarraville cap tain, Reitman, who gave a magnificent dis play in compiling xu. He oniy gave on, chance-a difficult catch to tile wicket keeper when he was 80 -and was batting for two hours and a quarter. He hit twelve 4's in his total Rocke, a new man from Sydney, also shaped attractively for 45 not out, hitting eight 4's. He was on the sloi side but deserves great credit for keeping up an end for Reitman. The pair add. d 121 for the fifth wicket. Ianhleld and Rocke carried the score to 256 for the seventh wicket, but the remaining batsmen failed, and the side was all out for 260. Forsyth 3 for 28, Pike 2 for 47, and Elle moon a for 36 were the best o...
CRICKET. Notes by " COVER POINT." FOOTCRAY XI. v. BRUNSWICK. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 17 October 1914
CRICKET. Notes by "COVER PONT1." FOOTCRAY XI. v. BRUNSWICK. This match was resl imed on a wicket which at first sight seemed a bit bad, but it had nothing to do with the failure of the Footscray batsmen; three of them getting out to some of the worst bowling ever been bowled against the team. Johannesen and O'Brien were the not out men and, after two runs had been added, Johannesen was bowled with a full toss from O Loughlin, the batsman making an awful stroke. O'Shannassy followed and, after making two, was out to another full toss from O'Loughlin. the batsman making the same stroke as Johannesen. J. Smith followed. and, after making two had the misfortune to play one on to his wicket. Addison fol lowed and was clean bowled first ball from Wilhams; it was the best ball bowled in the innings Jonnson was next only to see O'Brien caught in the slips after batting well for 2o. Simmons was next man and after Jonnson had made five he attempted to hit O'Loughlin out of the ground and was ...