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SEND-OFF TO CONTINGENT. NEXT MONDAY EVENING. NO ALCOHOLIC DRINKS ALLOWED. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Advertiser — 19 December 1914
BEN OFF TO cONTINGENr. NEX iMONDAY EVEbNING. NO ALCOOTOICI DRINEKSI ALLOWED, €.---.- A M.EETINO of citizens to arrange a send-off to the Williamstown members of the second expeditionary force was held at the Council Chambers on Monday evening. There were present the Mayor (in the chair), Messrs C, T. Keig, E. F. Lind, James Gray, George Torry, J, Oldham and A. W, Hick and the Tcwn Clerk. The heavy rain no doubt kept many others from attending, The Mayor stated that the ladies had offered to contribute rabbit skin jackets; but it was decided to leave the matter to them. Mr A. W. Hick said the men might he detained in Egypt and the jackets there would be useless, On the motion of Mr A. W. Hick, the Town Clerk was appointed honor. ary secretary, Mr Lind moved that the meeting form itself into a committee to give a send-off t: Williamstown members of the force. Mr A. W. Hick seconded the mo tion, which was carried, After some further discussion it was resolved to hold a smoke social. Mr...
CORRESPONDENCE. We do not necessarily identify ourselves with the opinions expressed by our correspondents. ASPHALTING VICTORIA STREET. To the Editor of the "Advertiser." [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Advertiser — 19 December 1914
CORjUESPONDENCI. We do not nucosaorily Ilontify our clvc with llr. opinions oxpreuued by Our correnypo ndoti , ASPHIALTINCG VICTORIA tITREl'1, To the Editor of the "Advertiser," 811t,-At the last meeting of the Oouncil I urged for economic reasons that the asphalting of Victoria street should bhe gone on with an soon as possible, Cr Liston then remarked that I would find plenty of ratepayers in the South ward that would tell me what they thought of that work. I have met two of them who think the weat end of the ward is being favored at the cost of the eont, I have, how ever, informed them that such in not the cane, One of my friendn liven in Morris street, where there are 19 cot tageev the rates pald on which, in 1913, amounted to £5;1/5il- as against £61/9/7 from the east aide of Victoria orect, where there are the name num boer of houses with room for many more, which means increnncd revenue for the future. Who the wire pullers are that are trying to fomenot trouble between the ea...
NOTES OF THE WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Advertiser — 19 December 1914
NOTE8 OF THE WEEK. -Calender with "Advortiser" to-day. -Big picture speolals and variety novelties at the T heatro to-night, -Owing to pressuro on our space the report of Miss Randall's concert will be hold over till next issue, -Trip to LunaPark, s.e, Williamstown Tuesday 22nd December, blaving Gem Pier at 8 p.m. Tickets 1/,, children 6Od [ADVT] -A correspondent writes:- Young ladies are no longer called flappers. They are now called spanners, because they turn the heads of the " Knuts," -An A.B. standing beside Captain Glossop on board the Sydney was killed by a shell from the Emden. The same shell carried away the range finder. -At the Preasbyterian Church, Cooil street, on Sunday evening, there will be speooial singing by the choir, who will render selections from the " Messiah," -The Red Cross ladies will provide the tableos and attend to them on Monday evening at the send-ofi to the Williams town members of the expeditionary force. -Dressmaking Patterns Cat 1/-; lesson, 11., C...
LETTER FROM MR. RONALD FOWLER. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Advertiser — 19 December 1914
LETTER FROM MR. ROHALD FOWLER, -- - Ti'H following extracts are from a letter sent to his parents, Verdon street, by Mr Ronald Fowler : This is Wednesday, lith November, Last Thursday I was sent to Rabaul to do some work for the paymaster, and yesterday they sent down one ot the writers to the head naval serang. On Thursday last the "Messina" came back from Naru where she had taken a number of men. She brought back 30 odd German prisoners, and left for Sydney on Saturday. We are expecting a boat of Burns Phillip's line on Ist December, and it seems this will be our only boat for some time, There are a lot of rumours about our going home on the i6th December, so if that is the case I will probably get home with this note. To-day the Com. mander was here from Rabaul, and told us that there was no officialword yet as to'when we are to go home, and that we could reckon on spending our six months here. That is as far as he knew, Last night there was a very distinct earthquake, and it roc...
THE STONE CRUSHER. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Advertiser — 19 December 1914
THIE STON: CRe4USHRI[, TIlE Town Surveyor reported to the Public Works Committee on Tuesday evening, with regard to the complaint made by Councillor Hick, that material deposited by the soworago contractor in Railway crescent was being re loaded by the Council and carted to the crusher near the Pound reservo, that the double loading was duo to an alteration ordered by the Council. In the first instance, the crusher was located in Railway crescent and in rtructions were given the contractor to deliver his spodl at that place. Afterwards, in consequence of com plaints by the residents, the Council ordered the removal of the crusher to Champion road, outside the radius which bound the sewerage contractor, the result being that the Council had to cart the extra distance at its own expense, Councillor Liston thought it weak on the part of the Council to notice such cpmplaints. The crusher was a moving concern and the convenience of the Council should be the first consideration. For quite...
SALE NOT RECORDED. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Advertiser — 19 December 1914
SALE NOT IREiORDED, Louis Braund, nephew of Mrs Fidani, and licensee of the marine stote, Ann street, was charged with being a licensed dealer under the Marino Stores and Old Metals Act, did not enter into a book a quantity of special wares of which he became possessed between October lat and 14th, Sergeant Curtin said the proceedings were taken under Section 43 of the Act. Constable Smith said the businoes was practically Mrs Fidani's, The defendant, who held the license, drove the horses. There was no entry of the purchase of lead since August 17th in the book which lie examined and initialled. Constable Miles said that Mrs Fidani, when confronted with Flotcher, denied the enlo and said heo had never seen him before, Mr E H. Hick, who appeared for the defendant, contended that the metal alleged to have been sold by Flotcher had been sold to Mrs Fidani by James Stowart, 463 Highl street, Prahran Stewart identified metal in Court as some he had removed from two shops, 111 and 113 Ne...
SWIMMING. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Advertiser — 19 December 1914
SWIMMING. Tho Williamstown Amatour twimiing Club will hold their open carnival on Saturday, 16th January, in tho looal baths. Tho piooo do rosistanoo will bo tho I1 milo ohampionship of Victoria, in which all tho champions will compoto. Someo amuing noveltics will alno appear on tho programmo for tho irat time.
OPEN-AIR CONCERT. FOR TRAVELLING KITCHEN FUND. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Advertiser — 19 December 1914
OPEN.AIR CONCIERT, FOR TRAVELLING KITOIITEN FUND, TrI'm concert organised by Mrs Strick land for the banefit of the Travelling Kitchen Fund drew between ;OO and 800 people to the Gardens reserve, All the seating accommodation pro vided was made use of and many others stood around in groups. The programme was a lengthy one and was not concluded till close on eleven o'clock but it was full of variety. Four sets of war picturesi were shown and interested everybody. Holy Trinity Choir gave great help by their presence in large numbers and their well disciplined and impreoosive sing ing of " The Torchbearera " and "Egm pire and Motherland," The audience was not backward in shoeing its warm appreciation, Mise Ada Browne, the church organist, conducted and played the pianoforte accompaniments. The Municipal Band, under the leadership of Mr J. J. Code, made a favorable imlpresion and showed it is mraling steady progress. Its numbners were STommy Atlkins," " :Sea Songs " and "Sons of the Sea...
YACHTING. WILLIAMSTOWN PUNT CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Advertiser — 19 December 1914
YACHTING. WILLIAMISrOWN PUNT CLUB. A race w.i hold on Saturday last for prizes given by the club. Mr W. Roberts acted as starter and jndgo and Mr E. Dunn as timokoepor, The race was sailod over the olub's inner course, oight punts compoting. The final result was Hyacinth (Imiu 20aeo) lot, Twinklor (23 min a0aeo) 2nd, Native Lass (10min) 3rd. To-day'a entries and handloaps: Wandorer, ser.; Hyacinth, 63 B0e ; Rival, 3ruln 15soo; Solution, 0 min 40 oo ; Wild Wave 10 min 5 oo ; Koh-I-Nor, 8 min 35 soo ; Swift, 10min 10soo; Native Lass, 10 min 10 seo; Thistle, 23 min 10aco ; Twinklor, 23min 40 soo,
AN UNSEWERED SCHOOL. COMPLAINT BY CR. HAMPSHIRE. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Advertiser — 19 December 1914
AN UNSEWERED SCHOOL. OOMPLAIN IBY OR. IIAMPSHIRE, C, HFumpphire, at the mooting of the Public Works Committeo on Tuesday evening, strongly condemned the Education Department for neglecting the noewerage of the North S3chool. The main eower had passed the North Stato School long ago, Sewerage was intonded to protect the health of the people and aurely nowhere was there greater need for ouch provision than at a Stato School. Yet the pupile failed to receive at the school the con venienceo supplied at their own homen. The sower seytem was extended to Freyor stroot, off Melbourne road He know the blame would bhe put on the Public Worka Departmont ; but he moved that the Department he written to, He know the Council's delegate on the Board would do all that was possibleo. Cr McNeilago-You are the firat man who han congratulated him. Cr Treganowan said he had done as much as any representative the Coun cil had sent to the Board, Cr MecNeilage-T'hen you have got your deserts, Cr IHampshire...
WHY HE CHANGED HIS NAME. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Advertiser — 19 December 1914
WHY HI: ICHANGED HIS NAIME, --- -+-·B Therc was ottel a tnlle I n oued Zeno 1who \\a a \ith a circus. Busincss hadl been had, and at the close of the \eelk Zeno went to the manager for his sal ary. ' The umanager said, TI'u sorry to keep you waiting, Zeno, but we pay alphabetically. If you'll be patient, you'll get your turn." So Zeno wait Jd, and went rgain to the manager, ,who said, "I'm very sorry, Zeno, but the moneiy gave out before \we got to Z." Then next season Zeno went with the somne sho\W. When the mallnagCe saw him, he said : "llow do you do, Zeno?," And ha replied: "Don't call nmo Zeno; I've changed siy name to 'ajax." Nothing can touch the growh,.g man phich does not teach him. 152
Facts and Fancies. Millions of Matches. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Advertiser — 19 December 1914
=Facts and Fancies. - --&lt;--=----- Millions of Me trhes. It has been estimated that for each minute of time the civilised nations of the world strike 3,000,0o00 miatches. This is said to be the average for every mitlute of the twenty-four hours of the day. Fifteen hundred billion is the number for the entire year. Small and insignilicant as it is, the match demands as as ich attention in the choice of woods involved as any other forest product. Only the choic est portions of the best trees are suit able, Sapwood and knotty or cross= grained wood will not (do, Instead of being a by-product, the little match is turned out in mills where the by-pro ducts are bulky objects like doors, sash, shingles, sidings, posts, "to. -The pines, linden, aspen, white" ce:lar, poplar, birch, and w illow are most suitable match timbers. Sweats on Ono 8ide Only. A factory cemployec named Van ces so in Central Village, Connecticut, is puzzling physicians because when he perslires lie does so on...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Advertiser — 19 December 1914
XXXXXXXX XN Y xYvvv XXXX iwE ARE RFADY SFor tlo Fpring Trado with a - Lovely lot of SPRING SIOFS,. SAll the Latest x--- CREATION -- r -- Oh-' j - FASHION -_ .i Are Blooming Luxuriantly, with us now, Buoyow, and get first pick.' The "Springa " Glace Kid Tar Siroes self bow patent collar, light and breezy, 7/11. Velvet Bar and Court Shoes, very snappy in design and style self-covorcd heels, 4/11, " Acis," This is the name of a lovely Court shoe, in tan or black place kid, with 8 side buttons; very natty; either color, 9/11. " Teosa Button Shoe," A neat SButton shoe, a neat Pat, cap Byto, right up to date in style and 3 quality for 10/,6 y ' "ThePrincessShoo." A dainty r Glaco Kid shoe in anirlotto or Court, A bonzo little line for ladies, 11/9, i Ox-blood and Wine Color Foe' wear is still the correct thing. SWe have a very largo and choieo selection, and will be pleased to show them to you.! Our Men's Department is widely 11 known as carrying the Boat of Austrillan-mnado Footw0ar. Amo...
Wise and Otherwise. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Advertiser — 19 December 1914
Wis and. Otherwise. L?lrass widow's are seldom green. "Are you Sure.he married her fno her money ?" "Absolutely. I've secn her 1" Jangs: "Nice dog that. What did it cost you?'" Fangs: "I got him on tick." Jangs: "Oh, a watch-dog." "I lere, waiter, there's a fly in my soup." "Serves the brute right. Ile's been buzzin' round here all the mniorn Thlie Judge: "l.ive you anytlhi;g t' say in your defence?'' The Prisoner: "The man from whom 1 stole was in ,tred against burglary." Edith: "Madge is surely not going to marry that living skeleton of a mani Ile's n'thing but skin a(nd bones.' Tess : "Why not ? Ile'll make her a rattling husband." B]intgo: "I wish ycu would try some alcohol on this coat ,and see if you can get the spots out" Mrs. IBingo: "There isn't any akcohol left; but you might breathe on it." * f * 5 ft. Mendicant: "Please, muin, I ain't c,ten, nothin' but dry bread tor is weei,."' Stout Lady (t ho i:, trying to rldice her weight:) : "G;acious! l wish I had your will-power....
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Advertiser — 19 December 1914
DEATH. &nbsp; &nbsp; BAMFORD.—On the 15th December, at "Tangil," Oxford street, Newport, Mary Ann (Annie), third eldest beloved dau- ghter of William and the late Elizabeth Bamford, loved sister of Mrs H. Smith, Mrs S. Mauger, Mrs J. Mills, C., E., W., and F. Bamford, aged 48 years. &nbsp; &nbsp; A life of unselfishness. The Advertiser. &nbsp; &nbsp; SATURDAY, &nbsp; &nbsp; DECEMBER 19, 1914. &nbsp;
FORCE OF HABIT. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Advertiser — 26 December 1914
FORCE OF H-ABIT "And you really, truly mean it when you say I au: worth my weight in .gold ?" asks the beautcous young crea twhi who is listening to the adoring btpech of the gallant bank cashier. "Every cent of it," he declarcs, ear estly,; "but you will lhave to accept a clearing hlouc ciertificate for all but 20 dollars of it." I ongevity is said to be most fttr ijent in countries of low birth-rate.
HOW TO ATTAIN A GOOD FIGURE. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Advertiser — 26 December 1914
HIOW TO ATTAIN A GOOD FIGURE. A thin girl, especially if rather tall ind not particularly robust, is apt to stoop. So, after she has ains teried the art of proper breathi ig, of must make an effort to carry her bodly well to start with. She must -hi:.yhs bear in mind that tIhere is au art and grace in walking that must be observed, just a-s in all other physical exoercise. In standing, when Or is readly for her walk, she should first pu111l herself up; so that- her body prs etically presentis a straight lino from neck to heel, and this is an 0 ou rise that may well be practisedl before the long glass of a wardrobe t Ge eral times oiln every wet day. TIhe b.ck held straight, the shoulders 't mw, and the chest expanded, vol untary at first, so that the shoulder blIades feel as if they were trying to mcet at the spine, will cause thIe part Sbl w the wvaist belt to "keep--in," ints cad of, as is often the case with the not-over-strong woumanS, being al los ed to thrust, itself into prom...
TEACH THE BOY [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Advertiser — 26 December 1914
TEACH THE BOY To be true to his word and world. Tlo face all difficulties withi cour 'age and cheerfulness. To form no friendships that can brig him into degrnading associa Lions. To respect other people's convic tions. 0o revereinc wOmanhood. nuands success. ut hoc theat cacn bie bntought avit IThait the best things in life are not those that can be bought with mnoney. SThat to connuand, he must first Jearn to obey. lThat there can be 11no compromise BetweenO honesty and dishonesty. IThat the virtues of punctuality ind politeness are excellent things to cuiltivate. IThat a gentleman is just what the word implies --a nman who is geniitle in his dealings with the -;opinions, feelings, and weaknesses of other people.
DRESS FOR THE BUSINESS GIRL. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Advertiser — 26 December 1914
D)RIESS FoR THE BUSINESS GIRL. A neat (Iress for the business girl is, again, the subject of one of our skletches on this page, For practical purposes the dress should be of navy serge, and the bands of trim ming on the sleeves and at the neck of black silk braid, while the little buttons and simulated button holes might be of black satin. 'IThe lmore convenient pilan, in making up the dress, is to join together the skirt and bodice, covering the union with a serge belt, so that the dress is slipped on all in one. The fas tening is arranged at the left side, and is invisable; but, if preferred, the ornamental buttons and button holes might be used lor tie actuat fastening. The skirt is designed with a deep hem, put on with a piping, and at the neck is a vest, with collarband attached, of coarse washing lace.
MATTERS FEMININE. CAGED BRIDES. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Advertiser — 26 December 1914
1:ATTfRS FEMINNIN. CAGED BRIDES. In some parts.of New Britlin, tho natives hlave a custom of placing girls in strict seclusion before mar riago by imprisoning them in cages for several ycears. The Reverend George Brown describes how on one occasion he inspected a number of these cages. Thle atmosphere inside of thoemn was hot and stilling. 110 says: "The cago was quite clean, andl contained nothing but a few short leIngths of baimboo for holding water. There was only room for a girl to sit or lie dlown in a crouched position on the bamboo platform, and when the doors aro shut it must be ncarly or quite dark insido. They aro only allowed to come out once a day to bathe in a dish or wooden bowl placed close to each cago. They are placed in the cages whlen quite young, and miust remain there until their imnarriage.