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The Proper Time to Rise. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 27 June 1914
The Proper Time to Rise. The proper time to rise-if we could only make up our minds to it-is when steep properly ends. Dozing is not admissible from any reasonable or health point of view. '-The brain falls into the state we call -sleep, and the other -organs' of -the body - follow it. - True - sleep is -the.aggregate of sleeps. I.-n :.other words, sleep, which must-be a na tural function, is , a, state .which consists in the. sleeping.or rest "of all the: several . parts,, of the or ganism. Sometimes one, and at other' times . another, part of the body as a whole may Ihe fitigued, and so-the 'last to awake, or the most- exhausted and therefore 'the most difficult-to apouse. - Discour -age that drowsy feeling. The secret of good ,sleep is the physiological conditions of rest being established so to work and .weary ..the, several parts of the organism as to give them proportionately equal need of rest at the same moment. The cerebrum, or mind organ, the sense organs, the muscular sys...
The Buffaloes have a Social Evening. CROWN LODGE (PRAHRAN) AS HOSTS. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 27 June 1914
The Buffaloes have a Social Evening. CROWN LODGE (PRAHRAN) AS HOSTS. To say that one had a night among the Buffaloes is not to infer that one had been into the wilds of the coutn try where such animals have their homes. Far from it. When we speak of Buffaloes in this article, referende is merely made to societies of. men which liave their origination (so- it is saia, and we don't doubt :it) from generations back.- And a -harmless and excellent lot of inen they. appear to be, too, if one: takes pattern from those constituting the Crown Lodge of Buffaloes, Prahran, and other simi lar lodges. They are evidently out to do practical good to their felloi nien in general and their fellowselvesyin particular. -The latter conclusion,' naturally, is the more correct ano explicit. Well, on Saturday evening the Crown Lodge of Biifaloes, Prah ran, gave a social evening at Ward's Albion Hotel, in the upstair lodgd room. There was a large attendance, including representatives from sister lodges an...
Well Known at Eton. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 27 June 1914
-Well Known at Eton. Lc-' L"?-.. was seated one day at dinner next to a. lady Whose name was B..:' and who, tradition .says, was beautiful if not over-in telligent. She said' to his Excel lency : "Are you acquainted with any of the 13' -?:..:-?". lReplied -his Excellency -"Oh, -yes, T- new -some of-them most intimate jly. -while at Eton ; indeed, more -inti matcly than I.carcd to." ' - : 'Sir,' :-replied the lady, "'you.for get, that the B.." are relatives of mine." '"And yet they cut me," said the Viceroy. "But"-and he smiled his wonted smile-"I have never felt miore inclihed to kiss the rod than 3I do now." Mrs. B3f.-. sad to say, did not see the point, and, so -the gossips have it, .told her husband that his Ex cellency had insulted her.
Writing of Great Men. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 27 June 1914
Writinglof. Great Men. -4-t------- 'i'he atrocious writing of celebri: ;ies -ircalls the chliim once made on fiehldIf- = (2f lkru roll liv a wadll that lie rcte-a t Ireeh hlls"f- one ?,lhil:.ch -lie alone could rea 1, a? ict h ? hich liis eler? oould reau, d an -f lihe- couldn't; nd la thir : hid i hodf couhld :read and -the slt-aaiune'- aiis d hlis . nal litta o·n; e i -!c i rl?f sm has h t I-_ fa-andwricaiig st aiau haaa in Edo d ~steafl -Wi itiugtwia etters o 0110to 4iielaoita · e, the -otfr- to churn heenfclose hm iftheiain the wrong en I lfofitS :t chnced that ian the secoud lotter ' he I Ii maaifo some ni coiiplli fietarl . roe?tirnc:e -:'O t his rel a tac- and on -dis?Oering' , tie naris efin if made * f : aited do n?¥'c?'fofaaiitS---'- ~with an-u -'-~~eS. thk''lere. falcntiltlv -cailuti pua Jetfei itfoac :toali z>aifi-tft';i?t ra;-?-in i;,t y?oaar. ritii iags so atrocious that F can. Sloaai,. oi.:i' i ihrfid or mo? f ? it- i,~io eig ci - ,aess thie -dift ol it to he tfha ...
Evolution of the Alphabet. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 27 June 1914
Evolutioni of the Alphabet. S'i'he- art of e:pressing ideas by sigis :,was :in ancie??it timells "n oc cul- scieCiic kno0s ni only to thie iries?s, i ito:h ha-d aic qui,.ed it .:-ci i.-etly or:.'idiirectl, fronit he -Egyl: Liens - Sonie 3,0i0 yenrs hefire the Chi-issitic era the inhilnt-aiit of the SVallev' of the: Nile iistinrg aisihed 2·l dil'erent -articul-itiObiS :o :spiech , whcl they L rejr? ,esot ::. e ·l : iv a cor? "licaied.5 series ot sigs~s and 'ileoo gratits he.- Phoenicia, sii lifcd Ethe Eitiai l"lilhl ,- 1, y -,velinliinating: all isciYts ecuejt those corrcsilondl ig to :simip ile -irticnlati'S- c the consonint?iitil'ili "obttitig 02 -dis-' •itunt chcra-utedrs .. hl?nin call' the :l'hoeiiiu:nici:ufcnalitahe1 oe o f-:ie r ;eiit'e?cietionS of iian intel -ligence. : ?Ihe- Greeks, imlade :uise o the sn.,e 22 char-icters, adapting thlinm to thec liqtil I-idi sonototis ?ione? 'f tieir Uigge ung by adding '-eirl- sve ,i to: represent . the te o;el - dsoiutlis.I .lromi: Greece...
Marrying for Money. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 27 June 1914
Marrying for Money. -4----- The following story was told by an American minister at a friend's house. A young couple once called at his house announcing that they wished to be married. They were well dressed, evidently respectable, every thing appeared correct; so he called in witnesses and married the youing nan and woman, afterl which, ns was then tfce custom, he invited the happy pair and witnesses to par take of cake and wine. .After a socitil .l hall-hour, when about to go, the young bridegrooim handed the minister a twenly-doll r bill, as "the smnallest he.had," tsk ing him -to pay the tavern-bill (the couple hadl only. dined and fed their horse), and lie nlight lkeepl the balance. Thanking him for his. handsomne fee the parson went to the inn,' where the twaty3-dollar bill Vas pronoun ced to be counterfeit, and the revei end gentleman had the pleasure . of paying three .dollars- out of his own pocket for the privilege. of tnarry ing the : charniing young couple; uiowt wel on ...
An Honest Taxi-Driver. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 27 June 1914
:TAn Honest Taxi-Driver. A Parisian tlxi-drivr, :riamed . te gourd,. has the - .scfnl habit of find~ i?ug things.- adl, being honest, .he does his east tocreturn them td lieir '_rightful - owners. H :His -first id'venitiure of tliis nature- was not encuraging g & lady left tehind in his takicab a fur worth "£80. "He irctnirned it m;--id epte d : a"slight i,,coni, ense He got a ..lecture on iiiral : principles, ?an exhoe;h'rtation to-iremember:- that ihoniest was the biest :policy; and the door cslimmed in his' face.: . Again, a gentlemati left behirid in :T.the cal a .bag containing £8,000 in-.securities. .Legourd dis co?vered it, put on top speed, and ,raced -through the .streets of Paris to .catch the man at the Gare de Lyon. He received two sumimonses from policemen who objected to his pace, turned a deaf ear to the pro tests of indignant pedestrians, and, after sixty minutes of wild racing, managed to find the owner of the bag, who "generously" gave him a five-franc piec...
St. Kilda Court. Tuesday, June 23. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 27 June 1914
St. Kilda Court. Tuesday, June 23. Before the Mayor (Cr. O'Donnell), and Messrs. Mahony and Smithwick, J's.P. TIRA FI REGULATIONS. Saville Whiting was charged with not having:a proper identifying num ber on hllis:mnotor cycle. The number, instead of being placed in front of the machine, was sideways on, between the seat and the handle bars. A fine of 20/- was imposed. Ernest Jefferson, riding bicycle without a light, was lined 10/-, with 2/6 costs. Jack Scott, driving, a market gar dener's waggon without a tail light, was fined 10/-, with 2/6 costs. Stanley Clements, no tail light to 'is cart, fined 10/-; with 2/6 costs. James Duffy, no light on bicycle, fined 101]- with 2/6 costs. Victor Searle, no tail light on cart, lined 5/-, with 2/6 costs. Win. Thomas was dealt with in a similar manner. Edward Staple, no light on bicycle, fined 10/-, with 2/6 costs. Thomas Higgins was charged withi having driven, a motor cycle without a rear light on June 5.. Constable Matthews gave evidence f...
Prahran Rifle Club. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 27 June 1914
Prahran Rifle Club. The third Tilley, 14 shots at 600 yards, was fired at Port Melbourne on Saturday last, June 20th. This stage shoot also decided the Tilly aggregate. C. R. Brookes, who had a serviceable lead up to this stage, having won the first Tilley and second place in the second Tilley, failed to get going, however, till within the last few shots, and the victory fell to Mr. H. G. Gilmour, one of the most con sistent shots of the club. Third Tilley Trophy.-J. G. Rundle (4), 67; A. H. Adams (1), 67; H. G. Gilmour (2), 67; F. L. Yarath (2), 67. Tilley Aggregate.-H. G. Gilmour, 199; E. Tapper, 199; J. G. Rundle, 198; A. H. Adams, 198.
Prahran Brotherhood [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 27 June 1914
Prahran Brotherhood. At the Prahran Brotherhood, Recha bite Hall, on Sunday afternoon, Pro fessor Holdsworth spoke on the sub ject of "Was the Reformation a Step Forward?" In his opinion it was, for it was a movement which gave men the right of individual judgment. Such men as Luther and Knox in translating the Bible into their own languages did a mighty service in the uplift of man. Several brothers spoke at the end of the address. Mr. Marks sang "The Holy City" ex tremely well, and the orchestra made the meeting go well as usual. A good number was present, and the Brotherhood are wanting men and women to come and help to progress this movement in Prahran, which in fluence can only be one for the bene fit of all in this city. Mr. Roweliffe, 418 Toorak-road, Toorak, would be pleased to hear of anyone who wo'ild be willing to augment our orchestra. Subject for Sunday next: "The Art of Living," by Mr. Heath.
Sweet Lavender. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 27 June 1914
Sweet Lavender. The piano fund of the Holy Advent Church, Malvern, should benefit very materially by the successful perform ance of Sir A. W. Pinero's domestic three-act drama, "Sweet Lavender," which was given in the Parish Hall on Tuesday evening. The building was crowded with a very apprecia tive audience, The cast was particularly well chosen, every one taking part being allotted a character which suited them admirably. The scene opened in the chambers of Mr Phenyl and Mr Hale, at Brain Court Temple, when Master Geoff. Barrett, as Bulger, a hairdresser, related to Miss Florence White, as Ruth Holt, a housekeeper, his somewhat astonishing capabili ties as a tonsorial artist. This dia logue was brought to a conclusion by the appearance of Mr. A. McE. Mar shall (as Clement Hale, the adopted son of Mr. Wedderburn), and Mr. Stan. Cohen (Dick Phenyl, a barris ter). Dick Phenyl bore traces, much to Clement Hale's disgust, of a party which lie had attended the previous evening. The arri...
Luna Park. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 27 June 1914
Luna Park. Of every 24 people wvho entered Luna Park during the 1913-14 season 20 people rode on the switchback rail way. The railway receipts represented one-third of the total profits of the Park for the whole season, and pro duced a weekly profit of £250 to £300. This was one of the interesting items given by the chairman (Colonel John Monash), of Luna Park Limited, at the second annual meeting of the share holders recently. The park. was open during the last season for 138 days, and the total number of persons who paid for admission was 344,000. For the first Luna Park season the at tendance was 439,000, over wa period of 110 days, but during the last season the people spent a shade more per head than did the patrons of the first season. The average expenditure per head for the 1913-14 season was 1/103. On the railway a total of 257,000 adults and 25,000 children were car ried. During the first year a profit of 40 per cent. was made upon the gross takings, but by reducing the ru...
"The Ruins of Prahran!" [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 27 June 1914
"The Ruins of Prahran!" ..- By;" Antiquarian." The Ruins of Pompeii will have to take a back seat or look to their is laurels. The " Ruins of Prahran" s bid fair to engage the attention of ai the whole of the civilised and un se civilised world'. Especially the 'Y UN-civilised. Some generations id ago a devastating fire swept along r, Chapel street. It demolished the * City Hall-transformed it into ruins, and ruins it has remained ever since. y In history they are known as the S"Ruins of Prahran." On Empire of Days many of the big denizens of the is city talk to the children about the le preciousness of the Ruins, and the le excitement that occurred when the se huge fire came and the earth I quivered, and the Ruins rose up in ed their might. The more enthusiastic .d of the fieriologists describe how a number of "ye ancient people of 3 Prahran" had an appallingly narrow ;h escape from being overwhelmed at ft the time of the creation of the Ruins, I and tell how they fled for safety t...
Prahran Court. Monday, June 22. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 27 June 1914
Prahran Court. Monday, June 22. Before Messrs. Mackinnon .(chair man), Curwen-Walker, .J. G. Cooke, Bangs, J. Hislop, and Captain Russell, J's.P. A WOMEN'S CASE. Gertrude Bruce summoned Rachael Forbes on a charge of using insulting words. Mr. Seton Williams appeared for complainant, and Mr. Nigan for de fendant. Complainant stated that she kept a grocery shop in Upton-road. On June 4 defendant came into the shop.and asked for two pounds of sugar. The sugar was supplied, and defendant put down a sovereign. Witness gave the change, and defendant then said that she had only come in to make a con venience of .witness, and added, "You are an informer. You wrote to the in spector of factories saying that Mrs. Smith (who keeps a small grocery store close by) had been serving after hours.": Witness replied, "I know nothing- whatever about:it." Defen dant persisted that she (complainant) did, and said, "Anyone who patronises you should starve." Defendant was also alleged to have applied the ...
Amusements. THE PLAZA. SKATING AND DANCING. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 27 June 1914
Amusements. THE PLAZA. SKATING AND DANCING. The transformed South Yarra Skating Rink, now the Plaza, enjoys a very extensive patronage bespeak ing wide popularity. Parties, too, are often held there, and those who either dance or skate or both are certain of a very enjoyable evening, as the combination is here provided with a daintily set out tea-garden separating the two floors. There are still three sessions daily for skating. THE LYRIC PRAHRAN. Large crowds have attended the Lyric Theatre, Chapel-street, during the past week, where Charlotte Bronte's famous romance, "Jane Eyre," was screened. The plot was well worked out, and contained a full measure of pathos and adventure. Another fine picture contributing to a very long and interesting pro gramme was one by the famous Nor disk Film Co. entitled "The Worker" -a piece that was in every way in tensely human. THE LYRIC THEATRE, ST. KILDA. The Two Shows in One at the Es planade Lyric are being well patronised. The added comfort of ...
Return Ball TO THE MAYOR AND MAYORESS OF PRAHRAN. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 27 June 1914
Return Ball TO THE MAYOR AND MAYORESS OF PRAHRAN. A largely attended meeting of Prahran citizens was held in the local municipal buildings on Saturday evening last for the purpose o.f tak ing steps to pay a return compliment to the Mayor and Mayoress (Cr..and Mrs. E. H. Willis), who recently gave a citizens' ball. Mr. Thos. Simmons was voted to the chair, and amongst apologies read was one from Colonel Watson,. who was absent through ill-health. Colonel Watson, as is well known, has occupied the position of chair man of return ball committees for a nuniber of years. It was decided to tender the Mayor and Mrs. -Willis a return ball, the date fixed being. Wednesday, August 5. By courtesy of the Mayor and council of St. Kilda, the ball will (like the mayoral function) be held in the Town Hall of that city. The Prahran City Hall is still in ruins as the result of the disastrous Chapel-street fire in January last. All present were formed into a general committee, and the following office...
Sacred Cantata. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 27 June 1914
Saered Cantata. A very pretty and musical cantata was rendered at the East Malvern Baptist Church, under the conductor ship of Mr. Harrison, on Tuesday evening. The Rev. D. J. Graham, minister of the church, presided, and there was an appreciative audience. The cantata was preceded by a sacred concert, at which the combined choir contributed an anthem, which was well rendered. Miss Graham delight ed the audience with a contralto solo, as did also Mrs. F. H. Rigg in a vocal number. Mr. H. Stevens was heard to advantage in the solo, "Like as the Heart Desireth," and he also took part with Mr. O. Triggs in the duet, "Watchman, What of the Night." After some appropriate remarks by the Rev. D. J. Graham, the cantata, "The Captive Maid of israel," was rendered. It consisted of solos, duets, quartettes, while the combined choir also took part in concerted numbers. All the singers showed that a good deal of time had been devoted to practice; which . was specially em phasised in the clear ar...