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PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE Correspondence was received and dealt with as follows:— [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 21 November 1914
PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE Correspondence was received and dealt with as follows: — From the Railway Department agreeing to the provision of a pit near Mr Hills' property at Yarra ville on condition that the Council undertakes to attend to it-—Adop ted. Hawthorn Council notified con ference re damage to roads to be held on 18th.—Delegates to attend Cr W. H. Fielding wrote desir ing three months leave ol absence owing to bad health.—Granted. J- Kennedy drew attention to state of asnhalt in front of his premises in Hyde street, Yarraville and also to channel that crosses Hyde street just below Francis street.—Cr Jenkjns said a culvert was required.—Ic was decided to remove the awkward channel. W. Firth desired asphalting in Thompson street. The work had been put on the estimrtes three years ago. —Cr Jenkins said the work would only cost ^9.~lo be attended to. Guild of Play wrote, desiring to know how far the Council had gone in the matter of providing a children's playground at Yarra vill...
FINANCE COMMITTEE [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 21 November 1914
FINANCE COMMITTEE The treasurer's report, submit ted to the above committee, show ed that the debit balance of the Council stood at .£4936, as against a deficiency of £4188 at this period last yeir. However there is still .£624 to be transferred from the loan account, which would make the financial position just about the same as last year. .Cr Jenkins made inquiries re land obtained possession of by an order of the Court. . The town clerk said the Court held the money and merely paid the Council the rates. If the owners of the land ever turned up they would hive to apply to the Court. ■' t -
BAKERS BEFORE THE COURT LIGHT-WEIGHT BREAD. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 21 November 1914
BAKERS BEFORE THE COURT LIGHT-WEIGHT BREAD. At Thursday's sitting of the Foots oray Court Joseph Cordy was charged with having sold bread under weight. It was stated in evidence that on. 18 loaves from defendant's cart being weighed, they were found to be 32 oz. short. Mr becomb prosecuted on. be half of the council, and Mr W. Brock et appeared for the defence. A fine of Gd. per ounce under weight, with 23s 3d costs, was imposed. George Stewart was next charged .vith a similar offence; 21 loaves were found to bo 25 ounces short weight. A fine of Cd. per ounce; with 23s 6d costs, was imposed. Advertise in the "Weekly N«w«", which is read in over 1000 homts is the &lt;w«trict.
WINDOW DRESSING [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 21 November 1914
WINDOW DRESSING Messrs J. H. HooDer and Co., the well known Barkly-street drapers, secured first prize in section one, woollens, in connection with "Manufacturers' Week" Window-dressing competi iou. A special meeting of the Footscray Ladies' Benevlent Society will be held in the Town Hall on uesday evening next to arrange alteration' of date of annual meeting. A fine of 40/- wis imposed on Roy Barnes at Monday's Footscray Court for having ma 'e use of olscene language in front of th» Court House Hotel. • • • • • At Monday's Court. Penis Moloney was charged with having l>ee" drunk while in charce of a railway ga'e. De fendant (leaded ''that it was the sun, and rot the beer." "A fine of 20/- was imposed. • • ■ • Advertise in the "Weekly News", which is read in over 1000 homes In Uw district.
BRAWL IN A HOTEL Young Men Charged With Riotous Behaviour Fines Inflicted, [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 21 November 1914
BRAWL IN A HOTEL Young Men Charged With Riotous Behaviour Fines Inflicted, A brawl n the Victoria hotel, Footscray, on Saturday evening, October 31, was the subj -ct of a court case at the Footscray Court on Monday, beforo Messrs Mitchell, Gallant MoPhee, Collins and Bracher, •J's.P . when four young men, named Mick Ryan, Bert Wig gins, Walter Cavalier, and Henry Moss were each charged with having behaved in a riotous manner. Mr A. C. Secomb appeared to prosecute on behalf of: the informant, Horace Futcher and Mr S. Stephen, instructed by Mr Ridgeway appeared for the defence. Mr Secomb said that if the facts as submitted by h m»were borne out iri evidence, he con sidered the Bench would only have one regret, and that was that they could not inflict more than the maximum am ount. On the evening of Oct ober 31, Moss and Cavalier en tered the bar of the Victoria hotel, and called for drinks. When asked for the money one of them said "You would not take my last sixpence ?: Mr Futcher re...
'LOVING' RELATIONS GRIEVANCES VENTILATED IN COURT. STORIES OF ASSAULT [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 21 November 1914
'LOVING' RELATIONS GRIEVANCES VENTILATED IN COURT. STORIES OF ASSAULT Two sisters named Selina Smith and Sarah Bell were tho principals in four cases heard at the Footscray Court, on Monday. Mrs Smith charg ed Mrs Bell with assault, and with .having used obscene lan guage, Viiile Mrs Bell preferred two similar charges in a cross summons against ilrs Smith. Mr. A. (J. Secomb appeared for Mrs Smith and Mr Stephen ior Mrs Bel). Mr Secomb said that Mrs Smith resided in Yarraville. On November 0, she was in Dr. Lane's con.ulting rooms, arid a daughter o Mrs Bell's was also in the room, A conversa tion occured between the two, which wab' apparently the cause of the trouble. Mrs Smith returned home, and "ew minutes later^- Mrs Bell ' ~n' ed iirko^lhe House without invitation, and approaching Mrs Smith in a threatening manner, struck her over the head witn an umbrella and used obscene express.ons. Selina Smith stated that on the afternoon of November (5, she was sitting in her dining,, room...
CRICKET [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 21 November 1914
CRiCKET To-day the Gordon Parade C C. meet the Summirhill C.O. at West Foniscray. Plavera and supporters are requested &lt;o meet at Railway Station at 2 p.m. sharp. Alexander Kee was brought before the Footscray Court on Thursday on a charge of drunk-l enness. Defendant said "he had a bii of a cold since he came out of camp at Broadrneadows. He should have been back at camp at 6 o'.clock last night." Mr Gold smith, P.M., in discharging Kee, said "It is like sending a man home to his wife. When Kee gets back to the military authorities, he will have a bad time, (daughter.) Orders were obtained in the fol lowing debt case^it the local court I on Monday—Aeiel Cycle Co. v C Dohoney ;£l8/l0, with 15s costs; W H. Birch v. Wm Gadenne, £l0, with 13s costs; F. Jacksou v R. Welsh, ^3/9/6^ with 15s costs. Mr W. A. Ridoutt, ironmonger, of Yarraville, has removed to new premises opposite his old business house in Anderson street. • • • « The Footscray Council on Monday, on the motion of...
ST. GEORGE'S THEATRE OUR BOYS INTERESTING INNOVATION [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 21 November 1914
ST. GEORGE'S THEATRE OUR BOYS INTERESTING INNOVATION A second bitcli of local 'ads now on the way to the f-ont will tie screened to night at St George's Theatre, the first having leen so ■•iicces^ful^tliat the manavemeut- deemed produce further pt6£»£SS-&lt;>f loralinterest. Members of the crew of H.M.A.S Sidney who risi'ein and around the district will also lie shown in addition to • full star programme including 'Lucille Love', 2 reels. A tique Ring (2 reels| and Th>' Property Man a 2 reel comedy by the inimiiable Keystone company, in which Charles Chnplin is at his very ' est. \ war gazette will also he "liown. On Monday a film nf present day in terest entitled England's Menace (in two reels) dealing w til the German invasion of England will be shown, also a power '«1 two reel L:ibi:i drama ' The fare in the Crowd' and a full program of star subjects.
FOOTSCRAY PATRIOTIC FUND [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 21 November 1914
FOOTSGRAY PATRIOTIC FUND Amount Prev. Acknowlgd .£1495 7 2 Employes and Staff Mount Lyel! Works, 6th instalment ... 6 0 0 7th ,, ... 6 1 0 8th ... 5 17 0 9th ... 5 19 0 „ 10th ,, ... 5 18 0 Employes Footscray i ouudl, 7th instalment ...3 10 Sth ,, ... 15 6 9th ,, ... 15 6 10th ,. ..346 11th ,, ...^ 3 3 0 Bal. Patriotic Entertainment ...' 0 15 6 "Wigwam" .. ... ..050 Total ... i.1,537 2 2 Belgian Helief Fund, Foot scrav I'ranch Amount previously acknow ledged ... ... ... j£53 6 3 "Friend." ... ... 0 I 6 Total 8 9
TURF NOTES SELECTIONS First Division. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 21 November 1914
TURF NOTES BY "COUKIOLLi". SELECTIONS First Division. binglesticK: 1 The Tucf 2 Culma 3. Second Division. • Bentick 11 Dewberry 2, Quarry Park 3 Anniversary Handicap, Hamburg Belle 1, Jemlah. 2, Lornez 3. Steeple. Goldsign 1, Waster Paul 2, Chatterboy 3. Th rd Division. Williams' Pictures 1, Lambex 2 Iiatis 3. Jumpers Flat. Yurannigh's Daughter 1, Seq uarious 2,, Socotra 3.
CLAIM AGAINST FACTORY HOUSEHOLDER CLAIMS INJUNCTION [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 21 November 1914
OLAIM AGAINST FACTORY HOUSEHOLDER CLAIMS INJUNCTION Offensive and unwholesome fumes, vapors, and dust from arti ficial manure works at Yarraville were complained of in an action in the Banco Court this ween, before Mr Justice Hood and a jury The plaintiff was John Wilson Fraser, of Yarraville, and the defendants, are Wischer and Co.. Pty., Ltd. manufacturers of artificial manures. Fraser is claiming au injunction to restrain defendants from allowing offensive smells, fumes, sulphur and dust to enter his dwelling He also objects to the noises at the works, alleging that he and his family are being deprivedof the cotn fort of home. Fraser contends his house haf b'aen lessened in value by A) 1000, and claims that amount in damage^. The defendant deny that they have for six preceding the action caused noxious or offensive vapours to rise from tneir prem ises. They deny having caused noises since May, 1914, or dust for two years preceding the action As to the business carried on by them ...
MARRIED AT EIGHTEEN A HUSBAND'S TROUBLES WIFE SUES FOR MAINTENANCE AN ORDER MADE [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 28 November 1914
MARRIED AT EIGHTEEN A HUSBAND'S TROUBLES WIFE SUES FOR MAINTEN ANCE AN ORDER MADE A story of the domestic unhappi ness of a young: married couple , named Coward was unfolded to the Footscray Bench on Thursday when Amelia Cownrd procesded against her husband, Harold F. Coward, for maintenance of her self and child. Messrs W. Mitchell ichairman), H E. Caldecoit, Geo Hills, and Dr J. Box. comprised the Bench. Mr A. C Secomb ap - peared for complainant. Mr Secomb said that the parties were married two years a'go, and there was one child Shortly after marriage there- was a seperation. t ai n ed had been made.jfhe husband in duccd the wife to go back and live with him- but they only remained together for three weeics. _ A few j months ago, the defendant went to Murtoa, leaving his wifp at his mother's place in Footscray. In two months, the wife received £l, aud when she wrote asking for something reasonable, the husband replied "that be couldn't afford to keep his wife, as he wanted to go...
WAR NOTES BELGIAN ATROCITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 28 November 1914
WAR NOTES BELGIAN ATROCITIES. Our contributor "Courioll" during tlio week interviewed -Mr Waskell, of Footscray, who has just returned from a holiday trip to England, when some horrible truths of .Belgian atrocities were revealed. "'Whilst in London," the Footscray ite said, "I was surprised to meet my niece, whom I had heard was at the front with the Red Cross, ;:nd being unaware of her suffering, joeularlv remarked that she "looked very frightened," etc., etc. Unoover in" her right arm the poor girl showed me where her hand had been cut off at the wrist, much to my horror, by a German officer not many days pre viously. The cruelty was inflicted whilst my niece was in the act of dressing the wound of a German Uh lan, "and bad as this may seem," she said, "it is not the worst cruelty that some other women had to endure." Belgium rained blood and I shall never forget it." . . . The scenes at Folkenstone on the arrival of Belgian refugees was too awful for words. Sightless women (the ...
JUNIOR CRICKET [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 28 November 1914
JUNIOR CRICKET Yarravillo Presbyterians Juniors v. Collins street Union C.C.—The Yarra ville i'ressos played a one-day match with Collins street Union, which re sulted iu a win for the Pressos by 28 runs, tic-ores: Yarraville Pressos: First Innings. Curtis, b Mountain .. .. 20 Henderson, b Miller 1 Crow, e, b Miller, 6 Gill, e, b La Gruta . .. 4 Dunsmore, b Miller 13 urrie, c Lagruta, b Mountain .. 0 . Jackson, c, b jMountain 4 Comben, 1 b w, b .Mountain .... 0 Shaw, e Lagruta, b Mountain .. o Weir, not out 0 Sundries 4 Total . 60 Howling for Union: Mountain six for 11, Miller three for 22 Lagrutu one for 1-1, Gummersall none for 7. • Union C.C. First innings 12 Bowling for ressos: Crow three for" 8, Dunsmore four for 1. Union C.C. Second Innings. Total .. .. 70 Bowling for Pressos: Dunsmore none for 18, Crow three for 18, Currie four for 18. Gill one for 0. Pressos: Second Innjngs. i Curtis, e Lagurta, b Miller .... 13 Henderson, b Miller 4 Crow, c Lagruta, b Miller 0 Gill, b Lagru...
THE LUNCHEON. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 28 November 1914
THE LUNCHEON. The official luncheon was served at the Tea Rooms, and was presi ded over by Mr E. VV. Trend, gen eral manager. The officials, com | miitee and visitors made quite a large gathering. Mr K. Duncan, I in submitting the toast of the Dir- : ectors remarked that it had been said that the man who ould make ! two blades of grass grow where only one formerly existed was re garded as a genuis and benefactor. The Directors of th" Mount Lvell Works could justlv claim that dis tinction for their superior manures made many blades grow in place of one. At present the war and the dry season was making a try ing time for the directors, and it required men of grit and strength 'to keep going. Under the circum stances the picnic committee had not approached the directors for their usual donation. He trusted the war would not be of long dura tion and Mr Martin could again usk the directors to finance them. The_ toast was enthusiastically honored Mr T- W. Haynes in responding said he wish...
The Unclaimed Million A Fascinating, Thrilling Serial The Unclaimed Million Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock, and Co., London and Melbourne. [All Rights Reserved.] CHAPTER XIII(Continued). [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 28 November 1914
The Unclaimed Million A Fascinating, Thrilling Serial riie Unclaimed Million Bi HERBERT MAXWELL Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock, and Co., London and M«1 bourne. rAll Bights Be#erved.1 CHAPTER Xm. (Continued). M*- Prankflst felt the need of fur- I wer «timuJant, and accepted the offer. ' 111 give her five minutes," he an- ' oounced, after consuming the liquor; ' I feel tuned up just right, Ned, my i poy; and if she gives me any of her ' up, I'll let her have it slick—;—and with a few added imprecations to en- 1 force and clinch his resolution, he wan dered off downstairs to the' drawing- ! room. I Therese wb _ seated at the window, with a book in her lap, when he en- 1 tered. "What do you want with me?" came ' ma loud-voiced greeting; "I tell you : straight, I haven't got more than five ' minutes to spare." ] Therese looked up from her book, ' closed it, and replied in a tone of quiet 1 command. o "Come in and shut the dooi •; I wiah' : to talk to you." He plumped down on a ...