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THROUGH THE RAPIDS IN A STEAMER. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 11 July 1914
THROUGH THE RAPIDS IN A. STEAMER. :.. .:.. A notable character produced by the dangers and the peculiar nasviga' tion of the Niagara River was Joel R. Robinson, who piloted tlhe steamer Maid of the Mist through the rapids on June 15, 1861. Theboat had been built in the gorge just below the falls, .where :she" pliod for 'a time. Proving unprofitable, her owner sold her on the condition that she should be delivered at Niagara town, near the mouth of the river, a point she could not reach without navigating the whirlpool-a thing never yet at tempted. Robinson, however, had for years believed the trip could be safely made. The Maid of tlhe Mist was 72ft: long, 17ft. in the beamn,: and 8ft. in the hold, with an engine of one hundred horse-power. A inan named Jones volunteered for the trip as engineer arid fireman, and a second man named McIntyre: agreed to go and give what help he could. So the little steamer started from" her dock some two .hundred yards above the whirlpool rapids. When...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 11 July 1914
Fraser & Morphet for Good Printing. 1DWtARD 5 I . OUR £20 GIFT , TO ALL . .. .MARRIED A business may have REPUTATION without much WOMEN CHARACTER, or it may have character without still in force much reputation. Character is what we are; re t 2 putation is what we are THOUGHT to be. Any busi' ness which is intended to be a perpetual institu S'" " T 3tion, as this one is, MUST HAVE 8BO TH. Every son of Adam, prince or plough boy, ganius or dunce, is cast in the same image, and moulded in the same Sclay; yet every man differs from his fellow. Every S -good tailor uses the same sort of fabrics, linings, trimmings and buttons; yet every tailor's tailoring S ".differs from another's. You can no more fathom the riddle of the human mind than you can plumb the depthof the ocean. A EDWARD LOVE & Co.s . SUIT DIFFERS FROM EVERY: OTHER-good style without. freakishness - good material without ostentation -good fit without exaggeration. These Sare the things to look for In a EDWAR...
THE BECHE-DE-MER INDUSTRY IN QUEENSLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 11 July 1914
THE BECHE-DE-MER INDUSIRY IN QUEENSLAND. I do not suppose nine persons out of, ten cal tell you what are beches d ie-mer. Something of the sea, of course-"de mer." Yes, but let those nine persons look in a -French dic tionary for the word "beche," and they will find it means a spade. A "spade of the sea," or a sea-spade ! The name or expression conveys noth ing. Yet the diving s or-fishing for these sea-spades or beches-dc-mer is one of the most curioiis industries iof the Pacific, nay 'of northern. Ausi tralia. To keep the reader no longerI in perplexity, beches-d e-icrm- a:re :sea slugs, and they are. highly.: eteemed as an ingredient of a thick :soup cn sidered a luxury in Mellouaine,. Paris, and especially int Chinia;: In fact, epicures all over the ?eorld are said to smack their lips" in delight on once tasting the dish and to ever after seek it eagerly. Ugh! A sea-slug. .'Fancy eating slugs ! Well, the Chinese eat a cer tain kind of bird's nest as well-not the kind we know, of...
Building on Low-lying Land. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 11 July 1914
Building on Low-lying Land. The circular from the Mayor of Malvern relative to the erection of tenements on low-lying land was before the St. Kilda council on Mon day evening. It was asked that a representative be appointed to a municipal conference. Cr Love moved that the Mayor attend the conference. Cr Barnet seconded the motion. If- the low lying land in St. Kilda had not been built upon there would have been no need for the proposed .big drainage scheme. The motion was carried. W U«. -- -WMM
St. Kilda and its Many Leagues. REQUESTS TO THE COUNCIL [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 11 July 1914
St. Kilda and its Many Leagues. ----»----` REQUESTS TO THE COUNCIL At its meeting on Monday evening the St.'Kldi, Council received com munications; from three different Progiess Associations, and that there should have 'bEen i-so many on the same night was -the j cause of much general latighter,: which, of course, was quite .excusible under the cir. cumstances. The first letter was from Mr C. J. Lane, secretary of the East St Kilda Progress Association,:whi-h said "You will admit that our Associa tion does not troubleyou much, also ihat through our sole exertions we have raised ihe rates hundreds of pounds during the past two years in Rippon. Lea. Eighteen months ago you promised us some lights in Gien Eira road, between the station and 'totham street ; also to make the ro-d. This has not been done, and there are no lights on this section, where housands goto ntudfroto the station. We beg of you to put a light at Lillies' corner, and another half way to Hoiham street on the north si...
Try Society. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 11 July 1914
Try Society. His Excellency the Governor, Sir Arthur Stanley, has been pleased to a~ccept the position of patron to the Toorak and South Yarra Try Society. Mrs Barry Thompson has been elected a member of the Society. Under the auspioes of ths Vic toria League, Lieut. Col. Paterson will deliver a lecture on "The British Army" in the Try Society's Hall on Monday evening, the 13th July. The lecture will be illustrated with lantern slides. The public are invited A colleotion will be made in aid of the Society's funds.
Lost Time of Municipal Officers. QUESTION OF PAYMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 11 July 1914
Lost Time of Municipal Officers. QUESTION OF PAYMENT. At the meeting of the St. Kilda Countil on Monday evening last a rommunication was received from the Publio Health Department to the effect that Nurse Mort's appeal against the decision of the c, uncil in refuing to register certain pre mises as a private hospital had been disalhowed. Cr Barnet stated that he, Cr Gibba, the surve)or and the town clerk had attended at the offices of the Depa tment to i represent the council at the hearing of the appeal, but the oher side did not put in an appearance. As councillors they did not expect any fee when doing their duty on behalf of the ratepayern, but he considered that when offioers' time had been lost like it had boen in this instance, the council should be recouped for their loss of time. This was the second occasion on which a similar thing had happened. Cr Hewison said a seggestion should be made to the Board of Health that in future coses those appealing sh uld be made to lodge a...
SHORTHAND & TYPEWRITING. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 11 July 1914
SHORTHAND1& TYPEWRIT ING. To those who desire to master the winged art of shorthand and type writing, we direat attention to an advertisement in this issue. The address of the teacher, who is an ex perienced journalist and typist, is 66 Chomley street, Prahran. The fees are on a mderate scale, and pupils are indivi u dlly taught in thir own homes if desired.
Albert Park. PRAHRAN'S REQUEST FOR REPRESENTATION. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 11 July 1914
Albert Park. PR&HRAN'S REQUEST FOR REPRESENTATION. At the meeting of the St. Kldda council on Monday evening last a communication was received from the Lands Department, pointing out the willingness of the Prahran Council to contribute /200 per an num towards the upkeep of Albert Park, on condition that it was given representation on the committee of management. Cr Hewison said he would give notice of motion that the resolution of the council, objecting to the Preahran Council joining ir the man agement of Albert Park,be rescinded. Cr Love-We want to be clear as to whether Prahran's contribution is £200 "per annum."
AT THE SMOKE. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 11 July 1914
AT THE SMOKE. By Looker-on. The smoke social given by Cr Morris at the Prahran Club on Tuesday evening went off well. Primarily, these "smokes" are for the idea of providing sympathe. tic audiences for the purpose of listening to orations by prominent personages. There isa feast of words rather than a feast of anything else, Mr Watt was the " lion" of the evening. He wasn't there five minutes before he was " one of the boys of Prahran." He initiated him. self into the fold. He's "Our Willie" now. Essendon is shedding tars. Mr Watt will probably for ,he future make his home either in Prahran or St. Kilda. Mr Watt's speech at the ' smoke" was almost a revelation to Prahranites, even though they had previously read spe ches by him, and understood well the reputation he bore as in orator. Face to face with a man as he is unburdening himself of words and phraseology that fall on your ears like the sound of sweet music is of fifty per cent more value than reading a deliverance in cold pri...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 11 July 1914
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 11 July 1914
9~riuz d 0/i SOLD A V rfIEF Auction Sales of Furniture and Property a specialty. DOIKENSON & FORSTER (E. J. Forster, Sworn Valuator). Auctioneer & Estate Agents Rents Collected. Insurances Effected. Loans Negotiated::: • . : .. . . . Only Address -. 99 CHAPEL STREET. i-Z-?TEL.: WINDSOR 111. J. & N. RAISESI IS THE HOUSE For GOOD VALUE in Underclothing, Blouses, Costumes, Specials in Every Department. Note the Address 194 CHAPEL STREET (F"??oo"") E, igh Street, Barrister and Solicitor, 161- Greville Street, Prahran tnnounces that he has purchased the praotice of Mr. W. E. BRUNT, ad may be consulted at the aboyv adldress Trust Moneys to Lend. R. W. Kingham, GENERAL BOOKBINDER, Binder to the Prahran Public Library for 20 years. ADDRESS: CaAPZL STraTr, WINDSOR. Books, Music, Periodicals, &c.. Bound at Moderate Prices. Office of Windsor LIME STORE I Y~j B - vA~lb5RFp PRAHRAN COLLEGE AND KINDERGARTEN, For GIRLS and BOYS, "EAST LEIGH," Malvern and Williams Rd...
Future of the Melbourne Cable Tramways. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 11 July 1914
Future of the Melbourne Cable Tram ways. Now and again one hears much concern expressed in municipal circles as to what is to be the future of the Melbourne and Metropolitan cable tramway system, and who is to control it when the lease is up in 1916, in which year the lease to the Company expires, and certain por tions of the undettaking fall i ato the hands of the municipalities. There arealso those who view the future with unconcern. The Tramway Trust is a body composed of representatives of the municipalities interested in the cable system. Cr Scott is the representative of the Prahran Coun oil on the Trust. He has promised to bring forward a report of impor tance as to the future control of the trams. What the full text of that report will be it would be at this juncture hard to conjecture. Cr Scott, however, has made public one important piece of information, and that was that the Trust had made all necessary arrangements to oon tiiue the running of the trams as soon as the lea...
Motor Bus Traffic. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 11 July 1914
Motor Bus Traffic. Mr. R. T. Kelly, city surveyor of St. Kilda, reported at the council meeting that the maintenance of St. Kilda road, which was very unsatisfactory, costs the council 1/- per square yard of road surface for the motor tracks, and it will cost more each succeeding year, as the motor traffic increases. The interest and sinking fund for a modern road would cost per square yard per annum from 15%d. to 19qd., accolding to the material used, and althougll the work would not be re productive at present, it would pay the council to borrow the money and pave the St. Kilda-road from High-street to Fitzroy-street alongside the tram tracks for a total width of about 36ft, at an estimated cost of £10,000. Fitz roy-street and the Esplanade will soon have to be considered in the same way as St. Kilda-road, as, owing to the motor-'bus traffic, these roads will cost a lot of money for maintenance in the future. Cr. Barnet: This question of road making and maintenance will have to be...
St. Kilda Town Hall and Charity. CHARGES TO THE BAND. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 11 July 1914
St. Kilda Town Hall and Charity. CHARGES TO THE BAND. The town hall cLmmittee of the St. Kilda Council brought up the following recommendations on Mon day evening '" That no charge be made for the use of the hall, &c., in connection with the entertainment, on the 1st inst.. for the benefit of those bereaved by the boating fatality at St Kilda on Good fLriday. "That the use of .the hall be granted, at the charitable rate, for the ball to be given on the 151h inst., in aid of the primary schools of the parish of St. Mary's. . "That no reduct onbe made in the charge for the hall in connection with th- monthly concerts organis :d by the city brass band." The first two recommendations were adopted. Relative to the band, Cr Hewison said the council had incriased its donation to the band from [30 to [100, and now it was .proposed to draw back the hind that had been so generously held out. He urged that they should give evely en couragement to the band, and moved that the recommenda...
Municipal Talk at a Smoke Social. Town Hall, Trams and Technical School. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 11 July 1914
Municipal Talk at a Smoke Social. Town Hall, Trams and Technical Sohool. There were some councillors pre sent at the smoke social given by Cr. Morris in the Prahran Club-room on Tuesday evening, and in response to the toast of the Prahran City Council there was some interesting oratory. The toast was proposed by Mr. F. Carse, Liberal candidate for Fawkner, who said that councillors looked after matters of immediate concern to the ratepayers. The Prahran Council had been in the forefront of municipal effort in Victoria, as was shown by the erection of the destructor and installa tion of the tramway system. The calibre of the councillors no doubt re: fleeted the high intelligence of the people of Prahran. (Hear, hear, and laughter), While a man of the stamp and many good qualities of Cr. Morris represented them in the council there was not much wrong with that body. (Applause.) And any man who would retuse to drink his health, well, the less said about him the better. He was a man of ...
Open Sea Bathing in St. Kilda. PROPOSED BYE-LAW. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 11 July 1914
Open Sea Bathing in St. Kilda. PROPEOSED BYE-LAW. At the St. Ki'da council meeting on Monday evening Cr Hewison gave notice of motion to move as follows- "lThat Bathing Regulation (No. '5) be repealed, a-d the provisions therein be inoluded in a new Rrgula tion to be made, with the addition ol the following clause " No per. on over the age of ten years shall bathe in the open sea within 300 yards of the boundary of the municipal district of St. Kilda, and no" within any o.her borough and directly opposite to those parts of the sea shore which lie respeo tively between the t oundary of the municipality as d fined by a line be ing a continuation in a straight line of a line along the centre of Fraser street and the western drain, and between the main drain and a line being a continuation in a straight line of a line along the centre of Dickens street to such seashore, nor shall any person over the age of ten undress or dress, either wholly or partia ly,:upoa such parts of the sea shor...