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Piano Playing Feat. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 25 July 1914
Piano Playing Feat. On Monday afternoon, at 1 o'clock, at the Arcade, Chapel street, Prahran, John Gilbert Sullivan, world's record endurance pianist, will attempt to estabish a new world's record by playing the piano continuously for 106 hours without a stop. This record will be without fear of contradiction the world's record for endurance piano playing.
A BOGY IN A BARREL. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 25 July 1914
A BOGY IN A`' BARRuEL. :'The captain of a North Sea trawl ing. boat tells of a ciurious experience. On: on ?occasioni on drawing up the trawl' net; it .was found .to contain .n aliparentlvy?empty barrel. On its being ?rolled out oni.deck the skipper took .an axe to break it open. The bunghole was uppermost, mind as hr ;tiruck -.the :barrel he remarked, by s.iay of a joke, "Now, if there's any one inside come out of it." The :words were hardly out of his mroiith when a big conger.eel sudden lv shot straight out of the bunghole into' the air, and the crew were so surprisod at this sudden and most un xpected apparition that they let the conger- escape through one of the scupperholes. into. the sea. before they :ecovered from-- their fright.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 25 July 1914
ii DON'T PAY RENT! Be Your own tandlord. .£50 Deposit will Secure Youoe Balance of Purchase Money accepted as RENT, from 15s Weekly, INCLUDING Principal and Interest. LOOK - - This is only one of many. SOJ [J1 UH Y A RR A Close to Chapel Street Tram and Train, First-Class Working Man's Home, Containing Five Rooms and Conveniences, £50 Deposit, 15/- weekly. (Equal to an crdinary Rental- Only.) AND FOq S E The Real Live Firm of Auctioneer and Estate Ag ents, .. 99 Chapel Street, VWindsor. E J. FORSTER, Sworn Vsaluator. 'PHONE, 111 Windsor. ARTrHUR WHITFORD, Auctioneer FU ITURE ZA LS conduCted at Our Roorr ', -- W- % . - ........... E-ver 'TrhU d ay, 2 p.... Abll Carriers now ur. . ..............,...-..-................. .." '9: :/
MACING THE RATTLER. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 25 July 1914
`MACING THE RATTLER. :At ,Blackpool, a gentleman getting into a third-class railway carriage .found the only other occupant was a travelling minstrel with a large harp in a green baize covering. Presently the station where the tickets were taken was reached, and as the train journeyed on, the gentle man was startled by hearing a sort of. muffled whisper issuing apparently from the harp. Seeing him looking rather curiously at it, the man in charge of it remarked, 'I'fm sure you are a gentleman who suwon't .cause trouble. The fact is, awhen :Ilhaven't. made much money it c:omes 'cheaper- for my little girl to travel inside: with -the harp ;" and, :hastil,- undoing.? the&lt; baize covering, out stepped, a- .business-like young damsel of about ten.:;
Prahran Council Elections. WINDSOR WARD. ADDRESS BY CR. McILWRICK. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 25 July 1914
S Prahran Council Elections. WINDSOR \TARD. ADDRLISS -lY CR. -ItcILWRICK. In the lodge room at the Albert; Hal-ll, Windsor, oil Tuesday, evening, Cr..Mcllwrick, -retiring :caididate for • the Windsor Waird, addresseda mneet ;-- :ing of frienids and supporters. Mr Howard Bradslha, 1Wh1o -as i oted to the chair, said lie Was sure : - they, were all satisfied at wihat ,Cr Me? ' ll-rick had. done since his: entry into the couicil. He held the respect of the ratepayers and also his. col leagues in tile council, because tlhey recognised when lie addressed thliem 'he had somnethiig: to theirt advantage to say. .:'. : Cr. McIlarick, who- was ell rie ceived,, gave nll account oft his past S tree- years' stewardship,. and a Sresume of. many: matters of iinterest to the ratepayers. Dealing with iigures, lie said that the valuations had increased from £480,000 in 1911 to £547,000 last financial year. --Rates from £40,000 to £47,000. Total ire - venue this year, £60,300. Tramways h returned £300...
WRONGLY SUSPECTED. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 25 July 1914
WRONGLY" SUSPECTED. A strange but true - story (writes "Looker-On") reaches me from Mose ley:-, A.few weeks ago a .new stable :hand at; a. gentleman's residence was :discharged on suspicion of having Purloined a ;silver watch and chain, -the property of the head groom, who :i (1dtemporarily left his waistcoat langing on a nail _in the all of a L]ose box in thlie stables. The youth :trnuiioislo?irotested his irinocence, :t it s?ics obiviotis tliit no oone `el.e. i::dentered the stables, and-other li tI :circimstances seeming to point to his giuilt he was sient hIomie. The i: :rettalhle i'ncident: a?as almost for otten iuntil some weeks ago, when -: ".luable mare was take!n ill, and so scriois: did: her. condition become that . -:veterinary -::surgeon ,awas sent for 1 ast: haste, but unhappily" arrived too I-ite, the mare, dying .iethin a few minutes -..of.: his arrivyi.-.l)Death was - crilced. to acute- inflammnation, and :' post-mortem- -being performed. re 3aled the presence of a f...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 25 July 1914
Birthday & Wedding Presents You have the Widest Selection at PHILLIPS JEWELLERY CORNER Do not Do not fail fail to "_to Call and See Call and See our our New New Shop. Ihop. CHAPEL and GREEN STREETS WINDSOR. Call and see our Show of Jewellery and Electro Plate, and compare Prices with any other House in Melbourne. d Pot Specialist, Chiro odist prt Feet Under p preserved In PViceRegal and Surgical Bootmaker, --their risti Patronage. J EEE EER E U C Erj Bea t The Human Foot Treated on only Scientific and Natural Process. Corns, Bunions, Ingrowing Suffering Relieved while maintaining the Shape and hiding Deformity Toe Nails Treated with and Malformation. See Testimonial. Proof Undoubted, Utmost Safety and the Most TEL. 4888. Orthopedio Institute-246 SWANSTON ST., Library Side. Delicate Touch. For Cold and Damp Weather Wear. LEEMING'S BOOTS. 215 CHAPEL STREET, PRAHRAN, 109 Swanston street, City. 257-259 Bourke street, City. 1-3 Errol street, North Melbourne. When your feet are co...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 25 July 1914
SOLD - VERYWHMeI Auction Sales of Furniture and Property a specialty. / DKENSON & FORSTER (E. J. Forster, Sworn Valuator). Auctioneer & Estate Agents1 Rents Collected. Insurances Effected. Loans Negotiated. ' Only Address ? 99 CHAPEL STREET. / TEL.: WINDSOR 111. J. & N. RAISES IS THE HOUSE For GOOD VALUE in Underclothing, Blouses, Costumes, Specials in Every Department. Note the Address 194 CHAPEL STREET~~ oor H P High Street. / lgalf L. LalbrHl, Barrister and Solicitor, 161 Greville Street, Prahran Announces that he has purchased the practice of Mr. W. E. BRUNT, and may be consulted 3t the above address Trust Moneys to Lend. R. W. Kingham, GENERAL BOOKBINDER. Binder to the Prahran Public Library for 20 years. ADDRESS: CHAPEL STREET, WINDSOR. dooks, Music, Periodicals, &c.. Bound at Moderate Prices. Office of Windsor LIME STORE 04~n~p PRAHRAN COLLEGE AND KINDERGARTEN, For GIRLS and BOYS, "EAST LEIGH," Malvern and Williams Rds. Miss LAING Miss A. S. LA...
Social Item. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 25 July 1914
Social Item. The marriage which has been arranged between Miss Lilian May, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs 8. Clark, of Victoria street, Windsor, and Mr George Nioholson, younger son of Mr and Mrs W. Malcolm, of "Emoh-ruo," Charles street,Prahran, will be celebrated early in September.
The Same Old Subject. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 25 July 1914
The Same Old Subject. People are watching with interest as to whether the Prahran Town Hall site question is to be deinitely decided at the local Council meeting next Monday evening. At all events, a step towards finality is hoped for. Cr Nicolson is to move a resolution that an architect be engaged to draw up plans and specifications for the restoration of the City Hall and the re-building of offces, &c., in accor dance with a draft scheme previously submitted. The Town Hall site question was a prominent feature of the speechifying- that took place at the South Yarra Club's " smoke." Just as the City Hall itself went to destruction in smoke, so the question of re-building it was disoussed amidst clouds of smoke. If that were not a co-incidence, perhaps it was, at all events, appropriate. But for the whole subject to end in smoke would be a refleotion on those whom it more immediately concerns. The present condition of the Prahran Municipal Buildings tends to show that somet...
Obituary. THE LATE MRS. JOHN TURNER. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 25 July 1914
Obituary. TITHE LATE MRS. JOHN TURNER. The friends of ex-Cr. John Turner will regret to hear of the death of his wife, which took place at M.l vern on Saturday evening last, at the advanced age of 75 years. The deceased lady lhad not enjoyed good health for some time past, but her last illness, was of only a few days' duration. The late Mrs. Turner was- born -iin Bedford;. England, and cable out to Tasmania with her parents in the Great Britain, the moun t nl r ýf which l roll c r ,ntin; n,-,. IiUi t - u. wIUIcii was taptain uray, over 50 years ago. With her parents she afterwards came to Victoria, where her father, Mr. Cornish, com menced business as a law stationer in Melbourne. For the greater por tion .of her residence in Victoria, Mrs. Turner lived in South Yarra, in which suburb she resided for over" 40 years. She was for many years a member of the South Yarra Baptist Church. Mrs. Turner was the mother of 17 children, 11 of whom are still living, one of her sons being Mr. John...
WORLD-WIDE NOTES. THE DRUG OF SLEEP. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 25 July 1914
WORLD-WIDE NOTES. THE DRUG OF SLEEP. Opium, so well known, even in re. mote times, for its valuable sedative properties, is the dried milky juice or latex obtained from the walls of the mnripe seed: capsuls of several varieties of the opium poppy. It is prepared chiefly in: Turkey,: India, Persia, and China... The industry is of great: importance in India; where, except in the natiue States, it. is un der strict- Government, t.control:. The. method of collecting the latex 'is practically the- narme .in .all coun titries. "-While the capsules are still un :ripe, incisions are made- in their walls, and the latex immediately ex '.ades and soon begins to coagulate. The high price of thei drug:natural ly results in its frequent .'lulteration. ..Besides seeds, charcoal, and ground poPpy petals, such crude idiulterauts Sltsshot, sand, inud, aand pieces of I inetal are -sometimes added to in dcrease, the 'weight. . -:The hulk of -the opium reaching 19England is imported from Persia and 'Thu...
Malvern Council. MONDAY, JULY 20, 1914. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 25 July 1914
Malvern Council. MONDAY, JULY 20, 1914. Present: Mayor \Vilson, and Crs. E. Thompson, Weller, R. Thomson, Devy, Murray, McKinley, Lewis, Wilks, Francis, Holmes and Carroll. SIHEATHERTON SANATORIUM. The Heatherton Sanatorium for warded an account for £25/17/11, due by the council as its proportion of cost df maintenance for the period, December 12, 1913, to March 31, 1914. The account was referred to the Finance Committee. INFECTIOUS DISEASES' HOSPITAL Thie committee of the Infectious Diseases' Hospital Wrote, inviting the an|1llr,1 in arn- n vYiit TP iaonneo ..... Wednesday, 22nd inst. Cr. Wilks said that the visitors would see a very fine institution for the moniey that had been spent on it. .TRAMWAY -RETURNS. Cr. . i:: Thomson -reported on the traliic Leturnis: of the Piahran-IMilvern trains f0or the past fortnight. Week endilg- July S -STrust lines, 14.S94d; per car mile ;-Balaclava-road, 12.1ld.; Kew, 14.7d.; Caulfield, S.Sd. Week ending July 15-Trust 'lines, 13.7d.; Balallaclav...
Tennis Courts at St. Kilda. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 25 July 1914
Tennis Courts at St. KIlda. At tile SL Kilda Council meeting 1 ofl ilonditay I special cointinittee ap pointed for theo purpose brought up thei followhiug r eport: --That permissivo occupancy of siteson i the- southliwest corner, o thl large? reserve, ]3lessing' ton-street abea giten to tennis clubs. foI the rection of aoit tohereoo at their Swn iexpenseu sbjects tothe conditious ot n agrement-in each case to be mntered into. That iio structute shaill obe erected oln ny li0th itel unlesb -ilatns -e f lieelorhave been= bilbiiiitted -to ani appro' edrot "by the o?oci a otso Q.i -t 1-uliebs Out :reserveb.shoulld be 'treeo t a il, nl'notfor;any lparticular prb poposal carried1 `it=will "ble'"stslblingo G a itodageroust i itcee r tdeitt 'o rho 'Ma y o ibo tepoke aga int tie portedcthe ucolntee' srepor CL bsculthtorpe sald it týotild u establish: a htutgerotis-_recedent - Cr:. -'3arnet spokce iii btiiport sayint g the reserve had lool been an eyesorei -rhie cominuittees recommelndations n...
Sunday Entertainments at St. Kilda. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 25 July 1914
Sunday Entertainments at St. Kilda. The St. Kilda Council has confuirm ed its resolution, passed on June 22, repealing Regulation 18, which per mitted certain places of public amuse ment to be opened on Sundays. A letter was received from Mr. W. J. Lincoln, of the Paradise Pictures, stating that he was obtaining coun sel's opinion as to whether the coun cil lihad power to differentiate in re gard to the.opening of picture shows. The opinion, when obtained, would be forwarded to the St. Kilda Council. Until then, it. Wlas asked that the question of confirmation of the coun cil's resolution be held over. The colmunication Iwas received.
Return Municipal Ball. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 25 July 1914
Return Municipal Ball. Very successful was the return ball to the Mayor of St. Kilda and Mrs. E. O'Donnell, which was held on Tuesday evening, there being a large number of guests, and in every way the function was a fitting compliment to the Mayor and Mayoress. The decorations were of a unique charac ter, and by their beauty were unani mously admired. In the Town Hall ale a number of windows, and each of these were set out as Moorish al coves. They were delightfully pretty, and as the eye gazed upon them, they represented so many exquisite rural or garden scenes in miniature. Tiny electric lights added to their charm. So well were they arranged that they gave the visitor, as he or she first entered, the impression that oil paint ings had been utilised in this branch of the decorative work. It was a neat deception, but at once artistic and charming. Perched in mid air in the centre of the hall were four images of proud peacocks, with their tails spread to the different points of the...
Hobart Tramways. RECENT EXTENSIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 25 July 1914
Hobart Tramways. RECENT EXTENSIONS. :June 29. was a day of jubilation in West Hobart, for, according to the "Mlercury"-after years of uphill work -uphill in more senses than one-the people of West Hobart have seen their wish an accomplished fact. Their districti was connected with the city by tramway. The tram cars were do corated..: The new service was de clared open by the Mayoress, who cut thlie' ribbon at the Corner of Liverpool and Harrington-streets. At somine peechifying subsequently, Alderman Amott said that the city council realised that public utilities should be owned by the people. As a result of a plebiscite, an overwhelm ing majority had declared in favor of the purchase of the tramways. The cost was £215,000. It seemed a large sunu, but they had thle satisfaction of knowing that the trains were a success. North H-lobart would be the next suburb to have an extension. It was estimated that at the end of the year the profits on the trams over working expenses would be £1...
Municipal. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 25 July 1914
Municipal. In St. Kilda things are being licked into shape in view of the approaching elections. Progress associations have met, and gravely considered the ques tion of "putting up" candidates. Nomi nations were called for, the methods of the Labor party in this respect being taken as a guide.. However, the Elwood Association has made its se lection for the South Ward, and the names are Crs.I Hewison and Scul thorpe and Mr. Burnett Gray. The latter is secretary of the association, and judging by the amount of corres pondence lie has been in the habit of dealing in,: no man ill the com munity should be better posted in the necessities of the -South. Ward than Mr. Gray.: It is understood that ex Cr. Pittard is also going to nominate, and his friends feel that he would give the three association candidates a good run for their money Central Ward has selected Cr. Love and Miessrs.- T. G. Allen and Herbert Maroney. Mr. Allen is an ex-council lor, and has a good insight into what constitu...
PRAHRAN V. BRUNSWICK. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 25 July 1914
PIIAHRAN V.- BRUNSWICK. IPrahranu journeyed to. Brunswick with the prospects of a stiff match be foie theil, and hoping for a win, so as to enhiince their chance of getting into the final four. Prahran was ,-captained- by J. M\oronejy, aBd they played Farmer and Greenhill in place of Caine, Indisposed, and Daniells: Prahran had first use of;.what slight breeze there .was in the first quarter, but, it tcounted for little or nothing. The game was very evenly contested r-ght up to: half-time, the only differ enice beingt that the v isitors' kicking was rather better than the locals. In the. third cuarter Brunswick iua proved wonderfully, and their splendid cystein qui?i nonplussed their oppo .lents. Their goal kicking, neverthe less, Wais altogether astray, and in the end it lost them the match. Prahran pre-ailced- ini the ruck, and their de fence i?asl exceptionally strong. - At thie final change, Brunswick led by a point. Teli last quarltor was full of stirring f:ootball, both sides ...