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More Accommooation. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 28 June 1884
:!More' Accommodation. :A large'deptititn representing residents of SBraybroiok and Albion, who had petitioned for station accommodation at the former place, waited on the Railway.Commissioners on Wednediilay,Tt noon, to, urge ,their claims.' .ir; w\V. M. Clark, M.P., who introduced the gentlemen in question said that although their wants were great, they' w'ere very modest in their request- They knew. that a station at ''Brybrook waould be a source of revenue to the Department, buti:at present they only wanted a flag station as an experiment.: .He felt sure if that sere granted the Commissioners would S soon find the-aidvantage of arunning hotrly trains:.. The sitiation was healthy, and within nseven miles.of the city, land was plentiful and ; p.:w'ould, attract . population, 'sond- add a nef subusto inlthe Metropolis At present time. [theiýpopuplaion ? of the-shire.wuss Ri5oo0, Sand no doubt.the figures would be transformed to thousands if railtav facilities were given so th6iat p...
Correspondence. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 28 June 1884
Correspondence. Whilst Inviting communications and (r.e di:ussilon on all questions of public interest or utility the proprie. tory will neither identify nor hold themllves responible for the opinions expreod. The bas tfde addreos of the writer most be ntl ith each lettear s a gaorntee of good faith; but the editor will exercise the right of triking oulony objection. able or personal relferences foreign to the question art isu
A YANKEE GIRL'S PLUCK. SHE HORSEWHIPPED A MEMBER OF THE LEGION OF HONOR IN PARIS. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 28 June 1884
A YANKEE'GIRL'S PLUCK. Site HORsewritiritgD A MIE.MER OF Tiig LEGION'OF lONOR IN PARIS. I recently heard of an action on the part of a young American girl toward a French woman insulter which has filled my soul with admira tion and delight. The young lady in question, who is a relined, modest and high-bred-young girl ;is staying withl soni- members of. her family at one of the prominent hotels Yn the Avenue l'Opera. As her dress and maupirs are alike unobtrusive, she has never hesitated to go out alone whenever business or inclination impelled her to do so. One would, fancy op t!hit wide, brilliant avenue in broad daylight, a quiet, modest yoppg lady, in the city deemed the centre of the world's civi lization, would be perfectly safe fromn an poyance or molestation of any kind. Such was not the case, For a few weeks past, whenever she ventured out alone, she was followed and accosted by a stylishly dressed individual about forty-five years old, wearing the ribbon of the Legion of Sl...
"THE COUNCIL AGAIN." TO THE EDITOR OF THE INDEPENDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 28 June 1884
"TIHE COUNCIL AGAIN." ...TO.TIIE ,EDITOR .OFTIE INDEPENDENT. Str,-In the Advertiser of to-day, under the above heading, I' have .just, observed the fol lowing:-" But what about the cab hire, &c., of last year, which reached somewhere near oo." Whatever purpose this /gross milsatenment is intended for I care not, but I cannot allow such a reflectton to be attempted on my fulfilmnent of the duties of Town Clerk. In the balance sheet the ratepayers can see for themselves the truth, viz. : Cab hire £19 Is. for" twelve months, ended. 3oth September, 1883. , .The "&c." may be attempted as an outlet, but let them show where the balance, £3o Igs., is. Yours faithfully, JOHN ORR, ex.Toivd Clerk. Cowper street, Footscray, , June 27th, 1884. [Surely the Council should not be blamed for Sstatements from such a source.-ED. .L]
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 28 June 1884
:, Educ tional. F OOTSCRAY : "LADIES' GOLLEGE.' ? : ?.' COwERISTREET, Mrs. MUsTHER, Principal..:: ::DANCIN.G CLASS,; Second: quarter commenced .June;; 5th,, by Professor SMART: iJuvenile class every Mon day afternoon. ELGRAVIA LADIES' .SCHOOL, B CIARLEs STREET.. "MRs. AND TM I Misses DIXON Are prepared to receive Pupils at the above Address.': Second quarter commenced on the 16th April. Terms on application. Music Lessons given.' F OOTSCRAY: SCHOOL' OF ARTS AND DESIGN. ; Newt Quarter commences on: July 4th.' Subscriptions 2s 6d. per quarter. , Classes meet every Friday 7.30 p.m. Drawing taught in all its branches.' Ladies classes separate. R. Bennet, IIon. Sec..' T IIE FOOTSCRAY MECHANICS' IN . STITUTE AND FREE READING .ROOM AND LIBRARY.: deincER's SunscRIiTrioN-s 6d. t QUARTER Open every evening from' 7. till Io. Daily, Weekly, and Illustrated Papers, Scinn tiic Journals, and Magazines on the Tables. The lending library contains 2o000o volumes. S School of Design every FridaSy. : I...
TO-DAY'S MATCHES. ROSE OF FOOTSCRAY V. FOOTSCRAY (2nd.) [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 28 June 1884
TO-DAY'S MATCHES. ROSE OF FOOTSCRAY V. FOOTSCRAY (2nd.) On the ground of the latter. The following will represent the Rose and are requested to be on the ground at a quarter to three:-Brophy, Carter, Couacoud, Dunn (2), Elwin, Grant, Holland, Hord, Keegan, M'Phee, M'Mahon, Martin, Portor (4), Schoman (2), and White. FOOTSCRAY (2nd) v. ROSE OF FOOTSCRAY. &nbsp; -On ?.the? ground of the former. - The following'twho represenLthe Footscray arere quested to he on the ground not later than2.44 p.m.. -King, Bennett, Bligh, Roberts, Cant; Corby, Saunders, Wright, Shepherd T., Shean, Bresanham, Griftiths, Emmerson (2), Dawson, Charles, Carter, Spottiswoode, Boyd and Pearce (capt.); emergencies-Menzies, Hood, Trumian and Pritchard. FOOTSCRAY V. SuRREY Hi.t. - This match will be played this afternoon at the rear of; Scotch Church. Iocl team: Anderson, Brown, Charles, Comben, Emmer. sno? Fiqtlhty, Ha;rrisq (Captain), Homewood, tHofdJohqson, Kelly, M'Donald (2), Roberts, Shepsparl, Schom...
The New Steam Ferry. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 28 June 1884
The New Steam Ferry. &nbsp; The ceremony of launching the new steamer, intended to act as a ferry boat between Spencer and Clarendon streets, took place on Monday last, from the yard of the builders, Messrs. Johnson and Co., of the Tyne Foundry. The appearance of, the vessel is rather peculiar, being flat bottomed, and nearly square in &nbsp; shape. As it is intended to carry horses and &nbsp; vehicles, there are two carriage ways and a covered pathway for passengers in the centre. The boat is 59 feet 6 inches in length, and 36 feet 3 inches broad, with platforms at each end for landing stages, that are raised or lowered by engines on board. The deck is Kauri pine covered with red gum, and the workmanship seems in all respects very thorough and satis- factory. The contract with extras will be about £9,500, and the ferry is anticipated to be in full work in August next. There was a large attendance of public men on the occasion. Parliament and the South Melbou...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 5 July 1884
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 5 July 1884
C.C. BAZAAR. -To-Night, Positively . the Last Chance you will hv of wtnusaing all the Novel?e.' nan 'rel Traiid Tecacher- of .Education OODepartmentSAY L. I OLtE . 'rivate Address-- Yo RST. ERT PARK. Junioir 3 ¶ter--JOSEPHl Y AF.s SVis'r, Under, graduate Melbourne Un-ersity. Prspetus ob Lliciant Viating Teachers. Money." SEVERAL small sums from u5t upwardsly. V.at.very reasoin lrwin tert. iPENTLAND nd ROBER, SolicitoAD ? " SC L, -O LEND ON MORTGAGE.- Sums from piearoo toreceive 2, upils, at threasonable iAddrerest.-MSSS. PENTMND & Ro.rs, Second qiistecrcoimrnuccd on ihe 16ith April. n Chacery Lan app, tiMelbourne, and at the - deeent OffIce, Footscray.ssn gien. OTCIE RA TSCIAOO. LO DGAES _M.u.LO.O.F., has- from £5o to £3oo O LEND an Freehold Security. Apply to S Gc Kepert, Fin. Se., Nicholson street, Cootssrs iet ey. ryriy 7.30p.. Draig augit Professional . branches. I.""COWPER: STREET. • f?oLadesr g n??? s?u i n ic . Week Days,--8 to o a£m., and't 8 p~m .undayi. -t- 8 toto ...
FOOTSCRAY (2nd) V. ROSE OF FOOTSCRAY. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 5 July 1884
FOOTSCRAY (2nd) .' ROSE OF F?OTSCRAY. :The contest, between. these two clubs took place last Saturday on the' ground of the former and after a very fast and exciting game: resulted in a draw in :favor'of the .Footscray,. who kicked I:goal (Dawson) Io behinds, to' their opponents a goal 5 behinds, the following played.well for Footscray:- Blyth, Dawson, Vright,, Pearce, and Spootiswoode, as did A. Poiter, Dunn; Carter, and B.1 Porter, for the Rose. . . ,Rose of Footcray seconds played thes 'first imatich 'of7the season6ion;,Tuesday- ist, July, against the W..est Mfelboli eExcelsior first, the game resulted in an easy victory for the Seconds by. securing four goals and ten behinds to their opponents one behind. :':., -:
The Independent "ONWARD AND UPWARD." FOOTSCRAY, SATURDAY, JULY 5, 1884. Abattoirs. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 5 July 1884
"ONWARD AND UPWARD." FOOTsCRAY, SATURDAY, JULY, 5, IS84. Abattoirs. Although the Councillors in their wisdom (?) laughed out the proposal of Councillor Johnson to .establish borough abattoirs, yet the information he supplied at the meeting was such as to prove not only the advisability, in the interest of public' health, of taking such a step, but also the probability that that it' would be a profitable investment of the borough funds. There is little doubt that a suitable site'for the pur pose would be granted by the Govern ment, and the only cost would' be for the buildings necessary for effectually .. in g,.?h~e. _business. As the 1_.o . oa- or f.'t.eahtheU h ouncaa _F_ public, -and as it is-fouind 'in nearly every other municipality that a complete supervision cannot be exercised over the private slaughterhouses, so they have been to a large degree driven to the step of taking the charge of the matter into their own hands, that all proper precautions may be taken from a sani tar...
ALBERTS V. CASTLEMAINE. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 5 July 1884
ALBEET V.' CASTLEMAINE.' - ast,. Saturday, the' Alberts proeeeded to Castlemaine to play a match with the local team of that town, on airrival they were met by Mr.iD. Thompson, inr., who escorted them to the Dawn of Freedom Hotel. About two o'clock l the team proceeded to the ground (which:w 3 a'very rough one)'to await the arrival of the local men who soon put in an appearance. The Alberts winning the toss elec ted to kick with the wind, the ball was sentoff by the locals and rushed upon'by the Alberts followers, this" however did not last long as scarcely ten minutes had elapsed before a goal was placed to the credit of the locals; the ball' was quickly sent off by theAlberts but it was soon seen that the Castlemaine team,' who played well together, had the game all their own way, and when half-time was called they had placed six goals to their credit. 'After the usual interval the ball' was sent ut bys the umpire, and- after some good play on both sides Hiuggan secured a mark, an...
News in Brief. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 5 July 1884
News in Brief. nDr:James iCla =ritiorttn hasbeen gzetled as Suirgeohn; wih th ritik lf Captaini, on the unattached list of the Victorian Militia. : T'he Premier was indisposed on Thursday evening, and the mental strain and worry have necessitated a few days rest. i·Residents are notified, elsewhere that night soil fees may be paid to the contrametor, Mr. -4Tii9e ouncil chll for tendes (labor only) for the' erection of stone crushing plant and engine. Asphalt footpaths are drawing nigh.:?..; It isan established fact that Yariaville has a money order office, post office,;savings: bank and three dclivhsei daily.; Y:i ' "?,:i: W:2e have received the following amounts in aid of the Gibbonsfund :--J.Bendall, :ios. 6di J; Simson, tos. 6d. :.,Presbyterians in, ootscraywill be pleased to liarn thit their old pastor, the Rev. E. Rorke, B.A., is in the locality for a few days en ro?td from; Adelaide to Sydney; The Railway Commissioners have decided that in future the cost of bringing'witnesses...
TELEPHONIC. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 5 July 1884
TeLEIIHONIC. - After weeks of weary waiting we have succeeded in getting the telephone fixed up in this office. Any matter of public interest at a late hour will be posted up outside for the informaiion of residents, our ,Exchange number is 54. TIHE FOOTSCRAY BATTERY mustered well at the first whole day Parade at Queenscliff on the Ist July, where the first Brigade of garrison artillery turned out for the first time together. There were 56 officers and men from Geclong, 52 from Drysdale and Queenseliff, and 54 from Footscray, a very creditable beginning. The Footscray men were specially noticed on account of their fine physique and appearance, although in plains clothes they looked remar kably well owing to their superior height, the average height being about 5 ft. 8'a inches. Their drill was also highly ap?roved of, and taken generally Footscray has every reason to be proud of the Battery. The particular reason for this journey to Queenscliff was to give the men instruction in wor...
Quoits. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 5 July 1884
Quoits. The match for £loa-side between E. Bolam of Sandhurst, and II.. Garner of Footscray, takes place at the Court House Hotel Quoit Ground, Nicholson street. The articles have been signed and the money down. The. following are the results of the games played on theabove 'ground on' Queen's Birth day :-Ackroyd and French against Law and Otter. The latier 'won by seven points. Williams and Otter: agamsintAclkioyd and Douglas.. The' former won:by five points. Ackroyd and Garner against Douglas and Otter. After a grand game, in which some splendid shots were played Ackroyd and Garner wonby eight points.-In a match between Douglas and French the lattei suffered a defeat at the hands of his antagonist to the extent of nine points, notwithstanding it ivas French's favourite game of nine yards.: Besides the above several; amateurs from Melbourne (amongst whom were ,somsie really promising players) played a few friendly games.-There were a goodly number of spectators who seemed to enjoy ...
DRANK A TEAR. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 5 July 1884
DRANK A TEAR. " Boys, I won't drink lessen you" take what I do," said old Josh Spillit, in reply to an invitation. lie was a toper of long standing and abundant capacity, and the boys looked at him in astonishment. "The idea," one of them replied, "that you should prescribe conditions, is laughable. P'erhaps you want to force one of your alomnin able mixtures on us. You are the chief of the mixed drinkers, and I won't agree to your conditions." i0 Ile want's to run us in on cadtor oil and brandy," saidl the judge, who would willingly have taken the oil to get the brandy. " No, I'm square," replied Spillit. "Take my drink and I'm with you." The boys agreed, and stood along the bar. Every one turned to Spillit and regarded him with interest. " Mr. Bartender," said Spillit, "give me a glass of water." " What, water I " the 1boys exclaimed. "Yes, water. It's a new drink to me, I admit, and I expect it's a scare article with all of you. Lemme tell you how I came to take it : Several days...
Sporting. Rowing. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 5 July 1884
S , p 6'r t in g-i SRowing rThe two, unfinished competitions for Mr. Enmery's trophies iere dlcided on Saturday. In the first heat 11. WVest, J. West;' T; West, and J. Mitchell met J. Warnuck, James, Johnstone, and Vernon, and as was anticipated. a great race ensued, West eventually wiinning by about halfa length. In the next feat II. West, J. West, Fitzgerald and Mitchell, met I-H. Saunders, James, Fotheringha.p, anidJ. Spence. At the word go Saunders jumped away with a splendid start, the other crew hanging close on to the junction,. when Saunders came away and won rather easily. The following have now scored one point each: -Saunders, H. West, J. West, T. West, Mitchell, James, Fotheringham, and bpence. The thircl competition takes place to-day. when competitors are requested to be punctual at 3.15 to allow time to finish.
Winter Evening Lectures. [Newspaper Article] — Independent — 5 July 1884
Winter Evening Lectures. Another of the series of the Rev. IH. F. Scott's conversational lectures was given in St. John's Church on Monday evening. The attendance, considering the more glaring counter attraction of the Fire Brigade Torch. light Procession in Melbourne, was highly sat isfactory. The subject on this occasion was "Shirt Sleeves or the Livery of Labor." it is almost needless to state that it was ably handled by the lecturer, in a pleasant, popular, pr6filable and practical manner; well descrv r' rrthe earnetattention asd i.ts"Jdll .rU . Every calling has its peculiar badge or livery I The parson his gown, the judge his ermine, the lawyer his wig, the policeman his uniform, and so on ; the working man's was his apron and his shirt sleeves. The monarch was at the zenith of his glory when enthroned in robes of state, with his regal crown encirling his brow. The working man was at the zenith of his glory when standing by his work with sleeves tucked up and plying his craft ...