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Committees' Reports. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 April 1915
Committees' - Reports. The Public Works' Committee re commended : 1. That tenders be invited for sup ply of 4,000 cubic yards of bluest.ne spalls, for maintenance metal, or any part thereof. 2. That the offer of Diereks and Co. to supply- 99 yards of steel plate track for roadway be refused, and they be informed that it is the in tention of this Council not to enter tain any offer from them or other company for the supply of any im ported German goods. 3. That the report'of lMr. J. Hart, foreman, re goats, be received, and a copy forwarded to the Railway de partment. 4. That the instructions of the Board of Public Health re new hall at Seamen's Institute, Nott street, be referred to the surveyor. 5. That the- Harbor Trust be re minded that the Council desires to proceed with the improvement of Beach street, in accordance with plan forwarded on 12th _March, and be re quested to inform the Council as to whether they intend to sheet-pile the sea-front between the town pier and Princess...
PORT MELBOURNE TOWN COUNCIL. Road to Piers. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 April 1915
PORT MELBOURNE TOWN COUNCIL. Road to Piers. At the meeting of the Port Mel bourne Town Council on Tuesday night, correspondence included a letter from the Railway department, intimating that the land on reserve at the entrance to the railway pier, Port Melbourne, which the Council suggested should be beautified, had been handed by the department to the Harbor Trust for the construc tion of a road to the piers.-Received. Goats Again. A letter from the Railway depart ment was read, in which the writers complained of goats trespassing on railway lands. The Town Clerk said that Mr. Hart, Cquncil's foreman, had report. ed that he inspected the place twice a day for a week. He saw no goats there except on Sunday. Three pan els of the fehce were down. The re port had been forwarded to the de partment. The letter, was reecived. Boundary Streets. Adverling to a; letter from Mr. J. E. Taylor, regarding the construc tion of Boundary street, from Nor manby road to White street, in which he stat...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 April 1915
ANXIOUS MOMENTS. One of the most anxious times of a mother's life is when her little ones have croup. There is no other medi cine so effective in this terrible mal ady as Dr. Sheldon's New Discovery. It can be safely given and depended upon. No mother should be without a bottle in the house. Price, 1/6 and 3/. Obtainable everywhere. DOESN'T SMART OR IRRITATE. The most reliable liniment for scalds and burns is Chamberlain's Pain Balm. It is antiseptic and al lays the pain of a burn almost iin mediately; does not smart or irri tate, and prevents blood poisoning. If applied instantly after' a burn Chamberlain's Pain Balm will gener ally prevent a blister or sore. Sold by E. Parsons. A' PAINFUL SWELLING. On any part of the body may, if neglected, end in some kind of sore, such as a boil, carbuncle, ulcer, ab scess, fistula, etc. To prevent such a result, apply Dr. Sheldon's Mag netic Liniment. This will relieve the pain, draw out the inflammation, re duce the swelling, and drive away th...
ELECTRIC SPARKS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 April 1915
ELECTRIC SPARKS. Electric light is being installed in the Presbyterian Manse and Sunday School. The Brunswick-Hawthorn final cricket match will be resumed to-day at 12 noon, and again on Monday if not finished. It is on the boards that an ex secretary of the local Labor League will shortly become licensee of a local hotel. Special services will be conducted at the local churches to-morrow (Easter Sunday). For particulars see advertise ments. Port Melbourne Town Council in rites tenders, returnable on Tues day next, for the supply of 4,000 c. yds. of spalls. The Iron Quoit Club will have an other picnic trip to South Morang on April 17. Members were delight ed with the last one. Holiday programmes are announced to be shown at Port Theatre and Viotoria Theatre (Graham street) to-night (Satur day) and Easter Monday night. Two bathing shelters, to be com pleted by day labor before- Septem ber next. were authorised by the Town Council on Tuesday night. The seine netting season opefied on...
VICTORIA PICTURE THEATRE. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 April 1915
VICTORIA PICTURE THEATRE. "In the K(ing's Service," a 3,000 foot film, showing the strength of Great Britain's army and navy in all its branches, together with a 2,000 foot Keystone comedy, "Thie New York Girl." will comprise the star at traction at the Victoria Theatle to night. On Monday a complimentary night is being tendered to nMr. Will Dyson, and a number of popular vau deville artists have come forward to assist on the occasion. As usual. there will be a complete change of programme for Sunday night, and on Wednesday singing and dancing comr petitions and fresh bioscope pictures will constitute the bill-of-fare (See advts.).
COURAGEOUS CONSTABLE. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 April 1915
COURAGEOUS CONSTABLE. Constable Stock was on duty in City road, Montague, at one o'clock on Monday morning, when he came upon a man armed with a bar of iron, and violently distracted. As the constable advanced towards him, the man shouted, "lIf you come nearer, I will knock you down."-The man was of average stature, and ap parently very powerful. Constable Stock courageously rushed in, anud closed with the man, and after a struggle, mastered him. In the en counter the. policeman was not in jured. Constable Stock took the man, who was raving mad, to the Mfontague Police Station. Later the demented individual was brought to the Police Station at Port Melbourne. and there exasinied by Drs. Sabel berg and Davis, who certified that he was insane. Whlile he was being ex animed by Dr. Davis, in the presence of Sergeant Sims, in the Police Of fice. the prisoner suddenly became frenzied. As quick as lightning, he snatched up a bottle of red ink from the table aid flung it with tremen dous fo...
"HOTEL BARBER" CONVICTED. Bench Commends Employee. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 April 1915
"HOTEL BARBER" CONVICTED. Bench Commends Employee. Before Crs; T. Smith (Mayor), and IHIowe, Messrs. Testro and D. C. Arm. strong at the Port Mielbourne Court on Thursday, Frederic Reis, a Swiss, was charged with feloniously steal ing in -d dwelling a black silk cos tume, navy blue crepe-de-chene coatee, black serge coatee , navy blue serge coatee, navy blue skirt, white underskirt, one pair of tan boQts, one pair of black button up boots, one pair of court shoesone tan suede bag, and one lady's hand bag, to the value of £5. Mr. J. Nolan appeared for the ac cused, who pleaded guilty. The theft was committed in circumstances known as "hotel barbering." Alfred Louis Nathan deposed that he was the licensee of London H-otel, Beach street, Port Melbourne. About 7.30 p.m. Win. Maher, an employee, brought the accused into the parlor, saying: "This man stole this parcel" --indicating a packeaige of apparel. Witness sent for the police. Win. Maher, employed as cellar man at.the London Hotel,...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 April 1915
COMPLETELY GONE. A succession of colds, or even the neglect of a common cold, may cause inflammation of the mucous mem brane to become chronic. This can be prevented by the prompt use of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy at the first symptom of a cold. A few doses of it and the cold is completely gone. A medicine of such great worth and merit as Chamberlahin's Cough Remedy should be kept in every home where there are children. Sold by E. Parsons, Grocer, Bay street. .SUFFERING MAY BE AVOIDED.. Constipation brings many ailments in its train and is the primary cause of much sickless. Keep your bowels regular by taking Chamberlain's Tab lets and you will escape many ail ments which make life' a misery. Con stipation is a simple thing, but like many simple thingsj it may lead to serious consequences. Nature often needs a little assistance, and when Chamberlain's Tablets are tnaken at the first symptom of any irregularity, much suffering and distress may be avoided. Sold by E. Parsons, Grocer, ...
A Question. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 April 1915
A Question. Is it 'cause we're simply soldiers. Or strangers in this land, That tihe Gyppies swam around us Like specks of desert sand? From first thinig in the morning, It's the one incessant cry: "Egyptian iMail!" "Egyptian Times!" They pester you to buy. It's "Appelis." it's "Ollangis," "You buy it? Cogalette?" They really are the most persistent Coons I ever met. When you're strolling round sight seeing, Along the different routes, A swarm of kids pursue you Shouting: "Meester, clean it boots?" When you sit down for a whisky To put you in good mood, There's a whisper at your elbow: "Buy it; post-cnrte, vera good." You .clear away well cussing, But you're soon bailed up outside With, "Mfeester, you go Pyramid? You want it donkey ride?" You've paid the cabby twice his fare. You've safely dodged the p'lice, The driver's voice pipes forth anon: "MLeester, give it B]ucksheese1" Just send a mob of Gyppies Across to Kaiser Bill; If they don't send him off his nut I guess then nothing w...
IRON QUOITS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 April 1915
IHURON OUOITS. - Notes by "Pin-Head." Though the pennant games are finished, things are just as lively .as ever on the Port's ground. On Eas ter Monday fhe Club held a tourna ment for a £1 trophy, the gift of Mr. Matt. Ryan, and some good games were witnessed. In the first round Hammond scored a good win over Gould, giving him 8 start, and win ning by 8; Stephens beat Thomas by 5; Ern. Wale gave C. Bourke a sur prise. beating him by 9; Miles beat HIensley by 10; Keogh beat Donald by 4; Wood, after a good game, beat Hedley )by 2; Sinummous, starting from 4 behind, beat A. Bourke, 10 on, by 4; "Jim'' Drever "came out of his shell" and beat Lobb by 8. In the next round great interest wa$ shown by thle spectators, of whom there was a good many. Wood beat Keogh by 5; Wale beat Stephens by'6; Ham mond, playing well, gave Miles 10 start and beat him by 4; Simmons gave Drever 14 start and beat him by 4. In the semi-finals Hammond gave Wood a good beating, winning by 9; Simmons lad 10, gave ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 April 1915
PORT MELBOURNE PI6TURE THEATRE, CORNER OF BAY & LIARDET STS. OPEN EVERYEVENINC. SUNDAY EVENING A Special Programme at 8 o'clock. - MATINEE at 2.30 p.m. Every Saturday. Professional Orchestra This Theatre is Conducted en tirely by UNION LABOR., SPECIAL PRIZES FOR BOYS AND GIRLS at the Matinee To-day, AT 2 30 p.m. DON'T FORGET ! Usual Change of Pro gramme, Monday & Thursday. Pictures to be Screened during the week: Trey o' Hearts The New Dentist. COMEDY. HIS DUTY FIRST. DRAMA. Topical Budget. TOPICAL. Jorkins Hunts a Bear. COMIC. THE RHINE. SCENIC. Madman's Secret. DRAMIA. Fires of Destiny. DRAIA. Expeditionary Forces. TOPICAL. When Bess got in Wrong. COMEDY. Coming Oscar Asche and Lily Brayton in "Kismet." Fresh Programme each Sunday Night. PRICES: DRESS CIRCLE - - Is. STALLS - - SIXPENCE. wnldren Half Price Week Nights and Matinees. Saturday Nights Excepted rnc. :i / c~\ AOV~4NCE AUSTRIL'P Buy your dress materials where you like, BUT Bring them to us to be lMade Up. ...
Seventh Battalion Go Down to Ismailia. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 April 1915
Seventh Battalion Go Down to Is mailia. "We had a bit of excitement last week going down to Ismailia to fight the Turks, but got there too late," writes Private R. C. Burns (599), Head-quarters B. Co., 7th Battalion 1st A..LF. (Egypt). on February 14, to his sister. His letter continues: "We left on Wednesday, 10th, at 6.30 p.m.. and arrived there at 2 o'clock in the morning. It is 90 miles from Cairo to Bittern Lakes, a part of the Canal.... . . When we were getting to bed we heard the guns firing, but the next day they were captured. We got up at 6 o'lock and saw the aero l1lanes scoutilag. The Turks had come 160 miles across the desert,'and were short of provisions. When they attacked they were easily beaten bhack. The Indians waited till the enemy got their pontoons on thd Canal, and then turned machine gunsu on the Turks. The pontoons were riddled with bulleta, and the enemy annihilated. Out of one double com pany, 230 strong, there were only three survivors. Two of the trio we...
Matting Competition. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 April 1915
Matting Competition. The premiership match in Boyle and Scott's matting competition, North Port Juniors v. Mlordialloc. re sulted in the Juniors winning by 74 runs. An a very interesting contest. Mordialleoc collapsed in their second innings, owing to the fine bowling of M. Murray (6 for24), and-G. Stevens (4 for 23). T. Rutty batted splen didly for the Juniors. scoring 40 not out in fine style. G. Stevens 30, L. Chaplin 18, J. Donnelly 18 and 15, also batted well. The fielding of Mfordialloc was first-class. Needell especially was very smart behind the wickets. North Port Junrs., 1st innings 103 2nd ,, 150 Total 253 Mordialloe, 1st innings ...... ..128 2nd ,, ....... 51 Total 179
ITEMS OF NEWS. Blind Man's Promise. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 April 1915
ITEMS OF NEWS. Blind Man's Promise. "I Will swear iot to drink again," was: the declaration, vehemently ut tered, in tlie-Port Melbourne Court on Saturday morning ,of Robert Douglas, a young blindman, who had just pleaded guilty to a charge of being drunk and disorderly the pre vious night. Constable McCulloch deposed to the arrest of the delin quent at 11 p.m. Douglas admitted that thrice already he had been fined for drunkenness. "You have been fined on various occasions," said Mr. Watson, J.P., addressing the accused, "You now give a promise. not jfo drink, again. " You will be given anotherchaice, and discharged. If you are ever drunk again you will be punished very severely."
EPISTLES FROM EGYPT. Port Melbourne Men's Letters. Test March Shows Men in Good Condition. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 April 1915
EPISTLES FROM EGYPT. Port Melbourne Men's Letters. Test March Shows Men in Good Con dition. Ex-Constable Arthur Wright, who resigned frina the force in August last to join the Australian Army for active service, and who left the police station at Port Melbourne to enlist, writes to Sergeant Sims, under date January 16, from] Mena Camp, Egypt: "Just a few lines to let you know I have just received your card dated November 18, and was pleased to hear you were all well over there, as I am just now. I don't think we are here for long. We expect to be doing a little fighting in a week or two somewhere close handy. But we have about equal strength, so I think we have the big end of the stick... We had a test march yester day. and the men are in good condi tion for a fair trip now. Always on the sand, one seems to get used to it... All our mails arrived here last week, which were sent in November. Better late than never . . . I will have to close now as we always like to get to.bed after o...
Third Grade Premiership. Won by Victoria Brewery. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 April 1915
Third Grade Premiership. Won by Victoria Brewery. The match for the V.J.C.A. Third Grade Premiership was commenced on Good Friday, when the Railway United and Victoria Brewery teams met on the Brunswick Baptist Church Club's ground at Royal Park. The Victoria Brewery winning the toss de cided to hav-e first use of the wicket. After making a very bad.start, they were all out for 134, the last wicket putting on 44 runsn, and Dorman mak ing 30 not out. Railway Unitedl. at the drawing of the stumps,.had lost ,hree wickets for 30. Resuming play on Saturday, the Railway failed badly, and were disposed of for the small score of 54. Eighty runs be hind, the Railways had to follow on, and in their second innings made a better show, scoring 117. Reilly went in first, and was the last man out, bat ting well-fo-r 64. The Victoria Brew cry required only 38 runs to win, but had lost three wickets for 15 when the day's adjournment was reached. On Monday the Brewery lost two more wickets in obtaini...
Burst Water Main. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 April 1915
Burst Water Main. At an early hour on Tuesday morning the water-mainl on the east side of Crockford Street burst, and a large volume of water escaping with great force washed out of the macadam-surfaced roadway a large gap from the gutter almost to the tramline. A larage tree growing over, or very close to, the spot where the pipe was rent had all the soil swirled away from beneath it, and it toppled over, the crown of the foliage nearly reaching the tram-track. Persons passing along the thoroughfare were surprised at the novel spectacle of the pond and the overthrown tree in a busy street. One.possessor of a waggish mind enquired of a com panion, "Is that 'The Bent Tree'?" When the cavity was pumped dry by the M.M.B.W. men, who expedi tiously set about effecting the neces sary repairs, the hole much resem bled the sit of the explosion in a street of a bomb, as portrayed in the illustrated newspapers and by the cinematographs. This similarity was observed by a number of spectators.<...
ELECTRIC SPARKS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 April 1915
- ELECTRIC SPARKS. . Three weddingswere celebrated at Holy Trinity Church on Saturday by the Vicar, Rev. W. McKie. Sub-Inspector Kennealy conducted the police cases at the Port Mel bourne Court on Thursday. At Bendigo, Rev. R. S. Joyce will be associated with an old colleague, Rev. S. Scholes; formerly of Haw thorn. On Tuesday, at Sorrento and piers, Constable Parmenter collected over £10 for the police cot at the Chil dren's Hospital. Rev. P. J. Masters. Baptist minis ter, has been away from Port Mel bourne for a few days' stay in the Anglesea River district. At Joseph's, on Sunday morning, Rev. Father Scanlan preached on the Resurrection, and the commission given by Jesus to Peter. At the Port Picture Theatre a splendid cinema of the Oscar Asche Lily Brayton company in Kismet will be shown at an early date. By advertisement, Misses Miller and King announce that they have opened at 94 Ross street, Port Mel bourne, as high-class costumiers. An Easter service was held in the City Mis...
Used Insulting Words. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 April 1915
Used Insulting Words. Before MIessrs. Testro and Wat sony J's.P.,, at the Port Melb,ourne Court on Friday' morning,. April 2, Georgiin Lewis was charged with using, on the day prior, at Port Mel bourne, insulting words in a public place. Mrs. May Earl, residing with her husband at 111 Esplanade West, stated that accused and her niother rented a room from her. On April 1st, at 3 p.m., in consequence of the conduct of the accused, slhe (wit ness) sent for the police. The ac cused. then turned to witness and vilified her. Evidence was given by Constables Parmenter, and Walsh. Accused was arrested on the charge The defendant was fined 20/- in de fault seven days' imprisonmnent.
COUNCIL AS LANDLORD. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 April 1915
COUNCIL AS LANDLORD. At its last meeting, the Town Codin cil resolved that the towi clerk con fer with the Council's solicitor re cost of prepartion of leases for Market buildings, and that he be requested to furniAh a draft of conditions of lease, whlich shall provide that the lessees pay for ordinary internal re pairs, fair wear and tear excepted, the Council to -do all necessary ex ternal repairs, pay municipal and sewerage and water rates. Fixtures (i.e., fittings fixed-by nails to any part of the building) to become, and toremain, the property of the Coun cil, and an inventory to be taken and attached to the lease. No objection to be made to a spirit license being transferred from other premises.