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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 1 August 1914
Call at the Office of this Paper FOR- PIRINTING of Ever Description OBUR £20 I: I" 1 I GIFTJ 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 1 putation is what we are THOUGHT to be. Any busl ness which is intended to be a perpetual institu tion, as this one is, MUST HAVE BorTH. Every son of Adam, prince or plough boy, genius or dunce, is cast in the same image, and mIojided in the same clay; yet every man differs from his fellow. Every good tailor uses the same sort of fabrics, linings, trimmings and buttons; yet every tailor's tailoring differs from another's. You can no more fatho.n the riddle of the human mind than you can plumb the depth of 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 are the things to look for In a EDWARD LOVE &a...
South Yarra Cab Shelter. OBJECTIONS TO OSBORNE STREET SITE. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 1 August 1914
South Yarra Cab Shelter, OBJECTIONS TO OSBORNE STREET SITE. Mr. W. Hogg wrote to the Prahran Council on Monday evening regarding the proposal to place a cab stand opposite his residence in Osborne. street. He made a further protest against it, saying the shelter was an unsightly structure, and there were other objections. He said he would do his utmost to have it removed. It would be a perpetual eyesore. "I am certain," concluded Mr. Hogg, "that not one of you would tolerate the position I am placed in if such could be avoided, which I consider in the present instance could have been. I trust you will give this your serious consideration, and testify in my favor as far as practicable, especially with regard to the lavatory." Cr. Nicolson moved that the matter be referred to committee to report next Monday night. Cabs had stood on the western, instead of the eastern side of Osborne-street, and the stench was intolerable. Cr. Embling: It would be a wise step not to have a lavatory the...
How Bookmakers are "Had." CUTE DODGES WHICH MEAN MONEY. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 1 August 1914
How Bookmakers are " Had." -+ CITE"l I)O-CI: S WHICH MEAN 31t)N EY. Like the proverbinl policeman's, the bookmaker's life is not a lhappy nce. To keep W\ithin the strict limits of the law himself, and pre vent attempts at, fraud on his. hu siness, is a sIItetit\hat strange cci?n bination, but that is what = hun dreds of "bookies" are. doing iiist. now. From a chat I have had with one of the most p-romninent bookmnakers, it appears there has been within recent months a remarkable increase in attempts at fraud on the part of punters in connection with betting businesses. And how is it done? "In innumerable Ways," renmarked the bookmaker. "I have been the viciim of many attempts, and what has struck me is the ingenuity dis played by some people. 'A,\ common dodge in the T-' ' fice-and one for which several have: been punished -.:- Z '--is to ab stract a letter from circulation, in sert the nanme of winners, and then putt the letter back again into cir culation, tie posttnark, of course...
Richmond Juvenile Frolic Party. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 1 August 1914
Richmond Juvenile Frolic Party. The above clever juvenile party, gave an entertainment in the A.N.A. Hall High-street, Prahran, on Monday even ing, when there was a good atten dance, and the audience was very ap preciative of the programme pre sented. The items were of a varied description, and the youthful per formers acquitted themselves very w-ell indeed. There was some excel lent singing, dancing and choruses. As to the individual artists, the general verdict of the audience was "all tip-top." Some of the younger members of the company showed that they will make a name for themselves in vaudeville. As programmed, the company includes tile following artists:-Misses V. Stevens, Rita Imrie, Winnie Horne, Chrissie lmrie, Maggie Imrie, Olive Barnard, Dorrie Hawkins, Dulcie Horne, Elsie Haw kins, Baby Field, Horne Sister-s; Masters Oswald Hord, Baden Nan carrow, Frank O'Dowd, Jack O'Dowd. The conductor is Miss Sadie Hornme, stage manager, Mr. L. Driscoll; Mr. T. King, hoen. secretary,...
Sponge Fisheries. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 1 August 1914
Sponge Fisheries., --------- Fifty years ago practically all sponges came front the Metliterran .a" Sea, but large " quantities -,are ne, produced in H-londuras, Mexico; the fBahamas, and Florida, and the output from the waters of the Uni ted States is so great that com iaratively few sponges, even of the liner varieties required in surgery sanl chemtical experiments, are im ported. Along the Florida west. coast sponge fishing is one of the oldest industries, havinig ihad its beginning several years before the civil war. From a small industry in which fishing was confined; to' tihe shallow waters about Key west, it gradually . spread north tward along the west coast and out to the better' spolge beds :itl :the dt,.per waters of the Gulf, result-: ing in a demand for more skill allong the sponge lishers and greater: investment inl sponge craft and equi :tent. By the year 1892,. ni e oet f over .1.00 taut schooners. as lbusy gathering spolnges tfront these waters, pressing as-far nort...
Coal and Firewood Act. PRAHRAN COUNCIL DISCUSSION. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 1 August 1914
Coal and Firewood Act. PRAHRAN COUNCIL DIi. CUSSION. Cr Morris presented a petition to the Prahran Council on Monday evening, signed by 60 local coal and firewood merchants, asking that the council's bye.laws under the Coal and Firewood Act, relating to the carrying of seales, compulsory bag. ging, and labelling, be eliminated. Cr Morris, who had fo mally pre sented the petition at the previous council meeting, moved that it be relr red to the legislative committee. He said not m',re tlian one per cent of instances had inspectors found deficient weight, and tbey had made thousands of tests. That spoke well for traders' honesty. The alteras. tior s atked for in the bye.law were neoessary, so that wood: and coal mercharits shouldo not be puiled up for mere: techanical breaches of the Cr Ginn said it was always dange rous to attempt- to tinker with bye laws, rmore especially when those bye-laws were made possibly for the benefit of'the public.: Certain wood merchants in Prahran had bee...
Standard Valuations. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 1 August 1914
Standard Valuations, At the meeting of the Prahran City Council on Monday evening, a communication was received from the shire of Wycheproof relative to the question of standard valuations and the oharge made by the Land Taxr Commissioner, It was stated that sections 74 76 of the Land Tax Act proviL d that municipalities may adopt the valuations mads un. der that Act for rating purposes, and that the Commissioner may provide a copy of such valuation on Payment of such sum as may be presoribed. Under the existing conditions pro. perty owners are paying for the serv ces of a Commonwealth Land Tax valuer, State Land Tax valuer, Water Commission valuer, munici. pal valuer, and valuers for loan and other purposes. All these are going over the same ground, and valuing the same properties, at the cost of the owners. It was considered that there should be only one standard that of .the State, for taxation and rating purposes, which should be compulsory on all authorities. An enquiry was mad...
The Defence Act. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 1 August 1914
The Defence Act. A senior Cadet named John Brom. ley was brought before the Prahran bench on Thursday, consisting of Messrs Chambers (chairman), Hey. ward, and Captain Russell, j.'sp by Plain Clothes Constable Halpin on a charge of not having completed the statutory number of hours at drill during the past twelve months. A remand was asked for, so that the case could be heard before a police magistrate. The chairman said that as only police magistrates could deal with cases under the Defence Act he failed to see how honorary justices had the power to grant the remand asked for. He would not deal with the case himself. There should be someone specially authorised to grant remands. Captain Russell J.P., however, took the responsibi. lity of adjudicating in the matter, and remanded Bromley to appear before a police magistrate at the Prabran Court on August 13. De. fendant was allowed bail in a sum of £5, and his mother signed a bond for a like amount.
HOLIDAY HUMOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 1 August 1914
HOLIDAY HUMOUR. ""Let's see," remarked one staying it- the Marine Boarding-house,- Shin gle- by-the-sea, as he took his scat at the dinner table, -"how -is it the iro-: verb :runs --" 'Do you refer to .the siiyuig- that ''Ond. man's :meat is anotheri min's h.ish '', .asied i?old, .iiii tinyr fcl low bioarder; -` ` - i put in--liunl 'r- olil: i y iakei of t1L Io ci n.:yover s ?iini.ed''-d. i::.II ;'Possibly .'. r ari.- thet i yiioth? butter there is s:trsib "N"etuned ,the. frst siiaker, bth' po?i erb I : .as- trying to call to miind is"-None ?iitthe brave can face =While .cwe deliberate about beginn. ing it is alicrady too late to begin. "And now, ladies," concluded the :lecturer on woman's rights to her down-trodden sisters, "I am ready to answer any questions." 'Would you mind telling us," ven tured one fair auditor, "where you got that perfect dream of a hat ?"
Control of Motor Traffic. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 1 August 1914
Control of Motor Traffic. Harry Sidney Dix, engineer of the Prahran and Malvern Tramways Trust, was charged before Messrs Chambers (chairman), Heyward, and Captain Russell, J.'sP., at the Prahran Court on Thursday with driving a motor car without a license on July 16. Defendant wrote a letter to the Court stating that he was at present absent from the State. He admitted having failed to renew his license on the due date, through inadvertence, but took im mediate steps to rectify the mistake, In mitigation, he pointed out that it was not the oustom of the Police Department to give license holders any intimation of the expiry of licenses. The bench took a lenient view of the case, and it was with drawn on the understanding that 20s was placed in the poor box.
COINERS. HOW THEY PURSUE THEIR CALLING. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 1 August 1914
COINERS. +- HOW THEY PURSUE THEIR CALLING. Coiners may be said to have pur. sued their nefarious practices. frpn: earliest times, but it is of complara tively recent years that they have become artists at the. game, bothl from the scientific point of ?.iew and that of the. expert nuniismatist-. At an earlier period the method - of man ufacturing :base coin swas as simple as the nimthod of detection;: a- pail of scissors, a sheet ?of - brass, and some silver .or gold in a melted con dition constituted -.the, entire outfit. It can hardly have. been w'ortlih while to manufacture: coins 'suich as these, for detection was ineviitable. Unhappily t.the:cdoinire r."of to-day is, to use a popiilar :expressioni "in' quite another.:class.' He is a man of parts, an alchemist;. a skilled worker. in metals, something. of an electri cian, aind generally follows a trade as well. It will be remembered that at- the time the Jubilee- five-pound gold pieces were struck :to -.com memorate the event, and...
A Birthday Surprise. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 1 August 1914
A Birthday Surprise. Mr Geo. H. Barkla, seoretary of the Princess May Women's Tent, I,O.O.R., received a pleasant sur prise on the evening of his birthday (Saturday last). Mrs Barkla, it is understood, was " in the know," and the diplomatic manner in which she refused an invitation of her "' worser half" to '"come out for the usual evening stroll" reflected great credit on her patience and perseverance in a truly difficult situation. How ever, in due course a party of about thirty or more arrived at Mr Barkla's residence, Upton road. Mr Barkla at first thought that the war had obligingly been brought to his very door, but he soon found that the visitors were all friends who had come to do him honor on his birth day. The visitors had brought with them a well stocked and well selected commissariat, and very soon things went ahead pleasantly. Music, sing ing, and elocutionary items were given, and indoor pastimes indulged in. A further surprise was sprung upon Mr Barkla, when Mr E. Mar...
Amateur Athletics. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 1 August 1914
Amateur Athletics. The Malvern Harriers (18) and Brunswick (16) held a paper-chase at Ivanhoe, over six miles of hilly country in the direction of Heidle berg. As the Malvern Club were desirous of testing their teams for the Five Mile: Cross-Country Chain pionship, which is to take place on Saturday next, the vice-captain, R. L. Berger,: ordered that the men coinm prising the two teams should hold a special-: ruinbefore the main pack started.` This was accordingly done, and ,'witli oine or two exceptions, the men showed .tlemselves to be in good form. A.} ratlher amusing incident took place about two miles from home, whe\l the hlres;,. EI Radford and M. R. Plumlib, :ere sighted. They had received a liberal:,start, and they were not troubling- to. run too hard. Not reckoningoon theygood form displayed by :the teamis, '.?etli?eie as startled as eer tw'o ihares: were; when they heard the pack ?rith loId vyels coining strongly ;;'ithlin .:ja quarter of a mile of tihemni Dropliilg their ...
St. Kilda Yacht Club Ball. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 1 August 1914
St. Kilda Yacht Club Ball. The annual ball of the St. Kilda Yacht Club was held in the local Town Hall on Thursday evening, and was a most enjoyable suooess, quite in keeping with the reputation which the club has held regarding similar functions it has had in the past. Everything was carried out on a scale near to perfection as possible, and patrons were deeply appreciative of the arrangements that had been made for their comfort. As might be expected, the decorations were decidedly nautical, life buoys, flags, anchors, ropes, and all descriptions of yachting tackle being in evidence. The details of the ball had been carefully "charted" by committees of lalies and gentlemen. A large amount of work was involved, but with the assistance of Mr J. J. Butler, as secretary, everything was soon set sailing before the wind. The members of the committees were Ladies, Mesdames Dale, Richmond, Weedon, and Miss Mary Barry; gentlemen, Messrs Cobb, Newton, Lewis, Kebby, Harris, Moore, Cook and J...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 1 August 1914
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 1 August 1914
SOLD A VER YWHEAC Auction Sales of Furniture and Property a specialty. = O 'KENSON & FORSTER (E. J. Forster, Sworn Valuator). Auctioneer & Estate Agents Rents Collected. Insurances Effected. Loans Negotiated:. Only Address-? - 99 CHAPEL STREET. j TEL.: WINDSOR 111. J. & N. RAISES IS THE HOUSE For GOOD VALUE in Underclothing, Blouses, Costumes, Specials in Every Department. Note the Address- 194 OHAPEL STREET (F?o ost?eet) ilgUI L. Laburiy, Barrister and Solicitor, 161 Greville Street, Prahran 4nnouncee that he has purchased the practice of Mr. W. E. BRUNT, mtd may be coniulted it the abtva a Idress Trust Moneys to Lend. R. W. Kingha1m, GENERAL BOOKBINDER. Binder to the Prahran Public Library for 20 years. ADDRESS: CHAPEL STRBET, WINDSOR. Books, Music, Periodicals, &c.. Bound at Moderate Prices. Office of Windsor LIME STORE' I-4·ll 151P I l18q~est ~7Aa1L47oN /S7iLrl9. _ PRAHRAN COLLEGE AND KINDERGARTEN, For GIRLS and BOYS, "EAST LEIGB," Malvern and Wil...
The South Yarra Cab Shelter. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 1 August 1914
The South Yarra Cab Shelter. In regard to the South Yarra cab shelter, formerly of Yarra street, and now proposed to be established in Osborne street, we doubt not but that the council will be careful that everything will be done to obviate annoyance or nuisance. No one would desire to have a cab rank too close to his private residence. The "1cabbies' themselves are undoubt edly the best of fellows, but their business compels them to keep late hours, and residents don't like to be disturbed in their sleep by the noise of the cabs and the horses. There are other objections besides these. When it is too close, a cab rank gives a private residence something of a public appearance. The council should give the subject full considera tion before coming to a final decision.
Cr Ginn and the Dandenong Road League. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 1 August 1914
Cr Ginn and the Dandenong Road League. Some surprise was expressed at Monday evening's mee:ing of the Prahran Council owing to the receipt of a letter from the Dandenong Road and District Improvement League to the effect that some people were in the habit of galloping horses along the newly made lawns in Dandenong road. There is no reason in the world why any doubt should be cast on the infotmation imparted to the Council by the League, and it is the duty of the Council to take the earliest opportunity of putting a stop to the dangerous and destructive practise. The fact should be im pressed upon all and sundry that no one is establishing another racecourse or train ing track in Dandenong road ! The lawns are being laid down for beauti fication purposes, for the use of man. kind ; not for the hoofs of galloping horses; aye, not even for the wheels of the irrepressible motor car. Cr Ginn paid an appropriate compli ment to those gentlemen who hold sway " up Dandenong road" by referrin...