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PORT PICTURE THEATRE. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 3 January 1914
PORT PICTURE THEATRE. There are several big attractions adver, tised fvr next week at the local picture theatre. On Sunday night " The Ser geant's Secret ' is the star picture ; for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday " Prin cess Elena's Prisoner" is the bill-topper; and for the rest of the week " In Peril of the Law" and " 'Neath Australian Skies" provide fare of the most interesting des cription. The beauty competition, which comes to a close to-night, has been a big success On Friday No 4 held a conmmanding lead with 508 votes; No. 30 had 301; No. 7 had 243, and No. 32 followed with 130.
CAROL SINGERS ON CHRISTMAS EVE. Ross-street Baptist Church Supply "The Waits." [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 3 January 1914
CAROL SINGERS ON CHRISTMAS EVE. Ross-strert Baptist Church Supply / "The Waits." "PeeP.e on earth and good-will to men" Ivas the message of the angels long ago. Precisely the same was the aywakening of happy memories of by gone days, when, on Christmas Eve, about 20 young people from the Ross street Baptist Church re-echoed the glad tidings. A start was made at Rev. P. J. Masters' residence, where all were cordially greeted. The next call, owing to the pressing invitation of .Mrs. T. Jones. the popu lar Graham-street State school re presentative, necessitated a retire ment for a few minutes whilst all. felt quite at home, seated around a table with good things. Thanks were returned by Mr. Bert. Rometsch, and with three ch.ers from the company another start A-: made. From street to stree "thd:seet sing ing could be heard distinctly a great way off. Generally speaking, the sing ing was greatly appreciated, for, on frequent occasions more singing was called for. "Hark, the herald angel...
ELECTRIC SPARKS. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 3 January 1914
ELECTRIC SPARKS. A Guid New Year Tae Ane an' A', An' Mony May Ye' See! That is the wish which the "Stan dard" extends to all subscribers, -in the hope that 1914 may be a period, of prosperity and happiness for them all. Master Albert Martin. son of Mr: Al E. Martin, of Stokes-street. who has been successful in gaining his scholarship at the Junior Technical school, was a pupil of the Nott-street school. A happy little speech was made at Monday's court by a visiting lawyer who wished 'the 'Bench the Compli. menta of the Season. Mayor Page reciprocated the wish in appropriate phrase. Sincere sympathy is extended to Mr Percy Hines, Port Melbourne, in the tragic death of his wife, and injury to his sister-in-law and his three children. It is matter for congratu lation that the injured are making as good progress as could be expected. As the result of a police motor trap. laid near the Chequers' Inn on the morning of December 1st, Gee. 3MCairney, a chauffeur, was fined 21/ at Monday's lo...
TOWN COUNCIL'S ELECTRICITY REPORT. Increased Salaries Granted. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 3 January 1914
TOWN COUNCIL'S ELECTRICITY REPORT. Increased Salaries Grae -4 The report f the electrisc ?s/ mittee of thl Town Counc was adopted it a recent meeting of the council, is, as follows: 1. Requests for iemp at south end of Nelson-street and in Nott-street, between Spring- dnd Raglan-streets, be granted. The question of extra lighting at corner of Esplanade East and Beaconsfield Parade is under consideration. 2. That in case of supply of elec tric energy to clubs which are not incorporated, the council require the personal guarantee of an approved individual resident of the town, that he will make payment for such sup ply in case of default by the club. 3. That the council obtain an elec tric fan for the council chamber on approval, and also an electric vacuum cleaner. 4. That the committee be author ised to endeavour to arrange for testing and repairing of meters at the city council laboratory: 5. That as from 1st October last, the council pay salaries on account of extra duties in cofi...
I.N.F. HALF YEARLY MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 3 January 1914
I.N.F. HALF YEARLY MEETING. The half yearly meeting of the Irish National Foresters was held in the St Joseph's Hall on the 9th inst. The half yearly balance sheet, read by Auditor Bro. T. Kiely, disclosed the fact that the branch was progress ing' as favorably as could be expcct ed. 21 new members having been elec ted during the half year. A vote of thanks was passed to the auditor on the motion of Bros. Lynch and Darey. Bro. Keily suitably responded. A syllabus was drawn nu and it is hop ed that the members will roll up, as the prizes are worth competing for. The following office bearers were in stalled 'by the district Chief Rane?er, Bro Farnsworth, for the ensuing half year:-Chief Ranger, Bro T. Harti gan; Sub-Chief Ranger, Bro Byrne; secretary, Bro. J. Lahev; treasurer, Bro. J. Carns: senior woodward, Bro. J. O'Connor; junior woodward, Bro. J. Cummins; senior beadle, Bro. P. Corrigan; junior beadle, Bro. H. Le Clerq; assistant secretary and press correspondent, Bro. G. Carns,; ...
"NETTING" ON DRY LAND Fisheries Board Prosecution. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 3 January 1914
"NETTING" 01 DRY LAND Fisheries Board . rosecution: William Dawson an Jack Saun ders were found guilty .t the court on Monday, December 21 ,--Cr A. L. Page, the Mayor, presiding--of hav ing on November 28, ni\lawfully drawn on to dry land, a net co..taining fish, contrary to the provision. of the Fisheries Act. Constable Brown said accused cast a net into the sea near the railwaP.. pier and then took it in and landed it on to dry land. The net when he saw it, was full of mullet. Saunders told witness that "he knew what he was doing." Witness replied-"All right; we-will see if justices take the same view of the matter." Both accused gave evidence deny inuc that the net was on dry land when they took the fish. The Bench found both guilty, and imposed a penalty of £2 or 14 days in each case.
THE FIRE MENACE. Local Water Supply. Cr. Sinclair Says it is Inadequate. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 3 January 1914
THE FIRE MENACE. Local Water Supply. Cr. Sinclair Says it is Inadequate. Cr Sinclair drew attention at last week's meeting of the Town Council to what he said was a most import ant matter. He referred to the water supply in Port Melbourne, which was, to his view, totally inade quate for the district. This was particularly to be deplored, when they thought of the danger to which they were exposed il the case of a serious outbreak of fire. They had only a three inch main in their street and a Six inch pipe at least was re good example of what might happenl was afforded at the fire the previous week. 'There the firemen would have been powerless owing to lack of water had not a solid two-storey brick buildino' been next to the burned out premises, and prevented the further progress of the flames. I-Ie dreaded to think what might have happened had there been wooden structures ad joining the burning building. Port Melbourne had a well-equipped fire brigade at their call, but what was the ...
CRICKET. Rose and Crown v. Prince Alfred. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 3 January 1914
CRICKET. Rose and Crown v. Prince Alfred. On Christmas morning, notwith standing the clouds of dust, there was a fair assemblage on the North Ports c ground to witness the much talked I of match between representatives of i the above well-known hotels. The re spective captains, A. J. C. Sharpe aol f "Din" Kelcher, after several at- 1 tempts at tossing up, finally came to a decision, and "Din's" " team took possession of the wickets. An arrangement was made that all batsmen, on making 10 should retire, but such an event did not hap- t pen to any of the Rose and Crown batsmen, the only one to reach double figures being "Din," who made 12 not out. The next highest score, strange to sa-- was "Wides," who made 12, 9 of which were I given by A. J. C. Sharp, who failed by many y-ards to get near the wicket. The score at the close was 68, made under an hour. Considering that nearly all the balls were fielded at the wickets off mishits, it seemed remark able where all the runs came from. The...
BLACKED HIS EYES. Young Man and His Sweetheart. Family Row in Rouse-street. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 3 January 1914
BLACKED HIS EYES. Young Man and His Sweetheart. Family Row in Rouse-street. Percival Weeks was charged at Mounday's Court with having assaul trd William Hayes, Rouse Street. It appeared that there had been a family quarrel and that as a result Weeks, who was the sweetheart of l1ayes daughter. struck Hayes, black ing his eyes. The case hdd been remanded from the previous Monday. When Hayes appeared in the wit ness box, bearing evident traces of the punishment he had received, he said lie did not wish the case to be proceeded with any further. He wan ted the charge withdrawn. There I'as no feeling between him and the young man, and lie had no wish to have him nunished. Mayor Page-Did you say anything to acensed' Hayes-Nothing. He may have been told a lot of lies by the girl, Vio let, as to what I said. Weeks asserted that Hayes had called him an. improper name, and that he (Weeks) then struck him. Constable Gidders said that after he had arrested Weeks; the -latter told him he wanted ...
North Ports v. West Hawthorn. (1st Grade, V.J.C.A.) [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 3 January 1914
North Ports v. West Hawthorn. (1st Grade, V.J.C.A.) This match was brought to a con clusion on the locals' wicket on Satur day, December 20. North, who had lost 9 wickets for 105, against 84 by their opponents, resumed their innings, and after six h. been added to the total, Chapm A ught 'at leg for 4, Bond remi out with 38 td his credit. g" ogs closed for 111. West Hawt : arted their second inni?ts none , the 5wi .-: . ing rapidly. 8 for 54rBfiicicoi; joined M'Ken ? a useful partner ship of 30 rc efore the former had the miisyf, hit his wicket. The innings ce or a total of 85, leaving North Po' 59 runs to win. North started their second innings by sending in Keyhoe and Woods, but the forimer was not destined to stay long, being caught before opening his ac count. lHughes filled the vacancy, and a good partnership of 48 resulted. O'Brien added 5, and then lost his wicket. Collins was out leg before, and Woods was caught in the slips for a well-made 29. -I. Paternoster and Bond made ...
PORT MELBOURNE YACHT CLUB [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 3 January 1914
PO,?BE ELBOURNE YACHT CLUB The fourth race of the season was held over the usual club course on Saturday, 20th December. The following boats competed: 3.J.S. (ser.), Valkyrie (ser), Namoi (4 mlins.), Latona (18 mins.), Frolic (20 mins.), Beta (9 sins.), Nyra B. (22 mins.), Winsome (25 rains.). DO corrected times, the S.J.S. secur ed first place and thereby won Mr. J. Earl's trophy, valued at £2/2/, The Frolic was second and the Valkyrie third. To-day's Regatta. To-day's event is the Club's Regatta. amld Ladies' Day. A motor boat has been. engaged -to carry the ladies and visitors to. view the starts of the r ces and refreshments are being provided at the :club house : :: The first .ovent is, for ,boats ove?r :2 feet L.WiL, ,? and !is, over;:,i codrse of about 14:iniles :.iiTheeanti?es foi...this ovent,. w'hich starts at : 3,1 ,.ai e :'n Uilra, Thera, Sahlcia ? Helen 3' aringa Beta, Maysi'e and theJokloer. The prizes are First, £f/7 second, £2/2/; . and thirdi/1/. Event .No.2 i : ? b...
"THE LIGHT THAT FAILED" Cr. Gill Criticises Electricity Committee. Discussion at Town Council [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 3 January 1914
"THE LIGHT THAT FAILED " Cr. Gill Criticises Electricity Committee. Discussion at Town Council At the closing meeting of the Town Council for the year, the Mayor, Cr. A. L. Page presided over a full at tendance. "LET THERE BE LIGHT !" Attention was directed by Crs. Russell and Gill to the lighting of the streets. Cr Gill was particularly stx,:,.r in his comments in regard to the conimittee's allocation of the cxtra money granted for the electric lighting installation referred to in another column. He said he did not see why two men in the office .should get £50 between them, and the nan outside who was doing the com mercial and practical work was get ting only £25. That was not a pro per allocation to his mind. As for the lighting, the public were not get ting the full benefit. To his mind, the entire lighting arrangements were simply absurd. To turn out the lihts w.here the air was thick and dark witll clouds of dust, and leave them lighted when the nights were ibeautifully clear a...
WEDDING BELLS. EMELLEN—BALLARD. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 3 January 1914
( WEDDING BELLS. EMELLEN-BALLARD. i The marriage of Mr. C. Emelle;i, only s,)n of Mr. and Mrs. Emellen, of Clark sfIreot. pn il s,. Id~ h .ýflcl e^I"d% . .J -.)aron e -, -7)l-igbti uamlt- r OI kir. and ilrs.V .. b.llard, of Ross street, was celebrated at Ioly Trinity Church, lay street, Cn 20th fecember, by the Rev. H. S. Hollow, M.A.. assisted by the Rev C. E. Gayer. The bride, who was given away by her nther, wore a dainty gown of white crepe de -chine, with lace trimipings. The square .rain from tie waist was trimmned with trte lovers' knots of tulle and orange b.ossom. She wore the usual wreath an'l veil, and carried a sheaf of water lillie' and carnations, with satin streamers, .nd on leaving the church, amid showe.s of confetti, a dainty " Good Luck" horst-sboe was presented to her by Misb Paterson. The bride tvas attended by two maids Miss Ruby Emellen (sister of bridegroom) and Miss Myrtle Yates; buth uf.whom were attired ic white crepe de chine, with apricot belts and tulle...
SUNDAY'S SOFT DRINKS. Should Purveyors Be Prosecuted? Discussion at Town Council. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 10 January 1914
SUNDAY'S SOFT DRINKS. ---&lt;- -- Should Purveyors Be Prosecuted? Discussion at Town Council. *.-Whltl)et. oo_'n i the..n'yrevorwsof: -soft drinkus on Sunday evenings should be prosecuted formed the sub .ject of discussion at Tuesday's meet ing of the Town Council-the Mayor presiding. This topic was introduced .by a letter from Ballarat Town Coun cil, which was read by the Town Clerk. The document was in the fol lowing terms: "Complaint is made here that Sun day confectioners and fruiterers arec keeping their shops open on Sunday evenings, and are selling light refresh ments, temperance beverages, etc., to customers. Under the Police Of fences' Act, all such places should be closed at 6 p.m. I am directed to ask if your municipality has any by-law dealing with Sunday trading or the closure of such shops on Sunday, and, if so, what it is; and, further, if ther. is such trading in your municipalit'. what is the attitude of your Council with regard to it? A reply at your conven...
METHODIST CHURCH PRESENTATION. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 10 January 1914
METHQDIST CHURCH PRESEN TATION. The closing meeting of the series of Sunshine Meetings f'or 1913, held ill connection with the F'arrell Street \Iethodist Church. was marked by the presentation of gifts to three pro minent worklAs engaged in the con duet of the meetincs. The Rev. R. S. Joyce, who presided, in making the presentations, spoke in high terms of the zeal anid ability of the recipients. The gifts consisted of a silver jam dish to Mrs. Barker, a silver-moun ted umbrella to Sister M\ary, andl a tablo cloth to iMrs. Cameron for the best atteudance. Refreshments and music concluded a pleasant meet ing.
PORT PICTURE THEATRE. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 10 January 1914
PORT PICTURE THEATRE. An atbractive bill of fare is offered next week atl tLbe Port Melbourne Picture Theatre. The star pictures are as follow:- Sunday, "A Mothliering Heart "; Monday, Tuesday and Wedglesday, "East is East ;" Thurs day, Friday and Saturday, "A Girl to be Given Awny." In addition there is a big selection df up-to-date films. In the leauty Competition the first prize was won b.' Mrs. L. Shilliway, better known by her maiden name of Miss Lizzie Twose, who had s big lead over all the other cornm petitors.
SWIMMING NOTES. Port Campers at Bowen. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 10 January 1914
SWIMMING NOTES. Port Campers at Bowen. During the Xmas holidays the oppor tunity was taken by 16 members of the Swimming Club to form a camping party to visit the Port Franklin Swim ming Club's carnival, held at Bowen, on the Franklin River, South Gippsland. On arrival at the Bennison railway sta tion the party was met by the local councillors, headed by the secretary, Mr West, and conveyed by horse-tram to Bowen. There the camp was pitched in an admirable spot, handy to river and township. On Sunday the party were taken for a motor boat trip to the National Park at Wilson's Promotory, a distance of 30 miles. In the afternoon fishing was indulged in and about 24 dozen were secured in 21/ hours. A cricket match was played-Local versus Visi tors-and ended in a drawn game. During the stay a concert was given by the members in the local hall. The whole' termninated with a dance. The' remaining days were spent in various ways, fishing, swimming, shoot ing and mud fights. The Port mem ber...
MAYOR PAGE AND THE P.M. "Scene" in Court. "Remove Your Hat, Sir!" Card-Playing on Sunday. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 10 January 1914
MAYOR PAGE A1ND THE P*M. "Scene" in Court. "Remove Your Hat, Sir!" Card-Playing on Sunday. Cr. A. L. Page, the Mayor, appeared as the dentral figure in a 'scene" which took place at Monday's Court. Mr. Tanner, P.M., presided, being accom panied on the Bench by Cr. E. F. Rus sell and Mr. Testro, J.'sP. In conse quence of the attitude adopted by the Mayor, he was subjected to severe re proof by Mr. Tanner. The incident arose out of a case in which four lads, George Cumberlidge, Stanley Williams, Joseph Kruger, and John Page, were Charged with having on December 14, on a recreation reserve in Port Melbourne, played with instru ments of gaming, to wit, cards, at a game of chance. They each admitted having played at cards for drinks, but not for money. Constable Valentine R. Wilkins re lated how he and Constable Burke had watched the lads, all aged about 17 or 18 years, play at "Nap." They saw coins pass between the boys. When the officers got up to them and asked what they were doing, t...
"THREATENED BY LICENSEE." Curious Complaint in Court. Man's Strange Hallucination. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 10 January 1914
"THREATENED BY LICENSEE." Curious Complaint in Court. Man's Strange Hallucination. A dark-hairhed, clean-shaven, stout ly-built young man stepped into the witness-box, after the transaction of the ordinary business at Mionday's court. He told Mr. Tanner, the P.M., that he wanted a summons made out against the licensee of a local hotel, for threatening to shoot him. His statement was that the licensee had gone over to him in his lodgings with a revolver and said he would take his life. The man stated that the threat was made without any provocation. He was questioned but stuck to his story. The P.M. made the remark that it seemed an extraordinar\y sort of story on the face of it, and asked Sergeant Nuentt what sort of character the licensee; named bore. Sergeant Nugent replied that he could not believe the man's statement. The licensee was a most respectable mnlan ill every wa Ultimately the P.M. despatched two constables to accompany the com plainer to the hotel in question, and see...