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PILCHARDS THE TROUBLE. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 11 July 1914
PILCHARDS T\HE TROUBLE. Notification from Constable Harper was received by the Town Council on Tuesday evening, of a man named Arthur Donnelly having, according to allegation, driven a fishmonger's cart along Bay-street, without a light, on the evening of July 1. When ques tioned, he stated that he did not ex pect to be out so late. Cr. Sinclair: He was running e'c press after pilchards. (Laughter.) Cr. Gill: Some poor unfortunate, I suppose. Cr. Sinclair: We cannot help but prosecute. If we let him off we might be confronted by the driver.of a motor-car one day with the pre cedent. Further action was left in the handsof the Town Clerk.
ELECTRIC LIGHTINGS Committee's Recommendations. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 11 July 1914
-- ELECTRiIOiLIGHTiNiB Committee's Recommemiidatiks. .An interesting report on eledtrical matters was- presenteA to the council by Cr. Crichton, on Tuesda e\enimng. It was stated that Messrs. Wood aiid Kaye. of the Victoria' Picture:-The atre, had applied for compensation for loss of business, in consequence of a fuse having- blown on- June 28. Mr. Wiiiwood, the inspetos ' hod traced .the -fault to. the:theatre, and had found that a heavier'fuse f ire had beeii inserted. in. place 0± the council's fuse, and that-the excessihe load had thereby been throwii back on the fuse at the substation. * --It was resols ed that ' tops of the -Ispector's report be foriwarded to Messrs. Wood and Ka'ie, sith "'a warning that actiol would he tail bn agaiiist them ini tIme e uent of in\ further iuterference by their oiserurlm -with the coudcil s fuses. 'foTouiid mise the iiicons enience to cointnieis by failure of light't"inight, it i as rs commended that oiie br othdi· iif toin linesmen or the iusp...
ELECTRIC SPARKS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 11 July 1914
L?ECTRIC :SIHRKS. An interesting syllabus;: has been prepared by the Womens' Christian Temperance Union for the next half year. During the next half-year the Women's Christian Temperance Union will meet on alterate Tuesday afternoons. "The Taking of the Bastile" wiill be dealt with at a free enteritainment at the Victoria Picture Theatre, on July 14. The entertainment wrill be pro vided by the Mayor (Cr. A L. Page). A united meeting ot t lic iang. Lodges--Nos. 16 (Ladies) 'in'd 20, will be held in the Presbyteriali Church to-morrow. Th· pi'aciher -cill be the Rev. J. D. Lade'lri and the subject, "John Knox an lithe Rcfor mation." Additional pillar boxes ~br postal facilities are required in Port MTel bourne. At the instance of Ci Sin clair, the Town Council has decided to ask Mr. M'athews, I.P., to bring the matter under the notice of tihe P.M.G. iiga.in. : "His conscientious de-oti.onto dutx merits.more praise thanl.,can bestow upon him.",--Note, from a laudatory minute by. Inspect...
PORT MELBOURNE BICYCLE CLUB. Another Social and Competition. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 11 July 1914
PORT. MELBOURNE BICYCLE : CLUB. ---~- Another Social and Competition. This club met the Essendon Distriict branch of theLC.C.A., in friendly contest, oi;'JtdIy 10, the locus in quo being the Essendon Club's rooms. The net ri?silt was. another win for the Ports by one point.' They have thus proved:victoripus in two out of thi'?. divbsions of the tourney. Ipi ghe ii iard singles, Essenrdon were 25 points ahead, but this lead was more than recovered in the doubles; the two Port veterans (Dr. Hill. and Mr. G. Bart lett.) finished their match with a leadi of' 47 points, and established a net. gain of 21 points on the table game. At cards, the visitors were victorious with four games out of five. In thiis direction Mlr. Brooker's magnificent' play was much appreciated by his club-mates. In the rope quoits tour-' nament the home team turned the tables on the visitors. The visitors" were- hospitably entertained,, and in asking his fellow members to drink the health of the Essendon branch, M...
ELECTRIC SPARKS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 18 July 1914
E-:iLECTRIC SPARKS. Clean sheet At Court House, On two or three occasions lately. Magistratese are favored with icy draught. It comes from a broken fanlight and is not appreciated. Port plays Splendid football. Brunswick snatches victory at last moment, but Port played the better game right through. Yet Franklin did the right thing, it was the high wind that diverted the pass from Cleland. Supporters are aslkng ?'Who }s the Jonah?" Saturday's umpires appreciated the Cricket Club's innovations. Four houses were sold by the Messrs. Armstrong last week, "for removal," in connection with the pre paration of the railway route; in connection with. new pier require ments. Mr. Hugh Stranuthan, who stood in the Liberal interest for a seat in the council last year and polled well, is about to take a holiday trip to England. He will carry with him the good wishes of many friends. Our old friend, Mr. A. Rogers, has again received the Labour selection as the candidate to contest the Mel bourne s...
EARLY POLICE RECORDS. "G" Division of Police—Sandridge. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 18 July 1914
EARLY POLICE RECORDS. "G' Division of Police-Sandridge. Wonderfuillyinteresting to old resi dents of -Port Melbourne would be a perusal of the records at the watch house. The nature of the offences with which people were charged some 50 years ago is in itself a commentary of the condition of Sandridge--as it was called--at that time. The fever ish rush to the gold diggings that in fected "Colonials" and foreigners alike is indicated by the number of charges that were preferred against men ror obtammg passages from other ports without paying their fares. Nowadays they are alluded to as stow-aways. Perhaps the great est penalty that could have been ex acted was that which was frequently imposed on actual deserters-they were ordered to resume their duties on board their respective ships. But, of course, many got right away to the interior and "dollied" and "cradled" for the precious metal in remote gulches, where the murmuring stream and the -weird cacehination of the Kookaburra were p...
YOUR PROPERTY. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 18 July 1914
YOUR PROPERTY. We have made special facilities for registering and advertising properties for sale. All communincations and par ticulars of property, houses, land, etc., will receive prompt attention.- OHAP MAN & CO,, 272-4 Bay-street, Port Melbourne. Ratepayers of the town are re minded that an open court will be held in the Council-chambers at the Town Hall, at 7.15 p.m., on July 21, for'the purpose of revising the voters' list and separate voters' list.
UNDER TWELVE ADMITTED FREE. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 18 July 1914
SNDEiI TWELVE ADMITTED FREE. Wife and eleven children, many of them grown up, appeared.at the en trance to an entertainment hall, bought two tickets, and demanded that the en tire family should be admitted. The doorkeeper declined to admit the family with two tickets only. "But all these are my children," said the man. "Of course," said the doorkeeper; "but some of them are too old to be admitted free." "Too old? What's that to do with it? Don't it say on your bills that children under twelve are admitted free with parents?" "Yes."' "Well, I've only got eleven children, and if eleven children aren't under twelve, I'm hon "''
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 18 July 1914
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SYMPATHISED WITH JIM. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 18 July 1914
SYMPATHISED WITH JIM. An excited, middle-aged lady bounced into the local police station the other day and accosted the inspector on duty. "Where's my Jim?" she demanded. "Beg pardon, madam-dog, I pre sume?" said the officer. "Don't you dare presume nothing of the kind," snapped the lady. "Dog, indeed! No, sir, husband-my hus band. He's missing, disappeared, de camped-" "You don't say so!" "But I'd have you to understand that I do say so, young man. How dare you sit there and flatly contradict a ratepayer?--leastways, the lawful wife of bne. I'll report you, sir. Do you hear that? I'll report you! Where's my husband?" '"My dear madam-" "How dare you call me your dear madam? Do you think I came here to be insulted? I tell you my husband has decamped, and you sit there like a dumm3. What do you think of'that?" "Well, madam," responded the po lite inspector, "I haven't the pleasure of your husband's acquaintance, but I should say he's a very wise man. Con stable Blunt, show this lady o...
DRIVING WITHOUT LIGHT. Pier The Attraction. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 18 July 1914
DRIVING WITHOUT LIGHT. Pier The Attraction. Arthur Donnelly did not appear be fore Miessrs Armstrong, Testro, Howe and Crichton, J.'sP., .at the local coirt: on Thunidhy last, to answer a cha'ge of ]laving driven a horse and vehicle without a light, but he forwarded a letter to the bench in which he ad mitted the soft impeachment. It ap pears that the Town Pier presented an irresistible attraction to him on the first of July. Pilchards were at the bottom of it, and when he was ac costed by Constable Harper in Bay street, at about 8.30, p.m., he had a light.heart and a heavy load. He also had no light attached to hiS vehicle, and his explanation to the Constable was that he had not intended to re main so late. He got off with a fine of 5/-, with 2/6 costs. "The fund for building the chapel, and making other alterations and im provements at Port Melbourne. lis growthg," says the quarterly "Log" of the Missions to Seamon. " On board the Royal Mail ships of the Orient line both officers...
A. W. A. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 18 July 1914
SA. W. A. The members of the local A.W.A. held their usual fortnightly meeting in the Dispensary Hall, on July 8th, Miss P. Hedges (President) in' the chair. One new member was received. Ow ing to several of the members of the branch being on the committee for the fund for the Blind Institute, and attendiig the children's ball on that night, the attendance was very small, but it is hoped that all members will be in attendance on July 23. Any memberdesiring to subscribe for the "Advance Australia" (fee, 2/- per annum) are asked to leave their name and address with the secretaiy.
THE TWINS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 18 July 1914
THE TWINS. Of Archibald and Algernon, Who lived at number fifty-one, - A little tale I'll tell. They're twins, you know, such little dearsl With quite delightful floppy ears And little trunks as well. Now these delightful little twins Were like as any pair of pins, Exact from top to toe; But not in cleverness and wit- There Archie had the best of it, For Algernon was slow. And consequently Archie got A good deal Algernon did not, That Algy should have had; While Algy had to go without The things that.ightly, beyond doubt, Were his, poor lfttlle adl When they had bathed, this funny pair, Archie would pull poor Algy's hair (He hadn't tvery muchl), Till Algy screamed and cried with rage, But Archie would his grief assuage By many a skilful touch. He'd give the sponge to him at once And Algy, silly little dunce, Would straightway be appeased. When Nurse appeared upon the scene, And asked what all the noise had been, Then Archie looked quite pleased. And Algy hung his little head, And st...
A.N.A. RIFLE COMPETITION. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 18 July 1914
A.N.A. RIFLE COMPETITION. Tihe following are the fixtures of the locl branch in the above com petition: SJuly 22: Port Melbourne v. Elsternwick. July 29: Albert Park v. Port Melbourne. "August 5: Port Melbourne v; South Melbourne. August 31: South Melbourne v. Port Melbourne. ,September 8: St. Kilda v. Port Melbourne. September.16: Port Melbourne v. Albert. Park. September 30: Port Melbourne v. St. IKilda. October 12: Elsternwick v. Port iMelbourne. All matches start at 8 p.m. sharp;, practice every Monday evening at the Miniature Rifle Range, Marlket-build ings, Bay-street. The committee will be pleased if members turn up regu-. larly and in large numbers to prac tice.
PEOPLE ARE SAYING : [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 18 July 1914
PEOPLE ARE SAYING: That "Insects and Disease" will form the subject of Thursday night's municipal free lectureat the Town Hall. That it will be in the competent hands of Dr. J. Bull, of tlhe Melbourne University. That the annual Town Council election, h~eld in Auguet of each year, is drawing near. That nominations from persons eligible to contest the vacant seats under the Labour banner close at 6 p.m. to-night. That "Poverty: Its Cause and COure," is the title of lecture to be delivered by Cr. A. IMcDonell, of Northoote. That the Town Hall on Sunday evening at 7.30 is the place and time appointed. That Mr. MoDonell is a vigorous speaker, and the subject an interesting one. That Mr. John Henry, who met wvith an acoident by the overturning of the hansom cab he was driving on June 28th at the corner of Nott and Graham streets, suc oumbed on Thursday last to the shook and injuries sustained. That deceased was 75 years of age, and a well-known resident of the town for many years past. T...
Postal Official Transferred. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 18 July 1914
Postal Official Transferred.. Mr. A. G. Porritt, head Telegraphist and Electoral Registrar, has received notifica tion of transforence and promotion to the G.P.O. Mr. Porritt has been stationed- at Port MIelbourne for upwards of i2 years, and his obliging disposition, together with his talent as an amateur entertainer, have won for him a wide circle of friends The cenutralisation of postal agd telegraphic matters at the office in Bay-street has led to a marked increase in the general volume of business, and. the department had decided to appoint another postal assistant. This position will be filled by MIr. H. Forrest.