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AMUSEMENTS THE LYRIC PRAHRAN. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
AMUSEMENTS THE LYRIC s PRAHRAN. r At the Lyric Theatre, Chapel-street, a large audiences have shown their ap I, preciation of the fine programme pre sented, the principal feature being a ' drama, in four acts, entitled, "The Master Crook," depicting thrilling and realistic scenes of a "war of brains" between an up-to-date and unscrupu lous gang of society thieves and the detective force. Another fine piece of particular interest has been given, en titled "The Conscience Fund." The programmes have been accompanied, as usual, by the fine music of the famous Lyric Orchestra. THE DAFFODILS. Neptuna made her first appearance at the Daffodils' entertainment on t Saturday evening last, and.was given a grand reception. Her turn well de served the applause which followed it. It was graceful, clever, and ex ceedingly novel. Threading beads, partaking of a fruit lunch, etc., while under water in a large glass tank on the stage, delighting the audience., This star turn, combined with a bright a...
AN ADVENTURE ON THE VELDT. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
AN ADVENTURE ON THE VELDT. Some few months after the Mata bele war a friend and myself were prospecting on the Shanjani River. We were sinking a shaft in some old workings. The day had been hot, and the setting sun brought no cool breezes in its w-ake. After a cup of coffee we lay down in the hut, tired out through work and heat, hoping to obtain some re freshing sleep. .My friend was soon *fast asleep. As for myself, after tossing about for some time I took up my .blanket, placed it outside the hut and lighting. my pipe lay down in my pyjamas, awaiting the sleep for which I longed. -There was a beautiful moon, such as only South Africa. can boast of, and it was near ly as light as day; Suddenly as I lay dozing, I felt something crawl up my 'pyjan-as' leg. In an instant I made' up my mind it was a snae: - I co'lld feel the cold and clammy. thing, perspi ration broke out all over me. I dare not move. How could I at tract my friend's attention, I dare not make a noise; my fear was ter...
Prahran Rifle Club. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
Prahran Rifle Club. The competition for the Wills' trophy brought a very fair number of the Prahran lads to Port Melbourne range on Saturday last, despite the difficulties attending a shoot at 1000 yards. It was very satisfactory to see so many turn up, as it displays a growing interest in the club, and also provides excellent practice. The weather made anything but easy shooting, 30 degrees left windage being insufficient in many instances. The best scores were:-W. Brush, 43, first; A. Gunnett, 38; A. H. Adams, 37.5. "LINSEED COMPOUND" Trade Mark of Kay's Compound Essence of Linseed for coughs and colds. ·------* -4....r
OPERA-GIVING. WHAT IT COSTS. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
OPERA-GIVING. *---~--+- WHAT IT COSTS. Opera-giving, as we have often been told, is a costly .enterprise, but. even those who are well aware of, this fact may be a little startled on reading some figures disclosed.: by Mr. Gattfi-Casazza, the manager of the New York Metro;olitan, in con nection with the expenses of that in stitution. According to this autho rity, the cost of producing opera in, New York has increased by nearly 50 rer cent. since the days of Maurice Gral. Whereas at that time the average. ":i'l" for each performance was esti mated at about £900, in the present season it has, risen to anything from £1700 to £1740, the cost,, however, bring considerably higher for a per formance at which a star like (a ruso appears. The orchestra for the season entails an outlay, it seems, of £32,000 ; the chorus swallows up anather £16,000 ; theballet of twenty five, together with the school's pu pils, costs about £5000. The light-, ing bill for the season runs away with another £4000...
Lighting a Fire in the Open. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
Lighting a Fire in the Open. At the Prahran Court on Thurs day, before Messrs Chambers (chair man), Flintoft, and Wallis, J.'sP., Charles Norman, of High street, was charged with lighting a fire in the open air on January 20, and failing to extinguish same. Defendant did not appear. Samuel Payne, fire station officer at Windsor, stated that at 4 30 p.m. the brigade received a call to a fire at the rear of the Spiritualist Church. The fire had been caused from a fire in the yard adjoining. A rear por tion of the church caught, and £5 worth of damage was done. - W. Bamford, clerk in the office of the Town Clerk, said defendant or no other person had received permis sion to use an open fire at the ad dress given. Constable Monteith said he inter viewed defendant, who said he had lighted the fire to cook some-chops, and then put the fire out with water. He said he had placed two sheets of iron between the fire and the church fence. A fine of £2 was imposed.
LASCAR CREWS. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
LASCAR CREWS. For fifteen or sixteen out of the twenty-one years that I soldiered (says '" The Clubman " in the "Sketch") I voyaged pretty constant ly to and from the East, and in the Fast, on P. and 0. ships, and though in the course of such voyaging there were times wh:n the ship I was on was in danger, I never saw the slightest signs of misbehaviolu amongst the native crew. There was one occasion when, in the narrowest part of the straits in the 'n'and Sea of Japan, a Japanese steamer, apparently steered by a madman, came at us as if to ram us. It was a moment of instant peril, and nobody who saw what was happening thought that a col lision could hbe avoided. Every man went to quarters; but it was done as though it were a mere matter o! drill, and the ladies and those of the passengers who happened to be be low never knew that they had been in danger. ' h.are was another and more try ing occasion I recall, when an old P.. and 0. ship, whose engines were making their last trip, wa...
Local Municipal Tramway. CONSTRUCTION OF TRAM CARS. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
Local Municipal Tramway. CONSTRUCTION OF'TRAM CARS. Labor members in the State Parlia ment recently complained that the work of constructing tram cars was being given to Adelaide firms, instead of the :work. being done in Victoria. In making reference to these complaints at the Prahran Council meeting on Monday evening, Cr. Naylor stated that the Tram~yay Trust had done its best to get Victorian firms to tender for the construction of electric, tram ch's,' but": without avail. The Trust, however, had done the next best thing, and had provided that -the Adelaide made cars should be put together, painted, etc., iii Melbourne-that was, at the Trust's car depot, Malvern. The Railway Department had also had cars made in Adelaide. Cr. Chambers said lie also knew that the Trust had done all possible to have cars constructed in Victoria. It only remained for some Melbourne firms to start. Speaking of the tram traffic, Cr. Naylor said it had been very heavy. As much as 17d. per car mile had ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
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A DIFFICULT FEAT. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
A DIFFICULT FEAT. Toothache ! Oh, no. it wasn't Loothache ! But, you see, he was very small school-boy, and it was a very large bullseye-and his cheek Was swollen. It was strictly against regulations to slick bullseye in school, and it was also contrary to rules to sprawl his feet over the lisle. Just then the teacher came in and noticed both points with a frown. I* Tomkins," he exclaimed indig lantly, 'take that sweet out of your mouth and put your feet in I" None but yourself knows rightly Whether you he demiss and cruel, or Oyal and devout.--lontaigne.
Curator for Prahran Gardens. OBJECTIONS TO THE APPOINTMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
Curator for Prahran Gardens. OBJECTIONS TO THE APPOINTMENT. The finance committee of the Prahran Council brought up the fol lowing recommendation on Monday evening: " That a committee, consisting of the chairmen of the four standing committees, be appointed to enquire into and report upon the applications received for the position of curator of the parks and gardens.' Cr Flintoft suggested that Mr Cronin, of the Botanical Gardens,: should be invited to assist the com. mittee with his expert advice. Cr Scott said a curator was not required. The gardens of the city had been looked after in a satisfac tory manner in the past. With' the appointment of a curator it would be a case of hide and seek, and there would bs no inducement to the gardeners to show any initiative in their woik. Cr Chambers pointed out that the necessity for the appointment of a curator had been occasioned by the fact that the control of the Dande nong road plantation work was.to be taken over. Until this was do'e ...
IN THE TWENTY-SECOND CENTURY. MR. KIPLING'S VISION OF THE HELL TO COME. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
IN THE TWENTY-SECOND CENTURY. MR. KIPLING'S VISTON OF THE HELL TO COME. Mr. Rudyard Kipling begins, in the "l.ondon Magaiine" for March, a ,rophetical romance ; ntitled " As Basy as A B C." the date of which is 2150 A.D.. Rcaders i ill rejoice that there is no chance of any of :hem living to witness the state of things which Mr. Ki.:ling professes to foresee. The most salient feature of the world which he describes in Cis vision is that its population has aeen cut down by 450 trillions. The Planet, which has passed under the lespotic government of the Aerial Board of Control, has sickened of popular government. The board sitting in London was informed that the district of North 1rn Illinois had cut itscli out of all ;ystems, and would remain discon nected till the board should take it -ver and administer it direct. .The ilayor of Chicago I ':the district ;ad complained of cro .d-making and nvasion of privacy. Thb planet had lad her days of popular government. She suffered from "':nh...
Prahran Municipal Concerts. COUNCIL DISCUSSES PROS AND CONS. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
Prahran Municipal Concerts. COUNCIL DISCUSSES PROS : :AND CONS. At the meeting of Prahran council, on - Moneay -evening last cthe parks: and gardens committie:-(Or. Embling, chairman) broaght up the following report, viz. "That the sum of £140 2slld represents the takings at the eight concerts held at the Victoria Gar dens this season, the expenditure in connection with which amounted to £136." Cr Fiintoft said the behaviour of the children at the entertainments was disgraceful, owing to their ruu niog about and the noise they made. And to only make a profit of £4 on eight. concerts showed that it was time they were knocked off. : Cr Nicolson said he was surprised at Cr Flintofr. So long as the con certs gave enjoyment that was all that was required. Cr Flintoft-It is not enjoyment. Cr Naylor also indulged in a bit of criticism. There should only be pictures, and admission should be free. But some of the councillors were afraid to do away with the band, because they worked for them ...
THE TRUE ALCHEMY. TO LEARN TO LOVE AN ART OR SCIENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
THE TRUE ALCHEMY. 4- TO LEARN TO LOVE AN ART OR SCIENCE. It is perhaps a more fortunate des tiny to ha'e a taste for collectins shells than to be borne a millionaire. Although neither is to be despised, it is always better policy to learn an interest than to make a thousand pounds ; for the money will soon be spent, or perhaps you may feel no joy in spending it; but the interest remains imperishable and ever new. To become a botanist, a geologist, a sonial philosopher, an antiquary, or an artist is to cnlarge one's pos sessions in the universe by an in calculably higher degree, and by a far surer sort of.property, then to purchase a farm of-many acres. You had perhaps two thousand a year before the 'latter transaction ; perhaps you have two thousand five hundred after it. That represents your gain in the one case. But in the other you have thrown down a barrier which concealed significance and beauty. The blinl man has learned to see. The prisoner has opened up a window in his cell ...
For the Children. See-Saws and Swings. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
For the Children. SeenSaws and Swings. The Prahran Council had a bulky business paper before it on Monday evening, and included in the reco m mendations of the parks and gardens committee, of which Cr Embling is chairman, was the following-" That two swings and a see-saw be erected in the playground at Fairbairn road, Toorak," (The reader will notice that no allusion is made as to pro viding bibs, comforters, bootees, and 'ther requisites of the infantile world. Shame!) With his usual dignified demeanor, and in stentorian tones, Cr Embling moved the adop tion of the recommendation. Cr Embling has many doughty deeds to his credit. He served in the South African war, he has presided at an A,N. A. luncheon with the Governor General as chief guest for the occasion; he has done other great things; but none with a prouder self-consciousness than when he asked the council to erect two swings and a see-saw ! However, the coun cil unanimously agreed to the request of Cr Embling. Cr Morris be...
SURPRISE TO ORDER. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
SURPRISE TO ORDER. The athletic young person was cap tain of the Waggleton Wanderers Football Club, and his sister found him one day studying his counte nance in a looking-glass. "What ever are you pulling those faces for, Jack ?" she asked, in tones of surprise. "Pis," he replied, "the members of the club are going to make me a present to night." She wished him good luck. "Yes," he continued. "'So I'm cultivating a look of surprise, be raise I'm supposed to know ao thing about it."
A Bush House for the Gardens. Two Chairmen of Committees in Conflict. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
A Bush House for the Gardens. Two Chairmen of Committees in Conflict. An attempt was made at the Pahran-council meeting on Monday evening to create some excitement over the expenditure of C4 10s on what was known as a bush house in one of the gardens. It consists of ti-tree, and is said to be a protection for certini plants. The discussion drifted a bit round the compass. Cr Emb:ing is chairman of the parks and gardens committee, which fact is sufficient evidence to show that the parks and gardens committee has become one of the most important concLrns this side of the equator! Cr Rupert Nicolson is chairman, and a good hard working one, too, of the finance committee. Therefore, let it be known to the world at large that these two chairmen constitute two silvery tinkling stars scintillat ing within their own particular firmaments. Hence, they delight to have fraternal snarls at each other when the spirit moves them. The spirit moved at the council meeting cn Monday evening. Cr Embli...
THE MYSTERY OF BIRD-FLIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
THE MYSTERY OF BIRD-FLIGHT. A curious fact concerning birds is that the tip of the wing moves at practically the same speed in every species. This is 650 feet per minute, or nearly 7A miles per hour. Whe ther it is the tiny wren, or the huge stork, the rule holds good, and even the bee comes within it. Thus the bee has a wing only a quarter-inch long, the sparrow's wing is four inches, and the stork's tweaty seven. But the bee's wing bests 11,400 times in a minute, the spar row's 720, and the stork's only 105 times. If you multiply together the length of the wing and the number of beats you w'ill get almost exactly the same result in the three cases namely, stork, 2,835,; bee, 2,850; sparrow, 2,880. But if ever a machine is made to fly like a bird it will have to de velop far more energy than these ligures stand for. A bird's energy of flight is not so great as is sup posed. Although such skilful fliers when aloft, many birds cannot rise from level ground.
IN AN INDIAN CITY. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
IN AN INDIAN CITY. It' is the privilege of few to be able to see the innermost life of the native of India. Europeans .know practically nothing of these people, seeing only the extreme edge of the life they lead, and that bit'only through those who act as their - servants. Two companions and I, with all the inquisitiveness of the British Tommy, decided, on the chance of picking up curios, to take a trip through a native city with a none too enviable reputa tion. The native, away from his fellows, is.iotie.of the meekest of men, tak ing .all insults as they come and seeming to care nothing for them, -tthle same native amongst his fellows has all the courage which numbers give, and little hope could be held out to anyone throwing out the slightest insult in a native city. We entered the city through a large gate of ornamental design, and were hot much encouraged by the notice hung on the wall near the gate THE POLICE OF THIS CITY S.ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SYOUR BODY BUT NOT YOUR LIFE. On ...
Malvern Council. Monday, February 2, 1914. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
Malvern Council. Monday, February 2, 1914. Present-Mayor Wilson, and Crs. Thompson, Weller, Thomson, Murray, Devy, Lewis, :Wilks, Holmes and Carroll. CAULFIELD A SMALL GOODS STATION. The City of Caulfield wrote request ing the approval of the council to an application being made for Caulfield Railway Station being made a small goods station outwards. Cr. Thompson moved the request be acceded to. Cr. Carroll, seconded the motion, which was carried. DARLING STATION. Tile -Railway Department acknow ledged receipt of the council's letter relative to, Darling Station being opened for goods traffic; and stating the matter had been referred for re port. TRAMWAY RETURNS. Cr. Thomson reported with re ference to Prahran-Malvern Tramway Trust matters that the returns were very satisfactory. For one week, ending December 31, the Balaclava-road line had shown a return of 18.336d. With reference to the passengers carried, if they could have got some of the pessimists of 1909 to know that in a lit...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
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