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THE BATTLE OF THE SITES. Where should the Prahran Municipal Buildings be? Question to be Considered [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
THE BATTLE OF THE SITES. WhereshouldthePrahran Municipal Buildings be? Question to be Considered : Cr.'E. Naylor moved at the Prahran Council meeting on Monday night ,.:; That: the council take into im ,:mediate consideration the advisa :,,;bility of erecting the; City Hall and i-municipal offices in the Malvern -roadi gardens, or on land in the ' -vicinity." : The-sale of the present site would return between £60,000 and £70,000, -aiid' his scheme was to provide a . o':britage to Chapel-street leading up to6 tile gardens through Walker-street. 'It was proposed to acquire eight shops in Chapel-street, all the proper ties in' Walker-street, and some in :Arca'de-street, at an estimated cost of -£25,000. Walker-street would be widened to 70ft., with gardens and lawns on each side, making an avenuq .leading up to the new municipal Sbuildings, whiclh would front towards Chapel-street. He estimated that the new buildings could be erected for £50,000, and the proposal would not involve the...
INTERESTING ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
INTERESTING ITEMS. --~----+ A menagerie lion and lioness in the French town of Charleville eloped together. 'The lion was caught, but the lioness eluded her pursuers and suddenly entered a cafe. Three per sons were sittinig -at- :a.table, when she entered. In ten seofiils two of them were under the table, and the third (with a better idiea of.. pro per refuge) was in a cupboardn'? lioness did not deign to inotictthc c manner of her reception. Shein spected the sideboardsj' and attrct ed by the scent of a broiling steki laid an inquiring piI\ on;ithe: grIil Next nioltient slhe leapt fioin te place with a roar-ilto anil Oh iet held by - searcii arty Mrs. NOellie Granti 'tartoris Jones dlaughter o f- neralV Ulysses Girait, six .months ago dropped a -historic emerald rinig, worth £10,000, given to lier father by the Emperor of .la pan, down the waste pipe at the -lotel Renaissance, New York, and Lloyd's, with whom the ring was insured for £10,000 in London, have paid the amount, after t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
THUROAT AFFECTIONS AND HOARSENESS.-All suffering from irritation of the throat and hoarseness will be agreeably surprised at the almost immediate relief afforded by the use of "Brown's Bronchial Troches." These famous "lozenges" are now sold by most respectable chemists in this country. People troubled with a "hacking cough," a "slight cold," or bronchial affections, cannot try them too soon, as similar troubles, if allowed to progress, result in serious Pulmonary and Asthmatic affections. See that the signature of John I. Brown & Son is on every wrapper.-Prepared by John I. Brown & Son, Boston, U.S.A. European depot, 33, Farrington-road, London, England. B-ggar-Yes, la y, I was once a sold er. Co!onel's Daughter-You were ? I'll prove it., Attention! Eyes right ! Now, what's next ? Beggar-Present alms, miss, AUVTION SALES. Messrs Harold Looker and Co., auctioneer and estate agents, opp. Caulfield station, will sell, on Satur day, February 14, on the ground, John stre...
Prahran Annual Charity Carnival. TO BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 11 AND 12. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
Prahran Annual Charity Carnival. TO BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 11 AND 12. The annual entertainments (this year inaugurated by the Mayvor, Cr Willis), to be held in the Victoria Gardens on behalf 'of the Prahran, South Yarra and Toorak Ladies' Benevolent Society on :Wedhesday and Thursday evenings next, should be well patronised. Some talent of a highly attractive character ha. been secured. In addition there wil be interesting pictures and hands of music,. Mr J. H. Furneaux, the secretary, has all arrangements well in hand. He is assisted by the following oommittees Executive Committee - Messrs. Ambler, Doeg, Barlow, Hopkins, Miller, Simmons and Wells. Refreshment Committee - The Mayoress (Mrs. Willis), -. Mesdames Collis, Lock, Wignall, French, Young, Pape, Miller, Wells, Morris, Nicolson and Ginn, Miss Wells, Cr. Morris, Messrs. Wells. Wignall, C. Dunham, Hopkins, Tatterson, an~d R. Brown.
Hawksburn State School. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
Hawksburn State School. Of the ten candidates presented from above school, the following were successful in gaining.;cholar? ships Mildred Vial (dux of school), ob tained highest marks in the Soft. goods scholarship exam. She was also among the meritorious for a Government scholarship, and ob tained a scholarship for the Presby terian Ladies' College, which tchool she is to attend, William Paterson obtained the Eggleston scholarship to Wesley Colleg.e Saul Aarons, one for University High School. Frank Bennett, Zercho's Business College. Joyce McAuley and Eileen West, entrance to Melbourne High School.
Congratulations. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
Congratulations. At the meeting of the Prahran council on Monday evening it was decided, on the motion of the Mayor (Cr Willis), seconded by Cr Flintoft, to forward a letter to Mr Donald Mackinnon, M.L-A., congra tulating him on his assumption of the offices of Attorney-General and Minister of Railways in the Victorian Government.
Recent Prahran Fire. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
Recent Prahran Fire. At its meeting on Monday even ing last, the Prahran Council was in receipt of a coninunication from the Town Clerk of Melbourne, intimat ing that the Town Hall Committee desired to express sympathy with the Mayor of Prahian and council at the loss sustained by the burning of the City Hall, and adding that the Melbourne Town Hall would b. placed at the disposal of the Ma or of Prahran if required. Mayor Willis said be desired to publicly thank the metropolitan councils for their kind ness and sympathy in connection with the City Hall fire. Piopr:etors of local halls had also oflhred help The kindness shown to the council in the disaster had been splendid. Cr Nicolson congratulated the Mayor on the way insuratces, &c ,had be n settlcd in connection with the fire. It was hardly fair to the Mayor not to bring in an expert to assist him. Cr Scott suggested that steps be taken to have the whole of the muni cipal builings ful y insu ed. Cr Naylor telerred to th...
MALVERN V. HAWTHORN. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
MALVERN v. HAWTHORN. On their own ground, Malvern put up a wonderful performance on Satur day last, when they batted all the afternoon for a score of 391 runs for the loss of only two wickets. It was worth going a long way to see, as both HIoran and Thomson "put the wood on to some tune" in their re spective innings. included in Horan's 154 was a 6 and twenty-three fours, and in. Thomson's 159 not out were twenty-six fours, so they must have been both vigorous exhibitions. Hughes also made 50 not out in 42 minutes, when all the bowlers were more or less tired.
ST. KILDA v MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
ST. KILDA v MELBOURNE. This match was played on the Albert ground. The latter team, on winning the toss, batted all the after noon for a score of 300 runs for the loss of seven wickets. The chief scorers for Melbourne were R. G. John stone, H. Sandford and B. Onyans with 86, 71 and 66 not out respectively. Souter, with four wickets for 66 runs, bowled best for St. Kilda. We pre dict a big future before this young player as an all-round cricketer.
CRICKET. PRAHRAN v. NORTHCOTE. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
UHICKET. PRAHRAN v. NORTHCOTE. The former team, on winning the toss, had no hesitation in batting on a beautiful Wicket. With two wickets down for 25, it seemed as if the Prahran batsmen were going to collapse in a manner that has been all too frequent with them this sea son. It happened otnerwise, as on Stephens and Healy becoming as sociated the bowling was collared, and they kept their wickets intact till drawing of stumps. The former made 149 and the latter 136, and although neither innings could be called dash ing, nevertheless, they were good all round exhibitions of batting.
Construction of Tram Cars. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
Construction of Tram Cars. How is it that Melbourne has be come dependent upon Adelaide for the construction of its electric tram cars ? Ever since it came into being the Prahran and Malvern Tramwvays Trust has been endeavoring to coax Melbourne firms (if there are any in that particular fine of business) to lender for the construction of cars, but all to no purpose. Meeting after meting of the Prahran Council Cr Naylor has stood up in his place in the north-east corner and bemoaned the fact-and Cr Naylor can " be moan" when he's in the humor-that no Victorians had shown any i'c'i nation to take on the work of tram car construction. Of course, so far as Melbourne is concerned, tram cars of the particular pattern of the Trust's electric cars may require machinery which, as the work is practically new to Melbourne, no Melbourne ffrm has yet installed. The conclusion is liable to be arrived at that Melbourne firms are so much occupiej with other work that they have perforce to allow th...
Bowling. THE PREMIERSHIP MATCHES. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
Bowling. 13Y bOWLLE. THE PIIEMIERSI-IP-: MATCH ES: if there wIs ?ily'-senisation' con "nected i\;ithilast -Satiiday's play, it was thle .fact'ititt last yei' s pireniers (North IFitzroy)- were 'beaten" foi the third tiiie tlis seaisoni'Thlie conquerors S\erie Coliing\io, aind niiitan are in cliied to the ibeiet tliat ltheir victory hla. a igood idel ol the l ifluke about it. ; actw poinitsi tereas only a diffetence' fic ??: h-e~totals lieing tCol ingeood; =SS-, Fi o ih itzroy, 844. * elbourie. had a good .jin over Brighton ; ;as the Lscores 1siho--el bourne -'107Bi ightitoii 77c On the other 1handý however,"the "bigness of the victory was on iaccount of the great score put up by' J Pascoe, who pti," up, 37Fto 1 ?12fo''s rink). lis;, - ? c iiourise i-brokei Brigihton back and Melbourniie as quite con scious t1ha I cattload of luck lili come their way. Briighton sn other tlhree rikilis played up ve cieditabli. G. W\. Suns .was one point up against Burrows- ((26 to>j25y-. E - .Paisc...
Elwood Progress Association. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
Elwood Progress Association. At the meeting of the St. Kilda Council on Monday evening a letter was received from the secretary of the above association, stating that lie had been instructed to convey the follow ing resolution, which was carried at the annual meeting of the association recently held:-"Tliat this association ,as heard with pleasure that in con nection with the Fourth Ward petition the necessary signatures have been Secured, and expresses its thanks to Lhe council and its staff for the ex peditious manner in which this work las been carried out." The council seemed pleased with the :ompliment paid it, and Cr. Hughes isked, "Are you going to have it ramed ?" The Mayor: You can if you like. The communication was received. Our druas are paue. Our prices re low. Our standard of quality is ,ih. Our pharmacy is convenient. 'his is a combination of pharmaceu. ical points you will only find at Vitt and Co.'s.-Advt.
"WOLVES." [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
? WOLVES. Both men carried rifles. One, a gigantic figure of a man, and from his dress obviously the guide,- car-1 ried also a light 'axe and a long roll of birch bark shaped something like a trumpet. This was the sea son for moose-calling. Seating themselves with their backf. to . the trunk of a big water-ash, and in .such a position that they Lwere fairly hidden.,- \hile command .ing a free view. of all approaches to their ambush,, the. two made them 'selves . as comfortable as possible for a long. motionless wait. After some .ten or fifteen -minutts of a stillness which would straini the nerves of-any one not trained to it, Adam Moore,, Sthe, giant-.guide, lifted- the lbirch-bark; tube to h'is lips and soiunded through it the strange call of the'- cow moose, harsh and formless, -but- in -descrihably.: wild. and lonely-the very voice, as it seemed, of the untamed solitudes. It came lingeringly from the guide's cunning lips. -'Faith, Adam," murmured Rawson, "'"but you've got a fetc...
ADVICE TO BRIDEGROOMS. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
,ADVICE TO BRIDEGROOMS. While you are waiting at the altar for the bride don't clutch the air nervously with your hands. Neither should you allow your jaw to drop or your eyes to pro trude. The congragation can guage your feeling without these outward signs of inward nervousness. Do not imagine that every eye is fastened upon you. No one is the least interested in you. Unless you make yourself conspicuous by some awkwardness. the congregation will scarcely be aware of your presence. Don't try to smile cheerfully as you go down the aisle. You will only succeed in fixing a ghastly grin on your face. At the same time it is not neces sary to glue your eyes upon the doorway and thus show everyone your one desire to escape. Don't rush madly out of church out of time with the Wedding March and eight inches ahead of the bride. When receiving congratulations from friends don't try to make original remarks to them all. Don't try to conceal the fact that you are lately married whtn cn your wed...
THAT EXTRA DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
THAT EXTRA. DAY¥. O*h, that plaguey February 29,h,! On it many people certainly. liye rent free, and those: who -,were ho n on it will this year cn oy 1h ?:ni. wonted luxury of a, birthc'a .i:'.:.But, en the other hand, to man' mcn?niirs of, the- commiinity it is a di .!in t nuisance. Annuitants ireceive nothin' for t i. extra' day -::..-Nor do 0those.: . woriers whiuose salauieis are paid -montlil, . or quiarterly, notifithstan1in ; ,thii f ai day's work Iby ail employee reccii 'g only ''£250 a- year. is considered liy his employer to be woith: aibot :,15s: Cal'italists, again, rccdai e no ,inter est on their. money for :,February. 29th. The importance of the. extra day is shown. by the national; income: and expenditure. Owingm to it there is an increase of .about £5000000 in re venue, and of narly as much:in .out goings. So the Cihan ellor: of .the Exchequer has al '.ays to are into account the peculiarit y of oLeap Year. There is 'another curiosity 'of th2i, calendar: Hoie many i...
GIRLS V. STOKERS. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
GIRLS V. STOKERS. ----+---- When you see a girl operating a typewriter, she does not appear to be doing very heavy physical la bour, as compared with the brawny indiVidual in a stokehold who is shovelling coal into a hungry fur nace. But this is one of the many instances where superficial appear ances are deceptive. The stoker probably handles a ton of coal per hour, or eight tons a day, plus the weight of his shovel: Adding the shovel to his 17,920 pounds of coal, he expends about 20,000 pounds of energy. Now, take the girl at the type writer. Each time she strikes a key she expends soinething over -three ounces of enirgy, or, :say,' one pound to the average .word. A good ope rator will -average -1,500 words an hour, or, in dlight hours, :12,000.words :-12,000 pounds I of energy. To throw over tl~e carriage for each new ling requires _about three po:-nds of forcel T-Twelve thousand Words will .rake a thou:sand lines, so there are 000 pob'Inds- of energy -to be added to_ the -12,000...
A DANGEROUS DOCTOR. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 7 February 1914
A DANGEROUS DOCTOR.' Lately Mr. B. brought 'a suit against his medical attendant and alleged that the said doctor had per sisted in calling on .him personally after he was cured, fees for n;hi:h visits he now refused to .pay. Dr. F. denied this, and called in a nurse who attended the in-a'id to prove it. "Is it true," asked the Coirt, "that Dr. F. continued his visits when Mr. B. had no .necessity for them ?" "'Upon my word, sir," naively an swered the witness, "as long as I saw the doctor with Mr. B. I thought he was in considerable dan ger." 1829. One success is everything; two, no thing. Criticism is like the weather ; when it is favourable it is' jolly ; when had damnable. Every, failure breeds a critic. Quoted in the- A''Montreal Standard."