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32,937 STITCHES IN A COAT, TAILOR SAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 14 February 1914
.2,937 STITCliCS I? ACO-AT, ; TAILORS AYS: An enteilin ,tailor @has laren ihe trouthlec to cdunt`thesftit les din the last coat li miade ;HIe 10od id 32,937 923,800 niahineil :-stit;fes hi ,137 .hanl sitililu - 1 o-"' h Iii ta or the jacket xvaiiety, th-irty tv :-ani·ca chles long AfiockF or: e ening- coat would require ai-nyn morle stitche9 This is ho'r the- counting i'as done : 'I kept a little table~ :.\\ith me at. my work,- and every tinie Itcounted a hundred strokes of the n !edlo I made a mark. On my ma:h ne: I found: four and a half stitches were takSn at every stroke of the pedal. 'That was forty-five stitches to ten strokes, and so I put down a mark at every, tenth stroke."
Prahran Council Items. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 14 February 1914
Prahran Council Items. Recommendations in reports of committees were adopted as follows at the last Prahran Council meeting: That the city surveyor be autho rised to purchase a pony and cart for the use of the scavenging inspector. That Miss Belle Mede and Mr G. A. Storey be informed the council cannot admit any liability in respect to the alleged accidents in Gertrude street and Toorak road respectively. That the Richmond oouncil be in formed it is not the intention of this council to take any action at present with reference to the proposed motor bus service be:ween Prabran and Richmond, via Chapel street. That Crs Chambers, Flintoft, Hey ward and Nicolson be appointed to represent the council on the commit tee of management of the Prahran Mechanics' Institute for the year 1914. That no payments be made to the HIeatherton sanatorium for consump tives until the council is given representation upon the committee of management, which is claimed in view of its predominating interest i...
THE "SACCHARIN" DANGER. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 14 February 1914
TIHE '"S CUHARLN ]DA GEIR. SSaccharin iri.s larigel.'-ecmployedý as Sswieetening .-agerit-- i -irla or.sgar, hut tlhe U.SA- a'..aitihoities dcontrolling food, adu lteratio r av ttate i i lh e i th-e ui e o foods of sac clat in in;: sail qiantities- (ul- to 0.3 gram- daily) -is 'not injurious to heal tlil if used in liin tities over. .0.3 gram' per day for^ .considerable period is liable :.to :disturbi digestion. The ::'ireai of Ihemiistry reports that .saccharin "has- been" found in more lian fifty .kinds of foods in ronimmon use .:It, is argued. -there 'ore; Athat 'if. the; use :of saclrhiiin in 'ods be allowed, the ccnis nrma may ery easily -iin est,;;dnryi)-yl day, over. 0.3;- gram,/the (lu iant Ucy -w hich is.. liable- to produce disturbances :of di J~stion ??.fanyu, case' sacchiaina we are assured, -wln :- s ibstituted }forI sugar,, lowers the: qjiia!it:-' of :tie food. The "only. use 'of, saccliarin- in foods is as a' swe'et:ner.: anid . wnin it .is- so u?sei;: it' inevitably-...
The Rule of the Road. ANOTHER IDEA BY CR NAYLOR. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 14 February 1914
The Rule of the Road. ANOTHER IDEA BY CR NAYLOR. Cr Naylor brought forward the following motion at the Prahran Council meeting " That steps be taken to make a bye-law or regulation providing that every driver of a vehicle or motor car who intends to pass on the left or near side of a tramway car, when such tramway car is at a standstill, shall draw up immediately, and stop before arriving at such tramway car, until the roadway is clear of passen gers entering or leaving a car." Cr Naylor said the idea as ex pressed in the motion was in force in large cities in England. Cr Morris, who seconded the motion, said a system of the kind need only be made applicable to the larger thoroughfares. Crs Chambers, Nicolson, Flintoft and McIlwrick, whilst acknowledg ing that the traffio regulations could be improved in some directions, ex pressed the view that it would be wholly impracticable to give full effect to the motion. The matter was referred to the finance committee.
ADVANCE, STEP IN SURGERY. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 14 February 1914
Surgery has taken another advance stetii ,at the: Johns- -Hopkins Hospi tal, wheie recently three patients suffering -:.rotil tub'ercilosis' of the I nee .ha:;e been cured after the in fected jints .were: ,cut ;away and. substituted by the same parts of a bod3Y.ofa Batient in normal health who :died: from an .accident:. a :few hours before. Surgeons in Germany have: also foiind ,the operation suc .cdcsful: an . have succeeded in put tinig back in place a finger which haid beCn cut off by a machine, and, after treatrient, the finger grew again normaliy: Advanced surgeons are ino; trying .-to.:: find.. a say to-re-. n ov .e from the, body lungs affected Sit ?h tuberculosis: and to put in their pla a: giood: luitgs- taken ..fromn . the body of ia paitien:t twho had no iin fection: .it°. who died': fi .ome otheri disease: or ;from accident:: Ivn an oneration of=tlhis; character the s ugecns h c e alreuid - fo.nld :that one iiifected ling-.- co ld lie-entirely re? moVed: withiou t causin...
St. Kilda Cemetery. ANNUAL BALANCE SHEET. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 14 February 1914
St. Kilda Cemetery. ANNUAL BALANCE SHEET. The annual report and balance sheet by the St. Kilda Cemetery trustees show that the total burials in 1913 was 318, Expenditure ex ceeded receipts by £134 3s 8d. That and the deficit in 19,2 had reduced the capital by over £225. This drift was mainly due to the weekly wages sheet having increased by over 25 per cent., and its revision was neces sary if the trusttes were to carry on within their means. The fund for maintenance in perpetuity now stood at 9539 10s, of which £600 was on fixed deposit for two years at 4 per cent. with the Commercial Bank.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 14 February 1914
B irthday & Wedding Presents You have the Widest Selection at HILLIPS JEWELLERY CORNER Do nct Do not fail fail to .. to Call and See . Call and See our 1 our New tLi New Shop, Shop. CHAPEL and GREEN STREETS, WINDSOR. Call and see our Show of Jewellery ani Electro Piate ani compare Prices with any other House in Melbourne. Under Foot Specialist, Chiropodist in Vice-Regal and Surgical BootmaRker, their Pristine PatPonage., a S c Beauty. The Human Foot Treated on only Scientific and Natural Process. Suffering Relieved while maintaining the Shape and hiding Deformity and Malformation. See Testimonial. Proof Undoubted TEL. 4888. Orthopedic Institute-246 SWANSTON ST.. Library Side. I • i i I .. i i . I . I Corns, Bunions, Ingrowing Toe Nails Treated with Utmost Safety and the Most Delicate Touch. LEEMING'S BOOTS. 215 OHAPEL STREET, PRAHRAN, Near New Empress Theatre. The Store where you will get what you require in Boots and Shoes of latest and most up-to-date styles and shapes. Ou...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 14 February 1914
rJs18ttsZ A ' L. :·fQrds /i3 Auction Sales of Furniture and Property. a specialty. IICKENSON & FORSTER (E. J. Forster, Sworn Valuator). Auctioneer & Estate Agents Rents Collected. Insurances Effected. Loans Negotiated. Only Address ,. 99 CHAPEL STREET. Z ~ TEL.: WINDSOR 111. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT. Phone 12420 Malvern. JOHN A. REID Begs to notify the Residents of St. Kilda, Elsternwick and surrounding Districts, that he has purchased the business lately carried on by and known as JONES' DAIRY, 51 Allison St., Elsternwick, - o 0- Fresh Milk Twice Daily. Scalded Cream always on hand. Picnics and Parties Supplied. The favour of: your Patronage Respectfully Solicited. Reductions for Large Quantities. Jllfr L. La lburl , Barrister and Solicitor, 161- Greville Street, Prahran Announces that hehas' purchased the practice of Mr. W. E. BRUNT, and may be consulted at the above address Trust Moneys to Lend. R. W. Kingham, GENERAL BOOKBINDER, Binder to the Prahran Public Library...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 14 February 1914
Saturday, Feb. 14, at 4 o'clok Continuation Sale. Lockwood Estate, BELGRAVE. HALF rTO 10-ACRE BLOCKS, : i : With FRONTAGES to the MONBUL ORE EK TERMS from £2 Deposit. £1 monthly. :--i-:' No -nterest. : :: Mlagnificent C reelk Prontages.:: Estate only 15 mins. walk from Station. Coaches Free on Day of Sale. 14 Acre Block of Full Bearing Orchard on very Easy Terms 5 per cent. Discount for Cash in One Month. Glorious Views. Usual Saturday Trains arrive in time for Sale. MARSHALL & LANGRIDGE, Auctioneer and Subdivisional Specialists,Cl 331 Collins Street, mCelbourne. ,T IT?iMi • IM I 511 I I I I I I lI I tra"e "P '? .r "?".,", ' '" T' a"" ?" " LINSFED COMPOUND.' The Stockport Remedy for coughs and colds of 40 year's proven efficacy. DEAFNESS, NOISES IN THE HEAD, &c., positively cured by Har ley's Ear Lotion. This new Remedy goes right to the actual seat of the disease, and has effected such remark able cures that the greatest hope is held out to all sufferers, no matter ...
West St. Kilda and its Sea Beach. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 14 February 1914
West St. Kilda and its Sea Beach. A visitor to West St. Kilda at the present time is more liable than not to have this conundrum served up to him-" Find our Sea Beach !" The visitor is liable to clothe his physiognomy in--a supercilious smile just to show his contempt for the ease in which the query could be answ-red. Then, with a wave of bi. arm he would naturally point towards that portion of Port Phillip which is bounded by St. Kilda West and say- " There is your sea beach." But that is just where he would fall in-in the figurative sense-notinto the sea! By ocular demonstration the West St. Kildaite would quickly show to the uninitiated visitor that the sea beach had vanished. "Where to ?" the now simple-minded visitor is bound to ask. Without beating about the bush, the reply is certaill to comr back plump-"Ask Catanl." Just so. The position is that under a comprehensive scheme of foreshore improvements commenced at West St. Kilda a few years ago, under thb supervision of Mr Cat...
Prahran Rifle Club. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 14 February 1914
Prahran Rifle Club.. The second Spoon and Champion ship match was fired at Port Mel bourne on Saturday last, the shoot being fourteen shots at 700 yards. Some very fair scores were put up, under conditions that were not too favorable. Mr. F. Littlefield, one of our veterans, was the only one td reach the limit (62), and deserves great credit for his fine effort. The positions were filled by. F. Littlefield .. .. 53 9 62 J. Elvins ...... 57 4 61 W. C. Brush ... . 57 3. 60 H. G. Gilmour .. 53 3 56 He-Do you think ob aining the vote has made women more mascu line ? She-Why; i6.iIt hasn't had any effect on you.
WORLD WIDE NOTES. A BURGLAR-PROOF SAFE THAT WORKS. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 14 February 1914
WORLD WIDE NOTES 'A= l3l'dt(,I arPIICIP-- ;SA4FE THAT 'Wii li' rectcri ti- Ihorfi gliness the n bernans have (levi ed a real bur `-gh1 'obf1.- f -v clsveily, designed .tljt it.at ill-,bafnle.even the burglars wo wor ithok+ h llatest.et of oxygen andi actlýIne lil-? uaipes.r_ It is called th carro o? r roundabout safe." It exhiits "a poly gonal stel struc tine revoltvingfi freely on hall bear ings.t.-::is 'built: into a wall, and when thef outedooi -is closed .a small electromotot :is set in mnotion, where upon the :safe `starts revolving cease lesslyandil~ noiselessly on its axis within_.its. stone e lihamber. Any tampering with itsmotions causes an "ala1i 1 niiell to ring. '-.So long as the sat?fe cantintiues -to revolve .:the- blow iiP' can have :no effect upon it, since tle -i :laie- cainot bhe applied l:ong ei?ough to aniy l;aicular spot to make an impression.
AMUSEMENTS THE LYRIC [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 14 February 1914
AMUSEMENTS THE LYRIC "In the Midst of the Jungle," at the Lyric: Theatre in Chapel-street, has added to the list of great triumphs of this favorite photoplay house, com pletely packed houses attending nightly. The piece is a specially fine example of cinematographic art, brim ful of interest, and has its full share of "thrill." The picture depicts the outcome of disobedience on the part of'Colonel Jackson's daughter, and her three years" life in the jungle, with a very litting clima& "Saved from the Vigilantes," "Memories of the Past," ,and a beautiful travel study of Rome were pictures also worthy of special mention. PARADISE. :' The many patrons of this delightful picture garden have been well catered for this week, some exceptionally fine pictures being screened. The pro grammes are always well selected, and thoroughly enjoyed by the large audi ences which attend nightly. THE DAFFODILS. The discussion as to Neptuna's per formance not being genuine has been most' decidedly...
FORGETTING ONESELF. A PRACTICE THAT KEEPS THE JOY OF LIFE FROM FADING. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 14 February 1914
FURGETTING 1ONESELF. A PRACTICE THAT KEEPS 'THE JOY 'OF LIFE FROM b,'ADIL'4-. There :are more ways than one of :?forgetting oneself." As a rule the phase is used of those who for ,get only one aspect of themselves, :and who in consequence forget what is?i idue to others in. the way of re spect and consideration. iBut ?there is another and very dif ferenti way of forgetting oneself. . t-: a irocess in i which extraor dinct ilv-.fe · i' ei :::indulge, :though .t!!?~ are not; always:to b,lame; :The chiift olbstacle -. fo.rgtting one self' int this seconid and pleasanter iiuuni r"arises = from` the hardlcxing in ?.steieot yping processes of habit aiil.; on" -tn:t sit down and `consider a-n moment the ordianni sprocesses Lof y.oiir daily if ?; you cill gi(ickly:? come ,to the oaclusion thal tirtl?ighout" your wak nit hours' :there is- scaicelsy a a nio nient -i? h ci- o? ?are not a-itel? onscious of your ow n ep sonial-ty I his is largely e h I lt: of Tising in crowded cities, fiiil iiin...
Local Municipal Tramway. Employes Reading Room and Library. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 14 February 1914
Local Municipal Tramway. Employes Reading Room. and Library. On Saturday evening a number of gentlemen assembled at the Prahran Malvern Tramways Trust's car de pot, when the new reading-room and library, which the trust has provided for its employes, was officially opened by Sir Frank Madden, who, in declar ing the reading-room open, made a few remarks appropriate to the occasion. Mr. Duke, on behalf of the employes, returned thanks, and in doing so said that if other employers treated their employes like the Tramways Trust, it would help to settle the labor pro blem. Amongst those present was the chairman of the trust (Mr. Alex. Cameron), members of the trust; Hon. D. Mackinnon, M.L.A.; Hon. J. K. Merritt, M.L.C.; and Mr. MIcCut cheon, M.L.A., and others. The library and reading-room, which contains a large number of -books and all the latest periodicals, is entirely free to all employes, and is likely to be largely availed of. A librarian is in charge of the library, and honks may...
FUN AND FANCY. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 14 February 1914
i U AND FANCY. A soldier's pillow.--His knap-iaek,. The police magistrate may not enjoy aimself even when he. is having a fin time. -Tillinghast: "Have you seen -MaJunkit latel'-" Gi;dersir-,e: "Not since he was bur led. " Trotter seems to be a very happy man, he never has any bills to pay." "How's that !" "No one will ever trust him." "Mrs. Sonette (proudly): "And who would have thought that I should ever be the mother of a poet." Her neighbour (misunderstanding) : "Oh, well, I wouldn't worry about that. He'll have better sense when he gets a little older." Hllsband: " I am glad the season of flne weather has come. There is always some thing to look forward to when one gets up .i 'the morning." * 'Wife: " What is that? " Husband: " Seeing the cricket scores in the evening." Pete: " Massa, dat boss came nearly bein' mine." Master: '" Iow's that, Pete ?" Pete : " Well, I asked de owner to give it to me and lie said no, if he 'had only said yes it would have been mine." " Look here, p...
Bowling. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 14 February 1914
Bowling. By BOWLER. The aerial flights of Hawker, at Caullield last Saturday, had no at tractions for bowlers, although it is asserted that on certain greens south of the Yarra some bowlers did find it rather inconvenient to keep one eye towards the sky and the other on a green sward on terra firma. How ever, there were some real good con tests throughout the afternoon. Melbourne had a bye. Armadale had their colors lowered by M.C.C. (at present unbeaten), and the result was important, inasmuch as the one-time doughty Armadale might just as well pack up its traps and go away for a holiday, as their Saturday's defeat put them right out of this season's premiership. The totals were:--M..CC., 101; Armadale, 87. As to the Armadale skips, Stephens was badly beaten by 18 to 31. Waxman must really have been troubled. with Hawker's biplane, be cause he also was squelched by quite a lot-15 to 27. It was left to Smith and Sutton to hold up their unds with credit, Smith scoring 28 to 23, and S...
AN OMNIVOROUS READER. THE LATE A. J. CHURCH. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 14 February 1914
AN OMNIVOROUS READER. THE LATE A. .J. CHURCH. Has any statistician attempted to ascertain the number of printed pages that would mark the maximum of a single reader's reading ? - I was staggered years ago by a casual remark of Professor . Saints bury that no doubt every one of the; 14,000 volumes in Southey's library: had licen carefully read by the oaner once and most of them more than once. Now, to read through,- 14 :000 volumes once only means a v"olume a day for forty years, includin? S:imdlays. But this estimate -ades -into' in: sisni;icance in th f. ace .of ia.state mtiut in the "'lenmoCies of Men and oo-s,' by Mr. A. . Church; osibac death has just :en ':recorded :: Ho rcnefeo~d to having :1written sdvtntl, hooks, and reviewed .40,000. Mr. Church was, it was u trite, al'eady seventy-eight years of age': when hlie' troclaimed that. appalling sum tofal: On any computation. this cfigure would mean the reading and; revies° ine of at least two books every day of his literary life,...
New Premises for the South Yarra Club. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 14 February 1914
New Premises for the South Yarra Club. An important meeting of the South Yarra Club was held on Saturday evening. The importance of the meet ing lies in the fact that it was decided to move into new club rooms. The chair was occupied by the pre sident (Mr. 1B. Matthews), and amongst those present were the Hon. Donald Mackinnon, M.L.A., Cr. Rupert Nicolson, and other hearty supporters of the club. Consideration was given to a scheme promulgated by a committee for the securing of new club rooms, which recommended the purchase of building No. 226, Toorak-road (oppo site Dr. Lempriere's). Plans for the alteration of the building, which had been prepared by the club's architect, the Mayor of Prahran (Cr. E. H. Willis), were submitted, and Cr. Willis was deputed to carry out neces sary alterations to building No. 226. The plans provide for extensive al terations, and they were adopted by the meeting. In the club's new premises provision will be made for a large billiard room for three tab...
Yachting. The Northcote Cup. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 14 February 1914
Yachting. The Northcote Cup. Il..'l9h contests for the-Northcote Cup took pilace in Sydney on Friday and Satuirday. The competing boats were Itaw?ihti II. (Sydney), and Killara and Rip (ilelbourne).; Ilonors fell to the Sydney representative, .11hich won two consecutive contests. . The contests were not. devoid :.ofsoime exciting in cidents. I ?n Saturday's, event the w"ater? was :very. lumipy.,: Rawhiti II. ;eas nearly sw\;amped by- waves that rolled 'aboarid,- and .ad to inake for smoother water to bail out: and do other necessary things . Another item not ?to be overlooked was:tlhat a 15ft. shark -followed the boat, and cast long. ing- eyes at the crew for some time. This fact, also, was not conducive to the steady sailing of the Sydney yatch, but it managed. to beat its two opponents all the same., Killara and Rip also had a fair share of mis fortunes, and the -crew will be able to return home with stories of damage done, hard hick -sustained,- and heavy seas shipped. The S.vdni...