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MR. JAS. MATHEWS UNOPPOSED. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 8 August 1914
M., JAR. MKATHEWS UNOPPOSED. Yesterday was the last day for" reception of nominations of candidates desirous of contesting the seat for Melbourne Ports in the Federal House of Representatives. The only nomination received was that of Mr. James Mathews, tailor, of 129 Nelson road, South Melbourne, and he was duly declared by the District Returning Officer, Mr. R. B. Anderson, to have been returned un opposed. •
PORT MELBOURNE BICYCLE CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 8 August 1914
PORT MELBOURNE BI CYCLE CLUB. At the rooms of the above named club on Wednesday even ing teams from Northcote met re presentatives of the home club in the usual triangular matches at billiards, cards and rope quoits. The fisual two single and one double game of billiards were playec,; and the result was: Northcote won first single game by 10 points, Ports led in the se cond by 21 points, while North cote defeated their opponents in the double game by 11 points, which made the honours easy in this department. If there is any truth in the colloquialism "Un lucky at cards lucky in love," then the Ports should be successful in their amorous pursuits, for they were defeated in this section by three games to two. In the rope quoits tourney Ports again went down, 'being in a minority of 32 points 'at the time call. On the evening's play Northcot'e won by bne and a half-points, so that, al though defeated, the Ports were not disgraced; and it has to be remembered 'that the seasiders had at ...
Graham-street Wesleys. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 8 August 1914
Graham-street . Wesleys. The local Wesleys last Saturx day.proved 13 pbints too good for the Port Baptists, scoring 3.12 to Baptists' 2.5. Graham-street's goals were secured by J. Marshall (2) and H. Petersen. To-day's match against St. Silas', at Port Melbourne, should be a good one. Owing to the se lection committee not attending the regular meeting the Wesleys' team will be picked on~ the ground. The goal-post commit tee is constituted of D. Drever, A. Matthews and W. Hayes.
PORT PICTURE THEATRE. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 8 August 1914
PORT PICTURE TIHEATRE. The special pictures at the :local theatre for the ensuing week will be:-On MIonday, Tuesday and Wednesday, "From the Lion's Jaws" and "The Cry of Innocence"; and on t~he last threenights, "The Game of Life" and "In the Moon's Rays." The comic ele- - ment is made up of such amusing screens as "Widow MIuggins' Wedding," etc., etc.
PICTURE THEATRES. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 8 August 1914
PICTURE THEATRES. "The Chest of Fortune" will be 'the leading dramatic film tb be screened at Bradley's picture en tertainment this evening. It will be followed by a genuinely comic zonception entitled " The Rural Demon." Other items ,listed on the programme are a drama, "The Sacrifice;" comedy, "1An Ameri can King " drama, '' In the Spi der's Web," etc.
W.C.T.U. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 8 August 1914
W.C.T.U. ' The drawing-room mreeting of the Women's Christian Tempe rance Union was postponed last Tuesday to enable menmbers and friends to attend the nteeting in the Town Hall. The usual meet ing will be held on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m. in the Temperance Hall. All members are urged to attend to help with final arrangements for thle drawing-room meeting on Wednesday; 19th August.
ON THE WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 8 August 1914
ON THE WAR. Notwithstanding what the poet has said about the pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war -and there is that about it Which quickens the imagination-the subject of itself possesses no fas cinationl for the reflective mind xwhich ponders the stern actuali ties. By common consent of Ihu manitarian sentiment war should be relegated to a status analogous with many other discarded relics of the barbarous ages; it should be ridiculed out of existence as effcctiv'ely as was duelling as a code of Ihonour by the practical commonsense of England. 'And there is 'little doubt but that it wil be eventually. " Wars and rumours of wars," on the author it' of Holy 'Writ, can disturb hu manity only for a time, and a pro tracted period of quiescence on ithe face of the earth is as certain as the law of evolution, which, by slow unfoldings, has elevated the intellect of man from that of sava gery to its present comprehensive grandeur. The grim irony of the existing predicament of tge ...
THE PUNCHINELLOS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 8 August 1914
THE PUNCHINELLOS. Attention is drawn in our ad vertising columns to the opening night of the merry " Punchinel los," which takes place on Tuesday next, August ilth, in the Port Mnelbourne Town Hall. The mem bers of this company, before their adoption of the present name, be longed chiefly to the "Aladdin" Pantomine Co., who appeared so successfully at the Port Mel bourne Theatre on behalf of the Blind Institution on Sunday, July 5th. On that occasion the door receipts eclipsed all previous re cords-a result that was doubtless due to the merit of the perform ers. Next Wednesday evening a very fine programme, consisting 6f solos, concerted numbers, in cluding the famous Scotch Tar;ty, plantation melodies, comic opera, grand opera and humorous items, will be submitted to the people of Port Melbourne. As this is the opening night of the company a full house should be assured, in view of their r-etent generous ef forts in the interests of charity. On this occasion the admission will be 1...
PORT MELBOURNE CRICKET CLUB BAZAAR. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 8 August 1914
PORT MELBOURNE CRICKET CLUB BAZAAR. The usual fortnightly meeting of the committee of the above will be .held on Monday evening in the Mayor's room at the Town Hall. Work in connection with im provements to the cricket ground have been begun, and the foot; ballers have greatly appreciated the new dressing-rooms. Progress reports show that the ba aar is in every way likely to be a success. What is most re quired is the loyal support of re sidents.
SENSATIONAL BOLT. Miraculous Escapes. Well-Known Residents Thrown from Phaeton. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 8 August 1914
SENSATIONAL BOLT. Miraculous Escapes. Well-Known Residents Thrown from Phaeton. Gratification is being expressed amongst a wide circle of friends in Port'Melbourne at the narrow escape that was experienced by Mrs. Alick Rogers and her bro ther, Mr. A. Eddy; on Monday last, when a mare that was being driven by the latter Dolted, and eventually kicked herself free from the phaeton to which she was harnessed. Both escaped with a severe shaking and r,-uis ing from a predicament that might quite conceivably have been attended with fatal results. It seems that the turn-out was pass ing along Punt road in the direc tion of Commercial-road, South Yarra, when the mar-. ordinarily a staid old animal of twenty, be came irritated at the friction caus ed by the breeching, and soon set off at a full gallop, alternated with much plunging and kicking. W'hen in the vicinity of .thq Prince Alfred Hospital the animal had kicked herself free of all encum brance, and turned into the hos pital grounds wi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 8 August 1914
WORKS ON SCIENTIFIC LINES Dr. Sheldon's NTew Discovery is the most reliable remedy for all atffections of the throat and chest in youth and old age. It works on scientific lines, and does not upset the other organs of the body. Its action is soothing and recuperating. It is the best for child ren and grown folk, too. Price, 1/6 and 3/-, Obtainable everywhere. RHEUMATISM AND .LUMBAGO.. Dr. Sheldon's Gin Pills are the latest and most up-to-date remedy for Rheu matism and Lumbago. A few days' treatment will convince you of their worth. Price, 1/6 and 2/6 per bottle. Obtainable everywhere. THE TROUBLE HAD DIS APPEARED. "Some twelve months ago," writes Mr. HI. Brailey, 2 Ebeleigh street, Wool lahra, N.S.W., "my daughter suffered considerably with chest complaint and my attention being called to an adver tisement on Chamberlain's Cough Rem edy I decided to try it for her. The im provement was so marked after a few doses that we continued to give her the Remedy, and after two bottles we we...
INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM. Municipal Application. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 8 August 1914
INITIATIVE AND REFE RENDUMI. Municipal Application. The correspondence received by the Town Council on Tuesday con tained a request from the Footscray Council for assistance in the mat· ter of procuring certain/amend ments of the Local Government Act. The suggested amendments were:-"Power to municipal coun cils to submit matters of public importance to a poll of the rate payers as necessity shall arise," and "a reduction of the number of years during which councils are required to hold land before tak ing possession of it for non-pay ment of rates, etc., from 30 to t5 years. It was pointed out that at present the only matters that can be sub mitted to the public were the an nual municipal elections and loans. 'Cr. Walter moved that the coun cil agreed with the terms of the request. Cr. Sinclair seconded, and the motion was carnied unanimously.
ELECTRICITY. The Municipal Supply. City Council's Obstructiveness. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 8 August 1914
ELECTRICITY. The Municipal Supply. City Council's Obstructiveness. At the meeting of the Town Council on Tuesday evening, Cr. Crichton moved the adoption of the following report of the elec tric lighting committee: "'Consideration hasagain been given to the offer made by Messrs. Harper and Co. with re gard to the consumption of elec tricity; but, in view of 'the action of the City Council in not consi dering the suggested reduction in supply charges, the committee asks Messrs. Harper and Co. to allow 'the matter to remain in abeyance for one week. In the meantime the committee will urge the City Council electric committee to receive a deputa tion upon the matter upon Friday next (yesterday), with the view of again urging a reduction in the charges." The report was adopted.
SOCIALISTS ON SUNDAY. Charges of Obstruction. Mayor Leaves Bench. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 15 August 1914
SOCIALISTS ON SUNDAY. Charges of Obstruction. : Mayor Leaves Bench. A great deal of local interest has been taken in two prosecu tions that took place at the Port Melbourne Court ori Monday last on charges of having obstructed a public place. The bench was ori ginally constituted of the Mayor (Cr. A. L. Page) and Messrs. T. Testro and A. Hester, but the first-mentioned withdrew before the.conclusion of the first case. In the case against the first defen dant, John Cane, Senior-Constable Cuthbert gave evidence to the effect that he was in Beach-street at about 11.40 a.n. on Sunday last. Defendant was standing near the military shed on the Town Pier. He was harangu ing.a large crowd of people, and was speaking about the presel?t war and the Boer war. The lat ter he described as a capitalists' war, in whi'ch working men were: murdered I'hen fighting for nO bc nefit. When told.to inoveon he said he would do so, ,but would speak from a seat in spite of the police. He then addressed a num...
WAR AND SHIPPING. Condition of Waterside Workers. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 15 August 1914
:::- WAR AND SHIPPING. •- :I --? S Condition of Waterside ": Workers. The following statement was made by the well-informed writer of the War Notes in the "Age " of Tuesday last: " Considering all factorsof the naval situation at present, we can assure the public that the ocean is practically safe for the shipping of neutrals and of the Entente, and the risk from the few stray German cruisers and from the armed mer chantmen is not only an insurable risk. but that the premium should be very small. According to Ad miral 'Mahan's calculations, all the French privateering during the Re volutionary and Napoleonic wars did not cause a loss of more than 25 per cent. of British shipping too small to have any effect at all." Shipping people should take heart of grace at this authoritative announcement, and help their coun try by helping its trade, and thus S maintaining waterside employmnent Sat its normal level. Everything S points, in fact. to increased activity in the export trade, althou...