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THE MAYOR RETIRES. What the Mayor Says. "His Statements Misrepresented." (To the Editor of the "Standard.") [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 21 March 1914
THE MAYOR RETIRES. What the Mayor Says. '"His Statements Misrepresented." (To the Editor of the "Standard.") Dear Sir,--Under the above heading Sparagraph has appeared in the press. \To one was more surprised than I was Then Mr. MeFarlane read out the para ;raph which appeared in your 'Sparks"' column in this connection. Semphatically deny authorising the ,ublication of such a ridiculous state nent. No Justice of the Peace would make such a statement as that which repre 3ents me as saying that I desired to in terview at my house defendants who bad appeared or were about to appear in court before me as magistrate. It is ridiculous to think that a Justice would make such a statement in the public press. I had not seen the para graph, but I had heard what I consid ered to be misstatements made in the "Standard." I neglected to inquire into it, as it is such a frequent occur rence for misrepresentations to appear in the press and it would take up a con siderable amount of time to correc...
PEOPLE ARE SAYING: [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 21 March 1914
PEOPLE ARE SAYING: That the Port is "Melbourne's heal thiest suburb." That Cr. T. Smith said it was so, and lie ought to know. That after a phrusal of Dr. Rosen field's annual report, the remark will be general-"So say all of usl" That the Druids' Gala Sunday con cert was a great success. That the high-class talent was thoroughly appreciated by the big company present. That Senator Russell's address proved very interesting and was most appropriate to the occasion. That card experts were busy on tile Port train on Tuesday morning. That one .roup at least mad about 15/- from two youths between Mon tague and Port. That the victims were heavier at heart and lighter in pocket when they boarded the steamer for their Bay excursion. That the Labor League meeting was a record for brevity. That the Fisher demonstration in the city was too great a counter-at traction. That most of the local Laborites a\e their branch meeting cold shoul der for once in a while in order to lhear the great Andrew...
COURT SANDRIDGE A.O.F. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 21 March 1914
COURT SANDRIDGE A.O.F. At the meeting held on 5th inst., the regretted death of P.C.R. Bro. J. H. Furr was reportedl by the sec retary, iBro. H-owe, \ ho, 'together with Bro. ltilling, referred to the ex cellent work done hy deceased when in otice. The Respect Board was ,drh?ed and expressions of sympathy to the widow and family of the de (eased brother were made by the members. A donation of 10/6 was made to the Melbourne Hospital. At the next meeting on the 26th inst.. a. social wrill be held and a presentation made to P.D.C.R. Bro. H. N. Edwards. as a token of esteem and the good services he has rendered the Court for so many years. A Ialre niuster of brethern and friends is expected.
NOTT-STREET SCHOOL. Result of Deputation. Sir Alex. Peacock's Views. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 21 March 1914
NOTT-STREET SCHOOL. Result of Deputation. Sir Alex. Peacock's Views. The deputation from the Town Coun cil consisted of the Mayor and Cr. Rus sell, Crichton, Sinclair, and Howe. They were introduced by Mr. Geeo. Sangster. M.L.A. The IMayor said the Minister had fail ed to keep a pronuise made to the whole of Port Melbourne. The position was so acute that parents had refused to send their children to school. The Minis ter must know that the school was not in a proper condition. It was greatly overcrowded and unhealthy. Why had repairs not been carried out? The council was prepared to "'go the whole hog," and il. would be its duty to close the school if the present condi tions were not altered. Crs. Sinclair, Crichton, Russell and Ifowe also spoke. The M[inister sail he was perfectly satisfied that the school was one of the worst he had ever seen. He had set asitde £4,750 for remodelling the school, but the tender was £2,000 :labove that sull, andll the Treasurer woulti not pro videl ...
TOWN COUNCIL. Harbor Trust's "Back Kick." Supervision of Fishmongers' Shops. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 21 March 1914
TOWN COUNCIL. Harbor Trust's "Back Kick." Supervision of Fishmongers' Shops. Quite an imposing array of im portant matters called for the at tention of the Town Council, at their meeting on Tuesday night-the MIayor (Cr. A. L. Page) in the chair. Sev eral questions of outstanding interest. such as the annual health report, Nott-street school, electric light and housing are reported under separate headings. Williamstown Road PMintenance. A letter was read from the Harbor Trust Commissioners, stating that they could not agree to contribute to wards the maintenance of the short road to Williamstown until the land referred to in their previous letter had been definitely set apart for Port improvement purposes. Cr. Russell: That is what you call in football phraseology a "back kick." (Laughter.) The letter was received. 4~?h P·autiou.. A crlcunir from the Board of Pub lic Health invited the attention of the Council to the question of cleansing drinking glasses, ice-cream glasses, spoons, ...
Dorcas Street v. Nott Street. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 21 March 1914
.Dorcas Street v. Nott Street. The match between Nott Street and Dorcas Street resulted:-Nott Street. 1st innings, 45; Stenniken (8, and [jawson (7) being the principal scorers igainst the bowling of Summers (3 for 14) and Bryant (4 for 18). Nott Street, 2nd innings, 33:-principal scor rs, Stenniken (19 not out) and Cullis (11, including one sixer), against the 9owling of Stenniken (5 for 15), Ander ,on (1 for 2), Sleeth (2 for 12). Dor cas-street second innings-67, Bryant 25, Johns 12, Jessel 8, against the bowl ing of Stenniken (3 for 28), Callegher (3 for 7), Anderson (4 for 24). Dorcas Street won by 24 runs.
FOOTBALL. Graham-street Wesleys' Club. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 21 March 1914
FOOTBALL. -.·-- .~'',·7~p~·?·t3. . - ,;~ urailam-otree! Wesleys' Club. The annual meeting of the Wesleys' Footbal! Club will be held at the church this evening at 7.30. All mem bers, "old boys," and intending mem bers are cordially invited to be pre sent. A social gathering will fol low the business, when what has been described as a fine musical pro gmramme, will be rendered by the mem bers. Several of the artists are m.king lheir debuts, andli good time is assured. The chair will be occu pied by the Rev. R. S. Joyce (presi dent), while the piano will be in charge of Mr. J. Edwards. The committee'request a good attendance and tha.t every member present will be in his seat at 9 o'clock, when a flashlight photo. will be taken of the gathering.
ELECTRIC SPARKS. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 21 March 1914
SELECTRIC SPARKS. Nott-street School Has attracted attention once more. Sir Alex. Peacock is brihging it under notice of the Treasurer. He promised the Town Council de putationists on Wednesday that "the matter would be settled as soon as Spossible." A presentation will be made to Bro. Edwards at the meeting of the Count Sandridge A.O.F. on 26th inst., for long and valuable service. A social will be held by the members. SAt the next meeting of the A.N.A, which will be held on Tuesday next, a nbvel idea. will be introduced in the shape of a "spelling bee," which should prove very interesting. A good night is expected. Good work was accomplished by local oadets at last Saturday's Inspection by General Hamilton. On account of their excellent performance they were allowed to get away half-an-hour earlier than usual by captain Derrick, Area Officer. tSZ! Tn aid of theo S, t'ison Benefit Fund, an entertainment is taking place in the Port Melbourne Theatre on Wednesday, Sth April. The Mayo...
Port I.O.R. v. Brunswick I.O.R. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 21 March 1914
Port I.O.R. v. Brunswick I.O.R. This match was played on tlhe lat ter's around, and won by Ports by 48 runs on tho first innings, through the good batting of Thruling and F. Gar nier. Scores: Poi·ts. 169 ·runs: Brunswick, 133.-. Batting: J. Thruling 44, F. Garn? 41, J. Grieg 16, C. Fenton 14, W. Prolhsky 26. Bowling: Lusdh, 3 for 20 and 4 for 31; J.. Greig, 2 for 23. W. Prohasky had the misfortune to get his thumb badly braised.
TENNIS COURT OPENED. Mr. Sangster Serves First Ball. Working Bee's Successful Campaign. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 21 March 1914
TENNIS COURT OPENED. Mr. Sangster Serves First Ball. Working Bee's Successful Campaign. If there is.one game more than an other that has grown in publie favor during the past five years that ganie is lawn tennis. In travelling around the States, both in country and sulurbas districts, it is surprising to see the popularity of the game that provides a form of out-door amusement with a total absence of any toims of vice o0 vulgarity. Although Port Melbourune has a tennis club, in Graham-street. none of the Churches had previously taken any steps to follow the example of many of the churches around Mel bourne. When a demand came from a large number of young people connect en with the Girls' Guild and the Young Men's Athletic Club, our Presbyterian friends decided in November last to build a court in the Church grounds, adjoining the manse in Bridge-street. Most of the preliminary work was done by Working Bees, under the guid ance of the secretary, Mtr. A. Anderson. As the work progress...
SUNDAY "DRUNKS." Trio Appear at Local Court. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 21 March 1914
SUNDAY "DRUNKS." Trio Appear at Local Court. It is not often that there is a batch of three Sunday "drunks" be fore the local court. This was the case on ~Monday morning, when the MIayor and Mr. T. Testro occupied the bench. Anton Jansen and Johanna Freder ick'Johannsen each pleaded guilty to having been found in a drunken state -in Bay-street on Sunday afternoon. Constable Vallance said the former struggled somewhat on his way to the watch-house and he caused a crowd of between 200 and 300 to fol low them down from the Picture Theatre. Senior-constable Cuthbert said Johannsen had given no trouble after arrest. Jansen was fined 10/- or 24 hours, and Johannsen 5/- or 12 hours. William Ainsworth admitted having been drunk in Bay-street shortly after midnight on Saturday. Constable Giddens said accused came from South Melbourne. There was a crowd of South MIelbourne youths who were a nuisance on Saturday nights. A fine of. 5/-, or 12 hours, was imposed.
Silver Stars v. Pakenham. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 21 March 1914
Silver Stars v. Pakenham. One of the most enjoyable matches of the season took place oh Saturday last at Pakenham, and, as on the last two occasions, the Stars have had to admit defeat at the hands of a superior team, they went determined to turn the talbles, bunt fate willed it otherwise, as they were again defeated. The scores werc:-Pakenham. 103 runs; Silver Stars, 75 runs. The players to the fore with the bat were:-W. Dixon, 29 not out: W. Coxon, 24; and R. Sloss, 5. And with the ball:-W. Coxon, 3 wickets for 16 runs; T. Dyett, 2 wickets for 15; and C. Sid well, 2 wickets for 46.
Notes on the Play. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 21 March 1914
Notes on the Play. Bilyv Dixon batted in capital style, and as he has been complaining of the laxity of the press correspondent, it may be stated that it was his best dis play of the season. "Baldy" also batted well, and was rather unfortunate in being given out 1.b.w. to a very poor ball. The match to-day is at Thornbury and players and supporters are reques ted to be in time to catch the drag, which will leave the factory at .2 .p.m sharp.
CRICKET. Sub-District Final Matches. Brunswick v. Port Melbourne. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 21 March 1914
CRICKET.. Sub-District Final Matches. Brunswick v. Port Melbourne. The final matches of this association began on Saturday when the Port Melbourne and Brunswick first elevens met at Glenferrie, and the Geelong and Hawthorn second elevens at Port Mel bourne. This was the fifth time in six seasons that the Ports hadl been in the "play-off," having been pre mIniers in 1908-9, 1911-12, 1912-13, and runners-up in 1909-10. At Glenferrie there was an appre-' eiative attendance of some 600 spec tators. Winning the toss, Brunswick had no hesitation in batting on a splen did wicket, Hyectt and Dowling being the first pair. Hyett split his finger so badly that he had to temporarily re tire. HIogg and Logan added 31 .for the second wicket in 4-1 mninutes before Hogg, 27 (three 4's), put his leg in front to J. McColl's second ball. Hyett resumed batting, only to see Logan bowled by J. MeColl with a splendid ball, after being in 50 minutes. 3--8--53. Runs came slowly, and at 66 Ilodder, after bat...
Notes on the Game. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 21 March 1914
"Notes on the Game. The batting was very slow consider ing the splendid wicket and the small playing grou'ild. The slowness was un doubtedly due to the good bowling and keen fielding. Ports should have no difficulty in topping Brunswick's score. Given the same conditions they ought to make a stand worthy of their batting stan dard. A large number of local supporters witnessld the match, and a good natured chaff and barrack was heard from" both sides. Jack McColl bowled splendidly and, despite three chances the wicketkeeper missed, he obtained tei good average of five for 44.
PORT'S WATER SUPPLY. Board of Work's Proposals. Cr. Sinclair "Shudders at Fire Risks." [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 21 March 1914
PORT'S WATER SUPPLY. Board of Work's Proposals. Cr. Sinclair "Shudders at Fire Risks." Complaints have been made repeat edly at the inadequacy of the water supply in Port Melbourne. Attention has been drawn previously to the mat ter without result, but at last the Board of Works is about to move in this direction. At Tuesday's Town Council meeting the subject was up for discussion. From the Metropolitan Board of Works a communication was read, stating tha.t the committee had de cided to improve the water supply of Port Melbourne, especially west of the railway. They had approved of the laying of a 4-inch main ill Union street, from Alfred to Ross streets, to connect up existing mains, on the following conditions:--"(1) That the portion of the street in question has been dedicated as a public highway; or in the event of that not having been done, that the Town Council of Port Melbourne will express its wil lingness to execute a deed indemnify ing the Board against actions for trespas...
Notes on the Game. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 21 March 1914
Notes on the Game. Ports, with six wickets down for 26 at the close of the first day, did not look too promuising, but tho tail end stuck to what looked a hopeless task and did the best they lihave ever done. especially little Gar. Members will see the secretary at Graham-street at 1.45 to-day. Ports. by winning this match, are fourth on the list, just beating West by, one point. The semi-finals com mence to-day, when Ports play Clif ton Hill, where players will be seen in W. Wastron's and W. Power's win dows.
Health Depot Certificate. What the Fumigator Says. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 21 March 1914
Health Depot Certificate. What the Fumigator Says. The following certificate, which the school caretaker, Mr. Touse, received from the disinfection officer ht *the time of his visit, speaks for itself: Public Health Department. Melbourne, 19/2/'14. To whom it may concern: I have disinfected and cleansed the Nott Street School, and found that it is free from vermin of any kind. It is one of the cleanest and most well kept schools that I have visited during my position as disinfector of the Edu cation Department, Melbourne. Wish ing you every success in the future, I remain, yours, W. PYNE, Disinfector.
LABOR LEAGUE. Equal Pay For Women Teachers. Letter of Thanks. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 21 March 1914
14 - LABOR LEAGUE. for S:Equal Pay For Women Teachers. one ___ Letter of Thanks. :-.There was i small agenda before Sthe meeting of the Labor League on oMonday night. Mr. A. 'Tucker, presi Sdent, in the chair. A letter was read from the Victo rian Lady Teachers' Association, in which the secretary, Miss Margaret Der- Douglas, Montague school, writes as iall follows: un- "I am instructed by the members ad of this association of women teach in ers to tender you our sinecrest thanks the for the resolution moved by .Mr. Con ike niff, and carried unanimously by the n League.. advocating equal pay for era equal work for women teachers. As >od an association we feel that women are Ird Iparticularly adapted for teaching in d, our primary schools, and that they per are doing the bulk of the work though ige not receiving fair rcmuneration for their labour." The reading of the letter, which was received, was greeted witi ap plause. tes Mr. Tucker Re-elected President. a Cr. T. Smith said he...