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TO ASSIST THE BLIND. Ladies' Novelty Night. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 22 August 1914
TO ASSIST THE BLIND. Ladies' Novelty Night. A Novelty Nighl distinguished by the. .:resentation (iofl ea ut il .'- 'goldt meda~s in the- various competitions, drew al large and well-dressed com pany to the Town l[all, on Monday evening, August 10. On this occa sion, the comic';element was so well carried out, with such artistic natur alness, that the awards fell mostly to tlhat division. "The Best Pair," a most admirable Darby and" Joan, gained the medals, though they were very closely contested by a patriotic pair, a Fisherman and Wi.fe, and an Indian and Squaw, the last-mentioned two receiving a special award. Cupid and the IFairy, and Sailor and Col leen also received special prizes as pairs of children. 'lThe best-sustained character-"A Scareerow"---was a most ludicrous figure, easily first. This lucky young lady was much congratu.lated. Miss H-erlihy so cared the medal for best dressed lady. : She looked a charming, fairy like figure, in her glitterilig dress and long golden co...
"FALSE SWEARING SOMEWHERE." Factories' Act Prosecution. Case Takes Sensational Turn. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 22 August 1914
"FALSE SWEARING SOMEWHERE." Factories' Act Prosecution. Case Takes Sensational Turn. A somewhat sensational turn was given to a prosecution under the Fac tories Act, at the local court, on M onday last. Win. McKay, painter, was charged with having failed to pay the full amount of wages due to Leslie Adams, journeyman painter, for the week ending June 27. Adams sworrn thatf hn rumbrn;r n~ O/ Pn. Ano nuu e recelvel ao/- lor tU hours'.work on five days. Before the Inspector of Factories saw him he had a conversation with defendant, who said: "You had better tell him you are getting full wages; I will see that you get the money on Friday night." Witness said he told the In spector that to shield defendant, and to keep his own job. On the Friday he offered witness 25/-, and said he could not pay full wages because he was losing on the job. He wanted witness to sign a receipt for the full .wages, but he signed for the 25/-. Septimus Miller, plumber, employed by ''defeidant, said he saw de...
MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. Candidates' Addresses. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 22 August 1914
MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. Candidates' Addresses. It was a poor commentary on the ability of Cr. T. Smith that there should have been an attendance of less than a score of ratepayers at the supper-room of the Town Hall, on Wednesday even ing, when he rendered an account of his stewardship as one of the Town's Coun cillors for the past three years. How ever, he was careful to remark that his utterances would doubtless be observed per medium of the local press. It was arranged that the three Labor candi dates should address the ratepayers on the occasion, and the chair was taken by Mr. M. Conniff, secretary of the local branch of the P.L.C. Ma. A. TUCKER. Mr. A. Tucker confined his addresses for the most part to a cordial support 'of the planks of the Labor Party's municipal platform. Adult suffrage for the municipalities had been advocated for years by the Labor Party, and he thought that all residents of six months should be qualified to sit in the council. The stipulation that a person s...
SENATE CANDIDATES. Meeting at Town Hall. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 22 August 1914
SENATE CANDIDATES. Meeting at Town Hall. Two of the Labor candidates for the Senate, in the persons of Messrs. McKissock and Blakey, delivered ad dresses at the Port Melbourne Town Hall on Tuesday evening. Cr. Mur phy (South Melbourne) presided, and there were upon the platform-- Crs. Gill and Sinclair, MrK M. Conniff, secretary of the local P.L.C.; and Messrs. Tucker and Dixon, Labor candidates for the local council. The half was about three-parts filled. Ex cellent addresses were given in con sonance with the Labor platform by the candidates. Cr. Gill, in proposing a vote of confidence, said it seemed that they would have to exert themselves to the utmost on September 5. Seeing that there was no local fight and no local enthusiasm it behoved them all to do their best. Cr. Smith seconded with pleasure. Both addresses had come up to his ideal. With one of the planks of the platform, he was cordially in accord -the protection of native industries. He believed that if the party had ad...
W. C. T. U. Drawingroom Gathering. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 22 August 1914
W. C. T. U. Drawingroom Gathering. On Wednesday afternoon last, a Drawingroom Gathering was held in the Temperance Hall, but, unfortun ately was not as well attended as it 'might have been, which was, doubt less, due to the fact that the arrange ment was not generally known. Many therefore missed a very interesting address by Mrs. J. D. Landels, on a "Trip Around - Glasgow," depicting slum life and conditions there abounding. A hearty vote of thanks was given by Mrs. Joyce, seconded by Mrs. Danks. Mrs. Anderson presid ed. Refreshments were Iserved dur ing the afternoon. The musical pro graunmc, as follows, was mach appre ciated:-Pie noforte solo, Miss Una Riall; song. "Won't You Buy My Pretty Flowers," Miss Clara Haddon; piadioforte duet. Misses Amy Ander son 'and Gillard; monologue, "The Water Mill," Miss Amy Anderson; pinaoforte solo, PRemembrance,' Miss Una Riall, and the National An thein sung with much fervour by all present.
PORT MELBOURNE BICYCLE CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 22 August 1914
PORT MELBOURNE BICYCLE CLUB. Another pleasant evening was ex perienced on Wednesday night, at the above club's rooms, when the home team met the Essendon District Club's team to contest the second round of the triangular tournament arranged by the I.C.C. Association. As usual the billiard players were called upon first, to set the ball, or balls, rolling; the home team were in fine form, so well did they succeed that they gain ed the whole of the three games, Mr. Birch playing well up to his usual form, won the first by 53 points. The second game was mqre exciting, Mr. Wellwood making a great finish, and winniing by but one point. Messrs. Watt and Dunn played well in the doubles, and secured a win by 48 points. This team is certainly strong in billiards, and if they maintain their present form, should prove very formidable to the runners-up for the premiership.. The euchre games were next contested, and Dame Fortune again deigned to smile on the-sea siders. The third and last bout-c...
NOT SEEKING RE-ELECTION Cr. Russell's Reasons. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 22 August 1914
NOT SEEKING RE.ELECTION ~-4-- Cr. Russell's Reasons._ In" replying to appreciative refer ences to the sefvices he had render ed the municipality during the period in which he had occupied a seat at the Council table, Cr. Russell gave reasons for" his decision to-retire, at the meeting of the Council on Tuesday evening. He had taken his seat there with the full intention of doing all that was pos sible in the interests of the ratepay ers, and he believed that he had sat isfied some of them at least that he had endeavoured to carry out his ideas. He had always endeavoured to uphold the dignity of the party to which he belonged. He believed that it was right to carry out his duties in a gentlemanly manner and to endea vour to bring about the reforms de sired by fair and logical argument. He had only missed one council meet ing and that was when he was ill. The principal reason why he was not offering himself for re-election was because he came, there as a member of the Labor Party, ple...
ROUND THE CHURCHES. Holy Trinity. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 22 August 1914
ROUND THE CHURCHES. Holy Trinity. At Holy Trinity Church, during the week, a short intercessary service daily will be held in the morninlg at 10 o'clock, and at 7.30 in the even ing, for those engaged in the war. These services are of a very solemn and impressive character; the names of all those who are called to active service, whether by sea or land, are to be kept, and these are to be re meminered - daily. All residents of Port Melbourne are cordially invited to ittend. Holy Communion-will be celebrated at 8. a.m., and at the morning ser vice to-morrow. The preacher will be the Rev. W. M-cKie.
JUBILEE SERVICES. Presbyterian Church. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 22 August 1914
JUBILEE SERVICES. Presbyterian Church. The services to-morrow will doubt less attract large congregations, on account of the double importance of the occasion--Jubilee and Re-open ing. The preachers at the morning and evening services are both distinguish ed scholars and orators. For the solid type of preaching, as character istic of the Presbyterian Church, there will be given samples at all services to both young and old, not soon to be forgotten. Judging from the series of anthems to be sung by the choir, it is evident that the Jubi lee and Thanksgiving note is very pronounced. During the week the celebrations will be continued. The special gath ering will be that of Tuesday night, when a tea-meeting will be held at 6.30, in the School Hall, to be fol lowed by a public meeting in the church, which will be presided over by D. C. Armstrong, Esq., J.P., the senior elder of the congregation. Ad dresses will be delivered by repre sentative ministers and past members of the congregatio...
PEOPLE ARE SAYING. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 22 August 1914
PEOPLE ARE $AYINC. That Port Melbourne is practically the only suburb that-has nit estab lished a municipal branch to assist the Lord Mayor's Patriotic Fund. That the town ought to have a branch. That it-is not a question of sending troops to the war. That the funds are intended for the relief of workers and others who will be sufferers in consequence of the war. That the Mayor should re-consider the matter. That Captain Derrick, Area Officer, volunteered for active service with the Australian Imperial Expedition ary Force. * That his services have been "do clined with thanks." That the authorities will not per mit area officers to go to the front on the ground that they may be more useful in teaching the young idea how to shoot at home. That he and Sergeant-Major McPherson--another lwho %'is deA dlined with thanks--should fiid con 'solati&n in the reflection that ·they have done the utmost their country could have expected of them. That two Qf the Port Melbourne police-Cons...
Sergeant Sims Speaks. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 22 August 1914
Sergeant Sims Speaks. Wheu the nation of the council was brought utnder thle notice of Sergeant Sime subsequently. lie maintained that. tile police were within their rights in the action that had been taken. The police had certain dis eretiotary powers under the Police Offence Act. hie pointed out. The Hiigh Court of Australia had uphleld a conviction in which two Salvation AIrmy men were fined at Sale for ob struction. although there was no evi dence of actual obstruction. The Iwhole question turned upot whether su.cih acssembling ras "reasonable." InII the case of pirosecution of two Socialists recently, he contended that the nmeceting that led to the arrests was ntot "reasonable" in view of the sentiments uttered and the excited anid alxious state of the public mind.
SOCIALISM AND FREE SPEECH. Discussion at Council Meeting. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 22 August 1914
SOCIALISM AND FREE SPEECH. -Discussion at Council Meeting. In view of the extraordinary pro ceedings of Sunday morning last (August 9), wrote the Socialist Party of Victoria to tl?e Town Council on Tuesday evening, in respect of street speaking it had been decided to ask the council to decide whether repre sentatives of their party or any other Labor bodies were to be debarred from open-air work at Port Mel bourne, or if the established proced ure up to the previous Sunday night be followed henceforth without inter ference or fines. They were anxious to hold street Sunday meetings at a spot utilised by themn for years, and would be glad to know whether they were p)ermitted to do so or not. Cr. Russell: We are asked to grant permission, and I move that permis sion be granted. C'r. Morris: Permission has already been granted; Cr. Russell: I dion't think it has. The Town Clerk (MIr. A. V. Heath) said there was a resolutioni to the effect that the Port Melbourne coan cil had no objectio...
South Ports C. C. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 22 August 1914
South Ports C. C. The above club will hold its annual meeting on Monday, August 31st, at the Graham Hotel, at 8 p.m. Busi ness: To receive report and balance sheet of the past season, election of office-bearers for ensuing season, and any other general business. All menuhers and intending members arTe requested to attend.
PATRIOTIC FUND. Swallow and Ariell's Employees. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 22 August 1914
'PATRIOTIC FUND. Swallow and Ariell's Employees. The employees~, of Swallqw and Ariell's, Ltd., held a meeting in the pay office early this week, and unanli mously decided to vote one hlundrtd pounds (£100) from their hospital and contingent fund, to the. Lord Tfayor's Patriotic Fund. The clerical staff, travellers, and others also con tributed £42. The meeting was pre sided over by Mr. W. Tuckfield. The employes generally expressed them selves in patriotic terms and stated their willingness to contribute fur ther if there wvas necessity for so doing at a later date. Patriotic League. The fore-women also held a meet ing to consider what further action the female employees might take. After some discussion, it was unani mously decided to form a Sewing Bee, to co-operate with the Lady hlayoress's Patriotic .League, in the effort to provide garments, etc., for *the troops who are leaving on active service. 'Two hundred aind ninety of the female employees liailded in their names as volu...
ODDFELLOWS. Australian Lodge, G.U.O.O.F. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 22 August 1914
ODDFELLOWS. Australian Lodge, G.U.O.O.F. The quarterly meeting of the Aus tralian lodge of tile Grand United Order of Oddfellows had a very suc cessful meeting during the week. It wasr decided to give £10 to tile Patrio tic Fund. thr'ough the Grand Lodge, which is collecting from all it.s branches. It was also decided to keep all members who are sent to the front "good" on the books. Those who are joining the Expeditionary Force, and were presenlt, received the hearty good wishes of the members for tlieir safe return. Bro. HII. H. C:awthorn receiv ed ai very handsome emblem of the Order for services rendered to the lodge. which, after a very successful evening. closed in the usual form. Rludolph Rudebeck was fined £2, in default 14 davs' gaol. at the local court on Monday, on a charge of having used obscene langugnage.