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SHOOTING AT YARRAVILLE. STARTLINGLY SENSATIONAL EPISODES. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 11 April 1914
SHOOTING AT YARRA VILL E. S'I'ART'l',INGLY SENSATIONAL EPISODES. Thomas Paterson, a Scot, against whom his wife obtained an order for the payment of 20/- per week at the local court recently, provided Yarraville on Wednesday last with enough sensa tion to last for a long time. Efforts of the Rev. W. R. Byers, made at Pater son's request, to induce Mrs Elizabeth Paterson to resume her place as the man's wife, failed on Tuesday night, and at 12.30 o'clock on Wednesday morning Paterson visited his wife s domicile at 10 Francis street, Yarra ville. According to statements made ats a result of police enquiries, Paterson broke in the door, had a struggle with his eldest son, aged 23 years, fired a re volver when his wife rushed to the young man's protection, and going in side the house frightened the three younger children by firing shots into the walls. The police were informed and after searching for him for hours traced him to Cuming, Smith and Co's. wharf where the s.s. " Detmold " an...
FOOTSCRAY PARK COMMITTEE. VISIT TO MACEDON NURSERY. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 11 April 1914
FOOTSCRAY PARK COMMITTEE, VISIT TO MACEDON NURSERY. In order that specimen trees of the best variety might be obtained for planting in the Footscray Park in Juno next the executive officers of the Foot scray Park Beautification Committee paid 'a visit to Taylor and Sangster's famed nursery at Upper Macedon. 'Ihere it is possible to see the various species of trees at their full growth and in various stages of growth from that stage where they are ready for trans planting. There too, experts in tree culture are available to give the fullest information as to the habits of the trees their suitability to various soils; and their power to withstand the wind and the climatic conditions to which they are exposed on the hill that forms the major portion of the park. Thanks to the generosity of Mr II. C. Forge, who place(d his car and his capably ser vices at the wheel at the disposal of the committee it was found possible to last week make the tour of inspletion by road. Consequently duty ...
CHOLOROFORM AND ITS ADMINISTRATION. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 11 April 1914
CHOLOI(OI()RMI AND ITS ADMIN ISTRATION. Thl. notion fostered by a hundred novels, lhat one has but to flourislh a handkerchiel wet with chloro form below the nose of any indivi dlln to secure instant unconscious ness, has no basis in fact. Even w\\ith a free use of the drug it takes a matter of minutes to put a per soi "over." Auld, as it is done professionally, the thing is a science. Sometimes the chloroform is dropped on a towel spread over the patient' face, sometimes upon a mask, but oftener air is pumped through the drug and is allowed to escape into a special apparatus which covers mouth and nose. And tie administration proceeds upon a delinite plan, beginning with the merest suspicion of the vapoer and gcradually increasing. The anaes thetist is alert and prepared for every danger. As far as possible the patient is fortified against risks and discomforts. Even the operat ing table is made so that, if need be, it may aid resuscitation. And during the wh'ole period of insensi ...
ORANGE BLOSSOM. FERNE—THOMAS. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 11 April 1914
ORANGE BILOSSOM. FERNE-THOMAS. A very pretty wedding took place in the Gordon street Baptist church, Rev. J. H. Goble officiating, on 28th March. The contracting parties being Miss Thomas, fourth eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Thomas, of Steet street, Foot scray, and Mr William Ferne. The bride, who was given away by her ebrother, looked very pretty in a gown of cream pallette silk with hooded veil and wreath. The bridesmaids were Miss M. Thomas, sister of the bride, Miss S. Foreman and Mrs R. Thomas, and were gowned in silk, carrying pretty shower bouquets the gift of the bridegroom. Mr N. Porter officiated as best nan, and Mr Grinham acted as groomsman. A pleasant repast was afterwards partaken of at the residence of the bride's parents. The happy couple, who were the recipients of many useful presents, are spending their honeymoon at Ballarat.
SOME STAGE STORIES. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 11 April 1914
SOME STAGE STORIES. "Tohn Templeton, the fine old Scot. tish .tenor, was never so. miserable as wlhen he was cast to .sing with Malibran. Very often she was dis pleased with his performance, and one evening she whispered to him, "You are not acting properly; make love to better"; to which-so it is said- -Templeton innocently replied, "Don't you know I am a married man ?" Evidently the lady did not think there was anything serious in the circnumstauco, for'not long after wards, when in "Sonnambula" she was on her knees to. Templeton as Elvino, she succeeded in making the tenor scream with suppressed laugh ter when he should have been sing ing, by tickling him vigorously un der the arms I Macklin .was as remarkable for his pauses as the Kembles, and he -reduced them to a system; there i.reF th?.reel--the moderate, the long, anid.the grand pause. While. mak ing the last one night the prompter, thinkinlg he had forgotten his part, gave him he word; finding he still remained silent, he p...
CARNIVAL PROPOSED. BAND'S PROSPECTIVE BALLARAT TRIP. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 11 April 1914
CARNIVAL PROPOSED. BAND'S PROSPECTIVE BALLARAT TRIP, Encouraged by the splendid improve ment it has made of late the Footscray Municipal Band is anxious to compete at the famed South-street Competition, at Ballarat, nest October. To render this possible a fairly large sum of mon ey is needed and a meeting, presided over by Mr C. Whitehead, was held at the Mechanics' Hall on Wednesday evening to decide on a method of rais ing the desired amount. Representatives of the IM.Ii., Druids, A.N,A., I.O.R., Free Gardeners, P.A. F.S., and I.O.O.F'., lodges, and of the Scottish Thistle Club, were present and it was decided that those in attend ance form themselves into a committee to arrange a monster carnival, with fancy dress procession, fancy dress football match, &c. Mr W. O'Kee, of Ballarat, who has acquired a great re putation in connection with such efforts, offered his services as organiser ; an offer that was accepted with avidity, and Messrs J. Johnson, C. Whitehead and Falco...
PAINLESS REMOVAL OF ADHESIVE PLASTER. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 11 April 1914
PAINLESS REMOVAL OF AD. JIESIVE PLASTER. Dr. E. J. Beardsley, of the Jeffer. son Medical College Hospital, Phila dolphia, has discovered, quite by ac ,rdent, that oil of wintergreen ap plied to .adhesive plaster will com pletely destroy its adhesive power in a short time. It is necessary to use only a small amount of the oil, which is applied directly to the plas ter and easily spreads itself through. out the adhesive material. The removal of adhesive plaster from the chin is not infrequently ac conmpanicd by considerablo pain, cspecially if the plaster has been plac1:! over hairy surfaces. The oil of \inltergren is said to act under all conditior,::
BLINKING AND ITS CURE. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 11 April 1914
BLINKING AND ITS CURE. Opticians and oculists will, pe. haps,' find some help in the follow ing paragraph, which bears on a habit quite common among persons of a sedentary occupation: "If you find yourself blinking your eyes rapidly without any cause, stop it at once,. or it will grow into an incurable habit that will make our eyesight fail comparatively early in life. "Natural blinking is necessary to clear and moisten the eye. The average number of natural blinks is about twenty per minute; But a nervous blinker will get in some thing like a couple of hundred in a minute in bad cases. The result of this is a big development of the cyclid muscles. It, besides, invol ves counter irritation, which actb on the optic nerve, and renders the sight daily more wealk and irritable. "Once contract Ihis habit, and you will find you cannot bear a strong light or read ,small type, and the ;yes get worse and \ vrse. The ulre consists in keeping the eyes 'ut for at least ten minutes every and bat...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 11 April 1914
Postal Clusaaneea at Boxes (Letters only) in Footscray. _ a. ?a. se , LOCiALITY. a.m. p.m p.m. ,m.. pn.i S Nicholsonand Ballarat-road 8.80 - 0 8.10 Box Droop street an, Gcolong rd. 8.10 5 816 r ootaeors North' R.O. 8.15 0.40 8.20 SPlflr Ballarat roMi and' Gordon at. 8.18 9.45 8.25 Box Barkly-st. (opp. Dunstan'e) 8,25 1 40 9.55 8.35 Pllar Gordon and Barklatrots .. 8.28 1.30e jo 10.0 8,40 Box Victoria and Barkly ntrets. 8.83 1.300o .0 1:0. 8.46 Pita1 MKrgaret and Buddy strcotf 8.38 1.350 6 .10 10.10 8.5( Box Charles and Alfred streets. 8.48 6.200 10.15 8.55 Gaumon at (end O'Farrel'at. 8.58 6. 0e 10.26 0.5 Pillar Austin and Victora streets 0.5 1.33 6.87e 10,30 9.16. Box Shohcrd'o Shop .. .. 0.10 1.130 6. 42c 10.35 0.20 Pillar Barkly etreet (Royal Hall) .. 0.30 "2.10o 7.300 10.45 0,30 Box Moore and Ryan streets .. 0.25 7.2. o 10.65 0.40 Hopkins and Whitehall sts.. 7.60 4120 11l.5 9.50 I Hyde and Napier streets .. .17 cl.46e 841e 11.15 10.0 Footacray Railway Station. q.230 v2.60 7.20 11....
RUPERTA. A ROMANCE. CHAPTER XXIII.—(Continued). [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 11 April 1914
RUP ER TA. A ROMANCE. BY 81ir William Magnay. Bart,, Author of The Red Chancellor," " The Man of the Hour," "The Fall of a Star,' &c., &c. CIIAPThR XX IIl.-(Continued). "Bettor, perhallps for my crown,. the Prince returned with as much of a smile as Iis anxiety would permit. " But with all deference to your skill, lBaron, not so well in the other mrt ter." " At least," the Chancellor rejoin od. " the present situation would harv hoeen avoided." " One can hardly hope to light -against chance," Ludovic said some. what impatiently, "of that J have been the sport lately. My uncl's fatal accident,, my cousin's usurpa ,ion, and our stunibli ng into Count frromar's den, were hardly to he au ticipated. But, if fate has led me inoto Ihese hard knocks, it has in other re spects marvellously stood my friend, iven li-" e elmiled--" against you, Baron." Rollmar smiled a little dubiously. " Under pardon, sire. your luck can scarcely he said to justify your mad. ness. Romance is, n...
WEST FOOTSCRAY PROGRESS ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 18 April 1914
WEST FOOTSCRAF PRO GRESS ASSOUCIATION. Speaking at the last meeting of the West Footscray Progress Association Mlr CG. Self said a deputation should wait upon the'council and ask for better drainage. Anotlier member, thinking of the floods out west, was indignant, and advised the associa Lion to apply for a ferry service. It was agreed that a deputation be ar ranged. There was a long argument about road making, also members wanted to know why the Barlkly street highway was being made higher one end than the other. The sur veyor will have his "errors " pointed out by the deputation t! the council. Another problem discussed was street lighting. Mlembers spoke in favor of electric light instead of feeble gas lamps. This matter wilIlalso re ceive the attention of the` deputation. The members were delighted that their business letters and love letters are going to be delivered, and gener. ally looked after. \Vriting to the association Mr J. E. Fenton,' M.P., stated that an allowance post...
YOUTHFUL CYCLIST INJURED. MOTOR CAR AND CYCLE COLLIDE. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 18 April 1914
O7OUTHFU1J CYCLIST INJURED. MOTOR CAR A\ND CYCLIC COLLI I)E. A painful and seriats accidelnt occurred at the \Vest 'ot?t;cray rail way gates on the eve f (0oo0d I'riday as the result of a collision betwecc a motor car driven by Mr McA. lan kin, the well-known estate agent and a cycle, ridden by i\Master lEdward Michell, a youth about i5 years of age, who resides with his father, Mr F. MIichell, at James strct, \Vest Footscray. It was at a few minutes before eight when the cyclist was approaching the gates from the dir ection of lootscray and Mhr iankin, accompanied by Mr F. F. Laurie, was proceeding along Upper Buclk ley street, on his way to Sunshine to attend a dtruidical gathering. It was necessary for the latter, on reach ing Geelong road to turn through the gaths, toward Footsaray, to reach Gordou-strcet, and thence on to Ballarat road and it wasjust as lhe was in the act of turning that the youth passed a lorry proceeding in the same direction and rode through the gates. The c...
SOCCER. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 18 April 1914
SOCCER. -4------ Northumberland and. Durham United play their first match today when they meet A Birmingham (Victoria) on the local ground. A strong team will take the field and it is hoped a win for the locals will re sult. Owing to certain difficulties N. and D. are somewhat behind with their training but after this week things will run more smoothly. The reserves are to meet Spots wood at Spotswood. Players are still needed and are earnestly asked to com municate with the secretary, R. Mlartin, rq4 Nicholeon strect, Footscray.
FOOTSCRAY'S INDUSTRIES. PARLIAMENTARIAN'S APPRECIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 18 April 1914
POOTSCRA I'S ILVD US TRIES. PARLIAMENTARIAN'S AP PRECIATION. Some little time back Mr A. J. Hampson, MI.L.A., who represents Bendigo, paid a visit to Footscray, and is now contributing to ,the col umns of the Bendigo Independent a series of articles entitled "'VWhat I saw in a Suburb." After describing the works of the Colonial Ammuni. tion Company, Mr Hampson, dealing with the treatment of employes, says: "Large dining rooms, cloak rooms, lavatories, bicycle garage, and sur rounding gardens were erected at a cost of 400ooo. The company supply all tea, milk, sugar, crockery, knives, forks, and attendance free to em ployes. Employes may have their dinners warmed and ready at the lunchcon hour. This consideration to the employes cost the.company .slooo per annum. Laborers are paid at the rate of 8/6 per day, and it is claimed that all other rates are in advance of wages board determina tions. No men are on piece work. Nearly all the girls are. The aver age wage for the girls, excludin...
CHEAP WATER DESIRED. METROPOLITAN BOARD'S DIFFERENTIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 18 April 1914
CHEAP WATER DESIIBED. METROPOLITAN BOARD'S DIFFERENTIATION. Some sound and solid arguments were advanced by Cr G. McKay at last week's meeting of the Braybrook Council when a reply was received from the Metropolitan Board, that the request that the Sunshine public gar dens should be placed in the same Scategory as other suburban gardens and supplied with water at 3d per 100ooo gallons, could not be acceded to. It seemed to him, Cr. McKay opened by remgrking, that plblic departments` differentiated between districts on the eastern and western side of Melbourne. They found the Government spending thousands of pounds on beautifying the banks of the Yarra, while the Maribyrnong river, which in parts was more at tractive than the Yarra, was neglect ed and forgotten. They found that the Metropolitan Board supplied water free and unrestricted for the Fitzroygardens, Yarra park, Princes park, Richmond park, Fawkner park and the Treasury and Flagstaff gar dens. That all other reserves were p...
VALUATIONS AT BRAYBROOK. OWNERS OF BROAD ACRES DISTURBED. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 18 April 1914
VALUATIONS AT BRAYBROOK. OWNERS OF BROAD. ACRES DISTURBED. When applications from persons willing to act as valuator to the Shire of Braybrook were under considera tion reference was made more than once to the fact that the candidate finally chosen was a farmer and it is not saying too much, perhaps, to suggest that some of the councillors representing the farming portion of the shire were favorably impressed by the fact. There was evidently an idea in the minds of some that a farmer valuator would be the best type of man to value farm and graz ing land fairly but the result has evidently not been as satisfactory as expected, that is if the appeals comn ing to hand are any criterion. Several letters on the subject were before the Braybrook council last week. The most interesting perhaps wavs that of Mr J. Troup, in respect of property valued at /396 last year and /65o this year. The rates last year were /24/15/6, and this year /48/Ix, and no right to appeal, as the council had depri...
BAND CARNIVAL. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 18 April 1914
BANtD CARVIVAL. Another successful meeting was held on WVednesday evening last in Mechanics Institute, in connection with the Carnival to be held for the purpose of raising funds to send the Municipai Band to Ballarat, Mr C. Whitehead presiding. Mr O'Kee attended and laid be fore the meeting a scheme for the successful running of the affair, and was also appointed organiser, and several sub-committees were formed, for the purpose of arranging details in connection with the procession and sports carnival, Mr James Young was appointed joint secretary with the band secretary. The next meeting will be held in the MvIechan ics on Wednesday, April -gth when a full muster is requested to receive reports from Sub-Committies,
DEBTS AND DEBTORS. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 18 April 1914
DEBTS AND DEBTORS. At Thursday's sitting of the local court orders were made in the fol lowing debt cases.-J. S. Anderson, represented by- Mr Secomb, v Chas. Cay, £2/4/- with 33/. costs; v Thos. Walsh, L6/]/- with 40/6 costs; v F. W. Strahle, £5/18/6 with 30/6 costs; v Thos. O'Connor, [2/13/6 with 7/6 costs; v WV. and Mary McDonnell, £/S/-" with 21/- costs; v G. A. Max well, '7 with 13/- costs; v J. L. Cameron and G. L. Young, £6/21 with 13/. costs; v B. Hand, [7/I3/ with 15/. costs; v Andrew and Martha McDonald, £3/10o/- with 7/6 costs; v Fred Baulch, [5 with 18/- costs; Andrew Bremner v VW. Marion, [1 with 12/6 costs. At the local court on Thursday several parents were fined various sums be tween £2/10/- and 2/- for failing to send their children to school the required number of days. I
Drink and the Tired Cyclist. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 18 April 1914
Drink and the Tired Cyollst. When one is tired out with riding, a change from saddle to foot for, say a mile, is well calculatcd to pull one round. In suchl circumstances many men rely on alcohol, some on bottled beer or stout, andl others-the major ity, one would judge--on whisky and solda; but among them is never to be reckoned a man versed in long-dis tance riding. According to my ex pericnce, food-a bar of chocolate, a bite of bread and cheese, a bun, or even a meat pie--is ever so much bet ter than drink.for laded muscles, :
PROPOSED HIGH SCHOOL. FOOTSCRAY AND WILLIAMS TOWN CLAIMS. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 18 April 1914
PROPOSED HIGH SCHOOL. FOOTSCRAY AND WVILLIAMS TOWVN CLAIMlS. For some weeks past Mr J. Lem mon M.L.A. has been moving the Education department to establish a High School for the Footscray and Williamstown district, and the claims of this part of the metropoli tan area have been fully set out be fore the Minister of Education. The present Government's policy is that unless a substantial quid pro quo is forthcoming from the locality in the way of land or money subsidy little or no consideration will be given to the claim. Fortunately this condi tisn has been adequately met by the proposal submitted to the Govern ment. In i865 andi867 a area of 3 acres of land, situated alongside the Beach station was reserved by the crown and vested in trustees for the erection of a Grammar School. The terms of the reservation were fulfilled and schoolwork has been carried on for many years past. Re cently it was found that the building was in great need of repair but the trustees had no funds to effe...