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HOLY TRINITY. House Bazaar. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 6 June 1914
HOLY TRINITY. House Bazaar. A House Bazaar, in aid of the Debt Extinctin Fund on Holy Trinity Church, Port Melbouijne, was held at the residence of Mrs. Edwards', Rouse-street, on Saturday, May 30. The Vicar, in his opening remarks, said the Church was grateful to those parishioners who gave up their houses for the time being for such occasions. It must always mean a sacrifice and much discomfort. They were all very grieved and disappointed that their esteemed hlion. treasurer, Mrs. Ren dall, was still too unwell to attend such a function. HTIe was only ex pressing their desire when he said he hoped she would soon be able to re s?ame the work that was so close to her heart again. In asking Mrs. Moore to declare the bazaar open, lihe said that she was widely known as one whose sympathies were with every good effort to raise and improve the people and every cause which had as its end the good of the world. Mrs. Moore, in a brief but effective speech, declared the bazaar open. and wish...
RIFLE SHOOTING. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 6 June 1914
RIFLE SHOOTING. Following are particulars in connec tion with the Port club's Aggregate, Spoon, and V.R.A. medal shooting (14 at 200 yards), to-day: H. Watt, 3; R. Suteliffe, 3; J. Gib bons, 3; A. Fadersen, 3; J. T. Kinsella, 3; T. Prest, 4; D. C. Lang, 4; R. Lang, 4; G. Watt, 4; C. HIarradence, 5; D. Paterson, 5; D. Sinclair, 6; W. Prest, 6; 3. W. Young, 8; G. T. Jones, 8; H. Waller, 9; J. Rummage, 9; A. Pater son, 9; A. O'Brien, 9; W. O'Brien, 9; J. O'Brien, 9; D. Molloy, 10; J. Trevil lian, 10; J. Polhill, 14; J. Vick, 11; E. Le Page, 12; *W. HIampton, 14; A. H. Williams, 15; A. Rose, 16; C. Emellen. 1iS; P. O'Toole, 20; T. ?Molloy, 12; C. Bloomfield, 12; 1W. A. Coath, 16; J. R: White, 16; A. Reiter, 20; L. Braun, 30. The results of the shooting on May 13 were (14 shots at 500 yards): A. Fadersen, 66 (4) 7-; J. T. Kin sella, 64 (6) 70; J. R. White, 57 (20) 70; R. Sutcliffe, 67 (2) 69; D: Pater son, S62 (6) 68; D. C. Tang, 64 (3) 67; T. Prest, 64 (2) 66; II. Watt, 63 (2) 65; G. Wa...
LABOR PARTY AND LOYALTY. To the Editor of the "Standard." [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 6 June 1914
LABOR PARTY AND LOYALTY. To the Editor of the "Standard." Sir,-To any member of the work ing class, who has even a smhttering of the true inwardness of "The Work ing Class Movement," a perusal of your last issue must have seemed something very like a "nightmare," or an attack of "Economic" D.T.'s We have Senator Blakey (Labor?), tell ing the children that Empire Day was instituted to honour the memory of the late Queen Victoria, who for a long period "reigned over the destinies of the Empire." Apparently lie wished to imply that the late Queen had something to do with the Progress (?) and Greatness (?) of the Empire, when, as a matter of fact, the same Progress and Great ness would have occurred even if Senator Blakey hafd. been King during the same period, because the exten sion of the British Empire, or .any other Empire, is the result of the period of "Economic Evolution" through which such Empire passes. Queen Victoria was an "Effect" (i.e., a reflection of the social state at t...
THE TURF. V.R.C. Birthday Meeting. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 6 June 1914
THE TURF. V.R.C. Birthday Meeting. - (By Sancho.) Racing enthusiasts will be liberally catered for at Flemington, in connec tion with the King's Birthday meeting, which will begin to-day, and conclude on Monday. A splendid entry has been received, and the racing promises to be of the best, if one may judge by the quality of the horses entered for the different events on the programme. Topmast (Lord Denman's steeplechaser) will, in all probability, sport silk in the V.R C. Steeplechase. If so the mount will be given to J. O'Connell. Anticipations. York Hurdle: Ettie Kirk, Beccasine, Sir Prim or Majestic Nut. Hiunt Club's Cup: Anacreon, Statisti cian or Archliay, Sharebroker. Royal Handicap: Golden Wire or Dhul Dhul, Nangunia Queen or Rathlea. Hopetoun Steeplechase: West Port or Aleium, Southerly or Fosterton. Saudriugham Handicap: Meerut or -iarculfus, Sylvanmore or Captain White. Princess Handicap): Sanctity or Trawl, Lanceretto or Bobinski.
BOLT IN BAY STREET. Grocer's Horse Does Damage. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 6 June 1914
BOLT IN BAY STREET. Grocer's Horse Does Damage. Some excitement was caused by a bolthiig horse in Bay Street on the morning of Monday last. It seems that Mr. B. Ratcliffe, of the well known grocer's firm of that ilk, was about to call at the branch shop at the corner of Bay and Spring Streets, to collect the takings, and was in the act of locking the wheel when the powerful animal attached to the buggy he was driving became frigh tened at some passing object and made off. Mr. Ratcliffe clung ten aciously to the reins for a while and was dragged along for about 300 yards when he was obliged to relin quish his hold. Once his head was free the animal set off at a great pace and had just got full way on when one of the wheels of the buggy collided with a fruiterer's wagon that was drawn up some distance past the Town Hall, on the city side. The wheel was badly smashed as a re sult of tihe impact and the animal, now more alarmed than ever, plunged desperately, until with the sound of wre...
EMPIRE DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 6 June 1914
EMPIRE DAY. In our report of the proceedings of Empire Day credit for the cine matograph display was unwittingly given to a local resident, whose gene rosity is not to be despised; but on the principle of "Honor to whom hIon or is due." it is only fair to say that Mr. A. Woods. one of the proprietors of a local picture show, met the tom mnittee with such reasonable terms and kindly grace that, though not. wholly a donation, the cost was 're duceed to the lowest possible limit, and credit is, therefore, due to him for his considerate action. The local residents who subscribed so willingly, necessarily, are primarily to be cre dited with the success of the cele brations. Subjoined is a balance sheet of collections and alloeations: Donations:-Collected by Correspon dent, £2; Mrs. Criebhton, £2/9/; Police Station, 11/6; Captain Derrick, £2/4/G; Mrs. J.. Russ, £2/15/; Trewavis & Priest ly, £1; Mrs. Frawley, S/; Postmen, 5/6; I1. Howlett, 4d.; Total, £11/17/6. Ex penditure:-Gunn (...
A. W. A. Port Melbourne Branch. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 6 June 1914
A. W. A. Port Melbourne Branch. The second meeting of this branch was held in the Dispensary Hall, Prin ces street. Mrs. M. A. Porritt pre sided over a large attendance of mem bers. A very hearty vote of thanks was extended to Mrs Falconer (Board member), also to the President, Miss Slimmons, South Melbou?nne; assistant secretary, Miss lMcRitchie, of the A.VW.A.; also Miss Barlow, Albert Park, president elect Three new members were welcomed, and two pro positions were received. Mrs. Fal coner installed the following officers: President, Miss P. HIodges; vice-pre sident, Mrs. Price; treasurer, Mris. Coverdale; secretary, Mrs. Suffolk; assistant secretary, i Miss Stevens; dispensary delegate, M[rs. Porritt; conmmittee, Mesdames Walsh, Insall, Banks, Misses Summners and Brook shiaw; auditors, Mrs. Gaylor, and Mr. Ramnus; trustees, Mrs. Renowden, Mrs Sangster, and Mrs. Porritt. Votes of thanks were accorded the Board mem ber. Mrs. Falconer. for installing members; also to Miss Sliinons ...
WINTER LECTURES. Mr. Cronin on Cottage Gardens. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 6 June 1914
WINTER LECTURES. Vr. Cronin on Cottage Gardens. Mr. J. Cronin. curator 'of the Bo tanic Gardens, delivered an instruc tive lecture in racy, interesting style at the Town Hall on Thursday even ing. The subject was on "Cottage Gardens," and the occasion, the first of the free winter lectures under the auspices of the Town Council. There was a large attendance of the mem bers of the newly-formed Port Mel bourne IHorticultural Society, and the President, Cr.-O. Sinclair, occupied the chair. At the conclusion of the lecture some names were added to the list, and no doubt a great many more in the hall would have joined the society if they had known that the secretary was present to note the matter. HIowever, this may be done by applying to the President:" Cr. Sinclair, or the HIon.! Secretary. Mr. J. J. Bartlett, of Spring-street. A cordial vote of thanks was passed to the lecturer, on the motion of Mir. Bartlett, with Cr. Sinclair as seconder. A resume of the lecture will be pub lished i...
ORANGE BLOSSOMS. Woodard-Kettle Wedding. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 6 June 1914
ORANGE BLOSSOMIS. Woodard-Kettle Wedding. The marriage of Frederick, only son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Woodard, of Albert Park, but widely known in Port Melbourne by their respected association with the Chequer's Inn, Bay-street, and Lily, younger daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Kettle, of "Josephine," Swallow-street, Port Melbourne, was quietly celebrated at Holy Trinity, by the Rev. Win. McKie, on Wednesday last, at 8 p.m. The bride, who was given away-by a very old friend in Mr. Albert Eaton, look ed charming in a modest little £rock of saxe blue brocaded crepe de chine. The skirt was a peg-top, and a medici collar of accordeon pleated ninon made a very pretty finish to the blouse, and lent quite a chic effect to the whole costume. Her small black hat was trimmed with a posy of flowers in amber shades. A very smart seal wrap completed her toilet. Both bride and bridegroom enjoyed a large measure of deserved popu larity in the Port.
HOBSON'S BAY SENIOR CADETS. Our Own Battalion. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 6 June 1914
HOBSON'S BAY SENIOR CADETS. Our Own Battalion. At a meeting held in the drillroom, Town Pier, on Tuesday last, it was decided to open the Old Boys' Club formally on Wednesday; June 17, the item for that night being "Exhibition Sparring" and "Self Defence." It is also proposed to have games avail able for those who wish to play, and a quiet place set apart for reading. On Monday next, June 8, a Working Bee will be held, when it is proposed to make some tressle tables for the use of the club. A Picture Night will be held at the local theatre to wards the end of month, in aid of the club. The committee will be glad to receive donations of books, maga zines, table games, etc. At a meeting of Cadets on Tuesday, the above club was formed and a Gen eral Committee elected, with Captain Derrick as President anid Treasurer. A sub-committee is at work arrang ing a monster programme for the first evening of the club's active life, which is to be held on June 17. There will be exhibitions of juj...
A Speedy Motorist. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 6 June 1914
A Speedy MIotorist. Berts Trevor, an employe at the South Melbourne \Motor Garage, was fined £3 by the Port Melbourne bench (Messrs. IHowe, Crichton, and Testro, J.'sP.) on Thursday for having driven a motor car in Bay Street at excessive speed on. May 29. Defendant did not ap pear. Evidence was given by Con stables Fitzgerald andi Burke.
Electrical. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 6 June 1914
Electrical. The Harbor Trustr is contemplating the lighting of both the Railway and the new pier by electricity. The scheme is as yet, but in its inceptive stagds, but the Town Council's electrical-engineer, Mr. P. Winwood, than whom it would be difficult to find a more zealous offi cer, scents a profit for the municipality from afar off. HIe is in touch with the IHarbor Trust's electrical engineer, a-r. Brokenshire, and is watching the deve lopment of the scheme closely.-An 18 h.p. engine has been installed in Messrs. R. Harper's No. 1 factory.
DRINK AS A DISEASE. A Magistrate's Comments. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 6 June 1914
.DRINK AS A DISEASE. A Magistrate's Comments. Annie Cazaly appeared without any head-covering, and with a blouse so torn that the cold morning air play ed upon her bare flesh, at the local court. before Mr. Hester. J.P., on Tue.-day lat. A more inadequately clad finure for the season of the year it would have been diflicult to con ceive. She was charged with having been 'drunk at Montague on the previous evening. and Constable Whitlock gave substantiative evidence. Defendant set up a crying sound when asked if she had anything to say. and stated that her daughter had turned on her. Sergeant Sims said defendant's daughter, was evidently a good girl. and refused to have anything to do with her. "Mvy husband did not treat nime right; hlie's a galmbler." persisted de fendant. A fine of 20 -, in default 7 days' imprisonment was~ imposed, and de fendant was led from the court mak ing the same crying noise. "A woman like that ought to be put away. somewhere." commented Mr Hester. "There ar...
FALL OF THE BASTILLE. Views of Mayor Page. (To the Editor of the "Standard.") [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 6 June 1914
FALL OF THE BASTILLE: 1 Views of Mayor Page.. (To the Editor of the "'Standard.") Sir,--A paragraph appearing in your last issue, bearing the heading "No Bastille Commemoration," would lead some people to believe that our Council was opposed to commemorating such an eventful day as the 14th of July. No genuino Labourite could possibly raise any objection to the celebrations of the anniversary of the taking of the Bas tille, Many eminent writers have writ ten on the French Revolution, from vari ous points of view; somne even uphold the tyianny (to some extent) of Royal despotism that existed prior to the Re vyolution, and considered the people were a wild, blood-thirsty mob, but every writer had -to admit that very few lives were lost in the act of capturing the Bastille. It was not done by the peasants alone; the middle classes ren dered their assistance. (I hope those who are becoming very respectable will re member this fact). The Mob, as Thomas Carlyle termed them, - did not conf...
LOCAL CRECHE MOVEMENT. "American Tea" At Town Hall. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 6 June 1914
LOCAL CRECHE MOVEMENT. a. "American Tea" At Town Hall. With the object of raising funds to Sassist in the establishment of a local creche, the idea of holding an "Ame rican Tea"-(a function at which everybody is supposed to leave a gift and purchase something in'view of it before going away, and is thus twice blest-after the manner of the Italian proverb-for giving twice)-was de cided upon by the secretary of the committee, Miss E. Simons. And by dint of great perseverance against severe odds, the scheme in all its charitable worthiness was consum mated at the Town Hall on Wednes day last. There was a large attend ance of ladies in the afternoon when the function was declared open by the Hon. F. T. Derham, M.L.C.; the other sex was more in evidence during ihe evening. Mr. Derham, in complying with the Rev. W. McKie's invitation to declare the "American Tea" open for busi ness, said he had never put in an ap pearance at the hall with greater pleasure than hlie did that afternoomn For...
Victoria Pictures. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 6 June 1914
Victoria Pictures. An attractive progranmme has been prepared for this evening. The tufilms to be srcrened inelude "Whimsical Threads of Destiny," "A Million in Jewels," and "Zulu, The Leader of the Band,'" an irresistible piece of comi cality, possibly intended as a skit on a famous nliadsmnan whose name ap proximates somewhat closely to that of the name part. A special prograimmeo I has been prepared for Monday (King's Birthday).
DEATH OF Mr. J. TOUCHER. Much Respected ex-Port Resident. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 6 June 1914
DEATH OF Mr. J. TOUCHER. Much Respected ex-Port Resident. The announcement of the death of Mr. John Toucher, which occurred at his -residence, Power-street, Iaw thorn, at 7 p.m., on Juhe 1, will have been received with regret amongst a wide circle of friends in Port Mel bourne. At one time he was the lead ing spirit in debates at the local branch of the A.N.A., and was instra mental in bringing forward topics for discussion at the annual conferences of that organisation, in connection with which lie represented Port Mel bourne as branch delegate on several occasions. He was a clear, bright speaker with good ideas, and in dis cussion always commanded attention. For some time he was licensee of the Prince Alfred Hotel, at the corner of Nott and Spring streets. He had suffered from ill-health for some time past. About five yeirs ago his life was despaired of, but by judicious nursing he battled through a severe illness, and for some time his appear ance flattered his friends that he ha...
A.O.F. Court Sandridge Lodge. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 6 June 1914
A.O.F. Court Sandridge Lodge. The half-yearly meeting was held by above court at the Dispensary Hall on May 21, Bro. IL S. Eddy presiding. The balance-sheet was adopted. The Secretary referred to the increase in the sick and funeral fund, showing the general good health of members. The following brethren were elected to the various otlices and duly installed: -C.R., Bro. J. Wilson; S.C.-R., Bro. E. G. Adair; I.P.C.R., Bro. H. S. Eddy; S.W.. Bro. J. Behmue; J.W., Bro. R. Smith; S.B., Bro. J.. Rusden; J.B., Bro. J. T. Behme; Treasurer, Bro. F. Bill ing; Secretary, Bro. W. Howe. Bros. HII. W. Edwards, A. E. McConville and W. lHowe were elected District Repret sentatives. Six new members were proposed, and it was resolved to pre sent a gold medal to the member who introduced the largest number of new members during the ensuing half-year. Kindly references were made to P.D.C.R., Bro. HI. W.- Edwards, and the Secretary was instructed to convey cor dial good wishes to him. The Trustees (Br...
KILLED IN SHIP'S HOLD. Wharf Laborer Struck Down. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 6 June 1914
KILLED IN SHIP'S HOLD. Wharf Laborer Struck Down. A fatal anecident occurred in the hold of the s.s. Nestor, at the Railway pier, last Saturday morning, the vic tim being Arthur Conway. It seems that. Conway was engaged with a number of others. stowing wheat. It is stated that as a sling, containing 12 bags of wheat, was being lowered into the hold it collapsed and Conway was, struck down and buried beneath the heavy bags. He was hurried off to the Melbourne Hospital in an am hIlanie with his head hadly injured. Medical examination, however, show ed that hlie had succnmbed to the in juries. Deceased had been a member of lthe Stevedores' Union for about six months and is believed to have been a single man. An inquest will be held during the coming week.
An A.N.A. Tribute. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 6 June 1914
An A.N.A. Tribute. Feeling reference was made to the death of \Mr. Toucher, at the meeting of the local branch of the A.N.A. on Tues dlay evening. The Secretary, MIr. J. J. Sinn, said he wished to bring a very sad event under their notice. He referred to the death of their late esteemed member, Mr. J. Toucher, who, for health reasons, had recently transferred to Hawthorn. On learning of the most regrettable occur rence he had sent a telegram of con dolence in the name of the branch to the relatives of deceased. (Ilear,hear.) Mr. Toucher wss a man who was liked and esteemed by every member of the Port Melbourne branch. Those who came in contact with him had found him at all times a genial, good-tempered fellow; good company and a puan of rare intellectual ability. IHe was a man who was able to express his opinions in that room with marked ability, and al ways carried the point he desired to at tain in a manner peculiar to himself. IHe had done as much as any mtan to up lift the Port ...