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CAN THE PUBLIC WIN? [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 2 May 1914
CAN THE PUTBLIC WIN? In proportion to its poplilation, Aus tralia devote mnore time and money to horse-racing than any country in the worldtl. It is the gamblling element, of course, that sustains thli racinfg to such an extent, and in ",ife" for May, just puhlished, the (luestion is discussed. " leas the genelrnal public that sutpports the racing a fair chance of comning out on the right side in its transactions with the mnoknlmakers ? " G(. M. Insh, who has hadl a very long aiidtl varied aciutaintance with lacing. argues the qe0stion very closely, and plroduces a li.lst of argulmellnts and ex amplles to illustrate the fellicitous logic of ithe racecourslle gamnhilr. Without in any way adolpting the pulpit attitude, Iut Imierely ais a hardl-headted business man, h(e reiterates " Punch " advice to those about to gamble, " IDon't. " 'This is one ol a sor1I1.9 of spe('cial, illustrated articles which constitute the strength of the May issllue antd make it most de cidedly Australian in...
West Footscray Line. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 2 May 1914
Wc\t Footscray Line, Hest FIoI.Scray to Mclbourne.(Spencer bt XVeck days: 7 9- 7 37- 7 46- 8 o10- 8 ao-,o rz II 12--12 o pr,. 1239--I 15-2 17-3 54 4 42-5 38--5 44- 6 z8-6 53-7 40--842 959--Ir 21--rz 18, Saturday's--7 9-7 37-7 46--8 to-8 30.9 21 o i2--11 17--12 13-12 32P.m - r 3o-1 t7 31 r ---3 54-4 42--5 37-6 52-8 42--9 59 11 17-12 38. Mclbhorne (Speocer bt) to West Footscrlay Week nlay-s-6 2-7 0(---7 12--7 30--840-90 10o33--r1 38-I 418--rz135 p.m.-r 37 2 43-3 38-3 53-4 1 -4 16-5 26-5 53 6 38-8 10o-9 18-to 22--Il 40, lurtldays-- 6 2-7 6--7 12--7 30--8 40--9 o in 33--1 15--lI 36-12 40 p.m. - 1 32 I 53-3 31--4 16--4 52--5 50-8 zo g I8--0ro 38--11 4I,
TIME TABLE. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 2 May 1914
TIME TABLE. t'ootscravto Mcl.ourne. (Flinder St., 5 28 a.m.-62o-6b 47-66 59--76-7 7 30--7 36"--7 46--75..--8 1a--8 8-8 26a 8 24-8 40-9 5-9 36-9 46-10 2 1o 138--1o0 57-11 40-12 7 p.m. 1231 r4-126-r145-57z-2r4-228-249 39--331--352--48--4 40--52a--5 1o-- 5 29--5 33--5 51-5 59-6 11-619-634 6 46-7 2-7 8--7 15-7 31-738 7 48-8 8-8 34-8 58-9 29--Io0 7 o10 37--1o 57--11 r3I-z1 34-11 59 --12 25. Saturdays as usual to 10 57 a.m.-II1 39 122-126-12-20-224a-z231-I24 1 ro--r 29--I 32--1 49--2 12--2 16-229--2 3 4-3 23-3 49"-3 52-49-4 41-5 5 30-5 51--6 1--6 34-6 52-7 8'--7 7 30-7 37-8 8-8 32-8 58-9 29 o 7-10to 37-10 57-Il 13-11 28 Ir 36-11 45-11 59-12 13-12 25 I 14'. Sundays: 9 43-9 59 a.m. 12 59 pm. I 45 I 55-213-225-238-2 54-322-347 4 4-4 21--355-5 21--5 52-6 22--652 7 5--724-752-821-8 52-921-9 29 9 37-945-10 5-1o 25-1o 4o-o 5I. *Werrihecto Spencer St. aSpencer St., only. 1.' Fridays only, Trainu leave ?ecdhon 2 min. earlier, Yar raville 5 min., Villiamstown 20 min. .ellhourne (Flinrlers St.) to F...
COUNCIL NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 2 May 1914
COUNUIL NOTES. Cr Johnson, absent through illness was the only absentee from the meet ing of the Footscray council on Tues day last, when the following corres pondence was dealt with: The Mietropolitan 'ire Brigades Board submitted account, for two quarters ending 31.3.14 and 30.6.14, and desired a cheque passed as soon as possible.-Received. The Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Wrorkls stated that' he re ticulation of the area west of Gord.'? street and south of Barkly stieet had been referred to the estimates for 1914- 5.5-Received. The same forwarded list of houses (lo) sewered.-Received. The Port Melbourne Council de sired the appointment of two repre sentatives to a proposed conference re the rating of gas mains and tram way lines.-Crs Bell and Pearce were appointed. The Workers' L.ducational Asso ciation desired the use of the town hall for the 5th prox.. when a debate was to take place on TlhePrinciples of Co- Operation. Cr Shillabeer said he was opposed to the council cha...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 2 May 1914
If it,.& GOOD PAIR of SHOES you are looking for, CUll at SWANN'S Cornerof SHOE STORES. NICHOLBON & BARKLY STS. They will Sorve you Well. And at Swan Street, Richmound; tio Packle Street, Mluoneo Ponds ; 370 Sydney Road, l3ruuwick. for tranomiositon by post as a Newspaper. PRESENTS E iJ ie P 1914. UNSHONS' Seasonable Show of High-Class Glass and Plated Ware is Exceptionally Attract ive this Year. SA Large New Display Case has been erected just inside the door that cus tomers may have every facility for exercising an almost unlimited choice in selecting suitable gifts. PlUI HON PUEVAN IREES' IrFANCY GOODS ltIPAIlRTIIENT. FUI1%IUI 13 Niclholson St., Foolscray, Note: Punshons' do not profess to sell 'cheap" plate, Every Article can be relled on Lor Quality, wecar and Value You will a New Suit and an Overcoat tor the W\Vinter alnd you cannot do better than let W. J. McCANN, PRACTICAL TAILOR,I 7leasure you. He hias a Choice Selection of the Season's Goods which you will .b...
POULTRY KEEPING. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 2 May 1914
POULTRY KEEPING. The following motion on the notice paper of the Footscray Council will be discussed at the next meeting of that body : That every fowl yard and fowl house shall be at least 25 feet from any dwelling house, and the council may, upon reason able notice to the occupier of any prem tses, require him to remove or alter such yard or house to comoly with this by-law. No fowl yard shall be less than ,oo sq. feet. For every five head of poultry over '5 there shall be an additional area of loo sq. feet, Every fowl house and yard must be kept in a clean, wholesome and sanitary state. Any poultry developing diphtheria, tub crclce or other contagious or infectlious disease shall bhe destroyed. T'he motion is submittcd by the Mayor (Cr Drew.)
DAY LABORERS' WAGES. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 2 May 1914
DAY LABORERS' WiAGES. At the meeting of the Footscray Council on Tuesday last Cr McDon. aid endeavored to have a motion put on the council's books that the wages of day laborers be raised to 8/6 per day, and that the advance of 31- per week be paid imnmediately. I-o said the matter had been in the hands of the committee fr some months, and he thought it should be agreed to and granted at once. [TJe Mayor said a report would shor ty be submitted by the commit tee appointed to gu into the question of wages, and the whole matter would be dealt with by the council.] Cr Pearce - The committee has already brought in an interim report; and youL knocked it out, and you'll be sorry for it. Cr McDonald-What was that ? Cr Pearce-The appointment of a foreman. It was stated that the committee would shortly be in a position to sub mit its report, and Cr McDonald agreed to await it.
NEW, ODD, INTERESTING. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 2 May 1914
NtEW, ODD, INTERESTING. (-in tile first railways a candll stuck in a station windtow meant "'stop"; its absence was a signal to go on. The cost of the oticial history of the South African war is I33,001 up to date. There is only one day in the year on \\'hich the inhabitants of Monte Carlo ;arc allowcd ti gamble at the Ca-ino tables-the Prince of Monaco's birthday. The bank cheques passing through the clearing houses in London ,and New York in one month exceed the value of all the gold and silver coin in the world, There were about 67,000 persons on thle pay-rolls of the Great Krupp works at Essen, Germany, at the close of last year, an increase of about 4000 in a twelvemonth. iThe Swedes are probably the tallest people in Europe, and have, on the whole, erect handsome figures. To some extent this advantage is due to physical exercise, which is compulsory in the elementary schools. A Roman villa has been excavated at Combley, a few miles from East Cowes, Isle of Wight. There have bc...
To the Editor "The Advertiser." [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 2 May 1914
To the Editor " The Advectiser. " Sir-- flaving bead with considerable in Icrest the article bIy "Advance tootscray' in your iasle of April t lth inst., I am firmtly convinced that it i from the pen of one who has a ilhSroughl grasmp of miunicipIal affairs in this prospcro,,s city. All around are ciletinc of stagnation. Oir parkls, lcwhere the coincil is the sole controlling body, are a dtlisgrace Into any locality, \Vhat a contra:st is the condition of the Yarraville Gardens or thle Western t(e?ervc nolt to mention others-- to the recently acquired Footscr.ay Park where a body of enterprising citizens has taken chlarge and forged ahtead. This I'Park Coin - mittne - really a progres?: association- han dlone grantd work suchl as a simnilarly con stttuted l'rogress Aissociation would do. Our roads are monltltmets of incomnpet ency oI thle ;parl of :,someonenn Take slch instance:; as Victoria strcct and (;Gamon street--through streets of nrt nmall import ance-thcir condition in winter ...
NOTELETS. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 2 May 1914
NOTELETS. To-day Footscray play Hawthorn, at Hawthorn, and on the small ground of that club will be advised to make every post a winning post. It is nice to be considerate to a new team, but apart from the risk of surprise it has to be remembered that in the event of teams being level for first or fourth places at the conclusion of the first round, averages count. .. " Supporters who intend to follow the team to Hawthorn to-day should book to Glen ferric.3,Thc ground is immediately outside the Glcunferric station. For the informalion of those not well ac lquainted with the idcntity of F'ootscray players the following list of official numbers of most of those likely to bhe in to-day is given, anlld should be cut out for reference: I Craddock, a Spencc, ?taxter, 4,I Blriesc, 5 Grierson, 6 Clark, y Crouch, 8 Cottoln, anlhury, ci Harris, ic Lawson, 13 Dua~ce, '4 McClusky, 15 Neilse., 16 lord, i7 Grim shaw, g19 Eldricdge, "o S.usotl. Lawsonll nlade a successful re.;aplcarancllc and his l...
To the Editor of "THE ADVERTISER." [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 2 May 1914
To the I'ditor of " Ti; Auvilltrin?Ra. " Sir, The di.'iscustiion ont the above subject has been interesting so far n? it has gone but where does it all tend. It is generally admitted that Footscray is sadly lacking ini enterprise, or of enter prising leaders but I cannot believe that we are so far behind other suburbs in that respect as appearances would appear to indicate. What is really needed is something to draw them out. 'Therefore the proposal to form a Pro gress Association or a Citizens' League, is a good one, always provided that its constitution provides that it shall be non-Iarty and non-political. The ;apathy at present so apparent is largely due to the fact that in recent years residents have been divided by pairty adlvocates instead of being brought together to work unitedly for the common-weal. I write, therefore, in the holpe that miy humble contrilnbution will encourage someone to take the initial step toward forming a body as suggested. I feel Sconfidant that much ...
The Diver and His Physical Drawbacks. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 2 May 1914
The Diver and His Physlaal .Draw baoks. At first though,, it may not seem so dtificult a thitg to go down un ider water and breathe air sent in fron, a pumtlp by a; tube. But thc.1physical drawbacks to the work, to take no ac count of the mental ones, are enorm ous. For every ten feet a diver de sccllends, he su;talins an added pressure of -I poutlids over every square inch of his body. What this means may be better understood when considering the greatest depth ever imade by a di ver---2t0-1 feet. Ili.; body at that depth sustained a tires sure of 88& pounds to the square inch over and above the fifteen poun'ds always sustained when in the air. D)ivers must descend very slowly. Otlhetivise- they may blced at the nose anlld t?lars acnd even lose con sciousness. n.-\l they must ascend even mlore slowl- than they descend, particularl\ wheni comning from great depths, cltherw\\is: they may, literally', burst fromt the in?;crnal air ]trcsure. At the least, too st:ddeln a rise ma...
A Dog of Property. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 2 May 1914
A Dog of Property. The richest dog ill tile world is said to be "Billy," who blongs to a. min ing magnate. tOn one occasion he was piloting his tnastcr land a com panion to their cabin in the nmoui tains. The companion was confident that the dog .was misleading-l hem, and, kickinlag the intelligent brute, struck out in an olhlosite direction. The,.master, Ihough equally -cwil dered, trusted to his dumb and faith ful guide, who soon led hint to his cabin; whercupon, "having seen his master safe and conmfortablc, the sa gacious anitulh. set off and rescued tihe man who had kicked himn. So giatc ful was he that he ipresented "Billy" with a collar studtded with gold, and opened a bankiJng account in his name, which will only he disturbed to give him an lhonord burial.
BAND CARNIVAL. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 2 May 1914
BAND CAINIVAL. Another large and enthusiastic meeting was held on T"hursday evening last in the council chambers in furtherance of the local band's proposed carnival, some 60 ladies and gentlemen being present. Mr W. Iiv- ersage occupied the chair, Favorable re ports from sub-comnmittees were received and some splendid offers of assistance were made by various business people. Several trophies have also been given and altogether everything point:i to a huige and successfijil carnival, the date of which is fixed for Sat urday, 3rd October, in the Western reserve. The concert committee are arranging the programme for a concert to be held in June. The next meeting is on Wednesday, tjth inst, If
BOWLING NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 2 May 1914
.BOIVLING NOTES. Phayer : cit in ptr c.Ssiv: bowl, h-1 n.lcy .as well ,t, thoec in. prcidtt's .and :olls' com p ctititn ,re re?qumesteld tm itttnd at grern (in-day at z..,. mn order meto comptclc ,h~tll c. On m lmlnd;cy ncember.i of the iootscray Bowling Club cormpetled in a progressive tournlamnl, and tho prize for bhest all-dtay pcrformanulce. was won by Mlr II. ;Griffiths. :our player:i (led for the afternoon trophy, which will be dlecidcd to-day.
To the Editor of THE ADVERTISER. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 2 May 1914
"1O t t Til- tt'eVtRI IISES. Sir-- If anything were required to show that Footscray needs enterprise and, inl addition, hniness men at the helm. the sight of men engaged in I loonseing old metalled roads with picks, preparatLy to new metal being spread iv sur lily su ffi cie n t to co n v in ce all. A scarifier attached to the steam-roller wouldi do, nnd do better, as much work in a day as five men could do in a week; in other words what now costs £12/15/ per week could he dclone more effective ly for £2. It is said, as an excuse, that the steam rollar would not stand the strain. By reinforcing it with side plates, cost roughly .£20, this dteficiency woutl he overcome. oldh Yours &c., lotscray, " ENGINEER." 19/4/11I,.
A PLEA FOR ENTERPRISE. To the Editor of the "Advertiser [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 2 May 1914
A PLEA FOR ENTER PRISTE. ~.- -~---- To the Editor of the "Advertiser Sir -Referring to " Adviince Foots cray's" article on the necessity for more enterprise, I heard a suggestion made during the week that if adopted by our councillors would show that they, at any rate, were progressive. It was that the sum of £5000 be horrowed to transform the present unsightly F'ootscray Park into a hbauty spot worthy of the dis trict.. If this were done a lovely park could be made at once for the present generation to enjoy. A sum of £500 per annum would pay interest and wipe out prigcipal in about 20 years, whereas if £500) per annum were spent on it, it would be nearly 20 years, when many oft us will have passed away, before the place is anything to look at. By making a charge on certain (lays in each year; a charge that would he willingly paid for entry into such a park as it would hie made with an expenditure of £5000, and by co-operating with the local band in running municipal concerts in th...
RIFLE NOTES. BY "BULL'S EYE." [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 2 May 1914
RIFLE NOTES. 1Y "iIsiL'S EYE." l;otscray'a club shoot last Saturday isas to shots at 700 yards for the 5th stlage of the Tradot trophy. The following are the best scores?:--A. Maca?ulay, .17 3-5n; C. Hlendcrson, \V, II. Jackson, .3.7-50 ; J. I-. Cropley, A. 1". Uelton, J, Joint, 42.8-50; (. Moore, .?o to0-5, A. Heddetrson, 37.r2-49 I. l[agan, C. UIpton, J. IMastertoun, J0o.8 48 ; I. M 'cKenry, .1.7-.17 ; A IJ. McDonald, j39.7-46; T. Mailterton 38,745 ; C. Smith, .68-.i4; D. Irvinc, 36.1 r-17; GC. McDon aid, inr., 6 7-.1,; A. C;. ilobins:,on, 3.12-43;I \V. Knncdy. 15.7-.2; E \VWard, 31j.II-4?2 j. N. McDonald, J. McKcnry., 34.6-40. The two hoot aggregatie was won by C. Hen dleruon, 'V. HI. Jackson and A. 1'. Pelton ccornd and thirdl respectively. "To clay's: shoot will be 14. shots at 300 yds for the final of the Cuming Shiicld and the second stage of the V.R.A andt 2r tlnioi mledal. The handicaps for same wvill be given out on the range.
BILLIARDS. TOURNAMENT AT SUNSHINE. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 2 May 1914
BIL IARDS. TOURNAMhNT' A'l' SIJNSINEI,,. A billiard tournamilent., arranged Iby the committee of the Sunishine lMe lchuanies' Institute was brought to a conclusioin on WXednesday evening lastl. T''he connlpetitionh which htad created a dial of interest in the industrial (own ship, resuloted in Mr II. V. MlclKay and Mir I.eslie Sutherland Iineg left in for the tinrl, each htaving won live game. ) lreviously. Both iplayers started offi sclritclh nnll Imlluch interest was miani- i fosted. 'T'hey were level at .12, at 70, at 118 and at I ,l. The tinil being McKay, 150; Sutlhrland, 14H, the form I"r wllui ngi lIy thli nallrrow Inia.ijolity ol''.
FOOTBALL. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser — 2 May 1914
FOOTBALL. The Footscray team for to-day will be selected from Craddock (capt.), Spenc, Harris, Grimshaw, Neilson, Clark, Cotton, Baxtor, Grierson, Bricse, Samson, Fldridge, Banbury, Lawson, Ford, Jackson, Williams and Crouch. Special trains will leave for Glenelcrrie as follows :-West Footscray 5 50, 2.3; Middle Footscray 1.52, 2.5 ; Footscray 5.54, 2.8. Players are requested to be at Footscray statiol at .25.. First special returns at 5.52 pDm. The secretary of the Footscray Football Club desires to acknowledge the following donations :-Hudson and Dougl;as, ,2/2; M. Molnney, W. Samsoll Mrs Aitken :s/r each; W. Gallant, t10/6. The club's picture nIght on Wednesday evening at the Grand showed an improved attenlldancc and the programmle was much enjoyed, The presentation lamlp wvelnt to the holder of ticket 239-Mi?s\ M. C'oIt noly, of Yarravillc.