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CARRYING OUT IDEAS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 October 1914
CARRYING OUT IDEAS. Contributor: I sent in some very bril liant suggestions yesterday, showing how you can improve your paper. Have you carried them out yet? Editor: Did you meet the office boy on the stairs with a wastepaper bas ket?" Contributor: Yes. Editor: Well, he, with the waste paper basket, was carrying out your ideas.
CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND PROPOSAL. Foreshore Improvements. Councillors Wait Upon Government. Conflicting Opinions Regarding Lagoon Land. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 October 1914
CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND PROPOSAL. Foreshore improvements. Councillors Wait Upon Government. Conflicting Opinions Regarding Lagoon Land. A short time ago the Town Coun cil secured a grant of one -acre of land on the Lagoon area from the Government for the purpose of con strueting a children's playground. The site given is adjoining the fenced por tion known as Edwards' Park, facing Bridge-street. Latterly the Guild of Play, a body interested in encourag ing the formation of playgrounds for the young folk, hearing of the grant given to our Council, offered £100 towards the construction and equip ment of the area, and, in addition, ex pressed its willingness to supply a play leader, which it considered es sential to the proper management and conduct of such an undertaking. .Buoyed with the solid support ten dered by the Guild ofPlay, the Coun eil decided to push on with the pro posal. After consideration, it was felt that the acre given would be in-. adequate for the requirements of such...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 October 1914
MELBOURNE PICU lE THEATREE, -CORNER OF BAY ,& LIARDET STS. OPEN EVERY EVENINC. SUNDAY EVENING, SPECIAL ' PROGRAMME at 8 o'clock. MATINEE Every Saturday at 2.30 p.m. Professional Orchestra This Theatre is Conducted en tirely by UNION LABOR. SPECIAL PRIZES FOR BOYS AND GIRLS at the Matinee To-day, AT 2 30 p.m. Saturday, Monday and Tuesday MYSTERY OF THE THITE CAR UNDER FALSE SUSPICION. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday IN THE DEVIL'S CLAW. To be shown during the week: THE LAST MAN'S CLUB. FIVE COPIES. GET OUT-AND GET UNDER. BABY'S DOLL. BERTIE AT LADIES' COLLEGE. AND A HOST OF OTHERS. Due to Arrive on -Saturday : Lucille Love, series 3. ALSO LATEST WAR PICTURES. The Meuse River, Belgium. Soldiers and Sailors of the Brit ish Empire. Should these films arrive as antiLi pated they will be included in the Programme. Complete Change of Programme, Saturday & Wednesday :Fresh Programme each Sunday Night. PRICES: DRESS CIRCLE - - Is. STALLS - - SIXPENCE. Children Half Price Week ...
GRAHAM STREET METHODIST CHURCH. 'HIGH TEA" PROVES SUCCESSFUL. KINDERGARTEN FUND BENEFITS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 October 1914
GRAHAM STREET IMv.ETHODIST CHURCH. 'HIGHE TEA" PHOVES SUCCESSFUL. KINDERGARTEN FUND BENEFITS. Last Wednesday evening, in the Graham Street Methodist school-hall, a dual function-a "high tea" and a concert recital -took place, and was an unqualified success. The proceeds went to swell the fund being raised for the purpose of build ing a kindergarten school-room, which is very badly needed in connection with the church. The "high tea,' arranged by the comn mittee of the refreshment stall of a fancy faii- to be held in February next, under the able leadership of Miss Harris, com menced at 6.30. and the attendance was excellent, a second sitting being necessary to dispose of the ample supply of good things under which the tables rejoiced. In the interval between the tea and the recital Mrs. B. P. Monkhouse, the church organist, gave ia very enjoyable organ recital. The main item of the evening, the rendering of Marie Corelli's " A Strange Visitation," by Mr. Victor L Trotman, was thorou...
ITEMS OF NEWS. Sand Carter's Misfortune. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 October 1914
ITEMS OF NEWS. Sand Carter's Misfortune. . From noon on the 24th September until 7 a.m. the next day, William Hierbert,; of George-street, Fitzroy, lay beneath his cart at Fishermen':a Bend, with a broken leg, fearing that if the horse movell a wheel would crush his neck. The horse, however, remained quiet. Herbert was cart ing sand from the pits at Fishermen's Bend, but, as Monday was a holiday he was the only man at work in this. spot, which is unfrequented, except during working hours.- Herbert had removed two loads, and was standing on his cart after filling up the third, when a strong gust of wind caused him to ov:ezbalance. As he fell one of liis legs caught in the splashboard of the cart, and for t moment he hung between the board and wheel. Then his leg broke, and he fell under the cart. In this position lie lay, his cries for assistance unheeded, until a man who was plssing noticed his plight. A St. Johh ambulance was sent for, and lie wvas taken to the Melbourne Hospital, ...
INTERESTING ITEMS. EXTRAORDINARY SEED. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 October 1914
INTERESTING LTEMS. EXTRAORDINARY SEED. A. fnrmer who mainly out of curiosity bad. krown a crop of -Iiax hay-. a table ,cloth made out of it. Someo time later he remarked to a lady visitor at di.uner, '"1 grew this tablecloth -myself."' '.Did you really?'' she said, apparently much astonished. "Hlow did vou manage it.'' It was plain from her tone that she had no idea how tablecloths came into cx. istence, so the farmer lowered his voice ~y;steriously as he replied, "'If you'll promise not to tell any one i'll tell you." The lady promised. ''Well,'' proceeded the farmer still in the same inysterious tone, "I planted a napkin."
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 October 1914
GET QUOTATIONS FOR EVERY DESCRIPTION OF TIMBER and BUILDING MATERIAL FROM . , . J. E. EARL, Bay-street, Port Melb. :BEFORE GOING ELSEWHERE. CASH GROCERS, Wine and Spirit Merchants, Are renowned for High-Class Goods at Lowest Possible Prices. OBSERVE THE ADDRESSES AND MAKE A POINT OF CALLING. WE CAN SAVE YOU MONEY. 219 BAY STREET (Telephone 1880). 401 BAY STREET. BRIDGE & ROSS STREETS (Tel. 7490). PORT MELBOURNE. BOUNDARY & -BUCKHURST STS. SOUTH MELBOURNE. [Choice and Fresh Butter and Dairy Produce a Specialty. Something about the Clare Castle Hotel, Corner of GRAHAM and ROSS STREETS, Port Melbourne, FRED. .DALQARNO, Licensee, ABBOTSFORD AND CARLTON ALES. - ES T bi-AfcS o WI1NS, SPIRITS D- CiGARS.: ENGLISH ALE ON DRAUGHT. &igAllcoolc's Standard -Blliard..Table. -OLD AND NEW FRIENDS WELCOMED. L. J. HOLL2 ND. 10208 ent. LICENSED SANITARY PLUMBER & GASFITTER, and Electric Bell Hanger. ALTERATIONS. ADDITIONS AND REPAIRS to Sanitary Work a Speciaty. Jobbing...
THE REMORSELESS METER. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 October 1914
THE REMORSELESS METER. The young couple sprang from the vehicle and hurried up the steps. A iMoment later they pushed open a door and appeared before the startled jus tice . '"Sir," gasped the yo-ung man, "will onu kindly marry us as quick as pos sible?'" "Ah, an elopement," quoth the wise old justice, "Yes, yes. Please hurryl'' "I see," chuckled the old official. M You are pursued-the infuriated par ent is close behind." "Nothiig of the sort," cried the ex asperated youth. "Eh! Then what's the rush?' "I'll tell you! " shouted the young lan, "there;s a taxi-cab waiting for us at the door and we're losing money Tevery minute. " Then the justice got busy.
THESE OLD MEN MADE GOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 October 1914
THESE OLD MEN MADE GOOD. John Wesley, the preacher, lived to be SS years old. .Arnaul,, the theologian and sage, translated Joseplhus in his 80th year.. Dryden, in his 68th year, conm mneneed the translation of the Iliad. Dr. Cary, the founder of missions, acquired many of the dialects of India after he was quite advanced in life. Michael Angelo was still painting his giant can vases at eighty-nine years of age; Titi an, at ninety, painted with the vigor of youth, and kept on painting until lie was ninety-nine. Franklin did not coummence his philosophical liulrsuits iuntil he was fifty. Newton, at eighty-three, worked as hard as he did in middle.life. Verily, it would seeml that theire is now no. ago at which a man-or womlan-m-!ay retire. An old lady was ruining over the cata logue of her ailments to her physician, andl he replied,' i What would you have, madam? ,1 cannot make you young again." "I know that, doctor," she replied, `what I want you to do is help nme grow old a little ...
Successful Competitors. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 October 1914
Successful Competitdrs. The localt Juvenile Temple' s have been snccess.ul in gaining two prizes at the ane11a11 l competitions of the Melbourne Total Abstinence Society. .Leslie Youlnggaining a certificate and handsome silver medal for singing in the section under 12 years, and Alice Martin the second prize of £2/2/ in the Temperance Essay Competitions, open to all school scholars underl15 years of age.
PORT MELBOURNE YACHT CLUB. ANNUAL MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 October 1914
PORT MELBOURNE YACHT CLUB. ANNUAL MEETING. The annual meeting of members of the local Yacht Club took place at the club rooms last Wednesday night, Commodore Conway presid ing over a good attendance. It was unanimously agreed that all members of the Club joining the Expeditionary Forces should retain their rights of membership free dur ing their absence. A resolution was adopted that on and after October Ist the price of billiards played on the club table should be threepence for 5o and sixpence for too up. The committee was instructed to make the necessary arrangements for a smoke night to be held in the iear future. The following officers were elect ed for the ensuing season : Commodore, Mr. E. A. J. Con way. Vice - commodore, Mr. W. Gillett. Rear-commodore, Mr. D. McKenzie. Captain, Mr. A. O. Tubb. Treasurer, Mr. S. M. Read. Secretary, Mr. A. T. Wasley.. As sistant-secretary, Mr. J. N. Cleland. Auditors, Messrs. W. J. Clothier and E. Keast. Delegates to V.Y.R.A., Messrs. W. Gille...
"Rosette's" Mate Drowned. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 October 1914
"Rosette's' Mate -Drowned. Our lagoon is answerable for still another victim. On the morning of the 25th instant, Mr. Johnston, fish erman, noticed a body fldating under the piling support, and on it being conveyed to the landing was identi fied as a man named Robert Johnson, generally known as "Dick." The de ceased had worked as mate on board Mr. Steiniken's ketch, "Rosette," which was berthed close by. It is sup posed that Johnson, who was-between -45 and 50 years of age and very quiet in manner, got into the water when going aboard the night previols, it being rather stormy at the time. Very little is known locally about the de ceased, who, it is stated, regularly received letters from the old country, they being addressed to his care at the Royal Mail Hotel.
Engine Fireman Injured. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 October 1914
Engine Fireman Injured. Just before 5 o'elock on Thursday morning, Mr. Frank Perry, locomotive fireman, who resides at Gralhnm street, met with'an unlfortunate ac cident. Mr. Perry was aboard ma railway locomotive leaving the North Melbourne station bound for Bendigo, and on leaning' out from his place in the engine to locate a signal light was struck oi the hea;d by a swinging door of a truck runningi a il a oppo site direction, caus.ing' an injury to his head. He was admitted to the Melbourie ITospital by Dr. C. A. 'Stewart. find treated.
No-License Movement. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 October 1914
No-License Movement. Open-air meetings will be held in Port Melbourne every evening next week in the interests of the No License Movement, when prominent temperance men have promised to speak, including Messrs. W. H. FiPl layson, M.II.R., C. Berglund, J.P.. G. -ITagley, President M.T.A.S., Harry Smith. the local ministers, Good Tem plars, and others. The first meet ing will be held on Monday evening in the Crichton Reserve. Princes,St., others on Tuesday. vacant land, Gra ham Street; Wedncesday, the la goon, Graham Street; Thursday. Crichton Reserve; and Friday, the lagoon, Bridge Street. Mr. Inarry Smith, who has taken an active part in the Labor movement in thiv State as well as in New Zealand. in his lecture, at the meeting of the Mlutual Help Lodge. kept the audience interested for over an hour on the strbjeet of New Zea land and the Prohibition, proving from evidence gained on the spot the wonderful progress in the material and social conditions and benefits re sulting to the w...
Indecent-Conduct. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 October 1914
Indecent. Conduct. At almost regulalr intervals our police find it necessary to lock up sea-faring men in consequence of their indecent conduct in Beach street, which usually follows exces sive drinking. Another of the class, \inm. Aslhall, 4(i years of age, who sald he was a sea-nman, was present ed before the magistrates on Mon-. day. Constable Quayle related his conduct, in view of unumerous people about. As lie had been locked up since 1 o'clock on the Saturday pre vious lie was discharged. Althotlgh no one desires to retain men of this substance in the State, it seems an easy "get out," after offering insult to a respectable community, to be locked up, sobered, fed, cleaned, and then regain freedom without even paying it fine. \Vhat would happen thcm in other parts of the world for similar conduct it would be interestiung to know.