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Great Men's Eyes. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 28 March 1914
Great Men's Eyes.: It seems that at last genius is discovered not to be allied. to in sanity, but that rather all its ccenl tricities are due to eye ,strain.`: Brain specialists, for instance ? aire asserting that if Cirlyle" ha?d had propierly- adjus e glas.ses iiii: a good electric light: to 5wor5 c 1)y, in= stead of a skylight, over i his desk, and that illumind'- by a . ndonflog much of the tiime; li:e woil :iiot hisave been such a igrinibler and dsispep tic; in .hlct, ee stiiiin ass the cause 0ii hallis ercniiriieitcie?? .;" A11 geniuses :iii w lt ould -harec been op?timistic,; says science now, if -theyl: had only..had i: focal-` glasses Iat the right :tiime.. :'.The same--I n normal eyesighit is. giei : as th??:e cause :of many?: tragicc-. paiintiiigs That famiious artist, ?I'nirnera iiiild never have liaintcd -t lislae .shii p in a storm, but.w aoll riatier bait?e depicted the penccfii :'?:ihdscapes that" so miuany artistp.anti-- hen their eyes ar;e proiperl, fitted ;with gl...
Hornby Street in 1854. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 28 March 1914
Hornby. Street in 1854. "'iornby-street in1854"-- is the sub ject of an oil painting by r. Mr. Mar chant, an old - Prahliran pione- r resi dent, intended to - lie purchased and presented to theWiffdsor State school, and the funds accruing from the effort are to be givel as purchase money to the- paint?ir To attain this end, for many` months :past a committee of gentlemiehlias been' trying to rcllect funds. The Hlon. Donald Mackinnon, Mrs. ..S:.:T. Staughton, Hon. Agar Wynne,:-; Mlr.i:. Gec Fairbairn, Miss Davis anld olficers of the Education Depaitmenit have forwarded cheques in .aid of the ove: ement. On-: Thuisday?. a picture night was held at? the: Garnett Theatre to sup plemenit tlihe funld. The sale of tickets, howveieri, by the scholars -vas not as: good: as- anticipated, but the committee are: not' disheartened, and may possibly- have'. another picture night like. the one otf' Thursday, in which it is lhoped they will be more fortunate. Wit: reigard to0 the' enter tainment it...
Horse Racing in Australia. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 28 March 1914
Horse Racing in Australia. __ -,-- -, Devotion to horseracing would not, by some people, he consider ed a good advertisement for a young nation. Australians are very fond of horseflesh of all descriptions, and they patronise the racecoulrse to a greater extent thai the residents of any other country. It is remiark Sable. that the various racin,:g eluhs oiIf. strilia 1pay' :??a ii- £6022,000i ? an iii .'5, ii pri'e ?ýiii-oiiev ,his eb.igerulir .i:s13'000-the?totail :iohthri t oinuld ou cl7eh-:il d e i Iythe race;sof rli sreat lirita yi and :Ireainds.. incl hihn one t0 oiien for riiies idcr 'tiiiiiii liii it stiiritsto hi rii n eed i e i ony ster, schiers 'ro seiit=.-?- , ,hi.h" i cii. . o-eil i5 all oie of the mCoimons'ealth's big rural '_assets:-'- hose ;who think that a stronii dispii sition to horse-racing does; not go with thrift should turn to the statistics which show the re cords of iAustralia's savings banks, iwhere they will dliscover that the averige ,Australian spends by n...
PRAHRAN COURT. Monday, March 23. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 28 March 1914
PRAkRANI COURT. Monday, March 23. Before Messrs. Mackinnon (chair man), Curwen-Walker, Bangs, and Captain Russell, J's.P. MOTOR TRAFFIC. Walter Dobson, chauffeur to Mr. F. W. Fairbairn, of Toorak-road, South Yarra, was charged with having driven a motor car at a speed dan gerous to the public in Toorak-road, South Yarra, on February 10. Constables Fitzgerald and Burke testified that defendant drove a dis tance of 300 6 yads, bet ween Darling street and Te'rry's buitcier shop, in 30 seconds, beinig: atthe. rat'e o 30 miles an hour .:'::: ; In a leteri to tlhe codiii, iMr. Fair bairnii stated' itn oll'ence. liad been commnitted he ?ias -respoisible, as he told defendantiito drivedifaster, as he (Mr. Fairbaiin) ~)wanted to catch a train. * A fine of £2 -ias simposed. TWO PA iRiS .^OF BOOTS. Herbert :Softly:; and William Gow were charged \;ith' the larceny of two pairs boots, value £1, the property of George- Richardson,i of .Williams-road, Toorak. George Richardson, bootmaker, said tha...
What Do You Want? [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 28 March 1914
What Do You Want? Do you want a crown ? Oh! take the one Which Jesus wore for you; That crown of thorns Which His own blood With crimson did bedew. Do you want a throne? SOh! choose the cross Where Jesus died in pain, For all the world is only dross If you this throne may gain. Do you want a home ? Fly to His heart And find true shelter there. For He alone can rest impart, As Calvary you share. Do you want a life? First seek in death The right to win your claim He bought it with His latest breath Then take it in His name. CHATTERTON Dix.
The Devil's Prize Tool. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 28 March 1914
The Devil's Prize Tool. The Germans have an old story that the devil once determined to sell his tools. o he took an in voice of them and set his .price upon each one. There was hate, distrust., malice, theft, murder, l,st-all fearful acd awesome tools, ag?icst ''i lilc' lii inanity has fought " siccec: "in': driven frocc the 'garde' ''' " live crushed the i ed the cind ili; mi.ha e .'cclsr??i row an I , desai', thri oi i'iot t.in' world:.. Then atw-last ie' took.'uiccsc'cW'Ofl"' etool t''h isc W" a litc - c .i-wccgi" shcped clliii tr licue deile''lcc cci iii cm `ri itli' fncdncess: o n it toolg those san co cihi2h c liic I clo 3' dcci hs ou it' "iiir a ' l yccl " 'l lc 'hii l' 'akedhighly. 'for this n iettool Chlicscic nientL... Tfiere: isp io :t6i1 7 l+?.it?k'' uorninall -the rest,?" "rietd aid g his icthe st'; ie cis;?- he uthey know .thic are u1 i'igai.st:,? iand they hatel others All the cithe 'thi'?s aie terrioc isccess to' - i 'li'c' "i hm; l g Lha~t he nfiust ..have-ihis -si...
Mr. R. C. M. STRACHAN (Recorded by the Dental Board of Victoria).) [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 28 March 1914
r. R. C. M. STRA HA N(Recorded by the DentalBoard Delivered the following address to a well-attended meeting of his supporters and friends at the Com mittee Rooms, Toorak lRoadd,. on Monday evening, when it .ws dlecided thjatonaccount of tlh belated S hour- in which lthe . candidates entered into the contest, time . would?liot: permit .of a' publ ic meet ing being hiield';; and ithat:th- icsamei' be prilted and published fd fo thwlithli ,:di i be' placed in the hands of the 'iateDparyers, 7ith ' the l hpe thlt the saiiie will be perused, to the advaitagae -of .one'and all concerned. SMr. F- Woodvaird vas voted:to thle chair. He Sin a.few IV well-clisei woids initriodu ced the Candi date,: and tiusted .tlihey wold :- all-'ork haird and S earliestly. to sccure -liis-reiturni?i : -The Cnididate;- ii thei couiseof lis emiarks said: In steppiing- into fthea:iria?f munr icipal politics : -for the seconid:time;..and followinmg so closely upon I Sthe other, onc: has -t6: conifess to the fac...
PRAHRAN CLUB CRITICISED. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 28 March 1914
PRAHRAN CLUB CRITICISED..: What is the matter'with "'Rover?" Such is thei noni-de-plume of a -writer in a local- print over biowling. news. "Rover" seems to have a grievance against Pralrani Bowling Club. ::In a recent issue "Rover" broke forth sbnioething after this style: "Prlrali i.ill haved to improve matters: considerably, for this is the worst season tlhe have levei had .in every, respect, -and under the. present management success cannot. be-looked for. .Poor .'Rover -:I.; wish I knew his real name. .However, put ting aside for the Inonce the unfortua nate want.'of success "hich has at-' tended the efforts :of the 'Prahran Club this season why doesn't "Rover" give some idea :as to w-liere tohe club's management is at fault -It's the easiest thing in: tiie: oid to throw mud. but it: doesn 't- lw ays stick, as "Rover," if he las reached the'age f maturity, ought- to know. Personiallyi I know of no want: o managementt in the Prahran: Club, which is likely. to militate against it...
Music Loving Residents of Prahran. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 28 March 1914
Music Loving Residents of Prahran. A correspondent signing himself" "Practical Help" has sent us a lengthy letter under the above heading, in which he advocates the cause or the Prahran Cityl EPnld . or years (says "Practical Help"j the Pabrahn Band, under a good master, has struggled, hard; but it has forged ahead and. reached its zenith as a champion band. The band has always been at: the beck and call of the Mayor, councillors, and citizens foriill cliaritable- purposes, and has always-been looked to first to render :assistance.: What: right; says our correspondeint : iias'anyone. to claiim the services of. the . baid for itthing? The band has a right to be. paid: for; its -services.?: Could any body: of ladiesaind gentlen ,ebe men tioned, who gave :theirn services night afteri night- throughout thle year, as the bandsmen: have?: The bandsimen have. to, pay, for _their. instrminents;-, tuition, iiusic; uniforms, rent for prac tice room and fa-res ..The band should stop aiid. say,...
Pride of the Yarra Tent, No. [?]27, I.O.R. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 28 March 1914
Pride of the Yarra 'ient, No. A27, L.O.k. At a recent meeting or. the Pride of the Yarra Tent a number of the mem bers of the Wesley Guild, meeting in the city, came over to South Yarra to have some games with the local tent, and were successful in a very evenly contested game of bowls, beating South Yarra by one point. On Tuesday evening, a departure from the ordinary meeting of South Yarra Tent was made, when the large hall was engaged, and invitations ex-. tended to Port Melbourne and Prin cess May Tents to be present at a social evening. The invitations were accepted by the tents named, and an exceedingly enjoyable evening was spent. A short programme of dances was gone through, interspersed with parlor games for those who were not equal to the "light fantastie," and all present seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves. The committee who were in charge of affairs left no stone un turned to make everyone present happy. During the evening Bro. Albert Dean was presented with a framed ...
Library Association of Victoria. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 28 March 1914
Library Association of Victoria. A number of representatives of the Association visited the Public Library, Melbourne, on Tuesday evening. The visitors were met by Mr E. La Touche Armstrong, the Chief Librarian, and escorted over the building. The various items of interest were explained, and the members were delighted with the Library and its equipments. Mr Armstrong .estimates that the present building is capable of accom modating all the accessions for the next 50 years. The newspaper room is a most important part of the Library service, containing as it does every newspaper publishel in Vic toria, together with many others. The wonderful dome was admired, and opportunity was taken to view Melbourne from the ramparts ad joining. Before dispersing the thanks of the visitors were expressed to Mr Armstrong for his kindness by Cr R. T. Barbour (Mayor of Hawthorn), and Mr A. E. McMicken (hon. sec retary of the Library Association). Amongst the visitors present were Cr V. P. Nolan (Haw...
Mr John Turner Resigns Position of Returning Officer. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 28 March 1914
Mr John Turner Resigns Position of Returning Officer. Mr John Turner, who for the past 24 years has occupied the position of Returning Officer for the electoral district of rantran, has resigued, and the -Gtvernor-in-Council has accepted the resignation. Mr. J. Molloy, Chief Electo al Officer, in an official note to Mr Turner on the subject, says--'. I have at the same time to convey to you the thanks of the Government for the very valu able services rendered by you as Returning Officer for the past 24 years.' -Mr Turner should eertainly feel oroud- 'at the high compliment that has been paid him on his re tirement from office. The duties which he has so faithfully performed for sudh an extended period have been such as to demand knowledge, judgment, ability, tact, patience, perseverance, and many other neces sary attributes that are only possessed by a certain per centage of-men in any community. At the many elections Mr: Turner -has pre sided over, candidates, sub-officers and elec...
Milk Supervision. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 28 March 1914
Milk Supervision. Before Mr Read Murphy, P.M., Mr Wallis, and Captain Russell, J.'sP.. at Prahran Court on Thurs day, W. G. Anderson, of Cranburne, was charged with having despatched milk to Hawksburn in a can that was not in such a state of repair as to prevent leakage. There was also a second charge. of not having the can properly libelled with the: name of the producer of the milk-. Inspector Mellis gave evidence for the prosecution: The defence wasithat the cani must have beeii daiamated in transit, and the label must have bern.lost. On each chlare 1a : fine of 20/- was imnposed, with 10/E coats orn the first charge. Alexander Cunningham: was charged with.keeping a dairy, within a prohibited area -in -the .city of Prahran. Defeiidant's place is by the Yarra, near the railway- bridge, and it was alleged against him that betweez, De c 7 and 15 he milked cows ann sold the milk. It was alleged that he had five cows. James Eggleston, James .MeFad zean, add Burnard Matthews, dairy sup...
Municipal Election. SOUTH YARRA WARD VACANCY. CANDIDATES : MR GEO. N. HEYWARD, J.P. MR ROBERT CALDER MILLER STRACHAN. Polling Day—Tuesday Next. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 28 March 1914
SMunicipal Election. SOUTH YARRA WARD VACANCY. CANDIDATES: MR GEO. N. HEYWARD, J.P. MR ROBERT CALDER MILLER STRACHAN. Polling Day-Tuesday Next. Election for the South Yarra ward vacancy in the Prahran City Council on Tuesday next Names of candidates given above. Some people are confounding Candidate G. N. Hsyward's name with that of Cr H. C. Heyward.. Now, it should: be known that there are -two distinct personages with the same surname, whilst there is no relationship, family or other wise, between the two. Candidate G. N. Heyward is a Justice of the Peace, and has sat on the Prabran Thursdays' bench for some time past. Mr Strachan is the gentleman who fought Cr Morris for the Windsor ward seat at the last election. And it was a good fight, too. A pretty good contest is antici pated in .South...Yarra on Tuesday next.. Neither side apoear' to be throwing away many chances. Polling booths are conveniently situated throughout the ward. Soon after the contest started an Argo street rat...
An Unnamed Street. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 28 March 1914
An Unnamed Street. From Upper to Lower Esplanade. By the erection of Luna Park and the Palais de Danse, a new street has been formed from the St. Kilda Esplanade towards the sea shore. Whether it is because the street in question has not yet been given a name, or whether it is because some people refuse to recognise it as a street at all, the fact remains that several motorists have been.charged before the local Court with driving on the wrong side in the unnamed street without justifiable cause. As already indicated, the new street runs between Luna Park and the Palais de Danse. It hasn'i a name. sad therefore stands a chance of having no lawful visible means of support! It is a vagrant amongst streets, and it is therefore up to the St, Kilda Council to do a kindly act by giving it a name at the earliest oportunrty. A splendid chance is hee given for one of the city fathers ! have his name immortalised by iaving the street named after him. his an honor that anyone should covet. In ...
Two Stubborn Councils. Meet Same Night. Neither Will Give Way. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 28 March 1914
Two Stubborn Councils. Meet Same Night. Neither Will Give Way. It has come about that the St. Kilda and Prahran Councils now meet on the same evenings every fortnight. Formerly they used to meet alternately on Monday ever angs. To local newspapers and their representatives this clashing of the Prahran and St. Kilda councils by meeting on the same evening is a source of inconvenience and expense, not to mention annoyance. Each council, in view of the coming Easter holidays, and through its chief executive officer, has been asked to return to the usual system of meet ing alternately, but the reply has come back point blank, sharp, and with sledge hammer force, " NO !" How those two councils do seem to love one another! Talk about amal gamation ! Ugh ! They are like stubborn school children, and sooner than "kiss and make it up" they would be more inclined, in their present moods, to turn on their heels and walk to the opposite and extreme ends of the earth! Each Council claims that it...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 28 March 1914
"LINSEED COMPOUND" Trade Mark of Kay's Compound Essence of Linseed for coughs and colds. The Chronicle Printing Works Artistic Print;ng at Cheapest Rates. Orator (passionately)-From the day I was 12 1 earned my own living. I made myself. A voice-Well, yon made a mis take. A knitting machine is for sale at 41 Westbury street, St. Kilda East.
Letter Pillar. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 28 March 1914
Letter Pillar. At its last meeting the St. Kilda council received a communication from the Postmaster-General's De partment, stating that it had been found that the letter pillar box which was affixed to a telephone pole at the intersection of Chapel street and Pandenong road was not large enough to meet requirements, and it had therefore been decided to substi tute a larger one at or near the corner of the streets named.