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TOWN COUNCIL. Annual Tenders. Rates Paid Up. General Matters. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 3 October 1914
TOWN COUNCIL. Annual Tenders. Rates Paid Up. General Matters. The ordinary fortnightly meeting of the Town Council was held in the Council Chamber on Tuesday evening. The Mayor (Cr. T. Smith) and Crs. Page, Tucker, Crichton, Howe, Sin clair, and Walter were present. TENDERS HIGH. The annual tenders for the Coun cil's requirements for the ensuing year were Qpeiied. Those for the sup ply of 5,000 cubic yards of spalls, filling and carting metal, and the sup ply of brooms showed a considerable increase on the previous year. It was decided to invite fresh tenders. The metal requirements for Williams town road. 1,500 yards, quoted at 3/S per yard, Messrs. F. Bridges (500 yards), and Win. Edwards, 1,000 yards, were accepted subject to the approval of the Williamstown Coun cil. For screenings, toppings, and dust. the tender of Mr. Adams at 7/-. /7-, and 6/-. respectively, was ac cepted, as was the tender of Mr. Chavesse for the supply of horses and drays. The only tender for attention to t...
OUR BOWLING GREEN. OPENING DAY CELEBRATIONS. FINE WEATHER FAVORS. EX-TREASURER RECOGNISED [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 October 1914
OUR BOWLING GREEN. OPENING DAY CELEBRA TIONS. FINE WEATHER FAVORS. EX-TREASURER RECOGNISED The opening day celebration con nected with the Port Melbourne Bowling Green has long been the the town, a position so retained to-day. The attendance at the open ing on - Saturday was somewhat smaller than has been the case dur ing past years, this probably being due to the fact that district clubs seem to have set aside the practice of extending invitations. The warm sunshine of Saturday was welcome, and brightened up the surroundings. Mrs. E. F. Russell, wife of the re-elected President of the club, received and welcomed guests on entering' the reserve, and the. many acquaintances, annual though some may be, were quickly in dulging in the pleasantries associated with the day. Alletti'a stribg band; on the lawn in the distapce, played selections of good music, which added pleasure and gaiety to the scene, whilst" small tables laden with dainty refreshments and cups and saucers gave promise o...
A.W.A. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 October 1914
A.W.A. The local branch of the A.W.A held their usual fortnightly meeting on Sept. 3otb, Miss Hodges presiding. One proposition for membership was received. During the evening Mesesrs. Spain and Dillon gave an interesting displsy of Ju Jitsu, and they also gave an exhibition of catch-as.can against Ju Jitsu. Amongst those present were members of the Albert Park A.W.A. and local A.N.A. The next branch meeting takes place on Wednesday evening. "What's the matter, dear? Your hair is standing on end." "I put it up in curl papers last night, and the newspaper I used was filled with horriible crimes.? -
GOOD TEMPLARS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 October 1914
" GOOD TEMPLARS. : The Mutual Help Lodge has been conducting a series of open-air meet " ngs every evening this week, when . stirring temperance addresses have been given from an improvised plat form in different paris of the town by prominent speakers, local ministers, and others. The usual meeting of the lodge was held on Tuesday at the close of &lt;..the open-air meeting; when two new ..members were initiated and a reso ;l:u: ution carried cd'gratulating th" SMinister of Defence, Senator Pearce, for his decision to close the wet can teen at the camp of the expeditionary forces. Speaking at the open-air meeting on Wednesday, Mr. J. H. Fosten pointed out that the money spent in drink in Victoria each year would build 0o,ooo working men's homes at an average cost of £5oo00 each, and that the problem of homes for the people would soon be solved if the money were diverted from the liquor traffic to the building industry. - Other speakers forcibly presented arguments to show th...
ELECTRIC SPARKS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 October 1914
ELECTRIC SPARKS. ;'" The bowling season opens to-day, when Ports first penant players will :meet on the Prahran green, just : behind the Big Store. SThe annual meeting of the local :':Ladies' Sea Bathing Club will be held in the Temperance Hall on Thursday, October 22nd. Male Swimming Club members are invited to give a hand this after noon in the erection of a diving stand. A good muster is looked for. The Rev. R. S. Joyce has returned from Sydney, where he has been :enjoying a well-earned holiday. The reverend gentleman sayshe feels a new man. G. St. John and F. Wilmot saved the situation at Brighton last Satur day by scoring 131 runs between them. Previous totheir stand three wickets had fallen for xo runs. Mrs. Louisa Caton, of Alfred street, suddenly became ill whilst travelling in the Port Melbourne train last week, and expired shortly after, at the residence of Mrs. Forbes, of Ross street. whither she was t.kt~en.-. The anxiety experienced by metropolitan dailies in regard to ...
HE GOT IT DONE. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 October 1914
HE GOT IT DONE. A gentleman at the theatre sits be hind a lady who wears a very big hat. "Exeuse me, madam, but unless you re move that hat I can see absolutely no thing." Lady ignores him. "Ex cuse me, madam, but unless you remove your bat something unpleasant will happen." Lady ignores him again. Gentleman puts on his own hat. Loud cries from the audience: "Take off that hat! Take off that hat!" Lady thinks they mean her hat, and removes it. "Thank you, madam." A certain John Simmons had been a twenty years' abstainer, but fell from the ways of grace and worshipped the vinous god with all the fervour of a convert. Feeling the need of recupera tion, he sent his boy to an adjacent public house for a bottle of whisky. "'But," cried the proprietor, "who's it for?" ''For my father," said the boy. "Nonsense, your father is a to tal abstainer, and has been to my know ledge for. longer years than you've lived." "\Well, at all events, he sent me for it." "'What does he want it for?'' "'To ...
PATRIOTIC FUND. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 October 1914
PATRIOTIC FUND. A grand Cinderella dance will take place to-night (Saturday) in the town hall, in aid of the local patriotic fund. The dance is under the patronage of Members ofParlia ment and Councillors. Double tickets are 4/6, and single tickets 2/6. Mr. Gee. Dickson is givitng a grand empire display on Monday evening, November a6th. Tickets are x/ and 6d. each. The result of the jumble fair, con. dtcted fpr three nights in the supper roomn, amounted tod[ao I6S/. The second consignment of apparel made up by local workers is now ready for despatch to head quarters. This consists of 50 flannel hospital shirts. Donations received: - Mrs. Leffler (Essendon), xo/-; Mr. J. Bown, 2/6; Miss McDougall, 2/4; Master McDougall, i/2.
MRS. RENDALL ENTERTAINED. CHUCH WORKER FOR 57 YEARS. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 October 1914
MRS. RENDALL ENTER TAINED. CHUCH WORKER FOR 57 YEARS. A very enjoyable evening was spent by fiiends and members *of Holy Trinity last Thursdhy. The evening was tendered to Mrs. Rendall, who for 57 years has been connected with the church, b'eing one of its most ardent workers and sup porters. Mr. McKie, vicar, presided, and in a happy little speech wel comed all who were present, touching on the object of their presence there, ind also congratulating the guest'of the evening on the long and useful life spent in the service of God and church. Mr. G. Tuff, an active member of the church for i5 years, supplemented. the remarks made by the reverend gentleman. Mrs. Rendall, whether their affairs were prosperous or other wise, always devoted her time to one object, and that was to help the church all she could. Even now she had an object in hand which, if he was not premature in speaking, was to perpetuate the memory of our pre vious vicar, the Rev. H. S. Hollow. (Applause). When Mrs. Ren...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 October 1914
PORT T' EA~ TRTE, 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 LUCILLE LOVE -eries 4. 2,000 FEET. Terror of the Air. 2,300 FEET. WAR PICTURES. Warwick Chronicle. (War Scenic). Europe at War. SWednesday, Thursday and Friday First Law of Nature. 2,190 FEET. STo be shown during Sthe week: THE OPAL'S CURSE, SECOND WIFE. LOVE ROUTE via PIT MAN'S. SAMMY ENJOYS HIM SELF. BIDONI BASHFUL. BERTIE IN SEARCH OF A JOB. WINKY'S INSURANCE POLICY. Complete Change of Programme, - Saturday & Wednesday Fresh Programme each Sunday Night. PRICES: DRESS CIRCLE - - ls. STALLS - - SIXPENCE. Children Half Price Week Nights and Matinees. Saturday Nights Excepted . AT R ~s"·"AS 'AUA iHEALTH AD STRENOTH go together. Strength is impossibl...
CRICKETERS' SOCIAL. PRIZES PRESENTED. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 October 1914
°CRICKETERS' SOCIAL. - PRIZES PRESENTED. A fairly large company, represent ing the committee and others who recently assisted in the conduct of the cricket club's bazaar, met at the Town Hall on Thursday evening for the purpose of enjoying a few hours together, and in commemoration of the successful termination of their combined efforts. lhe Mayor (Cr. Thos. Smith) and Cr. Sinclair were amongst the gathering, which in cluded the president (Mr. Testro), secretary (Mr. Murdoch) and treasurer (Mr. Morrice), and members of the cricket club's committee. The major portion of the evening was occupied iu dancing, and refresh ments were served. Opportunity was taken to present the cricketers with trophies won dur ing the season, Mr. Testro handing them over with encouraging remarks, The recipients were: FIRST ELEVEN. Batting-highest individual score -Mr. H. Brereton. Bowling--Mr. S. Anderson, SECOND ELEVEN. Batting-c~ntury-Mt. H, Mos ,. Bowling--Mr. J. Tate. Special prize-Mr. E. Hobson. - Sp...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 October 1914
In Memzorism. MULHALL.-In loving memory of my dearly beloved and only son Jimmy, who departed this life tit Port bMelbourne, 9tn October, 1911; also my dear sister Nell, who passed away 29th November, 1909; also my dear sister Jessie, who died 14th November, 1912. Sadly missed. Just three years have passed, dear Jim, I often miss your dear, sweet face, But you have left me to remember None on earth can fill your place. I have lost my soul's companion A life linked with my own; a Day by day-I miss your footsteps, As I wander all alone. You are always in my thoughts, dear Jim, It is sweet to speak your name; In life I loved you very dear, In death I do the same. No one knew how hard the parting, Or what the farewelil cost; But God and His holy angels Have gained what I have lost. -Inserted by his sorrowing mother, Jennie Ccrnigo, 130 Nott Street, Port Melbourne. "" Ihe Jtandard." "To fight with its might In the cause of Right, Is the duty of the. Press " ADVANCE PoRT MEILBOURNE. SATUR...
PEOPLE ARE SAYING: [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 October 1914
PEOPLE ARE SAYING: That some honorary justices in the Port are over lenient when deal ing with drunks and disorderlies. That the record sheet is dotted with discharges of recent dates. That irrespective of previous re cords the pitching of a yarn or shed-. ding of a tear scores a discharge every time. That theirs is the best way to en courage unsightly street scenes to shdck the.hnorals of those who have done rigot, and are teaching others to do likewise. That with some surburban magis trates. a Sunday drunk and disorderly is always worth a [a. That one of a trio discharged last Saturday morning was the subject of a violent scene, in which bottles and their contents were thrown. That unless a change in magis trates or their methods of dealing with a certain class is made, and that quickly, the Port will recede to the tame of a8 or g19 years ago, when intoxicated pushes ruled. That the bowling green's opeuing was again a success. That old time mayors felt proud of the opportunity the...
ITEMS OF NEWS. Board and Lodging Unpaid. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 October 1914
ITEMS OF NEWS. Board and Lodging Unpaid. Elizabeth Mlercott summoned Frank Young at the Port rIelbourne court on Monday for failing to pay to her the sum of [3 12/-, due for board and lodging. Mrs. Mercott slid defendant contracted for 30/1 per week for himself and two child ren. Defendant did not appear. The clerk-of courts said the summonis was served on Young at Dandenong. An order for '3 12/-, in defauit dis tress, with 5/- costs, was made.
THE SHORT ROAD. WILLIAMSTOWN COUNCILLOR'S OPINION. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 October 1914
THE SHORT ROAD. W IAMSTOWN COUNCIL . LOR'S OPINION. A discussion arose at the Williams town Council meeting last week over tenders for the supply of metal required for the Williamstown short road, which connects Port Melbourne with Williamstown, via the punt over the Yarra. This road is main tained by the Councils conjointly at an expense of about £600 per annum. The metal required, 1,500oo cubic yards, is tendered for by Port Melbourne, but before being accepted it is customary to submit the tender to Williamstown for confirmation. This was done at their last Council meeting, when Cr. Neal took ex ception to the amount being expended on the road, maintaining that it was all to the advantage of Port Mel bourne. He asserted that Port Melbourne drew [looo per annum ·from the -sand area, through which the roadwas constructed, and that it derived a great deal of profit through being .able to have its spalls con .veyed-from -Yarraville cheaply. Cr. pNeal ?bjecttd to such an arhodtint o m...
Stevedores Protest. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 October 1914
Stevedores Protest. A meeting of protest against the attitude adopted by the British rr.embers of the Victorian Stevedores Association towards their naturalised German brotherhood was held in the club rooms, Bay street, on Sunday morning. There was a large number of stevedores present. Since the resolution carried by the British members not to work with Germans or under German foremen, the latter have been debarred from following their usual occupation, consequently they presenatted a petition protesting against the stand taken against them, and requested a special meeting to consider the petition. Shortly after proceedings opened a British mem ber asked that the signatures to the petition be read aloud. It was then found that the petition could not be located, and the meeting was de clared informal.
INTERESTING ITEMS. WONDERFUL WOODCRAFT. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 October 1914
INTERESTING ITEM1S. WONDERFUL WOODCRAFT. During some ,army manoeuvres two officers of'ih ;·hoyal ar?illery were dis puting abouthd cl assification of a trne. One said it was a birch tree and the other an oak tree. They could not agree, so they called a gunner who was sitting near by and asked him if he could tell them what kind of tree it was. The gunner looked up and down the tree, walked all around it, drew his sword and began cutting it. The offi cers asked him what he meant by thia behaviour, when he looked up at them and answered; "I am trying to discover what kind of tree it is." Inspecting the gash he had made, with the air of a sage the gunner at length delivered his long expected ver diet: "'It's a wooden one, sirs!" Past stall after stall went the rich merchant, followed by a footman in smart livery. It was the annual vil lage bazaar. "Ah, Mr. Fitzbrendon," said a really sweet and charming lady at one of the stalls, "and what are you going to buy? Dear old auntie and I are...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 October 1914
GET QUOTATIONS FOR EVERY DESCRIPTION OF TIMBER and BUILDING MATERIAL FROM . . J. E. EARL, Bay-street, Port Blelb. :BEFORE GOING ELSEWHERE. SCASH GROCERS, - Wined 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 & BUCKIIURST STS. S SOUTH MELBOURNE. IChoice and Fresh Butter and Dairy Produce a Specialty. Something about the Clare Castle Hotel, Corner of GRAHAM and ROSS STREETS, Port Melbourne, Mrs Fred. DALO(IARNO, Licensee, ABBOTSFORD AND CARLTON ALES. BEST BRANDS oF WINES, SPIRITS AND CIGARS ENGLISH ALE ON DRAUGHT. ~agAllcok's Standard Billiard Table. --OLD AND NEW FRIENDS WELCOMED. L. J. I-OLLA ND. 102o°ent. LICENSED SANITARY PLUMBER & GASFITTER, Sand Electric Bell Hanger. ALTERATIONS. ADLITIONS AND REPAIRS to Sanitary Work a Speciaty. Jobbing...
THE NEW SURGERY. [Newspaper Article] — Port Melbourne Standard — 10 October 1914
THE NEW SURGERY. Oh, hot says Mike Maloney, as he comes out from the place Where they tinker up the organs of the "sub" and human race: I've got two legs as good as those i had whon I was born, And.inside organs.almost new-my old were quife well worn. They'd been in ice-cold storage for nigh .on thirty days, (Those doctors do for certain have Ssome mighty funny waysl) They tell me that my stomach was a German Jew's when new, And my liver the possession of a mapn -who wore a queue. A chorus girl's had been the heart for ever more to beat Within my manly bosom, above mi sober feet. And in place of floating kidneys, J have anchored hard and fast, A - pair which an old lady had found useful in the past. I am all equipped for living. - (I for got to say, my leg Was taken from a drunken fool whoe, business was to beg.) - And so--T'm starting fresh to make m. way among the crowd, And win a reputation of which I may Sbe proud; What's thist This leg is taking me of all thingsl-to a door, And...