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YARRAVILLE SCOTCH SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 25 July 1914
YAKRAVXLLE SCOTCH SOCIETY. The attendance at the monthly concert and dance of the Yarravillc Scottish Society fell short of the average, but those who. did attend were treated to a programme that was above the ordinary. The concert was held in the Yarraville Hall last Wednesday evening, but there is some talk of holding future gatherings in . the Cuming _Institute. The commit tee will decide this question at its next business meeting, to be held on the second Tuesday in August. The concert was of a varied character. The.-star performer was "Sylvesto," who gave a fine juggling and conjur ing turn. He mystified the audience with his magic skill. Mr. Robert Spurling gave an exhibition of ball punching, and he introduced with success a good deal of comedy work into his turn. Miss Doris M'Coubrie was in good voice, and she sang with excellent effect, "Sunshine and Rain" and "Two Eyes of Grey." The other performers were Messrs. Gill, W. Muller, and L. Barker, and Bro. Gavin gave a pipe se...
FOOTSCRAY SCOTTISH THISTLE CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 25 July 1914
-FOOTSCRAY SCOTTISH THISTLE CLUB. The Footscray Scottish Thistle Club held another of their monthly concerts, which was most successful, in the Royal Hall on Wednesday, 15th July. There was a large and enthusiastic gathering present. Pre sident .J. Storie and Vice-Presidents. Walker and Falkner and committee were piped to the stage, where Pre sident Bro. .J. Storie was presented with; past president's gold badge "•for''ptiSt,f$wwices as president, and Bro. Falkner, in presenting it to him, hoped he* might be long spared to wear it. A lament was played for two of our members, Bros. Mathison and Smith, who passed away since last meeting, very well by Bro. 31. M'Pherson. The presi dent, Bro. J. Storie, extended a hearty welcome to all present. The programme was then gone through, with -the following artists talcing part :—Miss Ruth Jack danced a Highland fling very well, Miss Blanche Clift sang "Angus M'Don ald" and "Out on the Rocks" very sweetly. Mr. H. M. Russell's songs, "Rowan Tre...
ST. GEORGE'S THEATRE. THE GOLDEN VITANS. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 25 July 1914
ST. GEORGE'S THEATRE. TUB GOLDEN V1TAXK. A specialty turn of great note opens to-night at St. George's Theatre, when the tiolden Vitans. statuesque artists, make their first appearance. They come with high credentials direct from Xew York's leading theatres, in their presenta tion of beautiful and artistic display of living statuary in gold, bronze, depicting with brilliant realism the sculptures and statues of the world's masters, and a remarkable display of physical perfection and muscular con trol. 'The act carries its own mag nificent lighting and effects. A full programme of pictures is included, the leading star being a sensational three-reel drama of Russian secret police methods entitled "The Rlack Spot," and on Honday a splendid moral play, ".Jim the Fireman," anil u two-reel pathetic drama. "His Wife's Child," will be screened, in addition to the usual programme.
GRAND THEATRE. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 25 July 1914
GRAND \ ijcod progranim is liste&lt;\ at the Grand 'Ilieatre for ne> t ivie-, the jiic turea include 'Tess of 'Jr- Storm C'oiiiit-v' a star picture.for Monday, ;s.so '^lic Little Ducliess," 'Will hi- Hands", and "Millions fi r the Defence", and f.>r llmrsday, "ahylock" another ur-at star, "He said lie would Act', "Heirt of a Cliil".", and ".Mistaken Divorce."
SUGAR WORKS EMPLOYES WAGES BOARD DESIRED. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 25 July 1914
SUGAR WORKS EMPLOYES WAGES BOARD DESIRED. An effort is being made by the em ployes of the Colonial Sugar Refin ing Company, Yarraville, to have a wages bonrd determination for the trade, and with this object in view, a mass meeting of all employes at the Yarraville Refinery has been called for Sunday, August 2, at 3 p.m., to consider the advisability of urging the Government to bring in a .wages board for the trade. The speakers will be Messrs. ,1. ITannan, M.II.R., .T. Lemraon, M.L.A., J. IIol loway (president Trades Hall Coun cil), and A. J. Pearce (secretary of the Enginedrivers' Society). All em ployes are urged to attend. Money to I.end on Deeds, Life Policies, Jewellery, Finance, Pianos, Furniture, without removal, or any Personal Security. Advances made for .the purchase of Horses and Vehicles, repayment by weekly in stalments. Furniture bought in in solvent estates. Strictly Private.— W. H. Birch, Cowper-street, Foots cray.—(Advt.)
COUNCIL ELECTIONS BRAYBROOK. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 25 July 1914
COUNCIL ELECTIONS BRAYBROOK. The retiring members of the Bray brook Council in August are :—Cr. G. McKay, railway riding; Cr. G. Cranwell, river riding; Cr. Opie, northern riding; Cr. Hopkins, south ern riding. The following council lors have been appointed returning officers :—Cr. Derham, railway rid ing; Cr. Pennell, river; Cr. Minns, northern; Cr. McLagan, southern.
REGRADING AT FOOTSCRAY. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 1 August 1914
nrcr.radixg at footscray. The Footscray Council, at its meeting 011 .Monday evening, received a letter from Mr. William M a invar ing, of Southey-streat, Sandring ham, directing attention to the sur veying work that was being done in ■ connection with the regrading of the liendigo railway line between Foots cray and West Footscray stations, and stating that the levels were not being taken by a qualified surveyor. Councillor .Johnson moved that the letter be received and the . writer thanked. Councillor M'Ponald said that ho did not think that they should in terfere with the methods of the Rail way department. Councillor Shillaheer—I cannot un derstand a disinterested person writ ing to the Council. Tie is interfering with our engineer's work, and says ; (hat the Railway department does not know its work. The Railway Commissioners always send us a plan. The department has some of the best engineers in Australia, and f am going to protect, it. This re grading has nothing to do with us...
SUNSHINE NEWS SUNSHINE BRANCH A.N.A. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 1 August 1914
i SUNSHINE NEWS SUNSHINE BRANCH A.N.A. The above branch has again en tered a team for the riflo competi tion promoted by the .Metropolitan Committee of the association. The team has fired two matches in con nection with the competition, having met Yarraville at home and .New port at Sunshine. On the first occa sion the result was a win for tlu home team by a small majority, U13 best individual scores for Sunshine being R. Flight 2:1, G. Brown 22. However, against Newport the re sult was reversed. Sunshine winning rather easily, me aggregate scores were—Sunshine 213, ^Newport 1AM. Highest individual scores—11. II. Al ford, 24 (a highly creditable per formance); (». JJrown, 23. In fact, the whole team exhibited excellent form. The branch is' holding a -juchre party and dance in the Me chanics' Institute by way of a sylla bus item on August lOlh. As this "s the first venture of the branch in ^ this class of entertainment, members " are earnestly requested to attend to make it a success...
COUNCIL ELECTIONS SOUTH WARD SEAT. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 1 August 1914
COUNCIL ELECTIONS SOUTH WARD SEAT. The nomination of Cr. Stuart 31. Doll was approved of by the Yarra ville P.Tj.C. on Tuesday as the La bour candidate for the South Ward at the forthcoming municipal elec tions in Footscray. Cr. Bell's was the only nomination. Jlr. O'Brien said that he understood two resi dents of the South Ward had been approached, and asked to stand in opposition to .the Labour candidate, but, they did not seem to have the courage to come alonff. It is not likely that Cr. Bell will be opposed? Up to the present, no candidate has announced himself in opposition to Cr. Drew (North Ward), and Cr. M'Donald (.Middle Ward), who will in all probability bo accorded a walk over. Tho fourth lecture of th3 Univer sity Extension Centre will be held , in tho Baptist School Hall, Paisley street, I'ootscray/ next Thursday Ctli > August, when tho sub^Jj will, tjcJ "Birds of Australia" by Mr-J. .A Leach', ,v , ... ! | 1 i • I I
SEND-OFF TO MISS TOMBLIN. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 1 August 1914
SEND-OFF TO MISS TOMBI,lW. The residents of Queensville, Kings ville, and Clarendon Rstate were en tertained at the Kingsvilla Ilall on Saturday night to a concert and dance, which was held for the pur pose of tendering a send-olT to iliss ,\I innie Tom hi i n. The evening was commenced with dancing, which the residents enjoyed very much. The Cushion Dance was the most enjoy able- dance of the evening. Songs were rendered by singers who were engaged specially for t}ie evening. Then Mr. liavencroft spoke on be half of the I.O.R. I.odge, in which .Miss }[. Tomblin held a very high position. Mr. liavencroft spoke well of Miss Tomblin, and said that she would be presented with the collar which she held at the lodge. (Ap plause.) Miss Tomblin was pre sented with numerous presents from the residents of the estates. The evening was ended happily by every one drinking Die health of "Miss Tomblin and by singing "Auld Lang Syne." In tho ICingsville lia!l last Sunday' the I lev \Y. T. Roach pr...
kINGSVILLE AND QUEENSVILLE ESTATES NEWS PROGRESS ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 1 August 1914
K8NGSVILLE AN J QUEENS- j VILLE ESTATES NEWS( t~M I'KOGKESS ASSOCIATION. A special meeting of the Progress Association was held on Tuesday evening, the president, Mr. Delzoppo, in the chair. The business before the chair was the resignation of Coun cillor I). Kobinson. A letter was read by the secretary informing the association of Cr. Robinson's retire ment. The chairman said he was> very sorry for the retirement from the Council of such a praiseworthy man. Tie believed a more straight forward mnn never sat in the coun cil chamber, his best wishes and de sires being always with the three estates, and any response was never delayed. He would be hard to re place, and lie (the chairman) believed that, if interviewed, Cr. Robinson might reconsider the matter. Mr. Sojithhousc moved a motion that Mr ! Robinson be waited on by a depu tation. This war. carried, and the following gentlemen were appointed delegates to interview Cr. Robinson: —The president (Mr. Tlelzoppo), Mr. •Judd (secr...
STREET CONSTRUCTION. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 1 August 1914
STREET CONSTRUCTION. Mr C- H. Neylon, city surveycr to the Footscray City Council, re I ported at Monday evening's meet ing of the council that he' had pone completely into the question of constructing the unmade streets and rights-of-way in the city, aud estimated the cost as follows:— Public streets—North Ward, £26, 625; Middle Ward, j£l,050; South ..Vard, £11,895; a total of £39,570. Private streets. North Ward .£9,950; rights-of-way North ward. .£24,483. private streets. Middle Ward. v£3,700; private streets South Ward, ^4,670; rights.of way, South Ward, ^19,550; a iota! of ^53,553, or a tota*l for all un made streets and rights-of-way of £93,123 ' After discussion it . was resolved that the surveyor submit a report on the streets and rights-of-way that require immediate -attention.
COULDN'T UNDERSTAND IT. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly News — 1 August 1914
COULDN'T UNDERSTAND IT. Tho author of " Where Threo Empires Meet" tooK some Kaffirs from their de Bolate inland homo in the Himalayan gorges beyond the mountain ranges to the moro civilised south. Like most savages,, they looked with stupid indiffcr encQ at the-marvels about them, and once oiilv were they excited by an in cident which opened their eyes to what they considered a most extraordinary and unnatural state of things. They were descending a road, he said | when one of them chanced to remark that ho was hungry, and the English! " sahib" brought him some food at a] way-sido shop. Tho Kaffir saw the money change hands. "How is.this?" ho inquired, in sur prise. " Do you have to pay for food in Ibis" country?" j - " Certainly." ( " What a country!" cried the man. in amazement Then after pondering awhilo 4io continued, doubtfully, "Sup pose a man had no money in this coun try : he might starve!" " It is quite possible." Tho Kaffir snook with uncontrollable laughter. It was the be...