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HOARD OF A RECLUSE. Who Was John O'Neill? No Claim to Kinship. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 23 May 1914
HOARD OF A RECLUSE*. Who Was John O'Neill? No Claim to Kinship. Bowed; dirty, and decrepit. and in '?i'riably carrying a sack across his shoulder, an old man passed along the streets of Port Melbourne, for a little over a year. Whence he came, or what his object in life, was a sub ject upon which nobody was con cerned. Nobody seemed to know his name, and of a verity nobody cared. But lie was believed to be far from the region of want, and the few who took cognisance of his existence at all curtly dismissed him from their minds with the contemptuous epithet of miser. For two consecutive Mon days he failed to call at Mr. Chap man's agency in Bay-street, and p:iy the customary. week's rent in advance and his non-appear ance gave rise to curiosity that even tually:resulted in an investigation, the outcome of 'rhich was that his life less bodj was 0ound one day last week lying across a box in a little back room of a tenement he had oc cupied in 'a riglht-of-way known as Michic Place. The...
ST. JOSEPHSITES' BALL. Change of Venue. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 23 May 1914
ST. JOSEPHSITES' BALL: -~---,. Change of Venue. Contrary to the usual custom, the annual ball in connection with St. Joseph's, congregation will be held in the Parish Hall this year. A strong committee has been formed and ar rangements are well in hand. The hall has been thoroughly renovated; new.l fooring has been put. down and a skilful eye has been bestowed upon the decorations; while ladies and gent.'s dressing-rooms have been built. The ball will take place on July 15. and tickets are now avail able of any of the joint honorary secretaries, viz., Miss Ward, Mr. and Miss Quinlivan.
Presbyterian. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 23 May 1914
Presbyterian. To-morrow forenoon there will be a .Church Parade of members of the Niva i'and Military forces, under the command- of Captain Richardson, R.A.N., Colonel Wanless and Captain Derrick respectively, when the : Rev. J. D. Landels, Presbyterian Chaplain; R.A.N.R.. will prench oin the subject of "The Ideal of an Empire."' In the evening the subject: will he based upon ;a gieat picture "Votiin Deo Ignoto " a. disputed Kingslip. The services of Sabbath next, May 31.. will be the last in the church till the :1renovaitions are completed.
QUARTER-MASTER ASSAULTED. Seaman Takes Port In Port. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 23 May 1914
QUARTER-MASTER ASSAULTED. Seaman Takes Port In Port. Henry Allunr, quarter-master on the steamer M[iltiaes,- appeared at the Port MelbourneTCourt on Saturday, still 'bearing evidence of the ill-treatment to which he wap subjected when attacked by a man as he was returning to his vessel on Thursday night. Defendant was a seaman named Walter Hall. Allum said that just as he got to the landing stage. of the railway pier he was felled by a blow from the rear, and Hall got on top of him, and put his hands on his watch. Witness said, "All right; I know you." Hall said, "Oh, it's you, quarter-master, is it?" and put his watch back. Witness then said that he would have him arrested, and Hall said. "'All right, quarter-master,,, I'll murder you," and again set on to him. Mr.,Testro, J.P. (chairman): How did he set on to, you? Did he strike you? Witness:: He struck me and kicked me and fille?l lvy-mouthh and ears with sand. Constable Synnot said that he and Constable Brown visited the Miltiad...
POOR WATER PRESSURE. Alarming Outlook in Case of Fire. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 23 May 1914
POOR WATER PRESSURE. Alarming Outlook in Case of Fire. Some discussion took place at the mheeting of the Town Council on Tues day evening in connection with a let ter from the Metropolitan Board of Works,, in which it was suggested that a better result would be obtained by replacing the existing :-in. main in Graham-street, from P'rinces-street to Clark-street, by one of 4-in. in diameter. Councillor Sinclair characterised it as a most unsatisfactory sort of reply to the council's request in the matter. If ever a fire occurred on the west side of the railway, the water supply would not be adequate to prevent the whole of that part of the town being saved. They were trying to stir the Metropolitan Board to do something to give the fire brigade a chance. Councillor Morris: These 3-in. mains have been down since 1S77, and have never been renewed. It would be a calamity if a fire occurred in that part of Port Melbourne. Couneillor Sinclair moved that the matter be referred back to'the M...
AROUND THE CHURCHES. Holy Trinity. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 23 May 1914
AROUND THE CHURCHES. Holy Trinity. Empire Day services will be celebra ted at Holy Trinity on Sunday next. Invitations to be present have been ac cepted by representatives of the coun cil and of the naval and military forces. Holy Communion will be celebrated at 8 a.m., and, there will be an afternoon service for young people at 3 p.m. A report of Thursday night's lecture is unavoidably crowded out of this issue.
ELECTRIC SPARKS. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 23 May 1914
ELECTRIC SPARKS.: Much better game. Played by the Ports last.SaturdiSy. Perseverance in. the: tactics' ein ployed in the earlier :stages t'of:th~ game will make it': a xredeoubtlable team. The kicking for ;the m:ljor pointp was sliperior to that of theII Btinnli-* wickers. And thiatis;a thing thatlit tells .'' IFou'i; more:i ixers, and :where would th, opposing teiiius :1S iiil or have been? Ports played a good. clean,; giit:ty game, 'ad although suppiorters woul? have liked to: hav\e ,seen :them win most 'people were- satisfied .with thelc inmprovement shown. Anyway, the team is a good~bl one . and ?with? firthei ..pliay -togethlie :it.°i? will 'yet le lieard'of before the sea io is over.. o:: : rrespondent intimatesf thath i err:or iwas'imade in, the list of wiinners of the championships in `.the :rcceiut life saving competitions, and 'stat'e the the name of George Katlluma.ai: . given instead of that of Master W. P.: Rees, who has displayed' remarkable proficiency. The Mayor (Cr....
FOOTBALL. Port Melbourne v. Preston. A Chapter of Accidents. [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 23 May 1914
FOOTBALL. I Port Melbourne v. Preston. A Chapter of Accidents. This match was played at Port Mel bourne before a fair number of spec tators. W. O'Brien led Ports in place of W. Critch. From the bounce Ports took possession, and working along the town wing, through the agency of Laid law, Congdon, Roberts, and Maloney were soon at Preston's goal; but M'fMil lan, by a very good high mark and 'a long drop kick, saved the position. Dalton, Menzies and Condon did good work for Ports, and La Frank and Paar muan and Newman for Preston. The ball was in the centre as the bell rang. Scores:-Ports, 2-2; Preston, 0-2. On the bounce Ports rushed the ball up the centre, and Condon, with a run ning shot, scored a goal. Ports con tinued to press hard against the wind and played better than when they had it. Preston woke up, and sent the lea ther along the town wing. T/. Paar mant to Punch, and a running shot resul ted in a goal to Preston. Moon, M'Mil lan, Punch andi Laidlaw, O'Brien, Hoey and Malo...
PEOPLE ARE SAYING : [Newspaper Article] — Standard — 23 May 1914
PEOPLE ARE SAYING:- That the forthcoming smoke night of the local branch of the A.N.A. will: be a big success. That Secretary Sinn and the com mittee have- worked energetically to. this end. -- - SThat the progranime will be excep tioriaily good. That a Port Melbourne Horticul tural Association has sprung into being., That the President (Cr. Sinclair) and Secretary (Mr. J. Bartlett) are :~ the right men in the right positions. - That Port Melbourne can grow cer tain flowers better than other sub urbs on account of the quality of soil. That the association will eventually be hard to beat as *a collective car :iation producer, and That the first annual show, will be held in the autumni of next year. That there.were a number of bon fires in back yards on the evening of 5th-inst. That they were not lighted to cele brate the names of the great ei plorers, Buike and Wills.' That Constable Bourke and Detec tive Gleeson, with Brown and; certain r:ustoms House Officers, were explor ;ng"-in o...