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Prahran's Charitable Effort. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 18 April 1914
Prahran's Charitable Effort. The Mayor of Prahran (Cr E. H. Willis) has every reason to feel well satisfied with the result of Ihe effort he initiated on behalf of the Alfred Hospital, whereby, with the aid of a bazaar and art union, a sum of over £2000 was netted. An effort of the kind, of course, entails a considerable .aount of persistent labor, which is spread well over a period of from three toofour months. In this chari table work the Mayor, according to his own acknowledgment, had the co-operation and active assistance of an "army" of helpers numbering close upon 150. As secretary he had the services of Mrs W. R. Young, a lady who in the past has done a very great deal indeed to assist local charities. The Alfred Hospital is claimed to be a Prahran institution. For last year, out of 11,ooo patients, one-third of them is said to have come from Prahran. Hence " the Alfred" is looked upon as a local in stitution, and rightly so, too, and is thoroughly deserving of the support of...
SOLVED THE PROBLEM. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 18 April 1914
* It is '-riellted iof anfos iinster -. that; ?wh-x;bnpresidi:ng. at a.ýifeeiting - awhere 'l.eii necessit.y 'tfiwood-paxing. :e--:aportioni ofhris I,'aris: i : ias s un deit :_t.sciission- he ? o eclieiaen greatly:x ais gusted ati t tliersnt .f -intelligence display ed by? iany of those ipresenit. Finally; unable o- control the i .noyanice hich a;more. thin 1usually frivolous objetion 'occasioned -;:liiini, lie rose abruptly fromI his seat; and said entleniendodo"not let'us dis cuss te niat ter furtier. ou iha.-e mii otoput;your heads togetheir, and thingis dne at once. -. L ondon policemnn arrests i on an . average nine persons every year. Soldiers in the Italian Army are illowed cigars as part of the daily rations 1416.
Why China Cannot Have Typewriters. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 18 April 1914
Why China Cannot Have Tyyewriters. It is said that while typewriters are now .made for use.iin nearly a h n Ired .different . languages, and theyv are sold -all: over the, wodrld, there is. :still one great nation which . has. no: .typewriters thii a \rite its tongue: Th;at niation is China, andl t'e reason- is very siple. The SEnli-ih il h abet has twenty-six Sletters.-: The- typewriter 'pioducedi for ithe Russian .market' is the lai-r . -gest m-.ade; .but -no trperitcr- co ul' :-be-:made *that could Tie big enough .for, the Chinese lanaiage. whlich is" Srepresented -by :signi c'hlraitcrs, -; of v hichl there are. aboiut. -IO000. Oi the great number- f1 - rds : found in te li8. English ii: ingaig. bonly:: a s:. all -roportion are usecd f-'or the; Sordinary purposes? "o pe ci .and the same is truie of the chi ir-ctiers used iii the Chinesi. langi iu but the niumbier; of ChiineIe rhniracters -coininoiily nemployed ~ ''is, pstill'- f?ar Sgreater than cou?d be M put oi ::n any. typew;r...
Elizabeth Fry Retreat. The New Building. TO BE OPENED ON TUESDAY NEXT. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 18 April 1914
Elizabeth Fry Retreat. The New Building. TO BE OPENED ON TUESDAY NEXT. The new building for the Elizabeth Fry Retreat, in Argo street, South Yarra, is now complete, and is to be officially opened on Tuesday after noon next by the Premier (Mr W. A. Watt). The new building is a two-storied brick one, of modern de sign, and will accommodate 32 persons. Toe Retreat is an old established institution, and fulfils a very useful mission. It is a home for discharged women prisoners, and was originally initiated by Mrs Sarah Swinborn, who belonged to the Society of Friends, and when she arrived in Australia in 1853 she be gan to do the work here that Eliza. beth Fry had done in England. She first visited the prisons, and subse quently established the Retreat. Since Mrs Swinborn's death in 1902, the work has been carried on by her daughters, Miss Fanny Swin born, secretary, and Miss S. Dell Swinborn as honorary superintendent and treasurer. They have the assist ance of a council of advice cons...
Sad Drowning Fatality at St. Kilda. Five Men Lose their Lives. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 18 April 1914
Sad Drowning Fatality at St. Kilda. Five Men Lose their Lives. Owing to the overturning of a boat within a mile out from shore, and in a line from Brooke's boat-slled, the :llowing persons lost their lives early cn Good Friday morning: - William Grosskoff (known as Ford), of 396 Brunswick-road, .East lirunswick, tranmway employee, married. Lewis Thomas, of 235 Barkly-street, East Brunswick, tramway em ployee, married. Grillitli William Tasker, l,6 Barkly street, aged 30 years, boot clicker, single. Alfred Ernest Tasker, 116 Barkly street, aged 27 years, boot clicker, single. John Lowe, 53 Hlavelock-street,. St. Kilda, aged 45 years, carpenter, married. Shortly told, the history of the sad fatality is as follows:-At 6.30. a.m. the two tramswaay employees,: Ford and Thomas, appeared at Brooke's boat-shed, stating that they wanled'to hire a boat to go out fishing. As the wind was blowing very strong, Mr. '. Lrooke considered it would be dan gerous to allow a boat out, and lie refiiused...
The Winner of the Villa. WIDOW WOMAN, OF ST. KILDA. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 18 April 1914
The Winner of the Villa. WIDOW WOMAN, OF ST. KILDA. Mrs Kay, of Nelson street, Bala clava, is the winner of the £350 villa which was disposed of by art union in connection with the Alfred Hospital Bazaar, initiated by the Mayor of Prahran (Cr E. H. Willis). The number of the winning ticket was 55,045. Mrs Kay, who is a widow, and a hard working and de. serving woman, endorses the state ment published in these columns that the winning ticket was purchased from a man seated in an invalid's chair outside the Town Hall. Mrs Kay had the privilege of taking the money or the house, and she has decided to live in the house. The fact that the villa has been won by someone who is not overstocked with Sthe good things of this world has I given all round satisfaction. '* I'm ,glad someone deserving of the villa 3 has got it," has been the general comment.
St. Kilda Council. Wednesday, April 15. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 18 April 1914
St. Kilda Council. Wednesday, April 15. Present-The Mayor .(Cr. O'Don nell), and Crs. Barnet, Love, Hughes and Jacoby. GUNS AND CARRIAGES. The Defence Department wrote in timating that six guns and. carriages were to be handed over to the council for decorative purposes. It was decided to thank the depart ment. TWO MORE POLICE. Mr. R. G. McCutcheon, M.L.A., wrote stating that tlhe: Chief Commissioner of Police had decided to supplement the police strength of St. Kilda by two. men, who would be appointed immediately. MOTOR TRAFFIC. The Melbourne Council wrote in timating that the conference on motor traffic and its effect on roads, desired to obtain the opinions of municipal surveyors on the subject of damage to roads by motor traffic. Referred to the surveyor. PARK TRAMWAY. Mr. Romanis, Town Clerk of Prah ran, wrote stating that it would not be convenient for the council's dele gates re Albert Park tramway to at tend the St. Kilda council meeting that evening on account of the Easte...
PARKS AND GARDENS.` [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 18 April 1914
PARKS AND GARDENS. - The Parks, and .Gardens Comiiiittee made tlie following, recommendations: That the picket fence surrounding the Town Hall grounds be now re moved, and that a marsupial wire fence be erected at the-rear of the pittosporum hedge; also that each of the three entrances be flanked by ornamental rockwork. That the rockwork on the Espla nade frontage of the Alfred Square be reduced to a border of one row of stones, but retaining the rustic seats; and that the lawn be extended and sloped down to .such border.
Church Anniversary. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 18 April 1914
Church Anniversary. The anniversary of Punt road Methodist Church takes place to morrow, when the new cirout ministers, the Revs. J. H. Hadley, Henry Worrall, and J. Strafford, will preach at 11, 3 and 7 respec tively. On Tuesday evening a public welcome will be extended to the gentlemen named, and also to the Rev. Mr Swan, who has charge of the Windsor and Commercial road churches. The Hon. D. Mackinnon will preside, and a good programme will be provided.
Some Racy Retorts. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 18 April 1914
Some Racy Retorts. Mr. -t. M. Hyndman chooses as ".!he inost slorntneltously witty thing ever utter-ed in English" the reply made to Sir Lewis Morris by Os car Wilde.-? The 'author of the ."'Epic of ]-Tides'" was oonpllining bitterly :if what:he considered -tod be an un just disregaird of his claims to the poet-laureateship,. "It is a :oouspilete 'conspiracy of silence igainst me, Osciir, a comepi racy?. What oughlt I :to do ?" '.loin it l" repflied Wilde. TA\\':T1 HYNIIMI S\ATD. T"Tyndmian himself, is not ungifted in the m-iatter- of cliick,- i-i;rd thrusts, At an: opentair meet iig he said that peo01e1 :who put up 1 \tlll. heir con lition 'ail 'arequlite aputhetic "are Ile'ooid of :sense3" A'"\t the end of his "address,.- a. helckler demanded whetheheh .:the lectiircr really meant to staite -:that: EI~· lislh work lers were luinatics. "I did not suggest that the work ers of Greatf Britain. are lunatics." "But;'," persisted the uiln, " the meeting miust recollect the lecturer's wor...
Library Association of Victoria. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 18 April 1914
Library Association of Victoria. The annual general meeting of the above Association is to be held on Tuesday next at Geelong, at the in vitation of the Geelong Free Library Committee. The Association is making steady progress, and has already a number of metropolitan and country libraries on its membership list. At the annual meeting the Hon. D. Mackinnon will deliver the Presi dential address, and papers on mat ters of library moment will be read by Mr E. A. Petheriok and others. The visitors will receive a civic welcome at Geelong, and at the con clusion of conference will be enter tained at dinner by the committee of the local Free Library.
The Oldest City. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 18 April 1914
The Oldest City. If.If you" were suddenly asked td naive the oldest city in the world -which is still' in a flourisliing. condi tio h;:- t would lbe your answer , :lli:iiine cases out of ten, the person try a>honi such a query iiight he piopouniided would haik jback tc gypt, Greece, or .Rome. He would be :wrong. The oldest city in the world is ·hamascils I yrc :i nd Sidon havLe crumntsled on :the :shor'e ; Baal bee is a ruin i Philniir.i is buried in a desert 4 Ninei'ih : nlld Babylon have disappeared ?f;ii-o i the. . Tigris and the Duphiates. T.l.amnscus re initifes .what. it ivas: before .the :. days of:rA.\ lhili- a cc ifrc o trale and travel--us.A~lc of verdur c.ini the de ert; t presidenil cii:cnpit l'.with inirtial -. and.sacred :-:ssociations ex teniinfiig throuigh t: hirty centuries. it. tsis `near :Dlamicus thdt Saul of Tarsuss saw the :ighit above.: the brighiliess . of the "sun ; the street which is called Straight,-in which it 0was said "he prayed," is -still in. exis...
Why Hot Water Cleans Better than Cold. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 18 April 1914
Why Hot Water Cleans Better than Cold. ----~ If your hands get. dirty-and in the dusty conditions of modern life it seems to be their almost con stunt state-one of the first desires w.e have. is to get them clean. Should the dirt. he anything other than simple dust, however, expe:r lence shows that .:old water vill not serve to cleanse the skin pro perly. Even if we use soap, coll water removes dirt much less real fly than water that is piping hot. Yet both hot water and cold wat,,r are equally wet. .A -.very profound law lies at thne bottom- of this strange condition. a law, however, which has only re cently been entirely. understomdl. This has to do with the movement of .the molecules of. substances, which have. only a little power of mIotion in a solid, a great deal of motion in a liquid. and which are ailluost' altogethel r free: to move as they please inn a gas. :It is 'cvi lent, then, that ia.nythinlg whi"ll liquiies a substance:?. gives:. it a greater power ..of. iiotion, ,or...
Prahran Lending Library. DATE OF OPENING. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 18 April 1914
Prahran Lending Library. -4- DATE OF OPENING. In our last issue, in an article re ferring to the progress being made with the establishment of a lending branch in connection with the Prahran Library, it was stated that the lencing branch would he o0en in * a w ek or t-n days" This statement was made through inad vertence, and has' ro foundation in fact. The error caused a number of people to make e quiries from Mr McMicken, librarian, as to the rules and regulations which were to govern the circulating library, the enquirars at the same time . smiling their sweetest at the happy prospect of being able to take home a book for perusal at their own fireside within "a week or ten days!" Mr Mc Micken, however, soon dispelled the illusion, and he did so so gracefully that the majority of enquirers soon forgot their disappointment. Now. when will the Lending Library be opened ? From an authoritative source we are given to understand that it will be between three or four months' time. There...
Lifted their Hats. A BIRD THAT BARKS LIKE A DOG. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 18 April 1914
Lifted their Hats. - +------- A BIRD THAT BAIIKS LIKE A DOO. American reporters, skille] in ro manres, turned green with envy alnd pale with mortification hlen Mir. Alexander Walpole, a traveller from Turvs Island, who arrived at New York on board the steamship Semi nole, of the Clyde Line, reeled o a yarn about the wonders of that distent isle. When he told them about the Sukkeldonder snake, whose bite throws the victimn into hysterical laughter, they .eg?nn to back away from Mr. Walpole, but when he re lited.theod;ioii ick of ,the geomotriral beetle, w::hol kills with a bite like the" Py[thagorean theorem, they lift edl their hat in ??nsaiiitation of one worthy :of- the title ..of master, 't aniaies no difference at what hour the four o'clock lizard hiles you," said Mir. -Walpole; "you (lie at foti: -o' clock iiexit following. U,, hit ine once,"- he remarked, reminis. cently.: - And: did you. die at four o'clock ?" gasped thle reporters. "No, by gum, sir ; I didn't, sir," retorted...
Discovery Due to Woman's Kindness. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 18 April 1914
Discovery L ue to Vwoman's Kindness. : (By Garrett P. SERVIS.)" Her name was Mrs. Pound, and ahe was a -widow. She was worth her weight in gold to English science, almost two hundred years ago, and a ll. on account of a sweetness of teilper that was truly monumental. Without a s single murmur, without one :.cross look even, she permitted her] nephew, -a young man named ;James Bradley,: to take possession of: her: coal cellar and, set up his telescopie -the're. . - Thien.- when -.l proieeded : to cut.: a. hole through the: basedenht floor, 'afd Mrs. Pound sa ?:the:.telescope thrusting :itsAhead lup :,aiaong the -kitchen'utenisils, she ssiled blandly and ?idved: thinigs out of its way. '. Next, Bradley -cut a hole through the Iparlour floor, ad:d then', one thlroulgh t?he bedroom floor, and fin ally orie through the roof itself. The telescopce stretchedr itself longer : as the I oles:: were made for.it, until at last its object: end was on the roof, aid ýits eye end in the cellar'; an...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 18 April 1914
Fraser & Morphet for Good Printing. SATURDAY, APRIb 18th, 1914, At THREE o'clook, on the Ground. SUBDIVISIONAL SALE by Auotion of Eight Fine Villa Sites In Clarence Street, East Malvern. Four minutes from Caulfield Station. Seven minutes from Wattletree Road Tram. One minute Dandenong anJ Waverley Road Trams. COPPIN STREET TERMS: One Tenth Deposit Cash, ;CHARMING SITUATION, Balance from One to Five surrounded by Years, Superior Modern Residences. MANNING ROAD with interest at 5 per cent. --I- ' * 1175 W 8 - " E 117. BUILDING RESTRICTION: w .. Not more than Two Houses, to 0 4 Plans and further par Cost not less than £350 leach, '-Z ticulars from the .Cosnot iea, w Auctioneer, to be erec ed on an allotment M ,? 2 CHANAK ST. ' is.J ___ ___ _ & SON, - ^, . ,:. " .:: § . * DAND ENONG ROAD Equitable Buildings, S320 Collins-street. :':_ Tel. Central 1222. ..........rr~- ·d ~ -·r 1 Gall at the, Office of this Paper --FOR-- PRINTING of £Every Description
A Letter on the Core of Christianity. [Newspaper Article] — Prahran Chronicle — 18 April 1914
A Letter on the Core of Christianity. .'(From "Ecclesia."): Dear Reader,- 1 ani writing to you on the Core of Christianity, and I will ?-attempt to write downi plainly the oe igious prac tices' of .a converted Christian,; who ias come to,.believe :n the Church and in Sacraimental Grace. iNow, primarily and instantly comes Priaer.'yr Prayer*: means keeping in touch wiitli God like a child keeps in touch~; with" its mother, or a good hus iband; with: lis _-wite. As a matter of detail:this 'contact between God and the.soul'"works out into certain defi inite duties. :One .such expression of prayer is IPrayers: :i.e;,: What we say to God when we talk to Hiin in words, or what we hear from God when He talks to us in the silence of-our souls. I think we slould be very careful to listen to God during our prayers; most of us talk away to God, but don't pause to listen to Hinm, We miss muucl by tOils. Then another expression of prayer would be Bible reading. The Bible not only teaches us the ...