From: Port Melbourne
"Towser" Howes played from 1891 to 1894 after one season with Port Melbourne. He was arrested - along with teammate Robert Gibson - for breaching the peace on the club's 1892 tour of Adelaide. The club found that the damage to their hotel room was due to a 'practical joke'.
Hurt his knee in the May 1894 Match vs Richmond
There is some suggestion that the incident ended his time at the club, but the MFC cleared he and Gibson upon their return to Victoria.
Evening News - 28/06/1892