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WHAT ARE TRUMPS? STRANGE TALES CONCERNING "THE DEVIL'S PASTEBOARDS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 6 June 1914
WHAT ARE TRUMPS? STRANGE TALES CONCERNING "THE DEVIL'S PASTEBOARDS. When Louis XIV., the "Sun-King," was playing cards with three or his courtiers one of the players was seized with a fit of apoplexy. '"Monsieur de Chauvelin is ill !" ex claimeu his partner, in accents of alarm. "Ill ?" said Lou'is coldly, turning round and looking at him. "He is dead ! Take him away, i Spades are trumps, gentlemen !" Goldsmith tells the story of an old lady who spent her last dying hour in playing cards with a curate; and when she had won ,the last- shilling ho had . on hi'm, .shs staked her gains, in a final game, against the cost of her funeral. The history of the card-table is full of stories equally dramatic and sensational, illustrating a passion which'' laughs, in the face of ruin, disgrace, and even death. THE DEUCE OF DIAMONDS. Jack Mytton, the once-famous "Squire of Halsteal," light-hearted ly squandered his entire fortune of half a million pounds at the card table; and when he had played ...
Richmond Branch, A.N A. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 6 June 1914
Richmond Branch, A.N A. The Half-Yearly meeting of the Richmond Branch, A.N.A., was held at the U.A. Hnll, Church street, on Thursday evening, 28th ult. Mr H. Osborne, President, occupied the chair. The election ot office-bearers resulted as fol lows:-President, Mr G, ? li. Loughrey, B A., LL.B.; Vice-; . President, Mr A. O. Johnson ; / Tieasurer, Mr N. J. Edwards ; " Secretary, Mr Wills May ; -Ass; Secretary, Mr A. K Sw&lt;; tn- . Committee,'Messrs H. Peai, '1 Palling, \V. Fincii? 11 A.. K.vb :rts ; Auditors,_Mes-:is r t it- /-; .. ? ? i wusa a::u o.,.uregory ;-. ;i rnsites Messrs K. J. Oehr, K I A V , a. D.-.U Davms; Delegates.!o Metr o politan Committee/'; Messrs 11. ! ,ewis, - A;. Sweetten and ~AV:- .v .. Jackson ^ Dispensary" Dejegates. Vkssrs^-j. McCormick. :^W.' ?(}. Jackson, and vISI. Ed wards; Press Correspondent; Mr A. Sweetten, Librarian,.Mr A. Roberts ; Shi tot ing Competition^Delegates; M D. Dunlop and J;-Sadlier.: Next- Meeting will be held on Thursday evening,...
PANTOMIME. THE FIGURES IN THE HARLEQUINADE. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 6 June 1914
PANTOMIME. ; . 1 THE FIGURES IN THE HARLE QUINADE. Pantomime has. travelled very far from the form which it possessed when first introduced to the English stage. The origin- of pantomime, as we now understand it, is inseparably associated with the name of John Rich, the famous manager of Covent Garden in the first half of the eigh teenth century. Pantomime in Rich's day was frequently very coarse and ?unsatisfying, as witness, among other contemporary references, Fielding's well-known diatribe in '"Tom Jones." If Rich did not actually introduce Harlequin to London, he at any rate was the first to dress him in tights, 1 and to endow him with the magical wooden baton. To those who are not conversant ! with the history of the Harlequinade, it may perhaps be explained that the four characters are survivors of the o!d Italian prototypes, Scaramouche, 1 Pantalone., Arlacch'no, and Columbine. | Scaramouche has become the Glown, j an arrant braggart and coward, and was formerly always repre...
RICHMOND RIFLE CLUB NO 312 [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 6 June 1914
N 31 The Ricliinond Rifle Olab held % Club Competition at Port Melbourne 011 Saturday last. Tlie conditions were 14 shots at 600 yards, to count in the President's and Campbell's Trophies. The highest scores were: Name. H'cap. Score. W, T. Smith G. Ku§ter ... j. Nichols ... A. Tutt G-. Scott" W. H. Smith R. Lowe F. Moreton ... - Irwin H 10 5 6 10 6 5 10 14 7Q . .. 70 69 ? " 69 . .. 66 '66-.- i "65 ".ri .. 66" - 63 ? 1 The match arranged with the St. Kilda Club resulted in a win for St. Kilda, whose total was ' 58Q against Richmond's 576, The con? (litiona were 14 men aside, best 10 t.o count. The highest scorer^ foi tlie winners were A. Bagley (]'2, T. S,1 Baker 62, Machin 62, P, Bagley 61, and for the losers W. T. Smith 65, Nichols 64, A.. Putt 63, R, Lowe 60, and AV. H. Smitli 60.
BALLOONISTS' TERRIBLE FATE [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 6 June 1914
BALLOONiSTS' TERRIBLE FATE j On December 29, 1910, the balloon Hildebrandt, containing a lawyer named Kohrs, his friend, Herr Kei- . del, and an experienced aeronaut as pilot, ascended from a small suburb of Berlin, and was not heard of for nearly three weeks, when it was dis covered in a lonsly lake in tin midst of the almost impenetrable forests of the southern frontier of Pom'erania. It had been Kohrs's intention to sail with the prevailing wind blow ing steadily to the north, and after covering a distance of about 300 miles, to return to Berlin. As no thing more was heard of them, it was generally accepted that the un fortunate balloonists had perished in the North Sea or in the Baltic. Some men, however, out for their Sunday walk, detected a small round hammock on the surface of the lake, which was covered with ice, and on approching the object it was discovered to be a balloon. Nothing could be done then ; but by the next day help arrived, and the surrounding ice and snow bein...
MY LIFE. BY A PIECE OF ALUMINIUM. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 6 June 1914
f MY LIFE. : L. BY A PIECE OP ALUMINIUM. As one of the greatest metals known, 1 am making a very great change in this world of yours. Everybody is aware that more and more cooking utensils are being! made of aluminium, but may not know that other' striking advances are being made 'in my employment. Soon, in place of the tin and lead foil used for packing various arti cles, from sweets to tobacco, you will find that I am being used. Not only is alum5nium foil 1 more health ful, but it is much lighter than tin or lead foil. Thus where it takes three and a half pounds to line a tea-chest, only sis ounces' of alu minium fo'il is necessary, there being a big saving in cost. Printers are lUsing me for all man ner of purposes, particularly for printing delicate . patterns upon var ious fabrics. The lithographer is also prov'ing false to his name, for he is using me instead of the old fashioned stones. I am coming,to the front now, ow ing to the fact that manufacturers are producing me chea...
For Sale. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 6 June 1914
I For Sale. The Council invite offers for 50 sheets of old galvanised corrugated cast iron and 35 old casks now stored in Corporation Yard, at rear of Town HftU. The Richmond Juvenile Frolic Party gave their interesting enter tainment on Tuesday evening at Prahran, and on Thursday evening at South Melbourne. On Wednes day evening next they appear at Hawthorn Town Hall. The Richmond Caledonian So ciety have a good programme for their monthly concert on Monday eyeniijg ijext at Town Hall. '
The Late Mr John Toutcher. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 6 June 1914
Tlie Late Mr John Touteher. Mr John Touteher brother o£ Mi ll F. J'outclier,, .MIL, A.,) who died at his residence in Hawthorn was well-known throughout this dis trict. He was the first secretary and one of the founders of the Richmond Progress Association He was also prominently identified with the Port Melbourde A.N.A., and took an active interest in public affairs. His name was frequently mentioned as a probable candidate for Parliamentary and Municipal honors, but although a capable organiser and splendid worker in anything he took in hand lie declined all overtures for public life. In sporting circles he- was also well-known and highly esteemed Mr . Toutcher's genial disposition gained him a host of friends, wfco were sorry to iiear of his death, whiphf occurred from heart failure after a short illness. The funeral was attended by old friends from far and near.
Richmond City Band. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 6 June 1914
Richmond City 8and. The performance ,given by the Richmond i ity Band, under the direction of Mr John Bowden, in the Fitzroy Gardens last Sunday was highly appreciated by the listeners, who. applauded heartily at the conclusion of the various itoms The star-item .'Rossini s Works" was rendered very satis factory indeed It was unfortunate that the afternoon was showery otherwise a big collection would have been made. However the Bendigo Mining Disasler Fund will benefit to the extent of £8 3s from the performance. Membeis are pleased to welcome back their-fine baas player, Mr Clem Etter, who played with Ballarat City last year. Mr John - Wiil'Highby's (Rich mond's veteran side drummer numerous friends will be glad to hear that he is to -receive two medals from the Defence Depart ment, one being the last Victorian medal that will be issued for long and efficient service. Mr Wil loughby, who has started in business as a boot and shoe dea}er. is having a spell for a vyhilp as a player, ...
Richmond Harriers. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 6 June 1914
Richmond Harriers. Last Saturday Richmond Harriers and the Melburnian Hares and Hounds ran from Heidelberg. U. J.. Lynch and K. L. Hanslow (li) and Cross- (M) laid a seven mile trail 3vei very hilly country, with plenty of ploughed fields and barb wire fences The pack was in charge of McMeiken (_'.!; and D. Ga«ghwin (H). A good pace was set and the novice team made a good showing. . rossing a field the harriers had a race with a: bull the harriers reaching the fenco fii'st. A mile and a half from home ? the hares were sighted. . one of. them (Cross; having stofxl on an old rake, which gashed his fooi badly. Onseeing-the pack close at hand, the other hart's made off and after a hard run reached horn ahead of G. VVorsley, J F Iioian . and R. Kearan, who were closely followed by the rest of the pack. The following team has been selected to represent Richmond in the second teams race at CauKielci to-day :-Harry Biggs. Herb Bigga, H Breen, V". -Breen, M "Day, W Day, G. Doyle, F. Gaughwiu...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 6 June 1914
I Henry Skead General Grocer '36 CORSAIR STREET, RICHMOND, Invites YOU to come and know for yourselves his Great System of Cash and Credit Combined. Lowest Prices. Best finality. . T©l. 2376 Windsor. Ask any of our numerous Customers-they will tell yov. > mEEESSS vavAggj iMMMSHHSEssasaaBBMaasiSHS ON NATURE'S LINES ' Beecham's Pills "perform their healthful work-gently, soothingly, yet withal thoroughly, until the whole system is benefited. Being perfectly "safe for young and old and compounded only from the purest and most carefully -selected ingredients o? vegetable origin, there is no more satisfactory medicine for a disordered stomach, sluggish: iinxgular action of the " - b'ewels than SS%- ; S&. ? 4$ Sold everywhere ir. boxes, pills) & 2/9 (168 pilh). i >1 *1 A > i W li' >?: i: t: i&gHHMHVl. DO YOD WANT YOUR PIANO ATTENDED TO? : -IF SO, CALL AT ? KILNER & CO, Piano HanifaOnrers, Tuners and Repairers. ESTABLISHED 1850. BOSISTO STREET, R...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 6 June 1914
" THE SWAN," Corner cf OHUEOH and SWAN 8TRKET8 - KAST RICHMOND. CARLTON XXX and XXXX ALES. Patrons will find every convenience pro vided for them. COUNTER LTJNOH 11 to 2 daily. BILLIARD SALOON fitted with one of Alcook's best tables. TELEPHONE No 2902 Racing results* posted, promptly after "each race. ?.. " V ESTABLISHED 1858 John^ Champion, Late B. Baker, Pharmaceutical & Dispensing Chemist, And Surgeon Dentist, 100 BRIDGE ROAD, RICHMOND. I M BIS. TIMBER. McConchie's RICHMOND OAbH TIMBER YARDS,N BRIDGE ROAD, Corner Gardner 8t. . also CORNER SWAN and BRIGHTON 8T8" SOUTH RICHMOND. Boilding Material of every description New and Second-hand-at Reasonable Prices. Flooring. Red Gum, Cement, Lining, Palings, Bricks, Weatherboards, Drain Pipee, ' Sand, Hardwood, Lime. Builders' Ironmongery i rfaila, Hinges, LockB, Galvaniied Iron, Ridging and Spoating. White Lead, Paint, Brashes Ironmongery Oil, eto. \ Note the Addresses- * BRIDGE ROAD, Corner Gardner St. ALSO SWAN and BRIGHTON STR...
A TIP-TOP FISH. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 6 June 1914
A TIP-TOP FISH. ? - 1 .... .T. . ' 1 ;The young traveller^ who had - re cently received a rise, and had just returned from his holidays, was full of busines. ' ' "It's a splendid firm, my .dear sir," he was warmly assuring a shop keeper, as he hurriedly handed him a card, "'highly appreciated wherever known." "Yes," ventured the shopkeeper, looking at the card, "I have no doubt of" that." "A better firm I never worked for, sir. In fact, sir,- I esteem the firm personally as second to none." .. "Quite so. -I hope, the feeling is reciprocal." '"Yes, sir. Between ourselves, I am rising in its estimation, and hope to still farther advance. Now, al low me^-" "Well, good luck to you, my boy !" interrupted the shopkeeper. "I hope "you will soon be taken into partner ship !" And he handed him back the photo graph of a young lady.
National Picture Theatre. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 6 June 1914
National Picture Theatre. The program for Monday, Tues day and Wednesday eyenings at the National Theatre will include: . Patbe's Australian Gazette!, topical ; The Girl who Dared, drama; It rame by Freight, comic ; On the Strand of the Black Sea, scenic ; Max Cures Cinemania, clinic ; The Dowry. (Jrama; Inquisitive Ike, comic ; also three very spepial two reel feature dramas, viz The LoBt Treasure, The Vavasour Ball, The White Slave Traffic. On Thursday a complete change of program will bp giyen including Hearts of Women, two p.ai't clrama, and a remarkably funny two reel comedy, Pickles, Art and Sauer krrut. A special matinee will be held on Monday next. Richmond Municipal life, was well represented at the Leyee pn Wednesday by Crs Biirg^ss. Kemp, Gleadell, and Beachcroft, and Mr Blazey (Town i'loi'k.) The Euchre Party and Dance in aid of the Austin Hospital and Free Kindergartens-on Tlj.ijrsday even ing at the Town Hall was well attended. The arrangements were well carried out by...
AYE, AYE, BLOW THE MAN DOWN! HANTIES OF THE SAILORMAN ABOARD THE WIND-JAMMER. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 6 June 1914
AYE, AYE, BLOW THE MAN DOWN! ? HANTIES OF. THE, SAILORMAN ABOARD THE WIND-JAMMER. Whoever has foregathered much with sailors will have, heard . some thing of their chanties, those; curious songs which form so important: an [ accompaniment to the work done' aboard a sa'iling vessel. Hear the singing of a chanty go ing on and it may be safely assum ed all is well with the crew. When the men hauling on the yards or braces, or heaving, the anchor, don't rork rhythmically to the singing of one of the particular songs peculiar io whatever piece of work is going forward something is wrong. Who wrote the words of the chan ties nobody knows. Most of them are old, and the tunes to which they , are sung are probably older still. They have been handed down. from tradition. One of the most beautiful melodies is that belonging to the chanty 'in variably sung when heaving anchor preparatory to leaving a foreign port on the homeward voyage. The words, too, are distinguished by gen uine feeling: "Ou...
ONCE A BARBER, ALWAYS A' BARBER. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 6 June 1914
ONCE A BARBER, ALWAYS A' BARBER., The village Baker was. bowling. The Village butcher was batting. The vil lage barber was umpiring. . ."Hozzat ?" Jelled the .bowling; baker. The batting butcher looked resign ed. But the umpiring barber cried : "Not hout !". "His leg was before !" exclaimed the baker. "P'r'aps it was,, flour-face," retort ed the barber warmly, "but when a umpire sez " Not hout!' not houfrit's got to be," ?|%e bowler retreated to his end grumbltiigly, whilst the batsman murmured: . "Thanks, old chap I That was i .narrow shave !" ! "Yes, it wae," agreed the. barber confidentially. "And if mot wasn't to the 'abit of 'aving a sham poo afterimrfp. I'd 'we ssAy s#ii*!
WHEN ONIONS ARE APPLES. SOME ILLUSIONS—AND SOME FACTS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 6 June 1914
WHEN ONIONS ARE APPLES. -s SOME ILLUSIONS-AND SOME . .. FACTS. . s, .'.'?Never !" you reply instant-and' nobody.. \vill pick a fault with you; For no ono would for a moment imagineanyone mistaking an onion for'a'n apple. But don't be too sure ! Some day,- when you have nothing else to do.l -qut a small square oniotf and a square of apple of the same size, close your eyes, and hold your nose tightly, and then, get someone to hand you one of the squares, with out telling you whieh one' it is. You would be well advised not to wager any money on being able to tell by chewing which it is ! The ex planation is that a large part of 1 what we call taste is really smell. Altogether there are some very peculiar illusions which we exper ience every day, and yet do not no tice. For instance, get someone to trace a liae across your wrist which you keep perfectly still. You will then feel as if it is your wrist that is moving-and not the pencil point ! Or touch your forehead., with the fore-finge...
KITCHEN RICHES. GOLDEN GRILLS AND FRYINGPAN FORTUNES. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 6 June 1914
KITCHEN RICHES. GOLDEN GRILLS AND FRYING PAN FORTUNES. The modern chef who. achieves a re putation! as a culinary artist of great skill can command as high a salary as a Cabinet Minister. Twenty-five years ago there -was probably not a chef in America ) who was paid more, than seven or eight hundred a year,, but nowadays a first-class assistant chef can com mand -as high a salary in a weal thy establishment, whilst a chief clief can quite fead'ily pick up a couple of thousand a year-or more. IvI. rdinat, the chief chef in Mr. Picr^.ont Morgan's establishment, who retired a short time ago, had a salary of £250 per month. He was one of the most famous cul'inary ar tists of his day. He began life in a fashionable Paris restaurant as a kitchen-boy, he studied the work of the -chief chef very carefully, and in a short time made himself so use ful that he was promoted to be an assistant cook. Then his chance came. He was sent out one night to prepare a din ner for a wealthy . banker, and ...
CANADA. ITS RISE AND PROGRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 6 June 1914
f CANADA. ,v> * ITS RISE AND PROGRESS. . The derivation of the word Canada is obsewe, but it is believed to have its ""origin in an Italian word '"kan natba," meaning a village or collecr tion of 'huts.' The supposition is that Jacques Cartier, hefering the term used by the Italians in connec tion with -their 'settlements, applied it to the whole of the country; Canada originally comprised the ex tensive range of territory as far west as the Mississippi, including the great lakes, which was ceded ? to Great Bri tain by Prance in 1763. Subsequent ly, at the termination of the War of Independence, it was limited to the region now occupied by the provinces of Ontario] and Quebec, described prior to 1867 as Upper and Lower Canada respectively. What is known as the Dominion of Canada is a confederation of the colonies of British North America, constituted in 1867 by the British North America Act of that year (30 Vict. chap. 3>. Upper and Lower j Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Bruns- ...