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MADE IN GERMANY. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 28 April 1917
S MA)DE IN GERMANY. Kultur. - Hymns of hate. Submarines. Liquid gas. Zeppelins. "Me und Gott." The war. The serpent looked down from- the midst of the leaves When the Garden of Eden first started. He noticed a head bowed in sorrow, 'Twas Eve's, And poor Eve seemed extremely. down-hearted. And then he heard Adam-swear loud ly, and cry: "My dear-lady, please come to your senses! The cost of your fig leaves is getting too high-:" And we've got to cut down pur ex penses!" -K; -L. Roberts in N.Z. 'Free Lance." The famous scientist who has stat ed that "we must save our coal sup ply for use in the hereafter" :must be regarded as speaking for himself. -London "Opinion." Tommy (to captured Hun): Nah, then; get along with the others. -Wot yer 'anging'about 'ere for? Hun: I vos vait for mine brudder;: He vos surrender in der next batch!' -"Bystander."
"THE SONG OF THE WHEAT." [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 28 April 1917
"THE SONG OF THE WHEAT." Green and amber and gold it grows, When the sun sinks late in the west, And the breeze sweeps over the ripp ling rows, Where the quail and the skylark nest; Mountain or river, or shining star, There's never a sight can beat Away to the skyline, stretching far A sea of ripening wheat. When the burning harvest sun sinks low, And the shadows stretch on the plain, The waring strippers come and go, Like ships on a sea of grain; Till the lurching, groaning waggons bear Their tale of the load complete. Of the world's great work he has dene his share, Who has gathered a crop of wheat. Major A. B. Paterson ("Banjo"). After the Lord had made the bril liant man, the genius, and the star performer, He knew the'world would never get anywhere with them alone in it, so He made the hard worker and made him in quantities. You very seldom hear of a youpg and beautiful girl falling in love ,iih and marrying an 80-year-old man who hasn't a dollar to his name. One of the things ...
ADVICE TO A SON ABOUT TO BE MARRIED. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 28 April 1917
ADyICO- TOp A SON ABOUT TO. BE S MARRIED. - .An old farmer receiving unexpected ly a letter..from his son notifying him of the latter's engagement, wrote him the following: -,-Dear, Adolph,-I thought I would ancer your kind welcum letter, but you haf jard me up a little for a while .but I got over it now. By me tinking it over now Adolph if you think that you air getting a good girl that is true to you and treat you nice you marry hur. I don't cair if you better your selve if you can but I think you air too young to get married yet you could air waided 10 years then you would haf money to stand with. You will be a poor man all your life time but you want to get married you do .so if you tink it is the best for you. My dear son I noaded som Eastern lgfrls would pull you in your air too soft hardet but may doo all write we don't know these things. You outa wadet till you was 21 you hat planty time fo get in truble yet. If you think it is the best for you get married if you wanta I don...
PLACARD IN MILITARY HOSPITAL. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 28 April 1917
- .PLACARD IN MILITARY H?:;i HOSPITAL. Visitors are given a hearty wel-, come, but please don't ask the follow ing questions:. 1.. Are'.youi" wounded? 2. Did it huirt? ;.;3 W"- ich hihurt -iost-going in or coming out : ''4;How v did. you know yoiu were obunded" . :.?Did. the shell hit you? 6: Did -you see any Germans? l"-.'7:. Do.;you want. to go back?: :' ::How many did you kill? - THE PATIENTS. Can tea and cake be regarded as. corruption? Sandwiches can, if you keep them long enough. But the nice politico-legal question involved in the afternoon tea-meetings of the leagues is being dodged by the officials. Who is to .say that it is "meat or drink given with a view to influence the vote of an elector?" Did you vote for Blank for the simple? sake Qf his daughter's te r... his'niece's . cake? Did. you;feel your will and your judg ment gone When you "got the bribe of a buttered scone? Did the icing ssjgar 'aloing'the ,top . Of the jam-r'of-s:adWieh ,'the ginger, pop, The slice of lemo...
Opinion of Municipal Solicitors Supports Mayor's View of His Powers—Like Caesar of Old, His Rule is Absolute and Supreme. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 28 April 1917
Opinion of Municipal Solicitors Sup ports Mayor's View of -His Powers -Like Caesar of Old, His Rule is Absolute and Supreme. On the question of the ruling of the Mayor to which Cr. Barcelo recently took objection, the opinion of the solicitors of the Municipal Associa tion was now to hand. It supported the position taken up by the Mayor that his ruling was final and absolute. Cr. Barcelo had dissented from a ruling by the Mayor (Cr. Fear) on a point of order, and desired to move that the council disagree with that ruling. The Mayor refused to re ceive the motion, contending that un der the Local Government Act the Mayor's ruling was final. Cr. Bar celo ultimately induced the council to refer the question to the Municipal Association. The association, in reply, forwarded an "opinion" from its solicitors that Parliamentary practice is not applic able to the conduct of municipal meetings. The opinion further stat ed:-"We do not think that in muni cipal councils working under part XI. o...
Richmond Council Meeting Over Before Midnight—Items of Minor Interest Promptly Disposed of. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 28 April 1917
Richmond Council Meeting Over Before Midnight-Items of Minor Interest Promptly Disposed of. At the meeting of the Richmond Council on Monday night Mayor Fear submitted a report on the results of the recently-held conference of muni cipalities to consider the unemployed question. It was stated that the building trade had been much affected by the war conditions. It was be lieved that over 1600 men in the building trade were out of work. The conference had listed a number of works which they believed might be carried out, but the Premier had de clined to receive any deputation on the subject. Only seven councils were represented at the conference. It is but fair to state that the Govern ment admits the existence of unem ployed, and, with regard to the neces sity for conserving the public funds, considers that everything possible is being done. "We don't want an inquest" was the comment when H. Perry and Co. applied for permission for a represen tative to carry firearms for banking pur...
Pride. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
Pride.' "Look. here,- now," exclaimed the o 'd hen to her brood, ''if I catch any of ~you play~ing with any of those-arti :fi cial brats next door, I'll wring your h3cks for you. I've got some pride, I hase and If- don't "ever w~ant :to be hu miliated by seeing- a child of m·ine hoobnb-birng - i-th -he offspring of a d doden-legged' incubator.'" "Ha'e =ou anything more to say?" a.ked -the. judge of the prisoner. "No,. your .honor; only I. would ask y'u-to be -quick,.epl.;ase; asit is near the dinner-hour, and 'if I am-to "o to prison I should like to get there in time for the soup."
The German People will End the War. A Prophecy of Defeat for the Kaiser at the Hands of the Populace. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
The German People will End the fWar. A Prophecy of Defeat for the Kaiser - at the Hands of the Populace. SBy Pearkes Withers. History has a knack of repeating it self, and it is about to repeat itself in the case of Wilhelm II. of Germany. Within the space of a very few months the pedple of the Fatherland will turn savagely upon their savage monarch, depose him, destroy him, trample his banners in the dust, and fling the whole of the tainted Hohenzollern family from their proud positions and their elaborate palaces on to the scrap-heap of Red Revolution! Germany is smouldering from one end to the other. Directly, she will burst violently into flame and the war will end in a conflagration which, while reminiscent of events of other days, will be on a scale beside which all bygone revolutions will pale into insignificance. There will be no need for the Allies to split the German Em pire up into the little states and king doms and principalities of which she was originally composed. Be...
THE COWARDICE OF BRAVE MEN. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
THE COWARDICE OF BRAVE MEN. Men in the trenches, now quite Sused to the war game, have been de scribed as feeling "jumpy"-the sort Sof affliction that z used to be called ".mauseritis." Here is a state of mind not necessarily blameworthy, nor even unsoldierly, the bravest have experienced it. The feeling is given various names; as when a young no bleman was sent to the hospital suf fering from "heart paralysis." Be ing immature, a- mere youth, his heart, in fact his-whole body, was un developed-a man in spirit, but not yet in body. Being so conspicuous a figure, it was up to him to display the supremest courage; and, of cojase, he made good. All the same, there was a profound shock to his physical organism; and -something had to evidence that shock. His soul wa. strong and brave; but to his physical being, with.its subconscious well-to-live, was afraid; and no shame to it or to its princely owner. Why should men get equivocal about fear on the battlefield; why not frankly call it th...
Expert Criticism. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
Expert .Criticism. .A good' story is to1d of -Sir Edward Poynter, the veterahfPredident of the Royal Academy, who passed the eightieth milestone of his life during the year that is just gone. It concerns his famous picture "Is rael' in Egypt," which depicts a long double string Qf Israelites wearily dragging a huge statue of a sphinx across a desert of yellow stand. While he was painting it, Sir John Hawkshaw, the eminent engineer, chanced to visit him in his studio. Greatly to the artist's surprise, Sir John, after gazing earnestly for some two or three minutes at the partially completed -picture, started to jot down a 'number of figures on an old en v elope. When he had finished, he turned to the puzzled artist and exclaimed: "Poynter, this will never do. The weight of your sphinx is so many tons, and your Israelites are only de veloping so much. horse-power--not nearly enough to drag it. You must double the number of 'your Jews. And he did.
Blue Poison Bottles Wanted for Lodge Patients—Special Appeal at Druids' Meeting. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
Blue Poison Bottles Wanted for Lodge Patients-Special Appeal at Druids' Meeting. Iceni Druids Lodge met at the For esters' Hall on Saturday, April 28, when A.D. Bro. Stanborough presided. Bro. Pescia mentioned that there was great difficulty. in obtaining bottles for the dispensary, and it was decided that the lodge hold a bottle night next lodge night, when brothers are requested to bring as many bottles as possible along, including blue poison bottles. The lodge adjourned for a shooting competition, which was won by the A.D., Bro. Stanborough. A "bobs" tournament will also be held next lodge night.
No. 21, Lucas Ward. A ROMANCE OF THE WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
No 21,:'Lucas Ward. :A ROMANCE OF THE WAR. The big London hospital had been given over almost entirely to wound ed" Canadians. It was visiting day, 'nd"'the wards and their inmates had teceived, an extra "wash and brush tip" ,for the occasion. ".At the extreme end of one of these loig wards, on a bed in the corner exactly -opposite the door, a- brawny Canadian half sat, half reclined, his. eyes scanning each new-comer with' anxious eagerness. At last - his pa tience was rewarded. A woman de tached herself from a group of peo ple at the door and made her. way un hesitatingly towards him. Her pro gress was necessarily slow, for a small boy of some three years old' was clinging to her hand. As they passed bed Number 26, the woman was saying in a sweet grave .voice, "Yes, dearie, that. is Daddy in the corner." The occupant 'of bed Number 26, a bigly-built Canadian of about thirty five, with his left arm in a sling, started violently, and looked intently at the speaker. But her head was ...
Bijou Acts Billed for Richmond.—Good Programmes at Progressive Local Theatre. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
Bijou Acts Billed for Richmond. -Good Programmes at Progressive Local Theatre. Vaudeville acts billed for to-night, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the Richmond Theatre include the Musical Blanchards in their refined and up-to-date musical turn. Drew and Harris, patter comedians and dancers, will also appear. Pictures for the week include Olga Petrova. in Extravagance, which will be screened on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. This fine film comes di rect from Hoyt's, where the handsome gowns and mountings and forceful plot caused something of a sensation. Episode 4 of Pathe's big serial, The Shielding Shadow, is also billed. Thursday's change of programme will include And the Law Says, a Mu tual masterpiece in five acts, and epi sode 8 of The Girl and the Game. There will be the usual -toy matinee at 12.30.
REMARKABLE FACTS ABOUT EGGS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
REMARKABLE FACTS ABOUT EGGS. The latest research proves that 1200 eggs hold all the chemical ele ments contained in a man weighing 1501b. This does not mean that if you make an enormous omelet of these 1200 eggs a man would be pro duced. It does signify, however, that the elements in the eggs would be equal to the elements in a man. If a person were to eat nothing but, eggs he would get just the chemicals needed for supporting life, but the system would not digest an exclu sive diet like this. The person trying to live on eggs alone would soon sicken, and if the diet were not chang ed would die. If an average man, weighing 1501b., I were reduced to a fluid he would yield 3630 cubic feet of illuminating' gas and hydrogen, or enough to fill a balloon that would carry 1551b. If the normal human body were taken just as it is and all of the ele ments extracted from it there would be found enough iron to make seven large nails; enough fat for fourteen 11lb. candles; enough carbon to make ...
Labor in Vain. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
Labor in Vain. Two or three sailors on an outward bound vessel had entered into a con spiracy to obtain, by fair means or foul, a share of the liquor which they knew to be stored away in the cabin of the chief officer, who was the great er part of his time in a state which is generally described as "half-seas over." After much cogitation, it was st tled that one of the plotters should be lowered over the bulwarks by a rope, until he reached the level of the cabin window. M.aking an entrance by this means, he was to seize the first bottle that presented itself, return to the .rope, and be drawn back to the deck by his waiting friends. This arrangement was carried ouc to the letter while the chief officer slept, and the adventurer reached the bulwarks again laden with a large wicker-covered bottle, which he handled with tenderest care. Whis pers of congratulation passed around. What did it contain? Rum? Brandy? Champagne? Whisky? Knives were produced, the wicker covering cut away, and...
TUFTS OF TURF. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
TUFTS OF TURF. ."' s of derring-do. :,. no questions, gentlemen. o.n'o are days of war, and we lift ,. hats to the brave-and the dead. ,'!cL it comes to a resurrection d o you do-they attempted it, Santicipated, with Wallalo, and, , ve didn't anticipate, failed on Sat ',-, it was the same horse-Folly .i.,n. We made no bones about re ;:;i:.ing on the "bad-luck-in-running" , al-kiiner's filly suffered at Wil S.:own, and we had no hesitation : u,.npling for her and discarding .: n on this occasion. Folly Queen's ;. -,erino win, with Mutina back in , ,;ck, proved the accuracy of our : .irtion. And she was 7 to 1. .e. :i!- on the Win-the-Race subject, S.:::i us to modestly remark that S.:; we led the way with three .ht-out winners-Folly Queen :~, Seni Blue (8's), and Pinon , , and we also advised that a :, r on Les Franklin's mount (Col ti-, i's to 5's) in Welter would prob :*:- 1irove worth while, so can fairly ,!:,: four good wins. Readers will :,:; l that our record beats the band -:....
Trusty Women. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
Trusty Women. He was glib of speech and good looking, and when did these ever fail to win. when the winning :was a woman? .The girl loved him with that fool ish infatuation that passeth under standing. The young man didn't do anything. He simply appeared on the .cene. It was ever thus, wasn't it? In time stories came to her ears, and she told him how she disbelieved every one. of them. They said he wouldn't pay his debts, but she knew better, for had she not divided her allowance with him for this very pur pose? "It is enough," he told her one day, simply, "if you trust me." "I do, Reginald-I do, I do!" she murmured, as he enfolded her. "I du -I do, do, do! I will always trust you!" "Ah!" he cried, imprinting a chasto kiss upon her temple; "why-oh, why aren't you-my landlady?' ..- : Friend: Were you ever lost in the woods.? ':' : ' Batch': Almost. Friend: Who rediued' ybu? .. Batch: Nature. Friend:" What' do you: imean?;-. -Batch: rT'he wihnd wa*'9.bl6I'wig-'o?6 hard that the girl d...
City Engineer and Engineer at Destructor. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
City Engineer and Engineer at De structor.-Dispute Settled Amica bly. At the meeting of the works com mittee of the Richmond Council on Monday night versions and explana tions were obtained from the city engineer and the newly appointed engineer for the refuse de structor plant in connection with the refusal of the city engineer to give directions as to the working of the destructor plant. After an exhaustive inquiry it was resolved "That the city engineer be instructed to give the newly-appointed engineer at the de structor all necessary instructions as to the carrying out of the work at the destructor,.and: that the city engineer be notified the whole of the opera tions and works are under his direc tion and supervision." The city en gineer's explauation was -accepted as satifaektrd. ' ^ - ^ -c% ?;^ .* *' . - *
Tremendous Work of Richmond Free Dispensary Shown in Monthly Report—Doctor, Nurse and Medicine for the Suffering. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
Tremendous Work of Kichmond -ree Dispensary Shown in Monthly Re port-Doctor, Nurse and Medicine for the Suffering. Sixty-two more sick persons were added during April to the list of patients cared for by the Richmond Free Dispensary, and altogether 186 persons were given attention and medical comfort. In addition to at tending to patients at the Dispensary, Dr. D. Rosenberg, the medical officer, paid 107 visits to 57 suffering persons in their own homes. The district nurse was called upon to attend 29 new patients, entailing 213 visits, and she also made 200 visits to other pa tients in Richmond. Only a cursory glance at these figures is needed to realise what an immense amount of valuable work the Dispensary and its officers are performing in our midst. It is an institution that calls for all the help the citizens can give it.
Mrs. Bradshaw Leads in April Red Cross Collections—First Time Mrs. Kemp Has Been Headed. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
Mrs. Bradshaw Leads in April Red Cross Collections-First Time Mrs. Kemp Has Been Headed. Red Cross returns for April total £51 10/11, made up from:-West Ward £18 3/3, Central £17 12/11, South £8 9/9, East £4 12/6, North £2 12/6. Individual collector's totals were: Mrs. Bradshaw £7 12/5, Mrs. Kemp £7 7/8, Mrs. Barcelo £5 4/3, Mrs. Owen £3 18/5, Miss Bahn £3 10/-, Mrs. Dunlop £3 6/-, Mrs. Wansley £3 1/7, Mrs. Nestor £2 16/6, Mrs. Bur gess £2 15/1, Miss Snow £1 14/-, Miss Beissel £1 6/7, Mrs. Jaggers £1 2/4, Miss Sweetman 19/10, Mrs. Al lanson 18/6, Mr. Gaylard 18/-, Miss BaineE 12/5, Miss Myers 10/7, Mrs. Strugnell 9/-, Mrs. Gladstone 8/4, Miss .Twitchett 7/11.