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Euchre Parties and Dances to Aid Unemployment Fund. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
Euchre Parties and Dances to Aid Unemployment Fund. To add to the fund administered by the Richmond P.L.C. Unemployed Re lief Committee, a euchre party and dance will be held in the Richmond Town Hall on Wednesday evening. During April the number of applica tions for assistance mounted consider ably, and, as a result, expenditure has increased. Donations are acknow ledged from Cr. J. P. Strafford 10/6, "The Girls," two donations of 10/-.
Favorites at the Crown—Olga Petrova, Mary Miles Minter and Florence Turner. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
Favrites at the Crown -Olga Petrova, Mary Miles Minter and Florence Turner. Playing with Fire (Olga Petrova) and The Circus Dancer will be screen ed for the last time at the Crown to night. On Monday Olga Petrova will be seen in her greatest triumph, The Black Butterfly. It is a powerful drama of life in France, ranging from the upper ten and the dens of Apaches to the battlefields of the great war. Little Zoe Rae will be the second star. She will be seen in a pleasing role in Polly Put the Kettle On. It is a pretty home-life story. Beautiful Mary Miles Minter will be featured in Lovely Mary, an oi fering of much charm. Florence Tur ner will be seen in a five-reel war drama, A Place in the Sun. The con cluding episode of The Crimson Stain -Mystery will be the third feature in a ine bill.
Band Performance at Hawthorn Bridge To-morrow. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
Band Performance at Hawthorn Bridge To-morrow.-Boys Wanted for Juvenile Band. The Richmond City Band will give a performance at the Hawthorn bridge to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon, from 3 till 5. The juvenile band organised by the band secretary (MIr. Dyamond) is progressing satisfactorily. Eight boys are already practising, and sev eral others are expected to join this week. There is room for twenty more 3oys.
LABOR'S LEADER. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
LABOR'S LEADER. MR. F. G. TUDOR, Again Standing for Yarra. of death. Witness his description of an incident which won for him his stripes. ".. We were out in the open in broad daylight inspecting the shell-holes when we came across three officers and 13 men, all Germans. The moment they saw us the cry was uni versal, 'Mercy, kamerad, mercy,' oft repated. It was amusing-16 well equipped Huns afraid to fight three of us! If they had been Turks it would 'have been different. They were quite pleased when we took them prison ers." It is a simply-told story, but it speaks volumes of the manner of man he was. "It was amusing," was his comment.
Why Representative Who Was Known as "Truthful Adam" is no Longer Labor M.L.C. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
Why Representative Who Was Known I as "Truthful Adam" is no Longer s Labor M.L.C.-Mr. McLellan Gives Reasons f6i Resignation, i Mr. Adam McLellan, who has after long and conscientious service resign ed his position as one of the repre sentatives of this district in the Leg islative Council, gives reasons for his action: ."Judgifrg by one or two paragraphs which have appeared in the press re cently, there appears to be some doubt as to my reasons for resigning my seat in the Legislative Council and for severing my connection with the Labor Party. Briefly stated, my reasons are:-"I am unable to see eye to eye with the Offi cial Labor Party in regard to important questions now before the country, and I disagree entirely with the executive of that body in expell ing members of the organisation who, so far as I am able to judge, ha re broken no plank of the platform to which they were pledged. I may say that I have taken this step only after loiag and serious consideration. ,-While I am ...
WATER CURES WHOOPING COUGH Wells Whose Waters Are Cure-Alls. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
WATER CURES WHOOPING COUGH Wells Whose Waters Arc Cure'Alls. Although St. Winifred's Well in Flintshire, which recently ran dry after flowing uninterruptedly for countless ages, is the most famous shrine of its kind in Britain,.it is by no means the only one. In Scotland alone there are above a score of holy wells. That of St. Mun go, situated in the crypt below Glas gow Cathedral, is said to cure :bald ness. The Traquair, or "Cheese Well,' on the old drove road from Sel kirk to Carlisle is resorted'to by con sumptives, who throw into the water a votive offering of a piece of new cheese. Near Killin is "Whooping Cough Well," to which are taken children suffering from this distressing ail ment. The water of Muthill Well is also reputed to be a cure for the same complaint; but it is essential that it be drunk from a "quick cow's horn" i.e., a horn taken from the head of a living cow. Lady Cross Well, in Ayrshire, and Grew's Well, in 'Perthshire, are alike famed for the cure of skin di...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
The Beat Shirts, Collars and Pyjamas. are called and they are MADE IN RICHMOND. are invaluable as a preventive of chills, and are a wonderful q comfort and convenience IN THIS FICKLE CLIMATE of ours. You can have a cosy fire at any hour of the day, and on any day of the year, without any trouble, dust or work, if Syou have SGAS FIRES INSTALLED It does not matter if the house has just been "Spring Cleaned," GAS FIRES make no work for housemaids, chimney-sweeps, or curtain-cleaners. 4, '' This Makes for Cleanliness, Comfort t cand Health. Prices from 30/- each. Extended Payments. 'Pmone Haw thorn 1946. FOR A a005 JOQ TRY WILLIAM MARTIN, (Lato £of Y. irLk), PAINTER, PAPERHANtERt and HOUSE BECORATRP, 17S STAWELL NTRIET, SUONLEY. (Noar Bei? and Co's satc-h Fact?y). eatimatae Submitted for Genoral Ropairs. RIC'-IOND FUNERAL ESTABLISHMENT HERBERT KING & 80NS, UNDERTAKERS AND EMBALMRERS LENNOX 2TRE~ST, RICHMiOND. BRANCHES-HAW/THORN, KEV\, MALVERN, WINDSOR, FOOTSCRAY, TOO.RAK and SUN...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
H~E FIRST, MOST COMFORTABLE AND MOST POPULAR THEATRE IN RICHMOND. THE NATIONAL, BRIDGE ROAD, Near LENNOX STREET MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, MAY, 7, 8 and 9, SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE (Five-reel Feature Drama). THE RAINBOW PRINCESS (Five-reel Famous Players Drama, featuring Ann Pennington). MAGGIE'S FIRST FALSE STEP (Two-reel Triangle Comedy). AUSTRALIAN GAZETTE. HOOEY HEROES (Pathe Comedy). THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, MAY 10, 11, 12, Also TOY MATINEE on SATURDAY, MARY PICKFORD in HULDA OF HOLLAND (Five-reel Famous Players Drama). Alice Brady in THE DANCER'S PERIL (Five-reel World's Drama). ENGLISH GAZETTE. TAKING HONEY OUT OF THE HONEYMOON (Comedy). LISBON (Gaumont Scenic). HASH AND HAVOC (Vitagraph Comedy). CROWN THEATRE, VICTORIA STREET, NORTH RICHMOND. THIS AFTERNOON (at Free Gift Matinee) and TO-NIGHT, SUPER PROGRAMME. Olga Petrova in PLAYING WITH FIRE (Five-reel Metro). Armando Vay, Producer of Circus of Death, in his Latest Sensation, THE CIRCUS DANCER. MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, O...
The Making of It. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
The Making of it. It was after the clearance sale at the local draper's-he was a real phil anthropist, for he confessed himself that he sold things far less than they cost him-that a small girl turned up at the board school in a new rig-out. The teacher presently proceeded to go through her daily routine of ask ing foolish questions. Eyeing the small child very earnestly, she said, "Who made your vile body?" "If you please, mum," responded the bright little thing, "sister Emma made the body, but mother stitched the skirt!" "Red Indians," declares a mission ary, "paint themselves red for three reasons: they think it keeps away spirits, they think it makes them look ferocious, and because it keeps out the cold." In this country some peo ple paint the town red for almost sim ilar reasons. They have communica tion with spirits which give them the power of making things warm. Sergeants are seldom at a loss for an apt remark. A raw recruit, the sleeves of whose tunic were six inches too l...
Ladies' Letter. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
Ladies' Letter. There was showing in a leading shop window last week the most beautiful and costly fur coat that has ever been shipped to this country. It was a full-length garment with the fashionable wide flare, and made of the choicest skins of ermine, and a wide and high collar of sable gave the finishing touch of distinction. The coat, which was marked at seven hun dred guineas, naturally attracted much comment, and standing around the window one heard such remarks as: "Fancy importing a coat like that in war time!" "I wonder if anyone will buy it?" "There is only one wo man in Australia who could wear that coat!" said a man. "There is only one woman who will wear it!" an swered a woman. (This may be taken as a cryptic remark or as merely common-sense.) However, the coat was only on view for a few days, and I grieved when it departed, for it did one good even to gaze on such a luxurious wrap, and it gave rise to such a lot of interesting conjecture. I hear that it has become th...
Breaking the News RICHMOND BOYS FALL IN GREAT ADVANCE. Ambrose Schultz, Jim McNay and John Crimmins in This Week's List. "BILLY" SPAIN ON "BALLARAT." [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
Breaking the News RICHMOND BOYS FALL IN GREAT ADVANCE. Ambrose Schultz, Jim McNay and John Crimmins in This Week's List. "BILLY" SPAIN ON "BALLARAT." With gunshot wounds in the knee joint, in a leg and elsewhere, Private "Jim" McNay was conveyed, bleeding and broken, to the 13th General Aus tralian Hospital, after one of the most recent of the fierce battles in which Australian troops have been engaged in France. The young man bore up cheerfully, but there was little hope from the beginning, and his brave spirit passed on April 16. So Jim McNay is another of the gallant band of old Burnley school boys to make the great sacrifice. He was born 32 years ago in South Australia, but came as an infant to Burnley, with his mother and sister, and for the remainder of the years until he went away on September 7, resided in the Richmond district. McNay did not spend a very long time in training, but volunteered for reinforcements, and was sent to France earlier than would otherwise have been ...
Hoarding Gold. WAGE EARNERS REFUSE TO INVEST SAVINGS. London. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
Hoarding Gold. WAGE EARNERS REFUSE TO INVEST SAVINGS. London. Hoarding of gold by the working people, small tradesmen, munition workers and many other classes has become a serious cause of concern. The efforts of bankers, business men and Treasury authorities to mobilise the resources of the nation have been wonderfully successful generally, but multitudes of people who have never learned to invest their savings are earning huge wages. They know that gold is absolutely safe, and they are not sure of anything else, so they are keeping it from circulation and hiding it in strange ways. Complaints to the police about thefts of these hoards develop the ex tent of the practice. An Irish laborer asked the aid of the police in finding the thief who stole £300 in gold he had hidden between the roof and the rafters in his cottage. One London Magistrate found that people of the poorest classes came before him to pay fines with their pockets filled with gold sovereigns. He has started ordering...
A GRIM DISCOVERY. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
A GRIM DISCOVERY. A strange experience is recalled, by the recent death of Lady Vane, widow of Sir Henry Vane. uhostly noises were heard in the walls of her house, as though someone was trying to get up a chimney and kept talling down again. Becoming worried by the noise, Lady Vane determined to as certain the cause, so one aay she had the wall opened. A lofty closet was discovered, narrowing into a funnel at the top, where it opened by a small iiole in the root. In the cavity were the cover of a Bible bearing a date, a broken water-bottle and human iiones. T'he latter were gathered up and placed in a box, which was put in her ~iusband's room to await his return. Ihen he arrived, Lady Vane decided to say nothing about the matter until the following day. Hie went to his room to rest, and after a while there was a fearful noise. Running in, Lady Vane found her husband in a state of trepidation; he had seen, he said, the apparition of a woman in a corner where the box was resting. Lady...
BOOK AUCTION ROMANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
BOOK AUCTION ROMANCE. Mr. F. H. Green, wine merchant,. of 30, Cornhill, sends the following .to "'The Sphere":- - A few years ago, at a country auc tion sale, I had the good fortune to purchase a copy of the first edition of "'Paradise Lost," with the fifth title page dated 1668. It was a beautifully uound copy, in the original sheep, with coronets and initials on the cover, and the signatures of several members of a noble family on the Ily leaves and other pages. This book at the auction cost me 6d. It was one of twenty knocked down to me at 10/-. All the other books were of quite good value. Having been through the lots before the actual sale, I knew this copy of Milton was in that particular lot, and it was de scribed in the catalogue as "twenty volumes-various." Most of the deal ers were at the sale, but they did not see that volume until after the lot had passed into my hands. I kept that cook very .choicely for some years, and at the tercentenary celebration of MTilton a few y...
AMERICAN GENEROSITY. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
AMERICAN GENEROSITY. For generosity towards a conquered foe, the record of the United States is difficult to beat. It was in 1898 that the States had a little difference with spain. Spain was, of course, badly beaten, and in the end was obliged to cede Cuba, Porto Rico, the Ladrone Islands, and the Philip pines, an area of territory about three times the size of England. But so that there should be no soreness, the States actually paid over £4,000,000 to the Madrid Government, and, more than that, returned all the Spanish soldiers, together with their arms, paying the whole bill of trans port and other expenses. This is not the first time that Wash ington has been equally generous. After the Mexican war of sixty years ago, when she had taken California and other huge territories from that country, she paid over to the van quished nation a very considerable in demnity.
Choir Girl Married in North Richmond Church—Miss Olive Taylor to Mr. Harry Brown. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 5 May 1917
Choir Girl Married in North Richmond Church-Miss Olive Taylor to Mr. Harry Brown. A pretty wedding was celebrated by the Rev. B. R. Tai at the North Rich mond Methodist Church on Saturday afternoon, Abril 21, whenl . r..Hazrry Brown, second son bf Mr. and Mrs. Brown; dof Bowen-street, Richmond, was. married to Miss Olive. Taylor, third 'daughter, of Mrs. .A. Taylor, of Ross-street, North Richmond. The bride wore a cream tailor-made cos tume with shell-pink tulle hat. The bridesmaids were Miss Flossie Taylor (sister of the bride), who was prettily attired in golden brown silk voile coat frock, with panne velvet and tulle hat to match; and Miss Gwen Ben son, escorted by Master Jack Benson (of Sydney), niece and nephew of the bride. The bridegroom was attended by his brother, Mr. Vic. Brown. The bridal shower bouquet was composed of begonias, bouvardias and white roses. The bridesmaids carried bou quets of pink roses, dahlias and au tumn leaves. The church was pret tily decorated in pi...