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New Match Factory. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 13 June 1914
New Match Factory. A spacious brick building is now in course of erection by Mr C Langford on land at rear of Albion Hotel, Bridge-road, for the Com monwealth Match Manufacturing Company, who now carry on busi ness in Fitzroy The plans have been speciairy prepared to suit the requirements of this particular industry, careful attention being paid to lighting, ventilation, and accommodation for the comfort and convenience of employees The most improved plant is to be in stalled, and ample arrangements made to cope with the growim; demand for the output of this enterprising company.
DAMNING AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 13 June 1914
DAMNING AUSTRALIA. Recently an Englishman living in Sydney wrote to the "London Finan cial Times" and said, inter alia :-"In sending immigrants here, do send business ones. Of all unbusinesslike people, I am sure the Australians are the worst. There are not 1 per cent, of business men in Sydney. The one thought is pleasure. The business part of life is a scctnl ron sideration, and it is a 1 .amin'able fact how quickly a smart Fng'i&h man run3 into the same groove as tho Australian. The point is, there are not enough sirart men h?re to keep the smart men up to scratch; the consequence is, everyoie becomes slower and slower." When this appeared there happt n;d to be in London a good Australian, and a well-known Melbourne business man and financier-Mr. George D. Mendell. He is also a vigorous . writer, so he took up the cudgels for the Commonwealth. MENDELL'S DEFENCE. This is what Mr. Mc-ndell said : "Why, the business men of Sydney j have created, out of nothing, in ICFS than ...
SIR HERBERT TREE. SOME OF HIS CONFESSIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 13 June 1914
SIR HERBERT TREE. SOME OF HIS CONFESSIONS. . It is as Jekyll the artist, and not as Hyde the bloated capitalist, that I break my bread. In my time I have had immortal longings to dally with the muse in the primrose paths of literature. But I must confess that for the most part my literary efforts have passed into the plays with which I have bsen connected. This, you will say, may account for the frequency of my failures. But my literary ambitions have been, for the most part, abortive. There are two signs of advancing age-one is when people say to you, "How young you are looking;" the other is when publishers write to suggest that you should write your autobiography. I confess I have al ways detested the aelf-consciousness of the autobiographical attitude-an& I have hitherto resisted the blandish ments of the publishers. My daughter wrote to me a piece of sage advice on this subject. Father, father, do wi'ite a book. It would be wonderful. Write it all about other people. Th...
A LONG BREATH. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 13 June 1914
'A LONG BREATH. 'A simple way to get warm after .exposure to cold is to take a long breath with the mouth firmly shut. Kepeat this several times, until you begin to feel the heat returning. It requires a very short time to do this. The long breath quickens the pulse, and thus causes the blood to circulate faster. The blood flows into all parts of the veins and arter ies, and gives out a great deal of heat. It is stated that this method of deep breathing prevents colds and .a great many other ailments if be gun in time. "Come back for something you've forgotten, as usual ?" said the bro ther. "No," replied his sister sweetly, "I've come back for somettoag I've remgnbered 1"
PACKETS, ETC. Preparation For Post. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 13 June 1914
PACKETS, ETO. " preparation F«r Post Packets may be cent through the :«>st:--Without a cover (but not fas &lt;*ned with anything adhesive, such as nun. posing? stamp, sealing wax, etc.); n a cover entirely open at one end or >il«- (if the cover be slit, the opening ?mist be of the full extent of the end ~ >r aide, and the contents must be easy .f withdrawal). The cover may bear flpuder'g name and address, and the vords "packet," "sample," or "pat tern,." etc. (as the case may be), " only." ,l,afket8 may be tied with string, but .rtioers of the department may cut the .tring to examine the contents, and tie tke packet up again. Samples of seeds, drugs, etc., which cannot be sent a* open packets, may be enclosed in bags ->r boxes, fastened so as to be easily indona and re-fastened. Nate.-If the above conditions bt not complied witk, packet* are regarded aa Insufficiently paid letters, and charged accordingly.
POSTAL INFORMATION. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 13 June 1914
POSTAL INFORMATION. . For the information of our reader* we herewith publish the BATES FOR PLAGES IN VICTORIA. a. d. i«etter»-Half-ounce or finder .01 ~ " ' For every ounce ... 0 2 Express Delivery-For each letter .or packet, not exceed ing 80s., for first mile (in ad dition to ordinary postage). . 0 4 for every additional half-mue or uitder . . . 0 2 Gate fee . . . . 9 1 Packets - Commercial and .printed ' papers (maximum ?eight 51bs., dimensions not tg exceed 2ft. in length, 1ft depth or width), for every ao«. or fraction thereof ... 0 1 Patterns and samples, packets of merchandise, stc. (maxi mum weight lilt, dimensions net to exceed 2ft in length, lft in depth or width); rate of postage for every 2o>. or -fraction thereof.. . .. r . ® 1 BookB^-For every 4oi. or un der, up to 51b*. . 0 1, Vewspapera-For each news paper . e Otf Newspapers, magazine*, and publications not published in the Commonwealth, 2oi.. . . 0 0^4 Post Cards-each 0 1 Reply Post Cards-each .... 0 8 Letter Car...
ORDINARY TELEGRAMS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 13 June 1914
ORDINARY TKLEGRAMa. a. d Town and suburban, within prescribed limits, or within fifteen miles from the send ing station, including address and signature (not exceeding sixteen words) . 0 fl ~ Each additional word 0 1 Other places within the State, except town and suburban, including address and signa ture (not exceeding sixteen words) ............ 0 9 Each additional word 0 1 Interstate, I.e., from any one State to any other State; ia ? _ eluding address and signa ture (not exceeding sixteen words) 1 0 Bach additional word 0 1 Double the foregoing rates to be charged for the transmission of. tele grams on Sunday, Christmas Day, and Good Friday, and for "Urgent" tele grama. _
POSTAL NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 13 June 1914
POSTAL NOTES. Postal Note* may be obtained at any Poet Office in Victoria. The following are tlie denomination* .f the notes, and the poundage or price charged for them :-Is., }£d.; Is. 6d., ftd.; 2s., Id.; 2s. 6d., Id.; 3s., Id.; 3s. 6d" Id.; 4b., Id.; 4s. Gd., Id.; 5s., l^d.; 7b. 8d., 2d.; 10s., 2d.; 10a. 6d., 3d.; 16s., ia.: 20«., 3d.
ON THE CONGO. WHIRLPOOLS OF THE DEVIL'S CAULDRON. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 13 June 1914
ON THE CONGO. + WHIRLPOOLS OF THE DEVIL'S CAULDRON. . A journey by launch is suggestive to some of a pleasure trip, but r.o such sentiments . grip the mind of the traveller by launch between Boma and Matadi, on the Congo, for the I farther the little crart proceeds the more the river banks' contract, the stronger and more treacherous be comes fho torrent. Within three hours of Matadi the battle begins in real earnest, the raging waters throw themselves against the rocky ban'c only to be hurled to the other side by the power . of their own volition; for twenty miles these mighty forces of nature play ? their furious game ' oblivious of the tiny barque wlii'.h i; nervously threading its way ' hrough countless whirlpools . and cross currents. WAYSIDE PERILS. Suddenly, without warning, and in mid-stream, the engines stop : there is no refuge but in the anchor ; the ^-;horo is impossible. The an-hor is lowered, but it rides free, and the ti'ilot calls for more chain. At last ;he holds, a...
Charity Ball. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 13 June 1914
Charity Mull. Ladies and gentlemen are invited to attend a meeting convened by the President, Mrs G. "W. Freeman, at the RicLmond Town Hall on Tuesday, Kith inst, to make ar rangements for Kiclimend Ladies Benevolent-Society's Annual Charity Ball. Subscriptions will be gladly received by ex-Cr Willis and Cr Burgess.
THE FIRE ORDEAL. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 13 June 1914
THE FIRE ORDEAL. - T - ...... A report has reached London of some interesting experiments carried' out not . long since at Dacci . by an Indian Yogi, Thakur Tarani. Kan'o Chakravarty Saraswati,. when he gave a public exhibition of his abil ity to walk barefooted and almost unclothed over burning wood and through flames of fire without in jury. Two of the company, members of the Indian GivH. Service-Mr. J. W. Nelson and Mr. S. K. Sawday-have given signed written certificates to the effect that they were present when Chakwarty walked uninjured ,cver the burning wood and.through the flames. The Thakur appeared wearing only a loin cloth and a sheet over his shoulders. After uttering some incantation* ho went slowly into the fire, the flames from which covered him to the waist. He crossed and re-crossed the fire four times, after which some of bis disciples followed his example. The Thakur, turning round to the spectators, said, "If any of you have the des'ire to cross the sacrcd fire, c...
Rates. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 13 June 1914
Rates. Wednesday last, 10th inst., was the final'day on which rates had: to be paid to entitle persons to be on the voters' lists. As usual there was a great rush, of ratepayers to the Town Hall, and the rate-collectors (Messrs 13. Hansen and 0. Syle) were kept hard at it day and night, a sum of £7,000 being received daring three days, and something like £15 000 during the past three weeks The municipal funds now show a sub stantial credit balance. The North Richmond and Ab botsford Branch of the PLC. wrote to til- Council on Tuesday evening applying for free use of Town Hall for -an illustrated lecture by Mr G. M. Prendergast, M ,L A , on his travels in other lands The lecture, it was stated, was educative and interesting, and had beeu well received wherever given. Council lors were favorable, but in order to make sure that there would be no thing iii the .lecture of a Party Political nature that might cause dissatisfaction in some minds, con sideration was deferred pending, furthe...
THE CADDIE'S HINT. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 13 June 1914
' THE CADDIE'S, HINT. . There is a well7krfbwn old caddie at St. Andrew's who, summer and winter alike, wears"'a "deerstalker" with the ilaps tied tightly^ down over his ears. One day the golfeij whom he was carrying for noticed that the flaps were up, and naturally asked the reason. "Ah, well," said Jock, "I hao no' had them doon since the ? acceedent." The player expressed sympathy, and said he ha'd not heard of any acci dent, and asked for particulars. "Aweel, sir," replied the caddie ; . 'it was just a gentleman ofiered me a drink from his flask of whisky -and I did nae hear him."
Boys' Gymnasium. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 13 June 1914
Boys' Gymnasium. The , Boys',.. Gymnasinm was opened for the; season on 1st inst Mr W. I. Bennett .^continues to act, as instructor, Vr bis remuneration being increased from 2s 6d to as per night. Cevtilic.ites under seal of the Council are to be presented to the youths who assisted Air Ben nett during last' season. The gym nasium is open four nights per week, and should become popular with lads who have the desire for physical development. It is pro posed to hold , a althetic display at. the end of the season in the Town Hall, the proceeds of which will go towards defraying the expenses of the gymnasium.
High Cost of Living [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 13 June 1914
High Cost of Living" A citizens committee has been formed for the purpose of directing public attention to the high cost of living and endeavoring to formulate some scheme whereby householders may be benefitted Mr Geo, Vesper, hon. secretary of the movement, wrote on Tuesday evening to the Council for free use of the Town Hall for a public meeting. The request was granted- The date of the meeting.-\vill be duly announced.
Boardings. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 13 June 1914
Boardings. The Australian Advertising Co., Master Printers' Association and Lithographic Printers' Employees' Union will be represented on the j deputation to wait on the Building ' Regulation Committee in protest against the drastic provisions &lt; f ihu proposed by-law restricting- the erection of hoardings in the city When the matter was before the &lt; ouncil on Tuesday evening Cr Street waxed warm in protesting against what he termed the domin ation of the Council by the iluilding Regulation Committee (three councillors) and urged that the desire of the parties to be heard by the whole Council be granted. He failed, however, to influence his fellow councillors. The Building Regulation Committee's report will in due course come before the Council for discussion. Why not therefore let the whole Council hear the deputation at first, and thus save time ?
Weights and Measures. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 13 June 1914
Weights .and Measures. I Cr Bell, Chairman of tlie Eastern Suburbs. Weights and Measures Union, speaking in the Council on Tuesday evening, remarked on the dissatisfaction caused by the use of spring balances, which in his opinion should be prohibited. It was the intention to wait on the Chief. Secretary to seek enlarged powers for the Inspector by em powering him to enter shops and weigh parcels from the shelves and to stop children in the stre#t with parcels, return to the shop, and have the parcels weighed. A councillor recently received 31bs instead of 41bs of chops and another instance of short weight was recently shown in a purchase, of biscuits from a shop. The Public Works Committee J will receive two deputations on5 Monday evening, one from the Mel bourne and Suburban Fruiterers' Association relative to refuse from fruit shops, and the other from the Guild of Play, who want to lay before the Council the desirability of providing a children's playground in Richmond.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 13 June 1914
BRIDGE ROAD, near Lennox Street. Ihe First, Most Comfortable, and Most Popular Theatre in Richmond. Carefully Selected, " .First Run " Pictures, accompanied by Bright and Sparkling Music, rendered by the National Orchestra, have made the National 1 Theatre the talk of Richmond. Program Changed Every Monday &lt;fc Thursday. The National is the Coolest Thoatre in the Suburbs. A Tip-Up Chair for Every Patron. floors are all' Sloping, thus. ensuring a good view for all. Pictures every evening at 8 sharp. Matinees every Saturday and HuM|iy at 2.30 POPULAR PRICES: STALLS, iS DRESS 6d CIRCLE Is Children Half Price to all Parts, except on Saturday Nights. ?**> Seats'may berfBooked at Faulkner's, opposite Theatre, 3d. extra, " I 4 i ,, f ?:=& Henry Skead General Grocer i-- ?" 36 CORSAIR STREET, RICHMOND, . Invites YOU to come and know for yourselves his Great System of Cash and Credit Combined. Lowest Prices. Best Quality, ; Tel. 2375 ,Windsor. Ask any of our numerous Cust...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 13 June 1914
Always Use Good Ink Wiltshire's Inks h%v&lt;r a reputation of 35 years' standing behind them. They embody all that is essential ia a p^rfeot Ink, being Pare Fluid, Non Corrosive &lt;»nd Permanent. Sold7~l>y le%1in? tafnonors ovnrvwhnri*. Rnfnse Substitute' - "THE SWAN," Corner cf CHURCH and SWAN STREETS EABT RICHMOND. CARLTON XXX and XXXX ALES. Patrons will find every convenience pro vided for them. CoirNTm LUNCH 11 to 2 daily. BILLIARD SALOON fitted with-ene of Alcock's -best tables.: TELEPHONE No 2902 Racing results" posted promptly after each race. ESTABLISHED 1868 John! Champion, Late B. Bakert Pharmaceutical & Dispensing Chemist, And Surgeon Dentist, 100 BRIDGE ROAD, RICHMOND. | I M B B E. TIMBER. McCoachie's RICHMOND OAbH TIMBER YARDS, BRIDGE ROAD, Corner Gardner St. also CORNER SWAN and BRIGHTON ST8" SOUTH BIOHUOND. Building Material of every descriptdoa New and - Second-hand-at Seasonable Prices. Flooring, Bed Gam, Cement, Lining, Palings, Bricks, ...