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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
.'IE FIRST, MOST COMFORTABLE AND MOST POPULAR THEATRE IN RICHMOND. THE NATINAL, BRIDGE ROAD, Near LENNOX STREET MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 15, 16, THE MIDNIGHT RIOT (4th Instalment of Gloria's Romance, Six Reels). NANETTE OF THE WILDS (Five-reel Famous Players Drama, featuring Pauline Frederick). SHOOTING HIS ART OUT (Two-reel L.Ko. Comedy). MYSTERY OF A LID (Jeff Cartoon). AUSTRALIAN GAZETTE. THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, MAY 17, 18, 19, Also TOY MATINEE on SATURDAY, ROLLING STONES (Five-reel Famous Players Drama featuring Owen Moore and Margaret Courtot). HER BELOVED ENEMY (Five-reel Pathe Drama). LONESOME LUKE'S LIVELY LIFE (Two-reel Pathe Comedy). ENGLISH GAZETTE. HAIR RAISING ADVENTURE (Jeff Cartoon). EGYPTIAN ICHNEUMAN (Pathe Interest). CROWN THEnATRE, VICTORIA STREET, NORTH RICHMOND. THIS AFTERNuuN AND TO-NIGHT: Final Episode of THE CRIMSON STAIN MYSTERY. Mary Miles Minter in LOVELY MARY (Five-reel Metro). Florence Turner Drama, A PLACE IN THE SUN (Five Reels). MONDAY,...
ROUMANIAN SUPERSTITIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
ROUMANIAN SUPERSTITIONS, It is considered lucky to--.'rive in Roumania accompanied by rain. It means abundance, fertility, the hope of a fine harvest-wealth. Some times the peasant womena put large wooden buckets full of water before toeir threshold; a full vessel is a sign of good. luck. They will even sprinkle water before one's feet, be cause water means abundance. "I have seen," says the Queen of Roumania in an article about the people of her country, "tall, handsome girls step out to meet me with over ,flowing water-jars on their heads; on my approach they stood quite still, the drops splashing over their faces so as to prove that their pitchers were full. It is lucky to meet a cart full of corn or straw coming towards one, but an empty cart is a sure sign of ill-luck."
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. If a 'brick is used for an iron-stand, the iron will hold its heat much longer than when an ordinary stand is used. The tiny spots sometimes seen on lemon-rind are the eggs of insects, and should be rubbed off before the lemon is used. Nothing is more effective for rid ding a cellar of black-beetles than merely sprinkling the floor with or dinary salt. Leave it down for aweek or so. An excellent way to clean lamp chimneys is to hold the glass over a kettle of boiling water until it be comes well steamed; then polish with a clean, dry cloth, and the glass will be beautifully bright. During the winter months it is a good idea to put a bundle of wood and a shovel of coals on the top of the range before going to bed. In the Smorning they will be quite warm. and dry, and the fire will be lighted in Lalf- the usual time. After using a bowl of starch, do not throw away what remains. Place it on one side, and when the starch has settled pour off the clear water. Place the b...
Mount Morgan Magnate DEATH OF MR. KNOX D'ARCY. DEALING IN MILLIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
Mount Morgan Magnate DEATH OF MR. KNOX D'ARCY. DEALING IN MILLIONS, The late Mr. W. Knox D'Arcy, the news of whose death in England was cabled during the week, was one of the principal factors in the develop ment of Mount Morgan. It is believed that he died worth £5,000,00. He was a particularly lucky as well as a shrewd speculator, and on one occa sion he made half a million of money in one morning's speculations at the London Stock Exchange. There are stories concerning his luck and how hitherto unprofitable investments were smiled upon by for tune as soon as Mr. D'Arcy put money into them. It would seem that fate was making an attempt at recom pensing him for the ill-luck of his father, an Englishman who lived on his means until he lost all his money in coal mine ventures. The elder D'Arcy, with monetary assistance from a wealthy relative, brought his family to Australia, and at the age of 48 studied for the law,: and gained success as a solicitor-a profession which his son embra...
Richmond Rifle Club—Good Scoring at Port Melbourne. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
Richmond Rifle Club-Good Scoring at Port Melbourne. W. Jones, with a "four bull" finish, headed the list in the shoot for the championship, P.L.B. and Campbell trophies, ten shots at 300 yards, fired at Port Melbourne. W. Jones (4) 50, H. Irwin (5) 50, L. Ailison (1) 50, R. Fraser (3) 50, R. Lowe (3) 50, J. R. Sadler (4) 50, F. Moret6n (4) 50, E. Taylor (4) 50, W. T. Smith (3) 50, A. Smith (4) 50.
WE MUST IMPROVE. British Farmers Ought to Lead. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
WE MUST IMPROVE. British Farmers Ought to Lead. In estimating the pressure of our blockade on Germany, we are apt to overlook the fact that Germany con tinues to produce much more from the ground than we do, and not only actually but relatively. In Mr. T. H. Middleton's "The Recent Develop ment of German Agriculture," we are told that on each hundred acres of cultivated land (1) The British farmer feeds from forty-five to fifty persons; the Ger man farmer feeds from seventy .to seventy-five persons. (2) The British farmer grows fif teen tons of corn; the German far mer grows thirty-three tons. (3) - The British . farmer grows eleven tons of potatoes; the German farmer grows -fifty-five tois. " (4) The British farmer produces four tons of - meat-;- the German far mer produces four and a quarter tons. (5) The British farmer produces seventeen and a half tons of milk; the German farmer produces twenty eight tons.
Vaudeville and Films at the Richmond Theatre. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
Vaudeville and Films at the Richmond Theatre. Vaudeville acts of good quality are billed for the Richmond Theatre next week. Olive Burnley, Richmond's popular balladist and ragtime singer, should be given a fine reception, and other acts include Whimsical Walker, Baby Mitchell and Ernest Meredith, the Australian tenor. Picture programmes are also strong. They are headed by Her Surrender in the Monday bill and Sparrows on the Thursday.
Chinese "Knew the English." [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
Chinese "Knew the English." An Englishman who was appointed to an important post in China got married soon after. Among the re cipients of. the usual little card board boxes containing a piece of wedding-cake was a Chinese merchant with whom the bridegroom had an outstanding account for :goods sup plied. After the honeymoon one of the first persons the newly-wedded husband met was his Celestial credi tor. "And how did you like the cake?" said the Englishman, laughingly, after the usual congratulations. "Ai, ha," returned the Chinaman, with a cunning leer, "me no such big fool to eat him, sah; me put cakee in fire. Burn him up. He! he!" "Oh, that's too bad," said the Eng lishman, very much.hurt: "You might have tasted it at least,-out of compli ment tp my wife and myself. Why didn't you?'. 'Me :too clute,- sah," said.the Celes tial,: with the .same cunning smile. "'You owe me. mionee, ;-:.sah sendee pobison cakee; I eat him; I dia; you no payee ulP Houp-la!:EeL. he! he! I know .you ....
Burglar Makes Good "WHITE WHEN HE'S WANTED." TURKISH TORTURE FAILS. Romance of Crime, Love and Patriotism. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
Biurglar Makes Good "WHITE WHEN HE'S WANTED." TURKISH TORTURE FAILS. Romance of Crime, Love and •. Patriotism. Wylter Greenway was an educated and able man who went dead wrong from choice. He had received an ex cellent education, and was a well trained and capable clerk, with an un commonly good knowledge of foreign languages, but he had an inborn love of mischief, and took to second-story work for pure love of it. Greenway was arrested on a charge of felony, says "Blackwood's Magazine," but when he was brought before the court he pretended to be a deaf-mute. After his release he asked to be sent to sea, says the officer who tells the story. "I shall never do any good where there are houses with attics, or with any -other sort of upper story," said Greenway. "I should be out of all temptation on a sailing-ship. I could climb the rigging, and do no harm to anybody. Or an Indian wigwam village might do, 'or a Bedouin encampment-no at ties ~iere, I understand. "Send me somewhere out of...
TASTES DIFFER. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
TASTES. DIFFER. If. our ideas .were the same, this. life would be a, cheerful game There. would be naught to criticise,. or iridi cule, beneath the-skies, and nothing" that you do or. think, would be con sidered .on the -blink; we'd. all ' en dorse your goal and aim, if our ideas were the same. -We would not laugh at yonder frau, who's coming down the turnpike now, dressed like a maid of seventeen, al though she's sixty past, I ween. Though she has kalsomined her cheeks, and though her false hair fairly shrieks, and though ,she wears of gems a quart, and though.her gown is much too short, we would not jeer that giddy dame, if our ideas were the same. Side-whiskers raise the public ire, and stir up threats and protests dire. It is not easy to explain, why they're not voted safe and sane, but when the man with sideboards comes a wave of indignation hums, and there's a general demand that such a person should be canned. We hear the shduts of angry men. -"He should-jbe sentenced to the ...
Swimmers Strike Out—New Richmond Club Formed. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
Swimmers Strike Out-New Rich mond Club Formed. Forty-two members were enrolled at the first meeting of the Richmond Swimming and Life-Saving Club, which was convened by Mr. C. H. Merrick at 449 Swan-street. The ob jects of the club are to encourage life-saving and swimming in Rich mond, and carnivals will be held in aid of local charities. Boys or men who desire to join should communi cate with Mr. Merrick at the above ad dress. Office-bearers elected include: President, D. Rosenberg. Commit tee: T. McDonald, B. Kennedy, J. P. Sellars, W. Blackford. Treasurer, T. Drady. Acting hon. secretary, C. Merrick. The patrons are Richmond Council, and there is a lengthy list of vice-presidents.
THE POILU'S LITANY. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
THE POILU'S LITANY. "Everything might be worse than it is," says the French soldier, and. in that spirit he has composed this philosophy: Of two things one is certain, Either you're mobilised or you're not mobilised; If you're: not mobilised, why, there is no need to worry. If you are mobilised, of two things one is certain, Either -.you're. behind, the lines or in front. If you're behind the lines there is no needL to worry; . . . If you're on the front, of two things one is .certain, Either .you're resting .in a safe place or you're on the front. , . rIf you're behind the lines why worry? Ift you're exposed to danger, of two :, things, one is certain, - Either· you're wounded, seriously or • you're wounded -slightly. If you're wounded slightly there-is no need. to worry, - And if you're wounded seriously of two things one is certain, .Either -you recover or you die. If -you recover there is no need to worry; If you .die you can't worry. - -"The White Road to Verdun," by Kathleen B...
Colliding with a Mirage AIRMAN'S WEIRD ADVENTURE. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
Colliding wvith a Mirage AIRMAN'S WEIRD ADVENTURE. Describing an extraordinary hap pening which befel him in the air, a young Flying Corps officer writes to his father-:--"I had often wondered what it would feel like to see a ma chine coming straight for one and to know that a collision was inevit able. I had the experience this after noon, only the collision did not take place. I was on patrol with five oth er machines over the lines-(by the way, I am writing this like a novel, but I feel like it)-and had just gone into a cloud bank. Just before going in I saw the 'bus on my right turning to cross in front of me. All of a sud den I saw a machine just the same as my own. appear out of the cloud about 50 feet away, making straight for me. Instinctively I jammed my nose hard down and went as near a nose dive as poqssible; the other 'bus did the same. I turned; the other turnied into .me.. I. was in a cold per spiration all over by this time, so I thought 'Here goes; if I am going to c...
Notes from the Churches. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
Notes from the Churches. A meeting of the committee of the St. Matthias' Congregational Social Gathering was held on Wednesday evening. The attendance was large. A vote of thanks was tendered to Mrs. Yule for her successful efforts in in augurating the society. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 23, when the cantata, "Soot and the Fairies," will be repeated by re quest. Scholars and teachers of the Church of Christ Sunday School, Coppin-st., will repeat by special request on Mon day evening the demonstration given at their recent anniversary services. The proceeds will go to the Children's Hospital.
Very Neat. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
Very Neat. Pat and MIike went up to London together, and as they strolled down one of the. streets Pat noticed a shop, which a solicitor had taken tempor arily while his offices were being re paired. As there was nothing..in the windcw, Mike went inside to.:inqdire the reason. , He saw two clerks sit ting, on their high stools busily writ ."I s?a," a said he, "what.do, ydu` sell lhere? .you :have nothing in the- -win S"Oi," said one of., the c:::lerks, : with a s~up'erior, smile, "we -el ol monkeys here." . -, ."Well, then," returned M-ike; 'you inust be doing a roaring trade, be gorra,. only: two of,.you left!" • ; : - ,· " : - . .._ . :
Burnley Girls Win Successes in Battle for Scholarships—Jack Shields Issues Communique. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
Burnley Girls Win Successes .in Battle for Scholarships - Jack Shields Issues Communique. "I, Jack Shields, have been author ised by my teacher," is the haughty opening phrase of a note which has reached the "Guardian." This is the communique issued by the youthful scribe:-The principal of the Ladies' Commercial College offered two full and 24 half-scholarships. The Burn ley school sent in six candidates and all won honors. Dorothy Thrupp and Thelma Slingo gained the two full scholarships. Beatrice Forsythe, Jean Moyle, Muriel Pike and Pearl Wills gained half scholarships."
Council Employes' Insurance Fund Satisfactory Balance Sheet. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
Council Employes' insurance Fund Satisfactory Balance Sheet. Satisfactory progress. is shown in the statements of receipts and expen diture in connection with the Rich mond Council Employes Insurance Fund for the year ending March 31. The payments of employes amount ed to £122 9/6; interest on Savings Bank account, £3 14/-; repayment from State Accident Office for money advanced, £111 7/6; refund of sick pay overpaid, £3 13/-; balance-from 1916, £131 18/6; total, £373 2/8. Of this sum £140 has been paid out to employes, the. advance to the State office is £108 10/10; books cost 6/6, and the sick visitors' remuneration was £5, leaving a balance in the State Savings Bank of £119 5/4. The thanks of the council were ten dered to Mr. R H.RSelleck at its meet ing on Monday night for his services as hon. auditor.
Banter from Bath Boys Annoys Gas Officer—Improvements to be Made at Baths and Gymnasium. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
Banter from Bath Boys Annoys Gas Officer--Improvements to be Made at Baths and Gymnasium. Standing on the high diving plat form of the baths, small boys com manded a fine view of the quarters of the resident officer or the Metro politan Gas. Co. at the works along side. Alleging banter from the boys ana lack of privacy, he appealed to the council, and not in vain. It was decided on Monday night to enclose the first and top landiigs to a height of 5 feet 6 inches, and the bad boys will no longer be able to view the washing on the line. With 60 girls and 63 .boys, more ap pliances were needed in the gym nasium. The building is twice the size it was last season, and classes have grown accordingly. The council has decided to purchase one set of rings and a horizontal bar for the small boys, four mats and a spring board for the vaulting horse. A further and badly needed im provement to be effected is the erec tion of a dressing room for the use of the gymnasium girls. It will be plac ed ...
Where Are My Children?—Creche Authorities Will Welcome Larger Attendances. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
Where Are My Children?-Creche Authorities Will Welcome Larger Attendances. More babies are wanted at the Creche. Established for the purpose of caring for the children of mothers who work in the daytime, the creche should be of great and vital benefit in such a city as Richmond. How ever, the advantages it offers are ap parently not fully realised, for the at tendances have fallen off of late. The children are fed, washed and, if necessary, put to sleep, as there are quite a number of cots for their use. The nominal fee of 3d. a day is charg ed. Children going to school may also go to the creche for dinner, which consists of soup and other nour ishing food. They are also charged Id. The institution is one of the best in the State, and every care is taken of the little ones. It is hoped that more moh+rs will make use of it. Children may also be left at the creche while their parents are shop ping or otherwise engaged.
Ladies' Letter. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
Ladies' Letter. There is a strong and growing feel ing among Australian women that if the war is to continue much longer the Defence Department should fol low the French example, namely, send the original Anzacs back to Aus tralia on short furlough, as occasion permits. Those whose sons, brothers and husbands have been serving since 1914 and early 1915 feel strong ly that they have earned a rest and that after being wounded they should not be sent straight back to the trenches without a chance of return ing to their own country. Ours are probably the only troops which have been called upon to serve continuous ly without being able to visit their homes, which, of course, is because their homes are the most distant from the fighting area. But mothers and wives are feeling desperately that if they are ever to see these splendid men of theirs again they must start some petition to the Government to arrange furlough for them. By de grees, the original men in the battal ions are becoming ...