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Sensible Reason. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
Sensible Reason. While a village blacksmith toiled manfully over an old farmer's plough share the owner of the share recount ed at some length the wonderful suc cess he hadad hd with three litters of pigs he had marketed that day. "Them pigs was less than eight months old," the farmer said. "aud they bought me twice as much as they would have done a few years ago. I tell you tile farmer is having his har vest now!" The smith, having finished sharp ening the share, handed it to his cus tomer. From a well-worn purse the farmer took out the usual price for the job and dropped it into the smith's i hand. 'You'll have to give more," said the smith, still holding the money in hiL outstretched palm. "I charge double now for sharpenizig that size plough share." "Why, how now?" the farmer ex claimed, testily. "That's an outrage! Why have you raised the price on me?" "To buy some of that high-priced pork you were tellin' me about!" v;wa the smith's calm reply.
Then He Went Mad. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
Then He Went Mad. Things in general had been annoy ing Reginald ever since he got out of bed that morning. The only letter to arrive had been a bill. The bath water was cold. The newspaper man had forgotten to deliver the morning paper. And now, judging by the vol uble language which came from the bathroom, something else was wrong. "My good man," demanded his wife from the other side of the door, "what is the matter now? You went to bed in a bad temper, but you seem to have got up in a worse one this morning." "Bad temper, indeed!" roared the i husband. "You'd be in a bad temper if you had to use a razor like this!" "What's the matter with it?" "Won't cut a thing." "Nonsense! I ripped up an old [ lkirt with it yesterday, and it cut beautifully !"' • The village sholw: was being held, and among thie competitors was a certain .worthy whose exhibits were suspected .of not being bona-fide the property of the exhibitor, according to the rules...Accosting him, one of the officials said: ...
Mental Arithmetic. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
Mental Arithmetic. Teacher: Tommy, if you had ten apples and ten oranges, and gave nine-tenths, what Would you have? Bad Boy: I'd ~have my head exam ined. Mabel: Papa - is getting anxious ahout your calls. Yesterday he want ed .to know -who you were. Aldorer: Un-I say, Mlabel, if he mentions the subject again, tell him yon heard me grumbling about the heava income tax. "I reekodn you didii't think of your poor -old dadi: all the- time you were away?" "We did,:: pa. There was a man at the hotel always grumbling about the food, and every. time ma heard him shie said; .IThat's justlike pa!'"
ORANGE BLOSSOM. Mr. W. Duckworth to Miss M. Lewis. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
ORANGE BLOSSOM., Mr. W. Duckworth to Miss M. Lewis. A pretty wedding was quietly cele brated at the P:resbyterian Church, Lennox-trreet, Richmond, by the Rev. Leo. Baird, when Mir. William- Duck. worth, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Duckworth, of Wangaratta-street, Richmond, was married to Miss Myz'.le Edith Lewis, only daughter'oz Mr and Mrs. A. R. Lewis, of Rowena street, Richmond. The bride, who was given away by her tather, wore a cream tailor-made costume; with hat en suite, and she carried a bouquet of begonias and bouvardias. The bridesmaid, Miss Violet Jones, of Flemington, wore a frock of white lace over net. Afr. Rny Taylor was best man. The bridesmaid carried a shower bouquet of pink roses and car nations. The bridegroom's present to the bride was a gold wristlet watch, and to the bridesmaid an aquamarine necklet. Breakfast was served at the resi dence of the bride's parents. The bride's mother wore brown and mauve silk poplin over pink silk, with hat to match. The bridegroo...
Work to Go on at Council's Quarry—Stone Not Declared "Black." [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
Work to Go on at Council's Quarry- i Stone Not Declared "Black." Despite the strike the Richmond Council will be able to carry on work at the quarries. For a time it seemed as if work would have to be suspend ed on Saturday last, but the trouble appears to have been averted. A letter from the Trades Hall Coun cil stated that in the event of the dis pute not having been satisfactorily settled on May 5 all stone would be declared black. Things looked to be as black as would the stone, when the magic wand of the Trades Hall had passed over it. But another let ter drove the clouds away. Work w?ld be allowed to go on in quarries recognising the 44 hour week provid ing that no supplies were given to contractbrs who have quarries stand ing idle owing to the dispute. Brunswick Council is calling a con ference to go into the whole matter at an early date. Richtabid repre s'entatives will attend.
Site for Technical College—Tennis Court and Corporation Yard Chosen [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
Site for Technical College-Tennis Court and Corporation Yard Chosen Members of the City Improvement Committee accompanied Mr. Donald Clark, Inspector of Technical Schools, in a tour of the various proposed sites for a technical college. Mr. Clark strongly favored the site at the rear of the town hall owing to the recreation ground and baths adjoin ing. The use of the corporation yard and tennis court was favored. The town clerk will communicate with the Secretary for Crown Lands with a view to the Crown lands in question i being reserved for the purpose.
Miss F. M. Hughes to Mr. O. J. Power. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
Miss F. M. Hughes to Mr. O. J. Power. Celebrated by nuptial mass at St. Jgnatius' Church, Richmond, on Sat urday, April 28, Miss Frances 3M. Hughes, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. Hughes, of Richmond, was married to Mr. Oliver J. Power, eldest son of the late Mr. J. Power and Mrs. Power, of Abbotsford. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a dainty frock of ivory taffeta and ninon, trimmed with honiton lace, and finished with a train of the same material, shbwing a lining of shell pink ninon, and em broidered with a spray of pink ninon roses. Her bridal veil was surmount ed with orange blossoms, and she carried a shower bouquet of azaleas and white roses, which, with a dia monl brooch was the gift of the bridegroom. Miss Murielle Hughes (sister of the bride) and Miss Male Griffiths were the bridesmaids, the former being frocked in a pretty gown of fawn crepe de chine, and black panne vel vet tri-cornered hat, and the last named in a dainty frock of shell pink crepe d...
Girls of St. Stephen's Form Ambulance Class—invitation to All to Join in Good Work. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
Girls of St. Stephen's Form Ambu lance Class--Invitation to All to Join in Good Work. St. Stephen's Young Women's As sociation are forming a St. John's Ambulance Association class in con nection with their association. The preliminary lecture will be given by ~Mr. J. H. Lord, acting secretary of St. John's Ambulance Association, on Tuesday, at 8 p.m., in the Jubilee Hall, Docker-street, Richmond. Young women of the parish are invited to attend and become members of the class. Fee for the course is five shil lings, and meetings will be on alter nate Tuesdays. Classes for other branches of work are also being form ed. Information may be had from Miss Cuddon, 8 Elm-grove, Richmond, or Miss R. Langford, "Netley," Clif ton-street, Richmond.
Gems in Crown Programme—Popular Players in Fine Films. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
Gems in Crown Programme-Popular Players in Fine Films. Final screenings at the Crown Theatre, Victoria-street, to-night, in clude Mary Miles Minter in Lovely Mary, Florence Turner in A Place in the Sun, and the last episode of the Crimson Stain Mystery. Black Orchids will be the star for Mjonday. It is a melodramatic Blue Bird feature in five reels. Popular players in suitable roles will be presented on Thursday, when Harold Lockwood and May Allison will be seen in The Masked Rider. It is another of the forceful open-air stories which the pair have made par ticularly their own. Vera Michelena will portray the lead in a forceful human drama, Driftwood, which is also billed.
"Tres Bon, Australians' RICHMOND BOYS AND THE DEMOISELLES. LETTERS FROM THE FRONT LINE TO THE "GUARDIAN." SON OF MR. S. NATHAN, J.P., KILLED. CR. BURGESS LOSES A BROTHER. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
"Tres Bon, Australians ' RICHMOND BOYS AND THE DEMOISELLES. LETTERS FROM THE FRONT LINE TO THE "GUARDIAN." SON OF MR. S. NATHAN, J.P., KILLED. CR. BURGESS LOSES A BROTHER. Richmond casualties since our last' list include: Killed in Action. Signaller L. A. Mateer, Private D. Fogarty, Lance-Corporal H. Fry, Pri vate E. Mills. Missing. Privates G. Hofmeyer, E. G. Maw son, J. N. H. Wood. Dangerously Ill. Private J. Beckett. Wounded. Private J. E. Scott. Enlistments from Richmond during this week include:-G. Doolan, E. C. Cox, W. C. Mackay, D. Molbus, C. J. Sorenson, F. Burke, P. M'Alister, A. Robins. A sketch of the heroic career of Sergeant Ambrose Schultz appeared in last week's "Guardian." In this issue the photograph of this heroic Anzac figures. He enlisted as a pri vate on January 21, 1915, and left Egypt for Gallipoli on June 7. He attended Central School and played football and cricket with many junior teams. He leaves a young .wife and child to mourn his memory. They re side at...
New Broom in Council Urges Claims of West Ward—Would like the Streets in His Section Repaired First. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
New Broom in Council Urges Claims of West Ward-Would like the Streets in His Section Repaired First. Cr. J. H. Robinson, Labor's latest addition to the Richmond Council, made his declaration at the meeting of the council on Monday night. He was returned unopposed to fill the vacancy for a West Ward represen tativs caused by the retirement of Cr. G. W. Kemp. Mayor Fear welcomed him. With the vigor of a new broom, Cr. Robinson got to work later in the evening. He had a list of West Ward streets which he wanted repairing. More experienced councillors smiled, but the new broom swept along. Then he suggested four streets which particularly needed attention, but his motion lapsed for the want of a sec onder. It was pointed out that a list of streets, comprising three from each ward, had already been prepared and that these would have to be taken in rotation. So Cr. Robinson subsid ed. He was appointed to the City Im provement, Gymnasium and Bath Committees, and was made a repre sentative ...
Big Richmond Programme Framed for Empire Day Celebration — School Sports Programme and Display at City Reserve. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
Big Richmond Programme Framed for Empire Day Celebration - School Sports Programme and Display at City Reserve. Head teachers of Richmond schools met in Mayor Fear's room at the town hall on Thursday, when it was resolv ed to co-operate with the Council in a demonstration at the City Reserve on Empire Day, May 24. The programme will comprise a procession of school children in the fourth grade and upner classes from Church-street to the City Reserve. The order of the procession will be: 1, Yarra Park; 2, Central; 3, Brighton Street; 4, North Richmond; 5, Cre morne Street; 6, St. Ignatius' (if tak ing part); 7, Burnley. The procession will start at 2.15. School committees are being invited to head the respec tive schools in the procession, and it was decided to invite wives of coun cillors and Members of Parliament to a seat on the platform with the Mayor ess. who, as usual, will hoist the Union Jack and the Australian flags. Mr. Riley. head teacher of Yarra Park School, will conduct ...
Mayor Makes Appeal—Help for Hard Pressed Richmond Family. (To the Editor.) [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
Mayor Makes Appeal-Help for Hard-Pressed Richmond Family. (To the Editor.) Sir,-I desire to bring under the notice of your charitable readers a case of distress worthy of financial support. John Sutch, of 117 Dover- street, has a wife and four children dependent on him. He has been ill for five years and bedridden for the past three years. The eldest son (18) was recently operated on and is phy sically unfit to work continuously. He may be classed as unemployable. His eldest daughter, when employed, earns 15/- per week, and as a means of assisting the family the State al lows the father an invalid pension of 12/6 and 6/- a week each to two chil dren aged 9 and 5 years. The total income is therefore at best 39/6 a week for a family of six. The older of the two school children is also very delicate, and the parents send her to Blackburn, where there is an open-air State school. The house the family lives in is being paid for through a building society, and there is a bal ance of about...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 12 May 1917
Births, Marriages and Deaths. Killed in Action. MATEER.-Fallen on field of honor in France, April 30, Signaller Leslie A. Mateer, dearly loved eldest son of W. and M. Mateer, 19 Gibdon-street, Burnley, loved brother of Doris and Geoffrey, aged 19 years. Bravely he did his duty. NATHAN.-Killed in action on 20th April, in France, Corporal Edley Wil liam, younger son of Simeon and Em ma Nathan, brother of Mrs. W. E. Purbrick, Mrs. D. S. Bain, Harold and Stella. (Inserted by Simeon Nathan, J.P., Oriental Hotel, Collins-street, Melbourne.) FOGARTY.- Killed in action, France, April 17, Dan, youngest son of Mrs. B. Fogarty, 6 Lyndhurst-st., Richmond, brother of Denis (Albert Park), John (South Melbourne), Mrs. Ferguson (Richmond), and Maggie. R.I.P. Death. BRACHER.-On the 6th May, at her late residence, 100 Rowena-street, Richmond, Sarah Jane, beloved sister of W. Bracher, of Sandringham, and loving aunt of Harold (of Rupanyup) and Edgar (on active service), and Muriel. Bereavement Notices...
Possible Scored and Spoon Won by L. Allison in Rifle Shoot. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 19 May 1917
Possible Scored and Spoon Won by L. Allison in Rifle Shoot. L. Allison, who scored a possible, and the second one in succession at the same range (400 yards) headed the list in the Richmond Club's shoot for the championship, P.L. and B. trophies on Saturday. Scores were: L. Allison (scratch) 50, H. Irwin (1) 50, A. Langdon (1) 50, R. Fraser (2) 50, A. Hays (2) 50, A. Smith (2) 50, E. Taylor (3) 50, A. Watt (7) 50, G. Tyers (6) 50, W. Jones (1) 49, J. R. Sadler (4) 49, R. Lowe (scratch) 4a8.
Yarra Park v. Brighton Street. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 19 May 1917
Yarra Park v. Brighton Street. i Played on Amateur Sports Ground. on Friday, May 11. Yarra Park, 7-11, 53 points. Brighton Street, 2-4, 16 points. Goal-kickers:-- Yarra Park- Perci val (2), Kinsella, Goodman, Dobell, Cole, Crisp. Brighton Street-Hill, Twose. Best players:-Yarra Park-Cole, Crisp, Percival, Kingdom. Brighton street-Maus, Hewett, Davidson, Hill.
Schoolboys at Play. Yarra Park v. North Richmond. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 19 May 1917
Schoolboys at Play. Yarra Park v. North Richmond. Played at Amateur Sports Ground on Wednesday. Yarra Park, 101 points. North Richmond, 0-3, 3 points. Goal-kickers for Yarra Park were: Sindrey (2), Kinsella (2), Crisp (2), Goodman (2), Kingdom, Cole, Smed ley. White, Fox. Best players:-Yarra Park-Cole, Crisp, Percival, Sindrey. North Rich mond-Armstrong, Saunders, Walters, Mills.
The Man Behind the Counter. A TRANSFORMATION. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 19 May 1917
The Man Behind the Counter. A TRANSFORMATION. If you dealt at Kirk's, the draper's, in the days before the war You'd have met a nice young fellow at the counter by the door. Selling ribbons and such trifles-even penny reels of cotton. He was such a nice young fellow you could scarcely have forgotten. And the acme of politeness, ladylike in voice and manner; And his hands, you might have no ticed, simply made for the piano. He was such a nice young fellow, as he tied the things together: Well, you didn't mind the waiting, as he talked about the weather. Then 'twas "Thank you" and "Good morning," "Afternoon," or else "Good-night" "You will find the bargain counter on the third door to the right." He was such a nice young fellow, ladylike in voice and manner, And his hands, you might have no ticed, simply made for the piano. But the war has brought its changes; when I called at Kirk's again There were not the same old faces, for the country called for men Called for men to fight in tre...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 19 May 1917
FOOTBALL. TO-DAY, on RICHMOND GROUND, The Old Rivals, RICHMOND V. SOUTH MELBOURNE. Match Begins at 3. Gates Open at 2. Admission 6d.. Reserve and Grand Stand 1/- Extra. (We Pay ax). H. J. BROUGHTON, Hon. Sec. R.C.C. , MISS L. MUiPHY Of WANGARATTA ST. (Opp. Station) IS OPENING PREMISES AT 6I SWAN STREET as a LADIES'. TAILOR and COSTUMIERE Prices to Suit the Times. +++++t*44+++e444.++++ - +: 4+: +++++: ++++++t8 t WHEN THlE WAR IS OVER SYour husband, your son, your brother, or your sweetheart will Sreturn. What could be a nicer welcome for him than to see a beau-. tiful black and white enlargement of himself hanging on the wall? We are slowly but surely capturing the enlargement trade Sin Melbourne. WHY ! NOW READ THIS CAREFULLY. We go in for Photo Enlarging only. We have no side lines to distract our attention from our work, and our customers derive the benefit. We have brought photo-enlarging to a fine art. We make our enlargements live. WE DON'T EMPLOY CANVASSERS. We reduce .in your...
PARCELS FROM GERMANY. Falling Off in Fare and Number. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 19 May 1917
PARCELS FROM GERMANY. Falling Off in Fare and Number. From statistics recently published in France, the public may gather in direct, but none the less valuable, evidence as to the real condition of Germany. The figures in question re late to the parcels sent from Ger many to prisoners at Rennes. In 1915 their number was from 1000 to 1200 per week; in 1916 it had sunk to an average of from between 100 to 125. MIore striking still is the change in the nature of their contents. Two years ago the Germans sent luxuries and dainties of all kinds and clothes of the best quality; last year there was nothing in. them except lard "of very inferior quality" and old and much-mended clothes. The consign ments of cigars and tobacco, which had been very large in 1915, were very small last year. Woman may be a delusion and a snare; but man was always prone to hug a delusion.