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LOOKING BACKWARD. MEMORIES OF RICHMOND MAYORS. CHIEF CITIZENS OF THIS DISTRICT HAD LEADING PARTS IN YOUNG COLONY. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 13 January 1917
LOOKING BACKWARD. MEMORIES OF RICHMOND MAYORS. CHIEF CITIZENS OF THIS DISTRICT HAD LEADING PARTS IN YOUNG COLONY. Memories of earlier, perhaps brighter days, will be recalled to old Richmond citizens by reading in Mayor Fear's just published report the long list of chief magistrates who have presided over this district in the days that have passed before and since Richmond aspired to and was created a borough. Names of many splendid citizens are shown on this interesting civic role of honor, and In many cases they were citizens who not only achieved notable local esteem and promise, but they display ed ability and gained distinction and respect in the larger life of Mel bourne and throughout the commun ity of the young but fast-expanding colony. It was in 1855 that Richmond was created a municipality, and Mr. Henry Miller, known to his genera tion as "Money" Miller, was appoint ed the first chairman. Mr. Miller at that time resided in a house on land near where Head and Co.'s dra pe...
ORANGE BLOSSOMS. Mr. W. J. Gray to Miss E. M. Jackson. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 13 January 1917
ORANGE BLOSSOMS. Mr. W. J. Gray to Miss E. M. Jackson. A quiet wedding was celebrated be tween Mr. W. J. Gray, only son of Mrs. and the late Mr. T. Gray, of Brunswick-road, Brunswick, and Miss Ethel M. Jackson, youngest daughter of Mrs. and the late Mr. James Jack son, of Lennox-street, Richmond, on December 16 at the Methodist Church, Sydney-road, Brunswick. The Rev. W. Hodges, uncle of the bridegroom, offi ciated. The church was prettily de corated by the sisters of the bride- groom. The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her brother-in-law, Mr. A. R. Allan, was daintily gowned in white silk, with court train trimmed with lovers' knots and orange blossom. The veil, lent by a friend, was sur mounted by a wreath of orange blos som; she carried a bouquet of white flowers. The two bridesmaids, Miss Nellie Jungworth and Miss Vera Allan (niece), wore costumes of white silk with hats of white crepe de chine trim med with white grapes. They wore gold spray brooches, set with pear...
RICHMOND'S RED ROLL. MORE BRIGHT YOUNG LIVES GIVEN IN EMPIRE'S CAUSE. Gashed with honorable scars, Low in Glory's lap they lie; Though they fell, they fell like stars Streaming radiance through the sky. LETTERS FROM THE FRONT LINE. A SOLDIER'S PLEA FOR REINFORCEMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 20 January 1917
RICHMOND'S RED ROLL. MORE BRIGHT YOUNG. LIVES GIVEN IN EMPIRE'S CAUSE. Gashed with honorable scars, Low in Giory's lap they lie; ' .. S:;j?i --Thou!h-they fell, they fell like stars ' "'Streaming radiance through the aKy. i. LETTERS FROM THE FRONT LINE. A SOLDIER'S PLEA FOR REINFORCEMENTS. Richmond casualties this week in clude: Killed in Action. Private L. Chamberlain. Wounded and Dangerously Ill. Private C. Aitken. Wounded. Privates D. A. McAulay and WV" S. Reeves. Seriously ill. Privates A. J. Fraser and T. Hanley. Congratulations to Tom Vines, who has been awarded a Military Medal for conspicuous bravery displayed by him during the great British offensive on the Somme. Like most heroes, the ex-Victorian distance champion, is al most silent concerning the acts which won such high recognition. WVriting to his mother, he states: "I am wear ing a piece of ribbon on my left breast now, General Birdwood having decorated eight Australians, three of us being signallers. I enclose a piec...
MORE EPITAPHS ON THE KAISER [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 20 January 1917
MORE EPITAPHS ON THE KAISER A curious conibination, Me and Gott! And one of them lies buried in fithis spot. In heaven the Kaiser wasiniot for gotten; . On the Pearly gates he saw "..Ver boten!" Benea`th this narrow strip of sod The German Kaiser lies, thank God! With Charon by the river Styx Stands Bill without his: crown; They're' waiting for a submarine : To take the Kaiser down. Because of what a suffering world en dured, This dead king's goodiess often was obscured. Little Willie's dead and gone; He neither shrieks nor hollers His Kriegspiel's cost was armies lo-st And forty billion dollars. Lies here the Kaiser. God was the wiser. Here lies the Kaiser Bill-and so "Praise God, from whom all blessings flow!" Here lies Kaiser Wilhelm An execrable monster; An assassin of defenceless men, wo men and children; A murderer of countless thousands of his fellow men; A despoiler of his country; A wrecker of peaceful homes; Despised, detested and abhorred of all men. With Judas, Pontius P...
A Bad Case. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 20 January 1917
A Bad. Case. Some time ago a number. of Lanca shire butchers gathered at.a friend's house at- the .close of a, long day spent in somewhat exciting amuse ment.' They were a thirsty company, and the -friend having no beverages to offer-.them, it became necessary to consider how the landlord of a neighboring inn might be induced to supply liquor half-an-hour after clos ing time. They wvere accidentally assisted. in their deliberations by the chance re mark :of one of their number: "Oh, I say, lads, I'm dying for a drink." A pair. of them. set' off to the tav ern and,. after much. thumping- at the door, they had the -satisfaction of hearing. a window .open and seeing the landlord's head thrust out. "What's up?" inquired Boniface. "Come thy way downstairs," was the reply. "Our' 'Blls dying." - ' In:an few minutes .'the .door was .opned;-, -and. the:I olowing. modest' or. delr- av.as: presented' on: behalf of- the sick -.man a:- quart: -of. brandy, "half :a and on. gallon- of-.porter. . "...
Elsie Vaughan's Awakening THE STORY OF A SCAR. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 20 January 1917
Elsie Vaughan's Awakening S-THE STORY OF A.SCAR. Elsie.. Vaughan, in a corner of the compartnient, kept her eyes fixed up on her newspaper; but she was well aware that the other passengers were regarding her. They stared furtively in her direc tion; their gaze seemed to be at tracted to her disfigured face in spite of themselves. After nearly two years the girl was more or less accustomed to this .curious scrutiny. She knew that they were wondering how she had come by the ugly scar which ex tended almost from eye to cuin. The train stopped at a station; re started. At the last moment a smart ly-dressed,.. middle-aged woman pulled open the door. A porter shouted warningly. "Thanks-thanks very much in deed! I'd have fallen out again, my dear, if it hadn't been for you." Elsie Vaughan, with a murmured acknowledgment, sat back in her seat and returned to her paper. . Presently, however, they were left together. -The other occupants had alighted. "May I talk to you?" her compan ion ventu...
"Give Me the Band Trip," Says Steamer Captain After Full-of-Life Excursion—Good Music on the Water Makes Inspiriting and Enjoyable Outing. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 20 January 1917
"Give, Me the Band Trip," Says Steamer Captain After Full-of-Life Excursion-Good - Music. on the Water Makes inspiritlng and Enjoy able Outing, Down the Bay. with the Richmond City Brass Band last Monday night was a treat for every one of the 900 excursionists. There are some of us who believe you cannot get enough of the briny and its blow, blow, blow. The Sunday afternoon trip is to some good Richmond cititens a fixture that it would take something out of the ordinary to ..postpone., -Ask Mr. T. iO'Shannessy, of the Vine Hotel? But to too many other citizens a bay trip is something out of the common. So on Monday night, with cethe full strength of one of. the best bands in Australia aboard, bringing to memory again the best of the old tun!,s of yester-year, with'the latest bits of the pantomime to get; everybody awhistl ing and -a-humming, ,it was no wonder everyone was inspirited and made. happy. It was such a real live trip that the veteran captain of the "Ozone" remarked as he ...
Tremendous Interest in Labour Selection Ballot To-day—Bell Said to Have Been Racing Against Mr.Cotter, but Prominent Leaders in Movement Consider He Will Win on First Count. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 20 January 1917
Tremendous Interest in Labor Selec tion Ballot To-day-Bell Said. to Have Been Racing Againsnt Mr. Cotter, but Prominent Leaders in Movement Consider He Will Win on First Count. With interest unparalleled in any previous ballot, the re-election or re iection of Mr. E. J. Cotter as Labor's representative in the State Assembly or Richmond will take place to-day. Polling begins at 9 a.m. and will fin ish at 9 p.m., at the Oddfellows' Hall, Church-street. Mr. F. G. Tudor, M.H.R., is the returning officer. it is common knowledge that the local branch of the P.L.C. has recent ly been greatly inflated in member ship, and because Mr. Cotter was true to his own thoughts and conscience and voted for the six o'clock closing of hotels, the wrath of local hotel keepers was aroused. Some of them have openly boasted that they would spare no effort to encompass his down fall. The hotelkeepers can, very natural'y, be expected to be opposed to Mr. Cotter's action, and are per fectly. entitled to use a...
TOPICS OF THE WEEK. Purely Personal. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 20 January 1917
TOPICS OF THE WEEK. Purely Personal. Kites are in-look at the telegraph wires. Richmond's Parliamentary represen tatives are an enigma if not a conun drum. Frank Gwynne Tudor, M..H.R., has never touched intoxicants in his life, but he was present at the Liquor Trades picnic. 'Gor-Save" Webber is also a "T.T." but he voted to keep the pubs open and, of course, was at the picnic. Ted Cotter, who will enjoy a drink with either a lord or a laborer, reckoned the pubs should be shut at six-end the liquor trade would now like to see him on the sorap-lhep. Webber is member for Abbotsford in Victorian Legislative Assembly, but at last A.N.A. meeting he seconded a motion in favor of wiping out the State Parliament. Of course, we be lieve him! Annette Kellermann, star of the million-dollar film, "A Daughter of he Gods," sought employment with Wirths' Circus and offered to put on a swimming turn at £4 a week. Wirths bad no room for Annette just then. She and..pa and ma left Melbourne, went to A...
Raising of Rent on a Soldier's Wife Leads to Strong Criticism at Council—Mr. J. W. Gipson Not Present to Hear Censure. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 20 January 1917
Raising of Rent on a Soldier's Wife Leads to Strong Criticism at Council -Mr. J. W. Gipson Not Present to Hear Censure. Following a letter from a soldier's wife, residing in Cubitt-street, who declared that the rent of the house she occupied had been raised imme diately her husband left on active ser vice, the Richmond Council invited MIr. J. W. Gipson, the owner of the property, to make a statement on the position. At the meeting of the coun cil on Monday night, Mr. Gipson for warded a letter, declaring that the rent should have been raised four months previously. He further stated that he had painted the house, and had put in a copper and bath before increasing the rent. The tenant in formed him that she could not and wouldl not pay the rent, and also said that he had no power to move her from the house. The soldier's wife addressed the council. She stated that her husband was on service at Rabaul. The same week her husoand left Melbourne she received a notice from the agent noti ...
Vehicles in Richmond May Soon Require Tail Lights after Sundown—Council Framing New By-Law. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 20 January 1917
Vehicles in Richmond May Soon Re quire Tail Lights after Sundown Council Framing New By-Law. Meeting the wishes and acting on a suggestion of Hawthorn Tramway Trust, it is certain that Richmond Council will bring in a regulation re quiring tail-lights on all vehicles. The town clerk has been authorised to take steps to make a by-law to com pel the owner of any vehicle or motor car which any person shall between the hours of sunset on any day and sunrise on the following day drive, ride, propel, be in charge of or leave standing in, upon or on any of the roads, streets, lanes, highways or pub lic places within the City of Richmond to have attached to such vehicle or motor car a good and servic'able lamp kept continuously lighted and show ing a red light distinctly visible at a distance of not less than 59 yards from the rear of such vehicle or motor car. It is proposed to make the pen alty for an offence against the by-law not to exceed £5.
Talented and Beautiful Screen Actress at the Richmond.—Two Five Reel Features on Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 20 January 1917
Talented and Beautiful Screen Ac tress at the Richmond.-Two Five Reel Features on Thursday. Clara Kimball Young, most beau tiful actress of the screen and one of the most gifted, will be starred at the Richmond on Monday in The Dark Silence. It is a remarkable story of a man who loses his sight on the battlefields of France. Lies have estranged him from the girl he loves, but in his hour of darkness she, under an assumed name, nurses him, and when he recovers, the truth is told and all ends happily. It is a first-rate story. Foiled, an uproarious comedy depicting the vicissitudes of a band of strolling players in a West ern mining town, will make the fun fast and furious, and included in the supporting bill will be a topical de picting the Princess Royal present ing colors to Australian troops. Two thrilling five-reel dramas will go on in the week-end commencing Thursday, to be shown also at the toy matinee on Saturday. They are The Road to Love, from the Bosworth studio, and His Br...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 20 January 1917
BILL FAW 1CETTI FOR A PLACE 1,2,3 at CAULFIELD TO-DAY. NO DYNAMITE. TOM STUART FOR LONGEST ODDS OF ALL, NEAR THE NEW STAND AT CAULFIELD. . Reg. All Courses. Hear His Price Before Goin? EI.o where. A 8queeze--Bout What Oddol BILLY VAHCE "THE RICHMONDITE."? REG, V,R.C. and V.A.T.C. AND ALL METROPOLITAN COURSES. AT CAULFIELD TO-DAY. LONGEST ODDS & OCIVILITY. J Str ngsSummer Sale Every department is aglow with most astounding summer values n all Dress Goods that a woman requires. Magnificent VARIETIES, Paramount QUALITIES, Colossal BARGAINS. Your most exacting de mands promptly and courteously provided for. We quote here only a FEW of our SUMMER SALE values: DRESS MATERIALS. 33in. CREAM GROUND with BLACK STRIPED ANGORA COATING, strong texture, and unshrinkable; usually 1/3; Sale price, 1/- yd. .Oin. FLAKED TWEED, in saxe blue and navy; usually 1/3 yd.; Sale price. 10%d. yd. 40in. SILK FINISHED POPLINS, in sand, saxe, nigger brown, grey, dark and light vieux rose, various pastel ...
The Last Will. A LOVE-STORY WITH COMPLICATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 20 January 1917
The Last Will. A LOVE-STORY WITH COMPLICATIONS. By Herbert Flowerdew. When old Roger Mlaulever, after due consideration of a letter he had received by the morning post, an nounced to Irene, his adopted daugh ter, that he proposed asking the son of a very old friend of his down to the hall for a few days, Irene tried very hard to show no undue exulta tion at his decision, and succeeded very well for a girl who was by no means accustomed 'to deceit. And she listened with a well-acted air of receiving news wuen he told her, re ferring to the letter, that George Er dan had come over from Canada to fight for the old country, had lost an arm in her cause, and was now in England completing his convales cence. Mlaulever added, in a mood of un usual confidence, stimulated by the young man's straightforward and en gaging letter, that George Erdan's mother was the only woman he had ever wished to marry, and that the friendship of years had been broken when she preferred Geoffrey Erdan to himse...
President Wilson's Story. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 20 January 1917
President Wilson's Story. Here is a .yarn the American, Pre sident is fond of spinning: "A friend of mine was in Canada with a fishing party, and one mem ber f the party was imprudent enough to sample some whisky that 7ws called 'Squirrel' whisky, because: it made those who drank it inclined to climb a tree. This -gentleman im bibed. too much of the dangerous li ,uuid, and the consequence was that when he went to the station with the rest of the company he took a train bound south instead of a train bound north. .Wishing to- recover him, his: companions telegraphed..to. tha.con ductor of the MOuth-bound train:-- i-"'Send short man .named Johnson. back for the.north-bound train. He is intoxicated.' 'Presently they got -a reply from. the conductor: "'Further particulars needed. There are thirteen. men. on the train who. don't. khow either their name or their destination.'" ~aiiiaiJR zs~~~a^^&lt;Jia'eiai««^
FAMOUS ANIMAL CEMETERIES. Costly Tombstones for Defunct Pets. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 20 January 1917
FAMOUS ANIMAL CEMETERIES. Costly Tombstones for Defunct -Pets. The largest and best-appointed ani mal cemetery in the world is undoubt edly that which still remains attached tosthe ruined Summer Palace in Pekin. Here repose, in coffins of polished orris wood elaborately carved, more than a thousand- dogs, the defunct pets of :former Emperors of China. 'The "tombstones" are of marble, but a certain number are of agate, lapis lazuli, and ebony inlaid with silver. At the sacking of the Palace by the allied European troops in 1900, con siderable loot was obtained from this unique burial place. Everybody has heard of the "Dogs' Cemetery," situated behind the keep er's cottage at Victoria Gate, Hyde Park. Here are interred some two hun dred dogs and about a dozen cats. Each grave is between two or three feet in depth, and some contain as many as three dogs, each in its separate little coffin. The pets of all classes of so ciety are represented.
"Moocow" Farm BEAN'S STORY OF OUR MEN. "LET'S TAKE THE BLANKY PLACE." [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 20 January 1917
"MOocow " Farm BEAN'S STORY OF OUR MEN. - "LET'S TAKE THE BLANKY . PLACE." In picking up the. intimate details of the fighting after the .units are .out of the line, one comes across certain narratives which deserve to be told at once even though the events them selves occurred some weeks ago. One of these is the story of the first deliberate attack on- Moquet Farm. - One says deliberate because the Tasmanians ii. the .previous week had explored the: farm in an attack which was not intended to go so far. The first deliberate;: attack on the neighborhood of: it was made by the Victorians: ..... The attack was timed before five in the morning, while it was still dark. Part of a Victorian brigade, not the very .oldest of our troops, but Galli poli battalions for all that, was in the line at that period and carried out the attack. There were -three known difficul ties. One was Mouquet Farm on the right. The second was a strong, point or redoubt on the left. The third was a strong point~...
Frogs and Snails FRESH DIET POSSIBILITIES. THE LOCAL SUPPLY. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 20 January 1917
. Frogs and Snails FRESH DIET POSSIBILITIES. THE LOCAL SUPPLY. To be troubled about what we eat is apt to be looked upon as one of the little weaknesses of human na ture. The stolid Britisher has from time immemorial stoked up heartily on the beeves and fatlings that spur red his ancestors to doughty deeds of prowess. He has been rather con temptuous of the dietary of his more imaginative French neighbor, hut it is not: possible that the more variable and artistic French tempera ment is due to. the greater and more delicate .variety of food: - M. Aucher,. who was .moved to re mark, when M. Chavet,- in the course of a lecture, said Australians ignored the edible properties of yabbies, that he had eaten them with much relish, and knew of more Australians who were equally conversant of their good qualities. . M. Aucher, - however, agreed that on the whole we showed want of imagination with regard to our food, and neglected many oppor tunities. He instanced our neglect of the frog as an...