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POSTAL NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 25 July 1914
POSTAL NOTES. Postal Note* may be obtained at any Poet Office in Victoria. Tke following are tlie denominations .f~the notes, and tlie poundage or price chafged for them:-Is., %d.; Is. fld., ftd.; 2b., Id.; 2b. 6d., Id.;-3s., Id.; 3s. B&lt;L, Id.; 4s., Id.; 4s. 6d., Id.; 5B.. 1%L; 7B. 6d., 2d.; 10s., 3d.; 10*. 6d" 3d.; IBs.. 20a.. 3d.
A SLIGHT MISUNDERSTANDING [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 25 July 1914
A SLIGHT MISUNDERSTANDING ? .-:-f . Captain Jinks was giving a party, and had arranged a nice little toast list in deference to the presence of Major Claquer, an able after-din ner. speaker. .' Tie: J'atier-"was at tended by his wife,' a Very deaf old lady, who was much attached to him., As the gallant officer was to reply to the toast of "The Babies" h'is .wife, knowing his fondness for children, judged that it' would suit him admirably. . At the last mo ment, however., the Major's subject, unknown., to Mrs. Claquer,: was chan ged to "The Ladies." But it made no difference to-the officer- 'and his sparkling speech delighted the conn pany. A lady congratulated., the Major's wife upon her ' husband's brilliant effort. '"'Oh, Mrs. H-. she replied, '"you don't know how fond the Major is of "them. . . IVye seen him with. two or three on his lap at once " '-'Oh, Qaroline !" gasped the Major, who had overheard the:conversation. ".'Just tsasing the life . "out of the poor things," the inno...
Central State School Old Boys' Associaton. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 25 July 1914
Contra] State School G»d Boys' Ass-> ciaton. The fourth .monthly dance'in con nection with .tha i above association will be held in the Guild Hall; Dar linglon-parade, on Tuesday, the 28th inst. Dancings 8 to 11. Tickets may be obtaine.d. from the committee or secretary. ? The fourth half-yearly meeting of the above association will be held in the Central State Scliool,,. Gleadell street, Richmond, ..on Thursday 11,2x1. 30th inst., at 8 p.m. Second bell, .7.55 p.m. All old boys are invited, and will be cordially welcomed. It is the intention of the association to form a first-aid class, under the auspiccs of St. John's Ambulance Association. Further information concerning same may be obtained from the sec retary, W. j. Taylor, 28 Lyndhurst street. The president (Dr. D. Rosen berg), has kindly consented to act as lecturer to the first-aid class. Great preparations are being made for the Burnley Social. Club's grand plain and fancy dress costumc and poster ball, in the . Richmond T...
SOME HENRY LABOUCHERE STORIES. IN HIS YOUTHFUL DAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 25 July 1914
SmtE HEJMY LABOUCHERE STORIES. V *? a IN HIS YOUTHFUL DAYS. ' : *' - «. %? ' ' There are many stories told about Mr. Labouchere, and a number - of them fiave been printed again now that" he haB passed away. . Here is one of his early youth, which shows how cool a hand he was in a diffi culty When a lad at Cambridge he was fond of running "up to town, and one day he ran into the arms of his father. ''What,' Henry ! How is this? I thought -you were at Cam bridge," said Mr. Labouchere, senior, severely. "Who . 'are you ?" asked youhg hopeful. "What business is it of yours to ask . why I am in the Strand ?" "What business, eh what, my son, too,!" "Old gentle man, you must be mad. I your son! Too ridiculous !" . '"AN EXCELLENT-DINNER." And with an irritating laugh thy . undergraduate passed into tho court, -jumped into a cab, 'and dashed for a train which, would shortly leave for Cambridge, never doubting that his outraged father would be on his heels. Reaching his, college";, tho young ...
Success to Little Herbert. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 25 July 1914
Success to Little Herbert. An interesting event that happened in the household of Cr. Morgan, a few days ago, was the subject of con gratulatory remarks in the Mayor's room on Monday evening last, and the toast of " Success to Little Her bert and his parents" was heartily honoured. The cool temperature on Monday | evening must have kept councillors at i home by the fire longer than usual. It was 8.10 before a bare quorum of councillors was present.. The meet ing should be commenced at 7.30. However, a bad beginning resulted in a_ good- ending, for eventually the whole of the councillors put in an appearance, which is a rare occur rence.
LONDON SOCIETY AND SOCIETY JOURNALISM. THE CHANGES IN THIRTY YEARS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 25 July 1914
LONDON SOCIETY AND SO CIETY .JOURNALISM. THE CHANGES IN THIRTY YEARS. Three men-Labouchere, Edmund YateB, and Grenville Murray-were the real originators of the form of newspaper enterprise known as so ciety journalism,, and, though La bouchere came latest into the fiolu on his own account, his was the most original and indep :n lent . mind ' of the three. Yates, an extraordinary. shrewd; pfithing, and clear-headed man of the wcild, had no parti ii'Iar aim other than that of making money. 7it, knew . very well. that there were gruio numbers of highly respect abh persons who looked with an avid, but for the most part futile, cur iosity on the gilded and briHiant existence of what used to be ta'Ud in thp mid-Victorian days the uj.vei Ten Thousand, and he raked in 1 is sixpences by ministering to that natural, and not illegitimate, senti ment. He glazed the walls of Picca dilly and Mayfair, and allowed the people passing their sober days in suburban villas and country parson ages to beh...
HAUGHTY! [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 25 July 1914
HAUGHTY! . A man travelling on a Scotch ex press one day . left his seat in the dining car just after, he had ordered his luncheon, his purpose being to get something he. had left in an other compartment. On returning h3 found a handsomely-dressed wo man in his place, in spite of the fact that, he had left' a magazine there, and when he informed- her wfth per fect politeness that the seat had iicen taken by him, the usurper turned on. him with flashing eyes. "Sir," she exclaimed haughtily, "'do you know I am one of the directors' wives ?" - "My dear madam," he replied, "'if you were the director's- only wife I should still ask for my seat!"
Our Streets. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 25 July 1914
Our Streets. I The state of the main toads was' the subject of strong remarks at the Council meeting on Monday evening last. Cr. Davies spoke of Bridge-road particularly, and said that Swan street also required more attention. He suggested that the sweeping ma chine should be brought more into requisition. Cr. O'Connell also put in a strong plea for Bridge-road, and Cr. Gleadell voiced-the complaints of people at the lower, end of Swan street, and in Madden-grove. Strange to say, the North Ward councillors remained silent. Probably they arc satisfied that the Surveyor is doing his best to look after their require ments. The recent death of a sister of Cr. Street was referred to in sympathetic terms in the Council on Monday evening last by Cr. Flevill, and the Town Clerk was instructed to for ward a letter of condolence to the relatives. During the past few weeks no fewer than five councillors have suffered family bereavements, viz., the Mayor, and Crs. Alexander, Davies, Burgess, an...
Sunday Lectures. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 25 July 1914
Sunday Lectures. At the City Reserve on Sunday afternoon last, ex-Cr Strahan de livered an address on " Economies " to a large and appreciative audience. To-morrow Mr P. Laidler will speak on "Existing Conditions August 2nd, Mr Sullivan,-. "Literary Studies; 9th, Mr Frew, "Social Conditions16th, Mr Mullaney, lecturette. ..
Warning. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 25 July 1914
Warning-. The practice of throwing, rubbish on to vacant land and lanes, throw ing dirty water intp drains .ldadjng, to the 'street channels, and leaving dust bins outside - gates, lias1-' been so noticeable, that the Council.is having warning notices 'posted throughout the city.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 25 July 1914
-j:.U ? BRIDGE ROA.D, near Learn Street. The First, Most. Comfortable, and Most Popular Theatre in Richmond. Carefully -Selected " First, Run" Pictures, accompanied by Bright and Spirkling, .Vtusic, rendered by the National Orchestra, have made the National Theatre the talk of Richmond. Program Changed Every " Monday & Thursday .V.v.'l . * __ - ? , National is the Coolest Thoatre in the 'Suburbs. A Tip-Up Chair for Every Patron,. 11',-'- floors are all Sloping, thus ensuring a good view for all. Pictures every evening at 8 sharp.; . Matinees every Saturday and * V ; Holiday at 2.30 sharp., ,, POPULAR PRICES ; STdkeIs %ECLE IS ? Children Half Price to all Parts, except, on Saturday Nights. ? v . . Seats may be Booked at Faulkner's, opposite Theatre, W v ? 3d, extra, L i ?« t'iO - >? ry ;.-: a Henry Skead | Credit combined. Lowest Prices. ; Best Quality. ' Tel. 2376 Windsor. Ask any of our numerous Customers-they will tell yov. General Grocer ^ 36 CORSAIR STREET, J - RICHMO...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 25 July 1914
"THE SWAN," Oorner tf 0H1W1H and &lt;W'A> KTs It AST KICH.YLONL' " CARLTON XXX and XXXX ALES, Patrons will find every convenience pro vided tor mem. COUNTER LUNCH 11 to 2 d»ily. HILT.IA.BD SALOON fitted with one of Alcock's best tables. TELEPHONE No 2902 Racing results", posted promptly after' each race. - ' .v-W.. ?,r. ~ rr?1 ESTABLISHED 1858 J ohne,Ohampion, Late B.Baker, Pharmaceutical & Dispensing Chemist, And Surgeon Dentist, 100 BRIDGE .ROAD, RICHMOND. I Hi B B K. TIMBER. McConchie's H.IOH MOND OAlfl T1MBKR YARDS, BRIDGE ROAD, Corner Gardner 8i. also ' CORNER S WAN .and BRIGHTON ST8., SOUTH RICHMOND. Building Material of every description New aad Second-hand-at Reasonable Prices, Flooring, Red Gam, Cement, Lining, Palings, Bricks, Weatherboards, Drain - Pipes, Sand, Hardwood, Lime. Bnildera!. Ironmongery Nails, Hinges, Locks, Galvanised Iron, Ridging and Spotting. White Lead, Paint, Brushes Ironmongery Oil, eta. . Note the Addresses BRIDGE ROAD, Corner Gardn...
Richmond City Band. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 25 July 1914
Richmond City Band. Last Monday evening at the Richmond Town Hall the adjourned final Meeting of the Wonderland Carnival was held, Ci- G. AdmanB presiding, and there -was. a fair attendance of delegates. The sec retary presented the; balance-sheet, which showed a fair credit balance. Mr B. Pescia (Iceni Druid's Lodge) in a neat speech thanked all those who helped the Band at the" Car nival, and more especially the ladies who volunteered their services. Next Monday evening, 27th inst., the Annual meeting of the Band will take place. The hon. secretary! i (Mr H. Dunne)will present the balance-sheet, and the election of officers for the ensuing financial year will take place. All' citizens who are interested are invited to attend. In connection with the Richmond Juvenile Frolic Party's Concert in the Town Hall on Thursday even ing last, the Band rendered selec tions outside before the'"Concert. The hon. secretary acknowledges with thanks a * cheque5' for £1 Is from tire Melbourne Elect...
Richmond Dispensary. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 25 July 1914
Richmond Dispensary. The Annual Meeting of contri butors to 'the Richmond Public Dispensary . will be held on Thurs 30th inst., at 8 p.m , at the Dispen sary, 283 Church-street, to receive the report arid audited balance sheet for the past year ; iill vacancies on the committee ; appoint auditors.; and transact any other business that may arise. A grand Concert and Operetta, in two acts, will be given by pupils of Miss May Jordan in the Town Hall on .Monday evening next,'27th inst. Tickets Is, children, 6d.
Diphtheria CONFERENCE OF MUNICIPALITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 25 July 1914
Diphtheria V. CONFERENCE* OF MUNICI PALITIES. ? * Gr. Kemp, pursuant to notice; moved in the Council on Monday evening: "That a conference of repre sentatives of metropolitan munici palities be called for the purpose of considering the best means of deal ing.- with the abnormal prevalence of diphtheria in the metropolitan area." '. He said this cruel disease was get ting a great hold -on the child life of 'the State, and each year showed an increase, bringing suffering to« inno cent children, and grief to thousands of "homes. If it was not for the good work of the Infectious Diseases Hos pital, things would be much worse. The report showed that, during, the past three years there had been- an average of over 100 deaths per "year -in "that institution. A large number of those children, probably two thirds, could , have- been saved, had .t'liey obtained proper treatment- be fore reaching the; hospital. A place of some kind was necessary for the accommodation of those children who prov...
A Lady at the Council [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 25 July 1914
A Lady at the Council It is not often-that a lady-figures., prominently in 1 a deputation to the Council. ' On Monday evening last Mrs. Strahan, one of the property owners concerned in construction of Gough-place right-of-way, pleaded her case eloquently, and engaged the rapt attention of councillors while she was-speaking. ,, One gentleman .put - forward the assertion that the right-of-way did not vvant reconstructing- at all-that the work- would: "be simply unneces sary. ^ ^ « , This brought a strong-protest from Mrs. Strahan. -It ..is;:-all_ very well," she remarked, " for those who simply come to collect rents, but what about us who have to- reside/ thereJ and bring up families?;-The~place is filthy, and should be attended' to, but I think the 1 Council are charging us too much." , ,., . . . , . The Mayor: -If-the work does not cost as much as the estimate, you will, be refunded the difference. j Mrs. Strahan: Have I your, word for. that? ' . ':! '' -. ? The Mayor' (smiling): Ye...
MAKING YOUR OWN WEATHER. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 25 July 1914
MAKING-YOUR OWN WEATHER: first telegraphic despatch eve? sent has a pretty. atorj .connected with it. ~ ., *" i ? i . - ^Professor Morse, the inventor of Ahe magnetic telegraph,- struggled in vain for eleven years to bring his great in ventidb' into public notice. Every shilling he owned had been spent on it; it had been before the American Corigress_in vain for seven years. The poor inventor had lost health, and at ,last lost hope. He was the guest of a friend in. Washington when, on the last day of tli0 session, at midnight, a hill'in favour of his invention was taken up and passed both Houses. Morse was in bed, asleep, when his 'friend hurried home with' the news. His; little daughter heard it and cried out, "Let. ihe tell hini, father!" The child tapped at his,door, calling out, " Congress has voted thirty thou sand dollars to run the telegraph from Washington to Baltimore, Mr. Morse!" "God bo thanked P' cried the inven tor. ' "You shall send the first message in the world, -Aii...