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SWORD-MAKING IN JAPAN. INVOKING BLESSINGS ON THE WEAPONS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 1 August 1914
SWORD-MAKING IN JAPAN. INVOKING BLESSINGS ON THE WEAPONS. The sword-making of Japan is, perhaps, the most curious in the whole world. In that country swords said to he equal to those of Toledo or' Damascus are made by 'a special j series of processes, but a feature of the industry is the religious cere monial that accompanies every pro cess. On the walls of the huts in which the work is done are representations of the god of the sword-makers and the chief goddess of the. Shintoes. There are also bits of paper and wisps of straw, charms to keep away' evil spirits. - | No female is allowed to enter the place, as the presence of women is1 supposed to be conducive to the ap-j pearance of demons, who would cer tainly bring disaster to the sword's' mission. | Prayer is offered before the work begins, and various religious rites must be performed before any one of the swords can be declared; to have been well and truly made. ! The last thing that takes place after the polishing and sharpen...
"HE HAD SEEN LIFE PANORAMICALLY. "MOUNTAINS AND MOLEHILLS: GIANTS AND PIGMIES." [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 1 August 1914
"HE HAD SEEN LIFE PANO RAMICALLY. MOUNTAINS AND MOLKHILLS GIANTS AND PIGMIES." Bit by bit, Rose learnt what Derek Devenish had been through, the de tails of the fight for his own hand. He had a knack" of vivid descrip tion. He could make her see what he had seen, and feel what he hadi felt. If his language was at times racy of a new soil, she liked it the better for that. If he led her into strange places, excitement put to flight disgust. He had seen life panoramically, mountains and molehills, giants and pigmies. He had learnt what the ordinary Englishman of his class so rarely comprehends-values. The work before the mast-shorten-^ ing sail in a furious gale of wind, a fight to a finish with an iron handed bully of the fo'c'sle, build ing up sennit when becalmed in the Pacific, washing his own duds, swal lowing vilely-coo'.vfd food-these ex periences had hardensd body and mind. The work in California .Lucmiug auu ui&iucvuxmg - oAuuucf upuu the San Francisco wharves, beach ...
SNOWDEN RAILWAY. FOUR MILES AN HOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 1 August 1914
SNOWDEN RAILWAY. FOUR MILES AN HOUR. The most remarkable of the cur ious English railways is. that which makes its way up Snowden seven times daily. It runs from the foot of the mountain to the top, covering in all a distance of somei four miles. It is said not to pay the promoters, or at least not to bring them for tunes. This is partly accounted for by the fact that on the very first official journey which was made on this railway, there was an accidcnt, which caused distrust in the- line. Yet it has been running safely sincc. It consists of one engine and one car riage, similar indeed to those which may be seen on most of the moun tains in Switzerland, and it works on the same principle . as the Swiss railways. It has what are known as double pinions working on a rack in the centre of the roadway, that is, of course, besides the ordinary w heels. In order to procure the safety of the passengers," so far as is humanly possible, the engine is always placed at the lower end. This ds...
KITCHENER IN EUROPE. POPULAR AMONG THE PEOPLE. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 1 August 1914
v - KITCHENER IN EUROPE. POPULAR AMONG THE PEOPLE. As actual . ruler of Egypt, Lord Kitchincr has resumed-to the mild extent prevalent in that country-the; nomp and circumstance of power which had been quite a'. andcn:d_ inr recent years. The dull brown colour of the liveries of the native servants at the Agency has been discarded in favour of scar let and gold. There is some talk of building a state ballroom on to the official residence. The dinner parties and other func tions are of an elaborate nature, and Lord Kitchener's own splendid ser vice of gold plate. has been much admired by the Egyptian grandees, to whom a display of this kind means a very great deal. In the streets of Cairo he often drives in a well-turned-out carriage and pair, preceded by two saises or ?out-runners, who cry hoarsely to the people to clear the way, while the native pedestrians, duly impressed, nudge each other and point, saying, "Look, my brother, there is El Lor-r-r-d." The man in the streets is very...
STINGY. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 1 August 1914
STINGY. Yes," remarked a; young man anxious to' impress his. sweetheart/ '"I got my looks from, my mother and my brains from my father." "'I'm sorry you told me this,"-she said. . "Why?" "Because I cannot resist the im pression that your parents werq painfully lacking in generosity ta their only child !" The greatest need in the poultry work of to«day is streagbb aB0 vigor ia tho 409k
RAN IN THE FAMILY. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 1 August 1914
RAN IN THE FAMILY. "'That boy will be the death of me some day !" declared the head of .the: family. "I'm sure I don't - know where he gets all his impudence ..and self-assurance-surely ? not from one. He returned home from school the other day to spend the holidays, as I supposed, and, entering my office, he threw his bat on the floor, select ed an easy chair, put his feet on my desk, lit a cigarette, inhaled a few puffs, and then, turning languidly to me he drawled : -r 'I say, dad, do you remember the time when you were expelled from school ?' ''.'I did. There was no use denying it, for one day, in a burst of con fidence, I had told him some of my escapades as a boy, . and lived to regret that I had been so indiscreet. ' Well,' said he, ' history has repeated itself.' ' What do you mean, you young rascal?' I' roared. 'Oh!' said he, easily, '' I've been expelled too. Astonishing, isn't it, dad, how such things will run in a family?' "
EFFECT OF THE PENAMA CANAL ON SHIPPING ROUTES [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 1 August 1914
EFFECT OF THE PENAMA CANAL ON SHIPPING ROUTES A 'forecast of the changes likely to be effected in existing steamship routes by the opening of the Pana ma, Canal forms the subject of a re-: ceiit, article in "Hansa." Steamers proceeding from Europe !o Pan Fran?isco will (a'-e the canal oute., this saying 6,200 sea miles, \s comiarcd .with the route via Cape Toin. Stra-ners from Montreal to .'.ydney =will. a'-^o use the canal, sav tig 2,738 sea miles. . Jt| is- un :ertain " whether freighter^ ? Ji-utoiJu lu Valparaiso will tatte .ho canal ro ite, w likh, would save ..n!y 2,100 riiiles ; but passenger ships ...ill doubtless prefer the shorter oute, and will serve the east coast of South America by means of auxil iary; ships sailing from West Indian ports. ' . Between, Europe and Japan the route via Suez will still be prefer red, as. at present, since the Panama1* route would be 1,000 miles longer,; but between . New York and Shang hai the Panama route will be chosen, '.hus saving 1,400...
"HUMANITY DICK." HE WAS QUICK AT REPAR[?] [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 1 August 1914
f HUIWNITY NCK." ' 2 HE WAS QUICK AT REPARTEHlj : The Martins were of the tribi families of ancient Galway who torn ed an oligarchy in "this . farthei outpost of civilisation." There wea fourteen of them, and air othi families were '"non-tribes." ""Xhe fourteen" w.ere among theaej founders of the colony, and-we may] ! suppose that' they or their, progenia ! tors were" Anglo-Norman knights,'] | "crusaders for the moat part, wdo| had; vcome over in Strongbow's foln lowing."" A later Martin of th'ej tribes was Colonel Bichard MartiqjJ M.P., of Ballinahinch, who owned tq the honourable nickname of "Hu^ manity Dick," and forced throng the British Parliament the' first bil for the Protection of Animals, was quick at repartee, and equa so -with sword or pistol. Once, Mrs. Campbell tells us in he "Old Irish Life,?' newly published 1 the Mesa's. Blackwood, when hej made a speech unexpectedly .favourJ able to the . Government, the Prima Minister, gratified,at' this unlooked* for support, inqu...
A SUPERFLUOUS QUESTION. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 1 August 1914
A SUPERFLUOUS QUESTION. "Is the guv'nor in asked the visitor. The office-boy, gloating over his comic paper, with his chair tilted back and his legs stretched, out upon the desk/made no reply. "I asked was the guv'nor in,"-re peated the visitor. ; The office boy threw him a disdain ful glance, blew a cloud of cigarette smoke down his nostrils,' and resum ed his reading. t . "Didn't you hear me ?" snapped the caller..: "Of course I 'eard you," answered the boy, scornfully. S r . "Then why the dickens don't you answer me ?" "Now I ask you," retorted the boy, as he recrossed his legs . on the desk, and made to resume h'is read ing, "does it look like it 7" i ? -
PARIS [?] OVER BOXING. BOUTS ATTENDED BY WOMEN HIGH IN SOCIAL CIRCLES. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 1 August 1914
PARIS mo OVER BOXING. t BOUTS ATTHWDED ' BY TVOMBN HIGH IN SOCIAL CIRCLES. Parisians have taken very seriously to boxing. .The duel,- with1 its pleas ing accompaniment- of publicity in print and photograph, is. as popular in Paris as ever, but the sport of l "la boxe" (Frenchmen cannot eay has become the very latest tfeing for the amusement of fashion able Paris, and it is sinking in-deep. There was a boxing match the other night at the Cirque de Paris. Every Paris newspaper gives it the place of honour next morning, although it finished very late. The "Figaro," the fashionable newspaper which was the last to adhere to the aristocra-' tic price of three halfpence a copy, and. even now,, _ when, alihost every Paris newspaper sells at a half penny costs a penny a copy, de voted three-quarters/of a column, headed "Sensational Victory,", to the match, and this was the description : "When the sound of'the gong an nounced the end of the battle, which for twenty. _ magnificent renewals - o...
ONE GREAT OBJECTION. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 1 August 1914
ONE GREAT OBJECTION. "Don't you think that , with the New Year we ought to keep a diary ?" asked Mrs. Jilks of her husband. "It would certainly be a good 'idea, Gertrude," said Mr. Jilks, me ditatively, "but I am afraid that if we put in all the fights we have in a year's time it will look like a scrap book." She: "Why did you lose your tem per at that game ofcards ?" He : ' 'It was "the only thing I had; left to loafe"
FRENCH GENIUS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 1 August 1914
FRENCH GENIUS. - France holds the first place in modern invention. It inv;n!cd the submarine, its artillery is understood to be unequalled, a"rt it originated the cinematograph. It was the pio neer of the motor-car, and still holds the supremacy, of the motor world. From that triumph has come its still greater achievement in avia tion. These two inv'en Lions are the greatest tribute to the genius of France, to the skill, and daring of its youth. - - The very purpose and object of "these modern machines-speed-acts with) magical effect on the minds 'of tho young. It is a tonic, and fires them with courage to seek new realms to^.conquer. The . marvellous engines'" which ? trade tho autorro'iia an.i thi}- aurpDlanc. _rossible.. are.* i ho. very perfection : or mechanical'-in^:c nuity, the triumph of comcntratuil ro.ver. Within the comiass of . a small machine, made with" all th; . delicacy of a watch, is compressed the power of 0 7er a hundred horses. Before the dawn of the nineteenth c...
A MAD KING'S [?]ME. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 1 August 1914
A MAD KING'S NOME. The Castle of Furstenried, where the mad King of Bavaria ttves, is a beautiful place surrounded - by lovely gardens. and grounds. The royal apartments are' furnished with kingly splendour, and there the ' monarch lives in utter solitude,' except that three 'clever Bavarian- doctors reside with him in turns. Periodically he is visited by leading specialists in. mental diseases, and every year a Minister of State or a high official goes to Fiirstenried. -Here for more than. a quarter of a century, ever since the mysterioas death of his insane brother, King Ludwig n., King Otto, of Bavaria" has passed his days strictly screened from the gaze of the outside world. Military posts 6f honour guard the chief entrance to the . castle ; special '' policemen on sentry duty prevent all unauthor ised approach to the side doors ; a high wall shuts off all view ...^from outside of the lovely park in which the castle is situated. Even the in habitants of the village of Fursten ri...
Municipal Elections [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 1 August 1914
Municipal Elections The Municipal Elections will take place in a few weeks time There is no opposition so far to the retir ing councillors, viz., North Ward, Cr Flevill; South, Cr Beachcroft; East, Cr Fear; West, Cr Kemp; Centre, Cr Webber, (Mayor). For the South Ward Cr Beachcroft will not, it is understood, seek re-election and ex-Cr Strahan has been selected by the Labor Party to take his place. All the retiring councillors with the exception of Cr Kemp are Labor representatives. Dr O'Sullivan is again spoken of as a probable candidate for the Centre Ward.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 1 August 1914
LOCAL . DIRECTORY. !' Ai> i' AULlAMKNT> The .-.t'Ui'.u is elected by tUe wii'vi*. ...orate. i HOUSE OF REiTvfiSENTATiVES.' 1'aira Electorate - Hon. F. G. 1'itf or, M.P. dlAii. PARLIAMENT. lKGISLATIVK COUNCIL .uelboui-e East Province.--Hon. a. il'Lellau, M.L.C.: Hon. J. P. Jones, VI L.C. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY Richmond Electorate.-Mr. B. J. i.'otter. M.L.A. /?-bbotsford Electorate.-Mr. G. 0. .A'pbber, M.L.A. - CITY OF RICHMOND. The Richmond City Council meets un alternate Monday evenings, at the Town Hall, at 7.30. COUNCILLORS. Mayor, Or Gordon Weblqer, J.P, WEST WARD. G. W. Kemp, retires 1914. D. L. Davies, retires 1915. , SI. Alexander, retires 1916. ,.»» NORTHWARD. B. Flevill retires 1914. li. H. Bell, retires 1915. J. T. Street; retires 1916. SOUTH WARD. George P. Beachcroft, retires 1914. W. Burgess, retires 1915. W. W. Gleadell, retires 1916. EASTWARD. Arthur A. Fear, retires 1914. .; 0. Morgan, retires 1915. G. D. O'Connell, retires 1916. CENTBAL WARD. 1. (J. Webber, retir...
Noxious Trades By—Law. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 8 August 1914
Noxious Trades By-Law. In connection with tbe proposed Noxious Trades By-Law which the Board of Public Health is endeavor ing to compel the Council to pass, the Public Works Committee re ported to the Council oil Monday evening as follows : "Messrs. W. H. Lewis T. J. Cooper and A. J. Cochrane were present, at the Committee meeting and Mr Lewis explained the' result of his conferences with the Crown Solicitor on the Supreme Court proceedings by the Board. After hearing M r Lewis' explanation the Committee resolved that Mr Lewis be empowered to write to the Crown Solicitor informing him that the Richmond Council would pass a By Law to regulata noxious trades and had not refused to make such a By-Law. the Councils objection being to the By-Law as drafted by the Board. (It is thought' that no further legal proceedings will be taken by the Board, and.', that the present application will'bei with drawn on the Board receiving'an assurance that, the Council is pre pared to make a By-Law. i"...
City Reserve. SUNDAY OPENING. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 8 August 1914
City Utes&pvs. if > SUNDAY OPENING. At the Council meeting 'on Mon day ev'ening last a request was received from the Sunday After noon Lectures' Committee to have the City Reserve opened on-Sunday mornings. >';. C* The Mayor said the caretaker had reported that it would be necessary to have an attendant on duty there. ('r Bell moved that the Reserve be opened on Sundays from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. in the winter, and 9 am. till 9 p.m. in the summer, and re marked that there was little fear of any damage being done; if'.roughs got in there to play footbsll the police could be asked to. stop them. Cr Street in seconding the motion held that none of the reserves should be closed on Sundays. There were many residents ;who would be pleased to take, their children there on Sunday mornings. Cr Kemp asked-if- this was the fbin end of the'wedge-to get spout ing in the reserve oil ; Stmday mornings. ? ' The Mayor-^No lectures', can be given there without the Council's ;consent being...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 8 August 1914
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THE LADIES. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 8 August 1914
THE LADIES. The, Ladies of the Richmond Miniature Club, No. 14, held their shoot 'bn Wednesday. The highest scores were ;- ; Name. Score. Mrs Sadler-! .67 Miss Aston ;67J Mrs Lowe :,V.-... . :c.; ?? \66 ' M iss Pederson..,:'? '63 Miss Hall , - - 56 - Miss Courtney . , ... 55 . Miss Jackson...- ... 50'. Miss Cropley..'. ... '46 The. usual weekly shoot of the Richmond Ladies Rifle Club was was held on Wednesday evening The best scores were Name Miss A. Clark Miss L. Clark Miss Harris .Miss E. Rose Miss Jungwirth Mrs Batch Score 70 69 69 67 65 65