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Record Pigeon Shooting. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 14 July 1917
Record Pigeon Shooting. A novel pigeon match was decided at Yass on Thursday !on the show grounds, the admissiorin., money go ing to aid the local fund for France's Day: As the. result of °V& tger of :£ 50,. Mri. Charles Massy, well. known in connection with pigeon shooting, undertook to stop 140 birds ..within 60 minutes. The conditions were: Thirty yards rise, 40 yards boundary, the pigeons to be thrown from a pit, the shooter to load for himself for the first 30 minutes, and to be allow ed assistance for the succeeding 30. Mr. Massey shot 144 birds in .24½ minutes, claimed to be a world's re cord. There were 180 pigeons tossed ub. Of these seven were missed, the remainder falling outside the boun dary. The pigeons shot and unused were afterwards submitted' to auction for the same benefit. Substantial sums were realised, and the total will augment the Yass France's Day Fund.
WHEN THE SHIPS HEAD SOUTH. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 14 July 1917
WHEN THE SHIPS HEAD SOUTH. God strengthen us' to strive .again, and hold .our.. honored place! God hearten us, and shrive again the heedless of our race. For the sunlight is about us still that qcuickenedl m'n to strive The stalwart men, the stubborn men who kept our pride alive. 'And, in the end, God waken us to more than praise afford.. When homing ships head South again with venturers aboard. -C. J. Dennis in ''Violet Verses." An earnest lady journalist thinks commercial travellers would be glad to while away the tedium of their long railway journeys by knitting socks for brothers at the front. Does the dear girl really know how little time bagmen waste in a railway car riage? The most experienced com mercial scarcely ha's fine minutes to make up his order-book and rush through his newspaper before he is fdrced to take up hlis onerous place in the poker school or the bridge corner. Cards is a settled industry which the bagman inust know inside out. Most of them maintain that it i...
THOSE TERRIBLE TANKS AN AMUSING SKIT AS TOLD TO A RICHMOND SOLDIER. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 14 July 1917
THOSE TERRIBLE TANKS AN AMUSING SKIT AS TOLD TO A RICHMOND SOLDIER. They can d'o up the prisoners into bundles like a reaper and binder, and, in addition, have an adaptation of.a printing machine, which enables-them to catch the Huns, Austrians 61' Turks. fold, count and deliver them .in bundles every thirteenth man being thrown out a little further than the others. The tank can truss refractory prisoners like fowls prepared for cooking, while their equipment ren ders it possible for them to charge into a crowd of the enemy, and by shooting out arrows or spikes, like porcupine quills, to carry off an op ponent on each. Though "stuck up," the prisoners, needless to say, are by no means proud of their position. The tanks in question can chew up barb-wire and turn it into munitions, as they run they slash their tails and clear away trees, houses, howitzers and anything else in the vicinity. They turn over on their backs and catch live shells in their caterpillar feet, and can be easily...
OVERHEARD IN HELL. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 14 July 1917
';.7. OVERHEARD' IN HELL.:: S"Whats - all the -racket about?" said Satain ~tepping out of the Brii-I stone Bath, where he was giving two or three U-boat commanders an ex tra flaying.. "Poor old Hohenzollern. has got it" in. the neck at last," said Machia velli, who *was hosing off the pre mises with vitriol in preparation of a new squad of shirtwaist-factory owners. Satan listened attentively. Indeed, it was true. The Hohenzollerns had been booted off the .throne of Ger niany. "Well, that's,. tough," said Satan. " never could see ,why they chivied those poor Hiohienzollerns so. They were .perfect devils. I have often said so.• Poor old Bill! Why, he was one .:of the best pupils I ever had. I heard someone say that he made Belgium a hell upon earth. Wasn't that a compliment?" .,Not only: that,. . said. Machiavelli; "'?. had "1it?e noVe"idea of inmaking t~ie sea a hell,- too. IHe and Tirpitz did magnificent w6rk... Not even a- party of:schoolgirls could go on the water -iahoruit getti...
Royal Rovers v. River Stars. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 14 July 1917
Royal Rovers v. River Stars. Royal Rovers, 16-20, 116 points. River Stars, 5-7, 37 points. Goal kickers for Royal Rovers:- J. Sheahan (7), J. Moran (2), L. Dove, F. McManus, F. Carter, V. Donnelly, J. Maher, L. Voight, H. Archer. Goal kickers for River Stars:-C. Heath (2), Neason, Hill, McFarlane. Best players for Royal Rovers: J. Sheahan, D. Sheppard HI. Archer, J Moran. ,Best players for River Stars:-Heath, Wilson, Richardson, Neason.
East=West Railway. LUXURIOUS DINING CARS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 14 July 1917
Iast=West Railway. LUXURIOUS DINING CARS." If any evidence were, required that the Commonwealth Government in tends to equip .the East-West Railway in the most up-to-date and luxurious manner .it. was obtainable by an in spection of the first'of the four din ming cars which are to be run on the line,, and which .has just been complet ed' by' Messrs. A. Pengelley and Co., of Edwardstown- (S;A.). The body of the car is a splendid piece of work, and has the same attractive appear ance as * the carriages-de-luxe with which the best' American trains are provided. It is painted what is-tech nically known as blood-red, but it has not the. glaring hue which the name suggests, and would popularly be designated- a dark crimson, which contrasts nicely with the panelling, picked out_ in maroon. The car is 65ft. in length, and is divided into two compartments, one of which forms the dining saloon and the other the kitchen,. scullery and servery. The car will be run between first and second-class...
IN THE MUNITIONS FACTORY. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 14 July 1917
IN 'THE MUNITIONS F~ACTORY. In long, close-seated rows they iwork and chat, .. . s Solving the'problems of the universe-' "It's best Jock 'ad to go; 'e's drinkini' S worse." "I'm glad Biil's fightin' 'e w.as get?nI fat7" fat." . .. - .-, 7q2 'E's back a .ero wvithi a Crqss, ?n', purse .,; .. .'Is batt'ry raised 'im. Wars an Sawfui' curse,. : .::. . But it.'s sure made a man o' butcher': Pat." "Mag's earnin' 'ere more'n Jiinm' did in 'is shop'; . : , She's took the baby to a ddctor n?io;v 'E says 'e'll cure it." "Nancy'i:plan nin'. ow . 'Er pay'ull'learn. young Tom' to n~eid, the crop." "My word! It's bally ard,.to.shoot and shell, But I do 'old some good comes out o', 'ell!" -C. Becker in an English paper. News comes from France that late comers to the firing line there are called "Nat Goulds." S"Waffor?" demanided a recruit who had never been to Flemington in his life. 'f"Why, wasn t. h:.ethe bloke wot wrote "Landed at Last-. ? ::The fierce sun of .the French suri iier is baking ou...
Popular Chaplin Picture Features on Globe Programme.—Bushranging Serial Attracts. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 14 July 1917
Popular Chaplin Picture Features on Globe Progrumme. - Bushranging Serial Attracts. A military story of absoibing in terest heads the Globe programme for Monday. Its title,. The Captain of the Grey Horse Guards. creates in the mind the picture of a dashing young officer who scorns danger and has an eye for a pretty face. The King's Game, another thrilling story of intrigue, features on the - same programme. The week-end bill is es pecially attractive, as it includes "our Mutual friend" in one of his best comedies-The Count. In this filmi Charlie tries to force his way into high society by borrowing a title and assuming an important air. rThis juickly vanishes when he essays a polished floor and does some trick sliding-all feet and no balance. Edna Purviance plays opposite him. The ninth .chapter of the sensational biishranging sherial;, Stingaree, and Blood Will Tell (drama) will also be slhown.
THE NEW SURRENDER. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 14 July 1917
THE . NEWs SURRENDER. The' suitor's heart was in a whirl, As with a nervous 'How-de-do?" He asked the One and Only Girl To name a wedding day-for twod. The :maiden heard her anxious beau And belit her lovely,;blushing head, But -gave hii: neither "Yes" nor "No" IrNO'I 'Twas- "'Kanherad!" she softly said: -Sydney "Biulletin:;."
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 14 July 1917
HAS IT STRUCK YOU? d that S "THE GUARDIAN" . Stands by Itself at the Summit - of All District Papers? That it is not skimmed over . and cast aside, but that people Skeep It and have time on Sunday Sto read it? They want to read Sit ahnd they do read it. SDO THEY READ YOUR ADVT? I? f not, ask yourself why. Isn't 4 the paper and the circulation Sworth it? Think it over. There are 12,000 people read the "Guardian" every week. No other district journal covers 'i nearly such a wide field. Our space rates are 3/. an inch, . casual, and 1/- an inch contract, * per insertion. THINK IT OVER. ÷.*÷-··-·~:··- ·I·ri~·f FOOTBALL FOOTBALL. RICHMOND V. CARLTON To-day, at 3, on the RICHMOND GROUND. Baseball 1.30. Gates Open 1.15. Afternoon Tea for Ladies. Admission 6d. Stand 1/- Extra. S H. J. BROUGHTON, Hon. Sec. R,C.C. The Rich Cike Mfg Co. ' PTY. LTD. HAVE OPENED A BRANCH AT f 140 Bridge Road. ? PURE INGREDI[NTS. 4 NO SUBSTITUTES .: ++++++++++++++++++++++,++4+ +8 * PQOR PAINTING OR PAPERHANGING, ...
TUFTS OF TURF. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 14 July 1917
TUFT'' OF TURF. A Heal' 0, what a IHead! i-a'e you ever woke up with a '? er as a head affected us 3'' l auc ' a thi!at head last Saturday g% ?Bc r.: tirst selection, Bundong, . iI1v-a-a'1 ups'et the jingle that S ti:'10os ',houuht we had in our B g: ..a cu.mnaon-looking head, too, cd by a common-looking crock, o;f o.f these commoners, biped qi iadnipc , are all grit, and by S.:a!erun'lua is no disgrace to . like Bundong, goes back to Sinc fal the rich red blood of the eatest idol Flemington ever knew --acin' 'i, ough the veins of winner gruniner-I!' as they fought out the esrt f;lish (:f any Grand National ciats off to Merunqua, hats off to ida?Iti h!:ts off to Cairns, and hats "o tia'.kins; but stay, gentlemen, sre i; ocn other obligation upon us i, -Three cheers for Lord Grey." nI here we come in with the .C.v o; tlhe chief incident of the ?ieback to scale. It was a splen 'i: efvidence of the real sporting in .nects of thle Crowd. Cairns was r.igig and Hawkins was pufhng, but W'r...
Peculiar Preference by Council for One Man in Hore Feed Deal Arouses Indignation of Ratepayers—Council Asked to Consider Question on Its Merits. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 14 July 1917
Peculiar Preference by Council for One Man in Hore Feed Deal Arouses Indignation of Ratepayers-Councii Asked to Consider Question on' Its Merits. Pat Raftis, the Church-street corn dealer who enjoys the monopoly of without tender or contract-supplying the Richmond Council with horsefeed. has another fat little cheque down for decision by the council next Monday night. He is booked to receive £63 17/- for feed delivered during the month of June. Objection was raised at the last meeting of the council to preference being given by the stables committee to Raftis above all other produce mer chants, also ratepayers of the city, but no action was taken. Cr. Bell then said that Raftis was entitled to the preference because he "gave the council good value and cheaper than others could." "As long as I am here snd as long as Raftis can do that," declared Cr. Bell, "I will see that he gets it." Since Cr. Bell's state ment was made we have received communications from other local corn dealers a...
War Stimulates Interest in Rifle Club—Many Present at Annual Meeting. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 14 July 1917
War Stimulates Interest in Rifle Club -Many Present at Annual Meeting, The annual meeting of the Rich. mond Rifle Club was held in the club room last Satruday. There was a large attendance of members and friends. Mr. G. R. Admans (president of the club) was in the chair, and in the .course of his remarks paid tr butp to the many members of the club at the front. Also he expressed a hope that the struggle would soon come to an end and that Richmond would rise to the occasion and give a notable welcome to her brave armY Election of ofilcers resulted:--Presi dent, G. R. Admans (re-elected); vice presidents, Messrs. A. A. Head, Chamn bers Harrison, Hider Smith, J. R. Molyneux, Elliott, G. Webber, F. Tu dor, T. Hodges, J. Archer and J. CamP' bell; captain, J. R. Sadier; secretary, Alex. Smith; treasurer, L. Allison; committee, W. Jones, R. Lowe, H. Irwin, R. Fraser. After many years of splendid sce vice to the club, Mr. R. Chipper, sOc retary, and Mr. J. Dove, treasurer, have retired. Tr...
Birtles to Fly. OVERLANDER'S NEW PROJECT. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 14 July 1917
SBirtles to Fly. OVERLANDER'S NEW PROJECT. Francis Birtles, accompanied by his brother (Clive), who went with him on the last trip to the Northern Terri tory, has set out by motor car 'rom Adelaide for Fremantle along the southern track via Eucla, on his twenty-ninth overland .trin. On the return trip he will endeavor to lower the •motor record of eight days 23 hours 35 minutes established in 1315 by Fraser and Armstrong between Fremantle and Sydney. He hopes to accomplish 400 miles per day. Birtles has recently acqLicUr.d a 45 h.p. Caudron biplane, which :s now at Geelong. He intends to convert it into a monoplane in order t get from it greater speed, and will end-,vor to 7?y from Sydney to Fremantle. An Irishman and a Scot were argu ing as to the merits of their respect ire countries. "Ah, weel," said San'd;y, "they tore down an auld castle 'ih Scotland-and found many wires -under: -it, whi.ch 'hows that.the telegraph was knoon there hoondreds o' years ago." "Well," said Pat, "the...