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Interesting Ceremony QUEEN OF THE ROSES. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 19 September 1914
Interesting Ceremony QUEEN OF THE EOSES. In a recent issue of a well-known pei iodical there was an interesting ? de scription of a pretty ceremony held an nually at Nanterre, a small town nea: to the gay capital of France. Seem ingly every June, that luxurious i^ontb oi roses, there is chosen in this little town a rosiere or Kose Queen, who reigns for a whole year over her sub jects. 'Kie choice of a queen rests with tile councillors of Nanterre, and they are not influenced by beauty alone, but the prospective rosiere must be good and fond of well-doing, and the bearing of the office is no sinecure, for the queen is expected to be present at every christening, wedding, or funeral in the village, and at the local festivities it is her duty to collect for charity. The crown.ng ceremony is a pretty sight, and the procession on its way to the church meets at the mayor's house, where the members of the different so cieties and tlie town dignitaries form up and t:.ke part. Then the proce...
THE NAME VIOLET. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 19 September 1914
THE NAME VIOLET. Many explanations have been given of the origin of the name of this sweet flowar. . From Hmer down to Austin poets have not failed to mention thia popular favourite. Shakespeare says: That strain again-it had a dying fall; Oh! it came o'er my ear like the sweet south That breathes upon a bank of violets. Stealing and giving odours. Various etymologies are assignedl to the name, but the mostly likely is that which derives its origin from the word via (wayside), whence the sweet frag rance of the flower so often greets the passers by.
HUMMING BIRDS AND FLOWERS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 19 September 1914
HUMMING BIRDS AND FLOWERS. It has long been known that insects assist plants by carry the fertilising pollen from flower to flower, but the fact has only recently been prominently brought forward that humming birds are just ns effective distributors of pol len as insnets are. It has been shown that these little birds which are as fond as bees of the honey of flowers, carry the pollen grains in great quantity, not only on Shoir feathers but on their long bills also. Indeed, so well suited is the humming bird to do othe work of dis tribution, without any intention of its own. that the question has been raised whether it may not be the most bene ficial of all the unconscious friends thai the flowers have in the animal world.
Military Church Parade [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 19 September 1914
Military Church Parade A Patriotic Service and Military Church Parade attracted a crowded congregation to Richmond (Central) Methodist Church on Sunday after noon last The Yarra Borderers (under Lieut-Col Crouch), Rich mond Cadets (under Captiin Stewart), and members of the Rich mond Rifle Club (with Captain Sadler) attended. The Consul General for Belguim (Mr Edwaad Lauwers) was also present. The . serviced conducted by Rev. l\ Reed (Superintendent of the Circuit) opened with the National Anthem, in which the whole con gregation joined. Afterwards the. hymn " 0 God Our Help in Ages Fast" was sung, and " Soldiers of the Cross " was finely rendered by Mr Darbyshire. A thrilling address was delivered by Rev. Dr. Watkin in justification of Britain's part in the battle for freedom and justice Appropriate anthems were rendered by the choir. The sad announcement by Rev. Reed that William . G. Vincent Williams had been killed in the naval action in taking New Guinea was received by members...
OBITUARY. REV. W. Y. BLACKWELL [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
OBITUARY. REV. W. Y. BLACKWELL ' The Rev. W. Y. Blackwell, Methodist Minister (hews of whose death in the Argentine Republic, South America, recently recorded) was well known in Richmond through his connection with the Rehoboth Missionary Training College, Punt-road, which he and M rs Blackwell founded and carried on lor many years. A tew years ago Mr Blackwell" gave up his work at the College and accepted charge of a Church at Sebastapool. Later on he was supernumerated. Mr Blackwell was on a visit to his daughters, who 'are wives of Missionaries in the Argentine, when he was seized with an illness that terminated fatally. He was greatly respected throughout this district, and the news or his death was received with deep feelings of regret by a large circle of friends. The first requisite of health insur ance is to value health above all things, to seek it and pursue it. The second is to learn the laws that govern life and health. And the third is:tt> obey these laws. If you des...
Richmond Branch, A.N.A. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
! Richmond Branch, A.N.A. . The Richmond Branch, A.N A, held a meeting at the Australian Hall, Church-street,- on, Thursday evening, 17th. met., Mr A. Johnson (Vice-President) occupying the/ chair. Reference -was made by Messrs W. Jackson and H. Palling to the recent pilgrimage to Adam Lindsay Gordon's grave at Brighton (Jemetery, and, on a motion moved by Mr Jackson, a vote of thanks was accorded to Mr J. McCormiek for having procured a wattle wreath to place on the grave. The syllabus item was a Shooting Match against South Yarra Branch for the Metro politan Committee Shooting Com petition. The result was a win for Richmond, who scored' M3 to South Yarra's "140. '' 1 On Thursday evening, October 1st, a Euchre Party aiid Dance will be held. The Richmond A.N.A. Ramblers Cricket Club open the seaBon this afternoon with a match against Dandenong. Members are re quested the 1.30 train.
St Stephen's Harriers AGAIN WIN TEN MILES CHAMPIONSHIP. W. H. BROWN'S FINE PERFORMANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
St Stephen's. Harriers AGAIN WIN TEN MILES CHAMPIONSHIP. W. H. BROWN'S FINE PERFORMANCE; St Stephen's Harriers shone, out conspicuously - at ;Oatilfieid ' on Saturday last. - ; > 1 ' " The principal event of the day, . the Ten Miles . -Gross Country Championship, was won by W. H. Brown in 59min 3secs Considering the cold and wet weather, the per formance was a creditable one. This is the second year in suc cession that St. Stephen's has secured this big event, T N. Vines, last year's winner, ran well, and finished seventh. Brown, although quite a young runner, performed with all the skill and , judgment of an experienced pedestriau. He kept well up right through, and it was apparent, by his steady swing, that he had reserve force strong enough to force the pace at any time- if he so desired, but. keeping within reasonable dis tance from, the leaders, R. .0 Allan (Melbourne) and J., W. Cowau (East Melbourne), he seemed to guage their.' poxver. ahd, without apparent effort,drew lev...
Driblets. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
; 7 Driblets. SNORKEY." : Mr Editur,-Avin just cum to live in Richmond as a himigrunt, i wood like to be a contributur to yure paper. «I aint much of a speller, but its'hideas i ave, and its them that count. I dont no nothin nbout commers and full stops, but you can put em in. Well now, tuchin that ere town orl clock, its been orl astray agen this weak. Ow can cownsulors ekspekt peeple to keep good time if they dont set the exampel, but, has they say in lore, "times the essence of the contrakt," i spose as the cowncil is doin away with contrakt, time dont matter, but let me tell em it did matter the other mornin to me, corse we live not' far from the town orl, and i take me time from that clock, consekwence, too late fur "a job I was arfter, and i want to no-if i can get compensahun from the cownsul. Seeing that the cownsul as pur chused Tom Stafferd's orses and karts, and is ouses and stabels for a large sum of rhunny, i ope the raits wont be raised, but orl the same i think it is ...
Patriotic Fund. £763 2s 8d RECEIVED. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
| .. Patriotic Fund. I ' '-.. - ? £763 2s Sd-RECEIVED. , His Worship the Mayor desires to acknowledge receipt of the following donations: Amount previously ac knowledged ... £692 19 Employees J. Kennon and Sons, Pty. Ltd., 17 4 Dimmey's Model Stores 10 6 Employees .Dimmey's Model Stores ... 9 14 Richmond Refrigerating and Ice,Go., ... 5 5 Per Mayor on account of proceeds Picture ' ^.- Entertainment 6th October .... ... 5 0 C.'and R. Porteons - 4 4 Employees Richmond ' Furnishing Co., ... 4 4 Employees D. Mitchell . . 3 5 T. Wallbridge Prop. Ltd. and Employees (6th instalment) ... 3 0 Iceni Lodge, U.A:O.D... 2 2 John R. R. Smith and family ... ... 2 2 Employees of Richmond .... Council (7tli instal ment) ... ... . 2 4 W. Shaddock ... ... V 1 1 Collected by W. Shad dock ... " ... "0 11 . 1 .* £763 2
THE LADIES. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
THE LADIES. The W.M., Sister Liddle. presided over a fair attendance of members at the Loyal Mignonette Lodge on Monday evening last in the lodge room, Oddfellows' Hall, Church street. One member was initiated 'and two proposed Visitors were . present from Newmarket It was ? agreed to give loyal support to the . Patriotic Fund. Sisters were re L'niinded of the Social Evening to be held in Foresters' Hall on October 6th . The latter portion of the evening was taken up with a Bruce Auction, the various articles being knocked down briskly. The item on the syllabus for next odge night is a Quoit Competition. "LINSEED COMPOUND," Trade . Mark of Kay's Compound Essence t-f L'nseed for Coughs and Colds. "LINSEED COMPOUND" for "Coughs aud Colds. Believes asthma ard difficult breathing.
P.A.FS. DUKE OF RICHMOND LODGE P.A.F.S. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
P.A.FS. " DUKE OF RICHMOND LODGE P.A.F.S. There was a good attendance at the Duke of Richmond Lodge, held in the Foresters' Hall Swan-street, on Monday evening last, the W.M., Bro. J. Evans, presiding. The auditors' report and balance-s^eet were read and adopted. Two new members were initiated and three . propositions received. Sympathetic reference was made to the death of tbe late Bro. Williams, who fell lighting for his country in-the naval engagement at New Guinea, and tbe secretary was instructed to forward a letter of condolence to the re latives. An appeal from William stown lodge in aid of a distressed member was responded to by the lodge purchasing a number of tickets. It was decided to still ' further collect for the Patriotic Fund. The sum of £3 3s was donated to the Cricket Club. The .Rifle Club delegates reported re . shooting, and urged members to : avail themselves of the opportunity .- now afforded to learn shooting at the Miniature Rifle Range, Ohurcli : street. Aft...
RATES TO THE UNITED KINGDOM AND FOREIGN COUNTRIES. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
RATES TO THE UNi'l'EU KINGDOM AND FOREIGN COUNTRIES. . a. d. Lettefi-For every or un der 0 ' Post Cards-each 0 1 Reply Post Cards-each .... 0 1 Newspapers-loss. 0 1 Additional 2ozs 0 0V& Commercial Papers-2osss., 3d.; 4ozs., 3%d.; (Joss., 4&lt;L; 8ozs., 4%d.; lOozs., 5d.; then every 2OZ8. to 51b*. . .. . . r . . 0 1 Printed Papers, other than newspapers-For every 2oss. or under, up to 51bs 0 1 Patterns and Samples - For every 2ozn. or under, up ta 0 I Registration Fee 0 I Parcels Post, wholly by >ea For each parcel of lib. or under . . . . . . >? .. 1 8,
CORRESPONDENCE. RICHMOND COUNCIL AND PATRIOTISM. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
CORRESPONDENCE. S RICHMOND COUNCIL PATRIOTISM. ; TO thk. EDITOR. Sir,-It is a pity that yon did not record the names of those "Patriotic" councillors who, by their votes on 14th inst., wowserised the Patriotic Fund out of £50 or £60. The proprietors of the Globe, Richmond, and Crown Theatres ?were prepared to arrange Sunday evening Picture Shows and devote the whole of the proceeds towards the Patriotic Fund now being raised for the relief of the families of those who may fall in defending the honor and freedom of the " Empire But, forsooth, a majority of our Labor (spell it a capital L, 'Mr Printer) councillors refused permission. Sunday, they decided "was a bad (BAD) day to help the ? sick and suffering. When I woke up-on Sunday morning (having read the report in your paper over night) I thought I had been dreaming, and looked at the paper again and again, rubbed my eyes, and still couldn't believe that it was. true until 1 made sure by inquiring from one of the councillors, who s...
PARCESL POST WITHIN VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
EAB0HL8 POS1 WITHIN yiQ TOB1A. . , Limit weight, 111b. Limit of alxe, v .ft. 61n. In length, or 6ft la girth and length combined. Postage (to be pre paid J)y stamps)-lib. or under, 6&lt;L| . each extra lb., 3d. The stamp to be affixed to an adhesive label, to be ob -- tainable at any post office, which labei will be attached to the parcel by tht postal receiving officer after he has ascertained the weight No parcel will b« accepted unless fslly prepaid.
Dr. Fitchett on the War A MASTERLY STUDY. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
Drv Fitchett on the War A MA3TEKLY STUDY. "Life's" Second War Number (October issue) contains many good and timely things The attraction, among many war features is a masterly,study of the war by:Dr. W. li. Fitcliett,. the author of '.Deeds That Won.the Empire'' Under the general title of '' .The War of All the. Centuries," Dr. Fuchett. wiites. 'three- . separate articles-one oiU;"-The. Forces Be hind the War ;" a,second nn " The ..Scale of the War and. Its Strategy andatlrrd on " l'lie -Study. of the Actual Fighting " Un.themes such ad these Dr A''itchet.t writes with telling. eHect-for he has three times visited the! scene of 'he pre sent war. and draws on a wide knowledge of history won in writ ing mauy popular and patriotic books. " The Story of tin War ' as re told each month by D'r Kitchett in "Life's Special War Numbers . should create a big demand for this popular Australasian magazine. The October issue under r view also contains the second p;iw of ' Mawson'a Own ritory,' o...
RATES OF COMMISSION. Honey Orders Payable in the Common-wealth. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
RATES OF COMMISSION. J Honey Orders Payable In the C«mm®n - wealth. Any «um not ever £5, 6&lt;L; over £fi, bit not over £10, Is.; orer £10, but not over £15, la. 6d.; over £1B, but not over £20, 2B. Money Orders by Telegraph. To New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, and Perth (Western Australia)-Charge for a message In addition to above rate*.
RICHMOND BRANCH [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
I KJCHMOXD BRANCH The Kichinond 13 ran oil formed last week is making good progress, and will be gind of the assistance of all who feel inclined to take a ^art ill tins good work. The. following are the office bearers President, Airs Frank Tudor ; vice presidents, toesdames lioid iMactJillicuddy and Bla/.ey ; hon. secretary, A1 rs W11 Lewis ; hon. treasurer. Miss: Webber 'acting Alayoressi; executive com mittee. Messrs McCreery;-Gleadell, and Bleach. ? ? The second meeting in connection with the above*was held in: .the local Town Hall -on .Wednesday evening 'ast-.. It was (!. cided on information received from Government House that the" following articles^he made in hvgo quantities by the Richmond H ranch : - Single, sheets, pillows, pillowslips, towels of all sizes, and day shirts.: Pipes and tobacco are also in great request ..Material will Invent. and left at Toavii Hall' or (Joiii;nLttec-oii ..Monday between ?i and -i. ? - l'ho h-j;i treasurer, Midi Webber (acting Mayoress t ack...
PACKETS, ETC. Preparation For Post. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
PACKETS! ETO. preparation Fer Post Packets may be sent through the post:-Without a cover (but not fas tened with anything adhesive, such as gum, postage stamp, sealing wax, etc.); In a cover entirely open at one end or aide (If the coTer be slit, the opening must be of the full extent of the end or side, and the contents must be easy »f withdrawal). The cover may bear the sender's name and address, and the words "packet," "sample," or "pHt tern,," etc. (as the case may be), " only." Packets may be tied with string, but officers of the department may cut the string to examine the content*, and tie tke packet up again. Samples of seeds, drags, etc., which cannot be sent as open packets, may be enclosed in bags or boxes, fastened so as to be easily undone and re-fasteaed. Note.-If the above conditions be not complied witk, packets are regarded as insufficiently paid letters, and charged accordingly.