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CHAPTER XVII. TOOK'S COURT, SOHO. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 3 October 1914
CHAPTER XVII. TOOK'S COURT, SOHO. : Lance was highly elated by the Frenchman's letter, to which, natur ally enoiigh, he attached the great est importance. "What-a stroke of luc'.n," he re flected. "And it comes 'just at the .right-time;..?? when a stronger bit of evidence is needed than any Forwood and I have been able to pick up. I was certain that Lestocq was keep ing back something about Chnrteris, and this proves that I was right. While the old rascal's money lasted he was true to the man who paid him to be silent, and now that he is destitute again he turns to me for halp. That is the most plausible ; theory, and yet By Jove; could the letter be a decoy, intended to lure me into danger ?" This was a startling thought, but Lance dismissed it from his mind as quickly as it was conceived. He laughed at the absurdity of the idea. "Charteris is down in Norfolk," he reasoned. "I don't suppose he lias seen Lestocq since that day, and he would have been tog sharp to let him know where ...
CHAPTER XVIII. A STRANGE AWAKENING. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 3 October 1914
CHAPTER XVIII. A 'STRANGE AWAKENING. V.Where am I ?" Lance spoke the words aloud as he asked himself the question which rose instinctively to his lips. A few moments before . he had opened his eyes in a strange place. He was iy ing, fully dressed on a bed, and at first lie had-no inclination to stir or to take note of ' his surroundings. When finally he sat up it cost him a severe effort, and it was all .he could do to keep from dropping back again. His head was dizzy, and throbbed i with pain. He was weak in every I limb. There was a nauteeous taste in | his mouth, and an-ugly sensation of sickness at his stomach. He felt dazed and confused, and he seemed to have utterly lost the power of reasoning - of concentrating his thoughts. "Where am I ?" he repeated, indif ferently. "What has happened ?" For an instant it occurred to him that he had been ill, and was now in his own chambers at Gray's Inn. But this impression was dispelled as he glanced about the apartment. It was a small an...
Youngsters Beware! [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 3 October 1914
Youngsters Beware ! The children's truck nuisance has become so pronounced in Richmond that the Council decided on Monday evening, on the motion of Cr Barcelo, seconded by Cr Bell, to have the by-law extended to all streets throughout the city. At present it only applies to certain main streets. Uoungsters are be coming quite expert in the manage ment of these trucks and it is surprising the speed thny can rush down hill and steer clear of traffic, but, notwithstanding the skill of these youthful " motorists," several accidents have happened, and the practice is certainly a dangerous one.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 3 October 1914
LOCAL DIRECTORY. fc LUiliiAL The Seuaie is elected by the whyii* >jate. HO USE OF HEPKEBliN'l'ATiVUS. Xarra Electorate - Hon. F. G. Indor, M.P. d'l'ATJfi PARLIAMENT. LEGISLATIVE" COUNCIL. Melbourne East' Province.-Hon. A. M'Lellan, M.L.C.; Hon. J. P. Jones, M.L.O. j 'i -A> LEGISLATIVE A88BMBLI. Richmond . Electorate.-Mr. E. J. Cotter, M.Jj.A. Abbotsford "Electorate.-Mr. G.vO. \V«bber, M.L.A. CITY or RICHMOND. The Richmond City Council meets on alternate Monday evenings, at the tcwn Hall, at 7;3Q. COUNCILLORS. Mayor, Cr Gordon Webber, J. P. WEST WARD. D. L". Davies, retires 1915 " M. A-lo xarider, retires 1916. G. W. Kpmp, retires 1917. . ^ NORTH WARD. H. H. Bell, retires 1915. J. T. Street, retires 1916. B. Flevill retires 1917. SOUTHWARD. W. Burgess, retires 1915. W. W. Gleadell, retires 1916. 1 .. M. Strahan, retires 1917. ' . EAST WARD, C. Morgan, retires 1915. G. D. O'Connell, retires 1916. Arthur A. Fear, retires 1917.. CENTRAL WARI>. G. R. Admans, retires 1915. H. J. ...
Central State School. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 3 October 1914
Central State School. The new building for infants " it " Central StatQ School is now al iiosi completed. There wul ..be. an official opening ceremony . Liut 'tlie date has not yet been fix«-iI. It is a splendid building, and the .accom modation and furnishings make it." one of thti most up to-tlan ml aits schools in the Commonwealth.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 3 October 1914
National Theatre, BRIDGE ROAD, near Leanox Street. fhe First, Most Comfortable, and Most Popular Theatre ill Richmond. Carefully Selected " First Run " Pictures, accompanied by Bright and Spirkling Jvtusic, rendered by th>. 1;. National Orchestra, have made the National ? Theatre the talk of Richmond. Program Changed Every Monday & Thursday. * The National is; the Coolest Thoatre in. the: Suburbs.. A. Tip-Up Chair for Every Patron. U'loors are all Sloping, thus ensuring a good view for - all. Pictures every evening at 8 sharp. Matinees every Saturday and Holiday; at 2.30 sharp. POPULAR PRICES J STDReIs 6CIRCLE IS Children Half Price to all Parts, except on Saturday Nights. Seats may be Booked at. Faulkner's, opposite Theatre, . ' . . 3d. extra, ? &lt;:. Henry Skead | General i ! Grocer! 36 CORSAIR STREET, RICHMOND, Invites YOXJ to eome and ? know for yourselves his Great System of Cash and Credit Combined. Lowest Prices. Best Quality. Tel. 2375 Windsor,- r Ask any...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 3 October 1914
Always Use Good TnV Wiltshire's I oka hive fa reputation of 35 years' standing: hohind them. Thny embody all that ib essentia! in a parfaofc Ink, being Pare Fluid, Non Corrosivfl and Permanent. Sold by Inndia? "THE SWAN" Cornor if OHUBOH and siWAK drKKKTS SAST RICHMOND. CARLTON XXX and XXXX ALE.S. Patrons will find every convenience pro vided tor them. COONTKB LUNCH 11 to 2 daily. BILLIARD SALOON fitted with one of Alcoctc's besttablea. TELEPHONE No 2902 Racing results.. posted promptly after "each race. ^ ESTABLISHED' 1868 John Champion, Late B. Baker, Pharmaceutical & .Dispensing , Chemist, And Surgeon Dentist, 100 BRIDGE ROAD, RICHMOND. yi U BBB. T I M B E R. McConchie's RICHMOND GASH TIMBER YARDS, BRIDGE ROAD, Corner Gardner St. also CO UN MB SWAN and BRI9HT0N 8T8., SOUTH RICHMOND. Building Jlaterial of every ^iesoriptioa New and Second-band-at Reasonable Prices. Flooring, Red Gam, Cement, Lining, Palings, Bricks, Weatherboards, Drain Pipes, Sand, Hardwood, Lima. Builder...
Council Employees on Military Service. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 3 October 1914
Council Employees on Military Service. . .... Oil-Monday eveniiig the Town Clerk informed the' Council that one of the employees had been called, upon-for active service in connection with the Military arrangements, and that his pay would be less than that received while in the Council employ. Cr Alexander said that no employee of the Council should suffer pecuniary loss while serving in the defence of his country. This spirit animated the whole of the councillors, and it waB unanimously decided that the deficiency be made good.
Richmond Australian "Give me the liberty to utter and to argue freely according to conscience above all liberties." SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3. Currant Topics. Municipal Loan. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 3 October 1914
" Give. me 'Urn liberty to utter and to argue freely' according to conscience aboce ali liberties SATURDAY, 0 n'OUlili 3. Currant Topics. Municipal Loan. '^e! P°uticil gives notice in our advertising- col urns, of the itention to borrow the sum of £lu,0U0 for : -(.1; 'Purchase... and erection of machinery, for (lie treatment of refuse, £ 1200 ; (2/ Erecting anew Mutton House, etc. at Abattoirs, £3,500 ; i;j) Purchase of Tar Dis tilling Plant, £500. Plans and specifications, estimate of the cost of such work,- and a statement showing th&lt;j proposed expenditure °f the, money to bo borrowed are open for inspection at the office of the Council...
COPYRIGHT. PRINCE OF ROGUES A ROMANCE OF ENGLAND AND AUSTRALIA. PART 9. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 3 October 1914
r " - ~ COPYRIGHT. PRINCE OF ROGUES A ROMANCE OF ENGLAND AND AUSTRALIA. By W. Murray Gray don, Author of "The Heir of the Loudans," "Mat thew Quin," etc., etc. PART 9. '.e red-tiled roofs of Wroxham, | d in the glow of the setting j IOW lay close in front of Lance. | . ;uickened his pace through the . ulage, and on making inquiry at the station he learned that his train was not due until a quarter past eight. He had thirty-five minutes to spare, and he made good use of the interval by returning to the King's Head and eating a substantial supper. He was ;in better spirits when he found him self in the train," whirling, swiftly to wards Norwich. It was Saturday night, and the streets of the old city were noisy and crowded. Lance took a short cut from the station, which brought him in a short time to Tombland. But Andrew Forwood's office was in darkness, and on the door was a no-' tjce requesting visitors to call at the house. The solicitor's residence was in a street near by, and thit...
WELL-EDUCATED CONVICTS. CHAT WITH A WARDER ABOUT GENTLEMEN "LAGS." [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 3 October 1914
WELL-EDUCATED CONVICTS. \ 4 : ' WITH A WARDER ABOUT GENTLEMEN .'LAGS." In the year 1879 a Royal Commis sion, presided over by Loid Kim berley, recommended that all first of fenders should be kept entirely apart from those who had been con.icted more than once. The advice was taken, and so the "star" class came into being, and I Portland became their prison home. ; Here all first offenders who are phy ! sically capable of hard . labour art 1 sent, and consequently Portland holds a larger number of well-born and well-educated .convicts than either Dartmoor or Parkhurst. According to a warder who has served in both Portland and Dart moor, the gentleman lag is either the best or worst of prisoners. At. Portland the first,offender usually fce haves well and gets full remissi n, and only 2 per cent, of the " sta: " class are re-convicted. " But," ad ded the warder, '"if there's one chap worse than another to handle, it is the educated lag who has gone, abso lutely to the bad and is beyend...
SHE WOULDN'T OVERWORK. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 3 October 1914
SHE WOULDN'T OVERWORK. She had the reputation of being a good servant, the employment agent said, but a terrible stickler for her rights. Work that she considered a part of her legitimate duties the did well, work that properly belonged to somebody else she wouldn't do at all. '.'And quite right," said the new em ployer. There will be no imposi tion in our house. Nobody's duties will overlap." So she hired the girl. At the end of their first day together the maid was instructed to mount the step ladder and Wind the tall 14-day clock. _ '"You h^ve to turn the key 14 times to wind it clear up," said the .mis tress. "Once for each day the clock runs." "Why didn't you finish ?" her mis tress asked. "Because," said the girl,- ''I'm not sure I shall be here longer than one week, and I'm not going to do the next'girl's work." New York "Sun." The minister was making friends with Willy, his host's son. "And how old are you ?" I .?I'm five, said Willy. '"Ah, quite ' a little man ! And what ar...
ALASKAN MOSQUITOES. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 3 October 1914
ALASKAN MOSQUITOES. -Mosquitoes in thi icebound north ern country are a plague beyond re lief. They come to life about the middle of May, before the grorn'l 'is thawed out, and while many feet of ice still covers the lakes and all i but the swiftest rivers. Stagnant! sun-heated water- is not in the 1 a;t necessary. They breed in the glaciers wherever a bit of.raith or manure ,has melted a littla ~pcol. Thoir wrigglers are se:n in nnn'n; ice ? water. By the 1st of June it is uncomfortable to sleep without pro tection, and from that time on in til Septemi.cr, vlicii ihj first frosts have benumbed them,' especially "dur ing the viavm, rarny s'a on of' July and August, tiny bcco re a nover ceasing sco'.rgp, sv. arming in thou sands. .' ' The A'as'in iro;.uilo is brown,, silent, -r.nl very much in &lt;a - J nest. He never iings a warning nor j fools about selecting a spot to his i taste, but, says a suferer, co.itsj in a bee-line with his pro'-e and j gets into action. JEvery inc...
A DOMESTIC IDYLL! [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 3 October 1914
A DOMESTIC IDYLL! The plumber .came down like the wolf on the fold, j His brass lead and copper like sil-! ver and gold, ! His wallet all bulging with myriads I of things, With solder and gas-fittings, washers and rings. He cut 08 the water, extingni-h xl the gas, ". And blocked up each passage so n: one could pass, ...okcd ' shag in my boudoir, an 1,, wh;-n I -stopped, that,.'.. ' - 1 !aid very bad words to the " dos a-d the cat. j ho cov.nd of his whistle NCL~ h;a'd on the stairs, Ho dumped tools and tacklq on car pets and- chairs*; >. \ 1 Tie filled all the house with a gas " " eous smell Which attar of roses jvasr..pb-.vc"ljss to quell. 1 - ? - .! He van:shed for ho-:rs, never leaving a clue, " _ ! -.'-rid-2 returned wlth-^sbme i-tiing and a' kettle of glue ; ' in-l now all was ready lie srSnt a flay n:orc '. - In "tia:.'ng a pipe" 'neath the draw ing-room floor. - . ; " | Next day about noon He'announced wi h a grin: He lii l "spotted the trouble, " " en 1 no'-v would begin ...
MAIDS OF HONOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 3 October 1914
MAIDS OF HONOUR. Che position of Maid of Honour to Hei Majesty the Queen is a much-coveted sue, bui it is not by any means a sine jure. ; One is always in attendance on She Queen, and sometimes two. It i: in e-iablished custom that should one those' ladies marry during her term jf ollico, she has a dowry from the Queen of £1,000. -There is a proviso, noweyer, conected with this, and that s i hut her Majesty's consent should be ,'iven to the marriage. "When the Jueen holdf a "Drawing-room" her naids walk in the Royal procession to he throne room, and stand immediate y near the Queen throughout the cere> ntiny.'. ,.This-also applies to the State nmcerts and State balls. In fact, these nnids have to-be present at all Stiate ind public ceremonies. It .is part of a Haiti's duty to'assist with«the corres pondence, for although Her Majesty las, of cours.e, a private secretary, yet here are many letters-the writing o! vhich iB relegated to a lady in attend wee.,: To be "a good musician i...
THE TREBLING OF THE NATIONAL DEBT. HOW WILL THE ANNUAL CHARGE BE MET? [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 3 October 1914
THE TREBLING OF TH NATIONAL DEBT. HOW WILL TH3 ANNUAL CHARG BE MET ? ; Til five years' tine Mr, Lloyd George will have trebled the National Debt : ho will have raised the annual charge from its present figure of £22,000,000 to £G&lt;1,000.000, and he will therefore in effect have raised ov.r indebtedn?£s from £680,000,000 to the staggering figure of £1,900,000,000. How is "this new cba"gc to be de frayed ? Twenty-two million; are to be defrayed by weekly or monthly payments of pence, collected by the employer, or pere de famille, or. house-wife, all of whom the Chancel lor of the Exrhcqnrr calmly makes his tax-g.illirrtrs without remunera tion, or ovrn 'hnn'.s. But how is the rcmain'ng twenty millions to be raked ? Mr. Lloyd George says that this £20,000,000 is to be found by " the State.," and this is produced as a proof of his "generosity'' to the in sured and the prn:i.-ned, as if the State di:l not a1 most wholly con sist of those insured pensioners ! Unless, indeed, he ...
MONEY IN SUNKEN HULLS. 3,000,000 DOLLARS IN THE HOLD OP L'ORIENT. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 3 October 1914
MONEY IN SUNKEN HULLS. . 3,000,000 DOLLARS IN THE HOLD OP L'ORIENT. Evidently fortune hunters these days want something easier . than delving at the bottom of oceans, lakes etc., for sunken treasure ships. They have undoubtedly become aware that the sea has its own system of re taining whatever it took the trouble to relegate to Davy Jones's locker, an,d as the years .go. by one hears! less and less of companies orgen'sad j and private parties spending tl.i'ii-j money and time on ventures^ with such remote prospects. But still there ? are many person? ?who believe in the eventual discovery of the hiding-place of one or more of these treasure hulls, and occa sionally we hear of a hopeful who has become possessed of "dope" tending to be an exact chart of the location of a famous sunken bullion ship, and not long after we h~ar of him again., as returning from a fruitless', scarch for these richcs.' There are very few a'ith:ntic trea sure ships which still lie at the bottom of the ocean...
A CURIOUS LOOKING EGG. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 3 October 1914
A CURIOUS LOOKING "EGG. A shark's ' egg is one of- 'the most .jdd looking things imaginable, and lias no more resemblance to an egg, .ilrictly speaking, than it has to a .'aving-stone. In one variety it is i'lo,v-shaped, and 'has a long "horn," or "feeder," at each corner, ft is about two inches long, and the colour almost pure black. ! ' It is unprovided with shell, as we ! nderstand that word, but the con tints arc protected by a thick, lea th:ry covering, which has almost as miuh elasticity about it as a cover ing of rubber would have.; The "feelers" mentioned catch hold of and wind themselves around pieces of seaweed and other float ing objects, ahd hang until the egg is hatched. One variety of the shark lays eigh teen eggs during the month of April. These -float about until early in De cember, when the little sharks emerge.