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Christmas and New Year Trams Crowded to Excess.—Additions Will Soon Be Made to Service. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 6 January 1917
Christmas and New Year Trams Crowded to Excess.-Additions Will Soon Be Made to Service. Electric trams to and from Bur wood, via Swan-street, carried big ger loads than ever during the holi days. They were packed to suffoca tion. It was a struggle to get stand ing-room and a fluke to obtain a seat. Phe traffic on the line has exceeded the highest anticipations of the tramway authorities, and the open ing of the new pleasure park at the end of the Riversdale-road extension has led to increased numbers tra velling in the cars. Richmond people especially will be glad when the 20 new cars ordered by the Trust are built and in operation. As things are at present, the cars are crowded not only in the busy hours, but at almost any part of the afternoon. In the evening the cars going into the city are so well filled with passengers be fore they reach Burnley that at times they dare not stop to pick up more passengers, but only to comply with regulations directing compulsory "stops" at certa...
The Butcher's Bill WHAT THE WAR HAS COST IN LIFE. Central Powers Have Lost One-Third of the Man Power; Allies One Sixth. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 6 January 1917
The Butcher's Bill WHAT THE WAR HAS COST IN LIFE. Central Powers Have Lost One-Third of the Man Power; Allies One Sixth. (By F'-ank H. Symonds, in the New York "Tribune.") i iMany times in recent months I have been asked to give an estimate of the total losses of the various nations at war. Such an estimate necessarily must be based on a very large number of different and even contradictory assertions made by the various press agencies of the nations at war. They will be the result of calculations, many of them too intricate to explain in de tail. I am, therefore, going to pre sent my estimate as representing the best guess that I can make from all the Iiformation I have been able to get hold of, to support such portions of the statements I make as I can sup port by evidence and let the rest stand, with the express understanding that it represents a personal conclu sion. German Casualty Lists. At:the outset we have one interest ing piece of evidence supplied by the compilation made ...
Attempt to Swamp Richmond's Member Doomed to Disappointment—Opposition to Mr. Cotter in Labor Pre-Selection, But No Hope for Outsiders. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 6 January 1917
Attempt to Swamp Richmornd's Mer- bIor Doomed to Disappointmer- - Opposition to Mr. Cotter in Labor Pre-Selection, But No Hope for Outsiders. After coming out with flying colors against all opposition at elections, Mr. E. J. Cotter is now called upon to face an attack "within the ranks." He is to be opposed in the Labor pre selection. First indication of oppo sition came a few months ago, when the Richmond branch of the P.L.C. was '"swamped" by new members. Many of them, it is declared by old Labor officials, had their entrance fees paid by persons directly con nected with the liquor traffic. It is even stated that certain hotelkeep ers subscribed 12/- apiece as the yearly subscription, of six "desirable" nominees. Just after the influx of members into the local P.L.C., the Six 'oClock Closing Bill came before Parliament, and a "recommendation" was made by the newly initiated to MIr. Cotter that it was desirable he should vote against the Bill. Strictly speaking, it was a matter out...
ALCOHOL AND HISTORY. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 6 January 1917
ALCOHOL AND HISTORY, Students of sociology have' xpreSs ed varying views on the subject of in dulgence in alcohol and its effect on the history of nations. Over-indul gence .is naturally condemned by all writers, and in a book, "Alcohol and Society," Mr. John Koren, himself an ardent advocate of temperance though an opponent of prohibition, makes a comprehensive survey of the situa tion. In one passage he says: "It is not attested by history nor by present-day facts that.-alcohol-uz ing nations muist inevitably succumb to the. forcesof-:intemperance.. It is commonplace that peoples more or tess habituated to the use, of intoxi cants have made incomparably -great er progress in things that are the boast of our civilisation than, for in stance, totally or partially abstaining people, such as the Hindus and Mo hammedans. Racial or cultural dif ferences do not account for this con dition. One notes, too, that the de gree of eminence attained -by various European nations does not seem to...
Big Bills at the Crown—Striking Serials to Arrive Soon. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 6 January 1917
Big Bills at the Crown-Striking Serials to Arrive Soon. Greed will be finally defeated in the last episode of the powerful serial of that name at the Crown this afternoon and evening. The Chain Invisible, a feature of merit, will also be given its farewell screenings. Coming on Monday is Max Figman in The Truth Waggon a fine drama 5000 feet in length. Of particular in terest at the present time is Bettina Loved a ?ioldier a photo play of wide appeal, which should please all. The Swooners. from the Metro corporation, will be the principal comedy offering. Jaffery will be the star on Thursday. This production is a filniatisation of. W. J. Locke's successful novel, which forms a picture of rare charm. There is no lack of incident and the heart interest Is strong. J. Warren Kerrigan will be featured in A Shriek in the Night, a 2000-feet melodramatic sub ject affording the popular "beauty man" fine acting scope. The Crown appears to be the home of serials. Two more big offerings are alre...
Leap of Death SUICIDES AT SYDNEY HEADS. PAST YEAR'S RECORD. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 6 January 1917
Leap of Death SUICIDES AT SYDNEY H-!EADS. PAST YEAR'S RECORD. For many years the cliffs at the'Gap, South Head, Sydney, have been one of the favorite places for people who, weary of life, desired to end their troubles by suicide. According to the records kept by the police at Watson's Bay, there was an average of one sul-. cide there every two months during the past year. Along the four or five hundred yards of cliff the protection from danger af forded by the fencing is most inade quate, and, apart from the suicides that have taken place there, there have been numerous cases of acci dents, in which some unfortunate per son, either having gone too near the edge of the cliffs or else attracted by a morbid curiosity to look over from the exact spot from which somebody. has thrown himself, has fallen and been dashed to death on the rocks be low. For would-be suicides the Gap seems to wield a weird fascination. The greater number of people who throw themselves over are in the habit of g...
Wilfred Lucas Will Score in Role of Broken-down Reporter at the Richmond Theatre.—Charlie Chaplin Breaks Things Up in His Latest on Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 6 January 1917
Wilfred Lucas Will Score in Role of Broken-down Reporter at the Rich mond Theatro.-Charlie Chaplin Breaks Things Up in His Latest on Thursday. Wilfred Lucas has done much sterling work on the screen, and he puts the finishing touch to his repu tation in The Little Wife. In it he is called upon to depict a character entirely different to its predecessors, and he scores as big a hit as usual. First as the alert reporter, then as the broken-down wreck of a man who has earned for himself the title of "The Rummy," Lucas presents a contrast in character which is strik ing. The story is one of general ap peal, and further interest is added by the appearance of D. W. Griffiths' new star Pauline Stark. This fine Triangle production will go on at the Richmona Theatre, corner of Gleadell street and Bridge-road, on Monday. Supporting will be a Keystone, Lov ers' Might, and a fine selection of 'niceal, dramatic, comedy and inter est films. Motion-picture studios must be somewhat turbulent and bu...
Chaplin Works Havoc Behind the Screen.—Latest Comedy and Four-Reel Keystone at National on Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 6 January 1917
Chaplin Works Havoc Behnind the Screen.-Latest Comedy and Four Reel Keystone at National on Thursday. Marie Doro is one of the best of the newer stars. She will be remem bered for her work in The White Pearl, and National audiences should welcome her appearance in The Heart of Nora Flynn on Monday. It is a dramatic story of an Irish ser vant who sacrifices her own happi ness to shield her mistress. The tangled threads are sorted out in the last few feet of film and all ends happily. It is a Lasky film, and pic ture-goers will not need any further information regarding production, and settings. Gripping in its tale of in nocent man wrongly convicted, The Alibi, a Vitagraph feature, also bill ed, is a forceful story. The plot pre sents a series of tense situations. The Australian Gazette and a num ber of other offerings are also billed. Charlie Chaplin will be seen in his latest Mutual comedy Behind the Screen on Thursday. In this produc tion Chaplin has wide scope for his peculiar ta...
Dairyman Who Was Fined £50 Twelve Months Ago Proceeds Against Employe, Who Pays £10 Fine Immediately [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 6 January 1917
Dalryman Who Was Fined £50 Twelve Months Ago Proceeds Agairist Employe, Who Pays £10 Fine Immediately Peculiar features surrounded a case at the court on Thursday. Abra ham Evans, driver, was charged with having wilfully damaged milk belong ing to F. J. Vincent. A fine of £10 was imposed, in default four weeks' imprisonment. Though his solicitor asked for time in which to pay, Evans elected to do so without de lay. He pulled out a bundle of notes, counted out £10, and handed them to the clerk of courts. Francis John Vincent, manager of his father's dairy at Hotham-street, Collingwood, stated that defendant had been in his employ for four years. From something he was told he had had a man watching Evans for the past four months, and on January 2, at 6 a.m., witness was called to the Richmond uplice sta tion, where he saw defendant in charge of Senior-constable Ans werth and William Grogan, who had i been employed to watch him. De fendant admitted having watered the milk and asked for...
Praise for Richmond Council's Physical Uplift Movement Comes from Near and Far—Fit Future Army for Australia Assured at Cost of £1 Only for Each Man. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 6 January 1917
Praise for Richmond Council's Physical Uplift Movement Comes from Near and Far-Fit Future Army for Australia Assured at Cost of ;£1 Only for Each Man. In a large measure due to the prac tical interest of the Editor of the "Guardian," considerable prominence has been given in daily and weekly papers, not only in Melbourne, but in other States, to the praiseworthy ef forts and encouragement of Richmond Council in connection with the estab lishment, equipment and conduct of the municipal gymnasium for boys and girls. IMelbourne "Herald" pub lished on the front page an interest ing article and a fine picture of one of the girls' classes; "Table Talk," the principal illustrated Melbourne week ly newspaper, devoted a page to a series of picturesque poses, with let terpress also; and Sydney "Sun," in its last Sunday edition, also consider ed the subject of sufficient interest to publish pictures and a descriptive ar ticle. The front page of the "Guar dian," this issue, also gives special p...
HOPE ON, HOPE EVER. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 6 January 1917
HOPE ON, HOPE EVER. Hope on, hope ever, though to-day be dark, The sweet sunburst may smile on thee to-morrow. Though thou art lonely, there's an eye will mark Thy loneliness, and guerdon all thy sorrow. Though thou must toil 'mong cold and sordid-men, With none to echo back thy thought ;or love thee, Cheer up, poor-heart, thou dost not beat in vain, . For God is over all, and Heaven above thee; Hope on! hope ever! I know 'tis hard to bear the sneer and taunt, SWith the heart's honest pride at :midnight wrestle, To feel the killing canker-worm of Swant, While rich knaves in their pilfered ,luxury nestle; For I have felt it; yet from earth's cold real, My soul looks out on coming things rind: cheerful, The warm sunrise floods all the land ideal; And -still it whispers to the worn and tearful, Hope on-! hope ever! Hope on, hope .ever; after darkest Snight Comes, full of life, the laughing morning. Hope on, hope ever; Springtide, flushed with light, Aye crowns old winter with her rich ...
A Threefold Threat. THE STORY OF A MYSTERY. Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd., London & Melb. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XXVIII. Diana Explains. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 6 January 1917
A Threefold Threat. THE .STORY. OF A; MYSTERY.,. By DERWENT MIALL. Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd., London & Melb. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XXVIII. Diana Explains. "What is going. on.?" said the new-. comer, sharply. "The police .are here," .retorted Frank. under his brehth. "Keep quiet, I whoever you are, and lend .a .hand if! you like." "Oh! it's a man-hunt?" "Yes. . And here he comes," he add ed quickly. There was a warning cry from Skip- i ton, further up the road, and a man came running towards them. He hesi tated when he realised that escape was barred towards Rockhurst. But with stone walls on. either side of him, and enemies in his.rear, he did not hesitate long. .. There was a flash in the darkness, and Franklin spun round and fell, with a sharp, fiery pain in his shoulder. He was up on his knees in an instant. The stranger, who had accosted ,him under the wall, was struggling, with the man who had fired the shot, and the struggle was...
Ladies' Letter. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 6 January 1917
Ladies' Letter. We have .seen. scme. of the dinky little ladies" ties which are at pres ent all' the rage in England, but as they are growing cheap the fad is likely to be short-lived. An inch w,'ide watered ,ibbon, most frequently black in color and having a sliding clasp, is placed about the neck, and to each end is .attached a tiny ani mal. Dogs, cats, horses, cows, in lact, any beasties, wild or domestica ted, may dangle friom Mrs. smart net's tie. 'loose millatures were at nrst made ot ebony, with jeweiled eyes and ties of gold, silver or pre cious stones, but now they can be purchasee tor a few pence in any fancy or drapery store. There is the charm of the unex pected in the new train. The skirt is at least ten inches from the ground, and the train hangs down somewhat after tlie fasnion of a uroad sash that has become untied. It doesn't even start froin anywnere in particular on the skirt, but mean ders around in a surprising fasnion from the side drapings or the cen tre of sk...
From Various Sources [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 6 January 1917
From Various Sources Riches have wings, but they always roost on the highest branches. "I am In favor of peace at any price." "Yes," replied the pessimist; "but suppose you wake up some morning and find you haven't got the price?" -Washington "Star." I met a little maid who cried, as though her heart would break; I ask ed her why and she replied, "Oh, Santa is a fake! My teacher says there never was a being by that name, and here I mourn for Santa Claus and all the Christmas game."-Walt Mason. "How's farming?" "Fine. You know that abandoned farm I picked up?" "That prompted my question." "I sold quarry rights to one crowd and rented the surface as golf links. Now, if I can lease the air to some wireless company I'll have about everything under cultivation. Who says intensive farming doesn't pay?" -Louisville "Courier-Journal." Strange that none of the Swanston street Greeks have yet sprung. a "Venezelos Cafe." A-racing friendl ofmine (call hin Tooks) was waltitn outside his office o...
Victorian Marriages CHANCES OF SINGLE WOMEN. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 6 January 1917
Victorian ivarriages CHANCES OF SINGLE WOMEN. Although the marriage rate in Vic toria-zJn. 191.L was the highest since 1860, due probably to the marriage of soldiers, an examination of the last seven.census periods has led the Gov ernment statist to state in the new issue of the Victorian Year Book that the. feinale marriage rates show that the chances of a woman marrying now are smaller than in the earlier period. S . . .
Fewer Insolvents DECREASE IN VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 6 January 1917
Fewer Insolvents DECREASE IN VICTORIA. The number of insolvencies in Vic toria in the old year was 124, as against 167 in 1915. . The liabilities totalled £101,414, as against £160,264 last year, and the assets were £55,610, as compared with £94,177, leaving a deficiency of £45,804, as against £66,086. Among the reasons given for being insolvent were losses on con tracts owing to increased cost of ma terials due to the war, high cost of living, want of remunerative employ ment, and falling off in business.
The Canny Scot Again. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 6 January 1917
The Canny Scot Again. Harry Lauder tells the following story about a funeral in Glasgow and a ?vell-dressed stranger who took a seat in one of the mourning coaches. : .The other three occupants of the carriage were:rather curious to know who he was, and at last one of them began to question him. The dialogue went like this: "Ye'll be a brither o' the corp?" "Na, I'm no' a brither o' the corp." "Weel, ye'll be his cousin?" "Na, I'm no a cousin." "At any rate ye'll be a frien' o' the corp?" S"Na,. I'm not that either. Y e.see I've no been very weel :masel," the stranger explained complacently, "an" my doctor has ordered -ne carriage exercise, so I thocht this would be Sthe cheapest way to tak' it." I _ - . .
The Wheat Pool £15,571,000 PAID OVER. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 6 January 1917
The Wheat Pool £15,571,000 PAID OVER. Of the 53,793,000 bags of wheat-put into the Australian wheat pool last season 27,308,000. bags were held by shipping agents and millers. Thi quantity shipped at the end of 1916 amounted to 11,527,000 bags. The cash received by the Wheat Board from overseas and local sales was £15,571,000, and shipments not drawn for were valued at £4,375,000. The net indebtedness of the board to the banks and the Imperial Government was £7,753,000. In the last few weeks the debt, which was incurred to- en able advances to be made, has been substantially reduced. Victoria's share of the stock in hand in the last week of the old year was over 10,000,000_ bags.
"SI-EETA!" ("Si-eeta"—erroneously "Si-eeda"—is the greeting of returned soldiers.) [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 6 January 1917
"SI-EETA!" - ("Si-eeta"-erroneously "Si-eeda" is the greeting of returned soldiers.) They learned it from the Arab bands Out on .the hot Egyptian sands, Where Mother Nile her flood expands And harvests grow to greet her; Our lads in khaki, long and lean The Men Who've Bled, the Men Who've Been Caught it with hearing clear and keen "Si-eeta!" Its meaning much, its letters few, But with their warlike words it grew. Men who have seen the waters blue, Where preached of old, St. Peter. They brought it back across the sea To you and yours, to mine and me, A watchword of the days to be "Si-eeta!" It is the greeting of the brave Who've fought beside th' Aegean \vav~ Where thousands their existence.gave To Death, the great deleter; And now the weak, unwarlike drones Hear from the men with broken bones Its soft, symphonic, alien tones "Si-eeta!" But it is more than greeting glad From mangled man to limping lad It's memories of a parting sad Where foeman fired the fleeter; The parting from a r...