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Weary of War IN GERMANY AND AUSTRIA. EXPERIENCES OF AN AMERICAN. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 3 February 1917
Weary of War IN GERMANY AND AUSTRIA. EXPERIENCES OF AN AMERICAN. By Mr. D. Thomas Curtin. "Two years ago I was constantly informed in London that the collapse of Austria was imminent. Austria is suffering, and is severely sick of the war, but I have seen no real sign of the much-wished-for eventuality. "Food conditions in Austria vary more than in Germany. Vienna is not so well provisioned as Berlin, but the richer classes are not suffering, the land-owners are living very much their ordinary life, to the extreme dis satisfaction of their poorer brethren. Food Question Foremost. "The food question is the universal topic of conversation in Austria-Hun gary. In Vienna there are three meat less days a week, in Budapest there are two. Meat is often unobtainable, and the rise in prices has been greater than in Germany and the shortage of fat worse. "The population are cursed with in numerable taxes and regulations, which annoy and irritate them. Bit terness has been caused by the tyran n...
Man Killed in Fall from Swan Street Wheat Stack—First Fatal Accident at Gillespie's Mills. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 3 February 1917
Man Killed in Fall from Swan Street Wheat Stack-First Fatal Accident at Gillespie's Mills. Falling from a wheat stack at Gil lespie's Four Mills, Swan-street, on Tuesday afternoon, Michael Leahy, laborer, Chestnut-street, met with fatal injuries. He was engaged with another man in stacking bags of wheat, and when on top of the stack he slipped and fell 18ft. Landing on his head, he received frightful injur ies, his skull being shattered. A St. John Ambulance was summoned, and he was hurried to the Melbourne Hos pital, but it was found by Dr, Stewart that he had succumbed to his injuries before reaching the institution. The body was taken to the Morgue by Con stable Portingale.
Story from Kiel Canal "SHAM DREADNOUGHTS." "100 SHIPS ARMED WITH WOODEN GUNS." [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 3 February 1917
Story from. Kiel Canal "SHAM DREADNOUGHTS." "100 SHIPS ARMED WITH WOODEN GUNS." A fascinating story is being told in the "Quarterly Review" by Mr. J. M. de Beaufort of a voyage in German water which he has recently complet ed. None of the many neutrals who have been describing journeys in the enemy's country lately have return ed with such substantial information; and he has enhanced the interest of his story with some excellent maps and plans. The instalment in the new volume deals with Wilhelmshaven, Cuxhaven, and the Kiel Canal and harbor. Of Wilhelmshaven he notes that north-west of the parade grounds are two enormous Zeppelin sheds, each with room for two Zeppelins. One of the buildings is of a movable type. Its framework is built entirely of steel and iron, and is supported by four large trucks, moving on a cir cular railroad, which enables the air ship to start in any direction. Elec tric motors attached to the trucks supply the motor-power. Mr. de Beaufort says the location ...
Behind the Lines ORGANISING THE OFFENSIVE. SUPPLY OF BIG GUNS AND AMMUNITION. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 3 February 1917
Behind the Lines ORGANISING THE OFFENSIVE. SUPPLY OF BIG GUNS AND AMMUNITION. "'In the trenches,'" said one of the most brilliant of modern French generals to me," writes Mr. H. War ner Allen, in the London "Daily Chronicle," "'you will see only,the the fist of my army. It is in the or ganisation in the rear that you will find the brains which control that fist and the body on which it depends.'" As during the past two years modern methods of warfare have developed under the stimulus of necessity, they have become more and more depen dent on the organisation of the ser vices behind the lines. The time re quired for the preparation of a ser ious offensive is continually increas ing, and already, at the moment of the Champagne offensive of Septem ber, 1915, it was a commonplace to say that three months were needed to complete the organisation required for a grand assault on the German trench line. Since that time, the weight of ar tillery employed in such an offensive has increased ma...
Zeebrugge's Menace IS IT VULNERABLE? U BOAT BASE PROBLEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 3 February 1917
Zeebrugge's Menace - :IS IT VULNERABLE? SU BOAT BASE PROBLEMS. Many people are asking why we do not destroy Zeebrugge, and some even go so far as to ask why we do not land and seize both Zeebrugge and Ostend (writes H. C. Ferraby, "Daily Express" naval correspondent). The latter proposition is so mani festly unsound that it is scarcely worth while exposing its futility. The former contention has more ap-, parent reason in it. In November, 1914, the Belgian coast was subjected to a series of bombardments by the .Dover -Patrol. Some of those operations were dealt with in a despatch by the late Rear Admiral rHodd, but it is a curiois thing that-nb despatch has ever been issued dealing with the great attack on Zeebi-ugge on November 23 of that year. All we -know is that "two Brit ish battleships" took part in the bom bardment, and that consequently we were able to employ -12in. guns. Enemy's Big Guns. Now' at that. --time, as Admiral Hood's despatch shows, the enemy's main reply to our ...
Norma Talmadge Will Figure as Woman of Many Parts at the Richmond Theatre on Monday—Big Vitagraph and World Features on Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 3 February 1917
Norma Talmadge Will Figure as Woman of Many Parts at the Richmond Theatre on Monday-Big Vitagraph and World Features on Thursday. Fifty-Fifty is the novel title of a Triangle drama which is as interesting as it is original in treatment. The title is intended to convey equality on this occasion between husband anc wife. It will be screened at the Richmond on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Norma Talmadge, whc has at last come into her own and been generally acclaimed as one o. the most accomplished actresses o' the screen is starred. Should a Baby Die? is a forceful domestic story tha' should strike home. Though it might be described as a problem play, it has none of the objectionable feature. which have characterised certain films of this type of late. Maid Mad will be the Keystone in which Charles Murray and Louise Fazenda will be the chief fun-makers. The Island of Surprise is the best Vitagraph for some time. It has a good story, tells it clearly and well and features a sudden and...
Ladies' Letter. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 3 February 1917
Ladies' .Letter. Garbed in smart bathing-gowns, which is their attire for the greater part of the day, a party of Melbourne girls are making things hum at a popular resort on Port Phillip Bay. Their idea of a holiday seems to be bathing and basking in the daytime and keeping all the residents of the place awake at night. You must know they are a clever lot of girls, and many of them sing and play well, and their talents would be enjoyed were they displayed at a proper time. When overworked men and women go away for uietude and rest, it is an noying to have these wakeful spirits always in evidence, because they oc cupy either the beach or pier during the day and to dodge a dozen in num ber is not often possible. Last year they hit things up in the same way, and could not again secure the same house. Perhaps they are trying the effect of the simple life, as when male friends arrive by motor they merely cover the ubiquitous bathing suit with kimonos and are whisked off for rides. No pn...
"Gym." Girls Win Packed Audience's Approval — Applause at Display Wipes Away Their Annoyance. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 3 February 1917
"Gym." Girls Win Packed Audience's Approval - Applause at Display Wipes Away Their Annoyance. Richmond gymnasium girls were slightly disheartened when they were waiting behind the screen at Barrett's picture theatre on Wednesday night to commence their turn. But they were smiling and jubilant when they concluded. This paragraph does not concern itself with the cause of their annoyance; it deals only with the reason for their pleasure. And that reason is simply the magic ally heartening thing known as Ap plause-with a capital A, please. Greeted by an ovation as soon as the girls stood at tha salute with their fencing foils, the applause continued at short intervals throughout the turn. The one-time Crystal Palace Skating Rink has housed many enthu siastic gatherings in its time, but never a more genuinely appreciative one than this. Approval and apprecia tion were evident throughout. The girls deserved it all. Their per formance caused something of a sen sation at the recent demonstr...
"General Pyjamas" FLEES ON DONKEY AS SHELLS FALL. Paris. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 3 February 1917
"'General Pyjamas" FLEES ON DONKEY AS SHELLS. FALL. Paris. How the capture of Beaumont by the British conferred the title of Gen- I eral von Pyjamas upon a Falstaffian German commander is told by E. de Feukuieres in the "Petit Parisien." Eight days before the successful at tack of the British the baggage train of the new commander unlimbered in front of a Beaumont distillery, the capacious cellar of which the doughty general has chosen as his headquar ters. The picture of the Kaiser was as signed to the place of honor-the dining-room. Beneath it his devout subject installed a noble keg of Muechner beer, flanked on either side by the cartridge of a "155" shell. These emblems were not only sym bolic of the warlike spirit of the resi dent general, but had a utilitarian purpose as well, for a magnum of champagne was planted in each shell. In this Spartan apartment the gen eral breakfasted each morning in pyjamas. He was in this simple garb and his accustomed place when tle shock of the ...
Richmond Council Finances—Debit Balance Grows. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 3 February 1917
Richmond Council Finances-Debit Balance Grows. At the meeting of the Richmond Council on Monday night the finance committee reported that from October 1, 1916, to January 20, 1917, the total receipts were £1921 1/11, as compar ed with £2125 7/11 from October 1, 1915, to January 22, 1916. On'January 20, 1917, there was a debit balance of £12,087 6/11, or E£968 7/11 more thani on the same date last year.
Liquid Air Bomb FRENCH DECLARE IT TOO DANGEROUS FOR USE. Paris. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 3 February 1917
Liquid Air Bomb FRENCH DECLARE IT TOO DANGEROUS FOR USE. Paris. After a good deal of experimenta tion the French Army has given up its attempts to use liquid air as a high explosive in warfare, because ol its extreme susceptibility to detonate from shock. Tremendously successful experi ments were made with this volatile agent at first, but they were success ful only under agreeable conditions. For instance, bombs for bombarding .aeroplanes were made with liquid air as the explosive, which some judged to be 100 times more powerful than bombs of a similar size employing picric acid or any of its prototypes. Aeroplane Blown to Atoms. But it was soon. learned that the sudden descent or even rapid swoop ing of an aeroplane carrying liquid air bombs might set off the dangerous cargo. It happened on one occasion; an aviator dipped suddenly and noth ing was ever found of him or his machine. Then the bombs were carried over elaborately_ prepared targets and dropped from captive balloons. The...
St. Ignatius' Dramatic Club. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 3 February 1917
St. Ignatius' Dramatic Club. Making its initial appearance at St. Ignatius' Hall on Monday evening, this local club scored a distinct cuc cess before a crowded audience. The programme consisted of two one-act dramas and one comedy, entitled "Dream Faces," "Her Ninth-Season.'" and -"No. 1 Around the Corner" re spectively. Many of the ladies and gentlemen taking part were facing the audience for the first time, but they all acquitted themselves credit ably, and give promise of developing into first-class amateurs Extra credit is due to Miss Kitty Horeton, Miss Eileen Fitzgerald, who, with Messrs. J. Brady and Chas. Merrick were a tower of strength to the novices. The applause at the conclusion of each act was sufficient to convince the latter that their time had not been wasted under the tuition of Mr. J. Brady, stage manager, who had been assidu ous in his endeavors to make them perfect in elocution and deportment. Miss Mary Geraghty and Miss Stella Schult scored a big success in the...
Rifle Association. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 3 February 1917
Rifle Association. Scores for the first round of the first series for the above association's challenge shield are: Robin Hood 332 (E. Taylor 68, 3. Robins 67). I.O.R. Alliance 330 (N. Jungwirth and T. Cooper 68). PA.F.S. 323 (R. Lowe 69, A. Cole 68). I.O.O.F. (Burnley) 323 (A. Smith 67, W. Smith 67). H.A.C.B.S. 329 (M. Hogan 67). Yarraborg Druids 304 (F. Radnell 65). A.N.A. 298 (J. Sadler 69). O.S.T. 288 (E. Roberts 65).
On the Green Sward.—Mr. J. H. Bunce Wins Richmond Union Championship and is Runner-up in All State Contest. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 3 February 1917
On the Green Sward.-Mr. J. H. Bunce Wins Richmond Union Championship and is Runner-up in All State Contest. Owing to the final games of the Victorian Single-Handed Champion ship being played last Saturday, there were no pennant games. Of six Rich mond Union members in the All State contest, Mr. J. H. Bunce did best. He was runner-up, after a fine display, to Mr. J. Wallace, of North Fitzroy. Mt. Bunce won the R.U. Championship, with Mr. A. Loveridge runner-up. Richmond Union C team meet Co burg on the Richmond green, rear of town hall, to-day. We are asked to convey a cordial invitation to citizens and all likely to be interested to be present. Afternoon tea.
Removal of Trough Request Brings Sharp Rebuke Upon Hotel-Keeper—Council Will Not Provide Free Labor if Agreement is Broken. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 3 February 1917
Removal of Trough Request Brings Sharp Rebuke Upon Hotel-keeper Council Will Not Provide Free Labor if Agreement is Broken. A reguest by a Swan-street hotel keeper was promptly and properly re buked at the meeting of the Richmond Council on Monday night. On the ground that a horse-trough in front of the Richmond Club Hotel, at the end of the Lennox-street penny tram sec ktion, led to drivers of horse vehicles blocking the traffic, a request was made to M3r. Thomas Donohue that the trough should be removed. He demanded £30 as compensation. The council took legal advice, which was to the effect that the trough was in the street without lawful rights, and the council could compel its removal. mr. Donohue was informed of the rul ing, and he then agreed that the trough be removed at the expense of the council and re-erected in Lennox street. Meanwhile, however, Mr. Dono hue sold the trough to Mrs. Supple, of the South Richmond Hotel, Church street. He then asked the council to re-erect i...
Kennon and Sons to Extend Operations in Staple Industry.—Local Employment for Many Men. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 3 February 1917
Kennon and Sons to Extend Opera tions in Staple Industry.-Local Employment for Many Men. Further large extensions are pro posed by J. Kennon and Sons. In pre-war times the firm shipped many thousands of skins to France and other countries, but an embargo has since been placed on such exports, and in accord with the spirit that prompted the Federal Government to make such a regulation, Kennon's have decided to work the skins in Australia. .An expensive plant will be 'put in and employment provided for many men. Kennons have all along held the idea that the industry should be a staple one in such a wool-growing country as Australia, but other factors have hitherto oper ated against its proper establishment. Application is being made to the council, for permission to build and carry on the new business.
Peggy and the Squire. THE STORY OF A GIRL'S SACRIFICE. I. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 3 February 1917
Peggy and the Squire. 1 THE STORY OF A GIRL'S SACRIFICE. _____ c I. It was one afternoon in early De- 1 comber when Peggy Clifford made her way along a stretch of country road leading to the little village of Rigs den. A happy light shone in her velvety brown eyes as she cast appreciative glances on the surrounding landscape. t But her feeling of elation was not due to outside influences alone. The cause of her happiness was that she was engaged-she was going to be married in a month's time, and on this particular December afternoon she was setting out to view the house that Harry had decided to rent from the Squire of Rigsden. The house was really a cottage Rose Cottage-and she happened to know it well, for she had stayed there as a child with its tenant, Sarah Marsh, who had been a ;aunt, dis agreeable-looking woman of sixty-five in those days, with but two passions in life. One had been her pride of house and home, the other her love for a little child who had helped to brighten ...
Heroic Verdun STRICKEN, YET LIVES. AMERICAN WRITER'S IMPRESSIONS. (Kathleen Burke in Boston "Globe.") [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 3 February 1917
Heroic Verdun t STRICKEN, YET LIVES. AMERICAN WRITER'S IMPRESSIONS. t (Kathleen Burke in Boston "Globe.") t It would be useless to pretend that one entered Verdun without emotion. Verdun, sorely stricken, yet living, t kept alive by the indomitable soul of the soldiers of France, whilst her wounds are daily treated and healed by the skill of her generals. A white city of desolation, scorch ed and battered, yet the brightest jewel in the crown of France's joy; a shining example to the world of the triumph of human resistance of the courage of men. A city of strange and cruel sounds. The short, sharp bark of the 75's, the boom of the death-dealing enemy guns, the shrieks of the shells and the fall of masonry parting from houses to which it had been attached for centuries, while from shattered window-frames the familiar sprite of the household looked ever for the children who came no longer across the thresholds of the homes. Verdun is no longer refuge for all that is good and beautifu...
WHAT ELSE? [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 3 February 1917
WHAT ELSE? Unposted letter picked up outside the Perth G.P.O., addressed to a sol dier "Somewhere in France," the writer being Miss Flossie Flapper. I'm writing these lines from my little back room. Your allowance is late, so I'm not in the boom; I done in last week's on some joy riding coots, And I had to have stockings and white-uppered boots. If it wasn't that Bill also left me his cash I'd be bumping the rocks and be doing me dash; Bill's only me bloke, you're my . fair dinkum mash, (And wait till I tell you what else!) The landlady's lovely where Nell .and. I live; . .Though you'd crack almond nuts on her armor-plate chiv; Her old pot's a nark with a rat.in his head Concerning the time we should all be in bed. The landlady's dink, but the crimson old cove, Who chops up the firewood and lights up the stove,. Won't let Cousin Jim fix. a girl's Primus stove : : (And wait till I tell you what else!) Our Christmas was sultry, we. know yours was cold; All the hotties in Perth to the ...