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Kennon's Employes Enjoy Picnic at Aspendale.—References to Firm's Progress and Fellmongery Proposal. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 17 February 1917
Kennon's Employes Enjoy Picnic at Aspendale.-References to Firm's. Progress and Fellmongery Pro posal. Presenting a further evidence of the general good feeling existing amongst the employes and between them and the firm, the twenty-fourth annual pic nic of J. Kennon and Sons Pty. Ltd. was held at Aspendale on Saturday afternoon. The weather was ideal, and between 600 and 700 workers, their families and friends travelled to the seaside resort by a special train, which left Flinders-street at 9.20 p.m. Amongst the guests were Mr. F. G. Tudor, M.H.R., and Mr. E. J. Cotter, M.L.A., and the three members of the board of directors (Messrs. S. and T. Kennon and W. A. Gardner) were pre sent. Mr. A. G. Chapman presided at the luncheon-the Messrs. Kennon arriv ing later-and in the course of an in teresting speech reviewed the pro gress of the firm. In 1903 the num ber of employes was 150 and the wages-sheet stood at £250 a week. At present the factory provides work for 350 and the wages paid...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 17 February 1917
Marriage. WICKS--JOLLIE.-On the 6th Jan uary, 1917, at Presbyterian Church, Malvern, by Rev. D. Macrae Stewart, Lieut. J. H. Wicks, A.I.F., elder son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Wicks, "Mari tana," Stanley-street, Richmond, to Jessie, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Jollie, Wattletree-road, East Malvern. Deaths. LANGFORD.-On the 10th Febru ary, at "Netley," Sorrento, Sarah Ann, the dearly beloved wife of Clem ents Langford, of Clifton-street, Rich mond. A patient sufferer, a loving wife, and devoted mother. WALLACE.-On the 6th February, at 70 Richmond-terrace, Richmond, James Wallace, of St. Andrew's, Scotland, in his 92nd year. (Interred privately.) In Memoriam. SEARLE.-In loving memory of our dear mother, Lavinia Searle, who departed this life on February 13, 1914, at Richmond. Not dead to us, we love her dear; Not lost, but gone before. She lives with us in memory still, And will for ever more. -Inserted by her loving son and daughter-in-law, G. M. and R. Searle.)
The Sentimental Bloke. A Curious Criticism. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 17 February 1917
The Sentimental Bloke. A Curious Criticism. &nbsp; By H. L. Mencken in the U.S.A. "Smart Set." Which brings us, by a drop of 10,000 metres, to "Doreen and the Sentiinental Bloke," by C. J. Dennis (Lane), a book written wholly in rhyme and hence obviously intended to be poetry. If the obvious is true, then the author's intent fails, for the thing is mawkish, tedious and idio- tic. But though the book thus misses its apparent purpose by a mile, it very effectively achieves a very dif- ferent purpose, for it is an excellent compendium of Australian slang, and the study of that slang will interest every connoisseur of the English language and its dialects. Mr. Dennis' protagonist is a Mel- bourne loafer, and the tongue in which the volume is written is the modified Cockney of the Melbourne docks. One notes immediately the battle that is going on down there between English slang and American slang, with an ambitious native slang occasionally taking a hand. The basis of the new di...
Stolen Years. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
Stolen Years. .By_ Phyllis .Martin. "'Then Cyrus Downes has not told you the whole story?" There-. was a sob in her .voice as Mrs. Lerryn looked acrossat -her--boy; ift. as:so bitter that, almost .on the eve of his departure, for France, the blow she had dreaded for the past ten years should have been dealt him. Ralph squared his khaki-clad shoul ders and gazed at her,. stony-eyed. "He's told just sufficient to show that something besides lack of.money stands between Audrey and me," came back- in a hollow voice. "Mother!" He sprang suddenly to his .feet, with a gesture half-piteous, half-reproachful. "Mother! Why did you never tell me?" "I- Oh, boy, I acted for the best!" she appealed, .brokenly: "When your grandfather. brought us here, after the farmhouse at C-ongle wood was burnt down, nobody in the district knew us. I-I thought it bet ter you should think your father dead, but now-now you must know it all!" The boy made a deprecatory move ment, but she proceeded heedlessly:. "Onc...
Miracle Town. MILES OF FACTORIES ON A BOG. £800 AN HOUR IN WAGES. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
Miracle Town. MILES OF FACTORIES ON A BOG; £800 AN HOUR IN WAGES. By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. One of the miracles of present-day Britain is a place which we will call IMoorside. Perhaps it is the most re markable place in the world. Only a little more than a year ago, say September, 1915, it was a lonely peat bog fringing the sea, with a hinter land -of desolate plain, over which the gulls swooped . and screamed. Then the great hand of the Minister of Munitions was stretched out to this- lonely and inhospitable waste, for it chanced to lie with good rail aind water connections and not too re mote from centres of coal and of iron. No money and no energy were spared, and half-a-dozen master hust lers took charge of the whole great scheme. It is a story which is more characteristic of Western America than of our sober British methods. The work went forward by day and night. The place grew and grew, and still is growing. Already it measures nine good miles one way, with an av erage of on...
The Territory What-Ho! STOCKOWNERS' WAGES. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
The Territory What=dI-o! STOCKOWNERS' WAGES. Messrs. Vestey Bros., who are said to have shifted their head office from London to Chicago to avoid the double income tax, are finding that labor conditions in the Northern Ter ritory are "different." The problem up there is labor. Darwin has had it for some time, and now the A.W.U. has an idea of pushing it out on to the stations. Vestey Bros., who bought eight or nine stations up there. have forward ed to Melbourne the following log, which has been served -on -them by the Darwin branch of the A.W.U.: - The demands- are for a weekly wage at the amount specified, togeth er with keep: - Sub-manager, £6; head stockman, £5; ordinary stock men, £4 10/-; boundary riders, £4; cooks, £4 10/-; teamsters, £6 10/-; well sinkers, £6; saddlers, £4 10/-; blacksmiths. and camel drivers, £6i rouseabouts, £3; book and store keepers, £5; horsebreakers, £6; head drovers, £6; ordinary drovers, £5; horse tailers,- £4 10/-. Every million of money that can be...
POINTS FOR PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
POINTS FOR PROFESSIONAL * PHOTOGRAPHERS. If your* subject -wears a seventeen collar over a pink shirt and a pyro technic tie, exposes yellow teeth when he grins, wiggles a pair of cauliflower ears and;pats plastered hair into place with stubby fingers, snap him in the pose of reading a book. One hand must be propped against his jowl so that an index, finger unmistakably points to the loft to let. In the other hand place the report issued by the United States Fisheries Commission for 1894. Remind him that a jolt in the bread-basket cost Gorilla Joe the heavy-weight championship of the Hook, and -an intelligent expression will at once flit across his face. Should the sitter be a lady whose brow has a limited slope, a property automobile will be found very useful. Put her, and whatever trails along as escort, into one of those touring cars and studio is paradise enow. Say something witty about the price of gasolene, thrust a bouquet of paper roses into her hands and snap her be fore th...
MALINS. MAN WHO FILMED DEATH. "THE MAD IRISHMAN." CAMERA DRAW'S FOE'S FIRE. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
MALINS. MAN WHO FILMED DEATH. "THE MAD IRISHMAN." CAMERA DRAW'S FOE'S FIRE. "Who took the picture?" Such is the almost invariable question put by people after seeing "The Battle of the Somme." The answer is that they were tak en-or at all events the bulk of them -by Mr. G. H. Malins, and in order to accomplish his task he had to take risks Lhat even the most reck less "Tommy" might well be excused for declining. On one occasion, for instance, he learnt that our artillery was about to destroy a certain German blockhouse, one of many that the Huns have built along the western front, in order to try and stem our victorious advance. Shells Burst Near Him. These blockhouses are quite for midable obstacles, being constructed of steel and reinforced concrete, with walls over three feet thick. In order to smash this particular one, one of our 9.2 howitzers was used, and just before it opened fire Mr. Malins crept up a trench to within 125 yards of the blockhouse-taking, of course, his caine...
"Divorce Moon" on Yacht is Novel Subject of Metro. Star at the Globe.—Lionel Barrymore as Jocular Husband Who Strikes Trouble. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
"Divorce Moon" on Yacht is Novel Subject of Metro. Star at the 2 Globe.-Lionel Barrymore as Jocu- r lar Husband Who Strikes Trouble. 1 Opening in a vein of comedy that is decidedly original, the Metro. film Dorian's Divorce, to be shown at the Globe, Church-street, on Monday, dips suddenly into melodrama. The open ing scenes deal with the idiosyncra cies of Dorian Keene, a wealthy man, whose careless, light-heartedness and jocular. treatment of everything so annoys his wife that she determines to divorce him, and he. agrees to as- 1 sist her to do so. The divorce coun cil-the parties and their lawyers is sitting discussing the best method of proceeding when a card is hand ed to the husband, whose jocular in terpositions have created a strained atmosphere in the council. When the council settles down to business again the grounds for a divorce are dis cussed and incompatibility suggested. But the husband is irrepressible. He offers, in spite of his wife's remark, "Why, you wouldn't h...
Fifteen at a Birth. RECORDS IN MATERNITY. SIX THE MOST IN MODERN TIMES. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
Fifteen at a Birth. RECORDS IN MATERNITY. SIX THE MOST IN MODERN TIMES. The birth of four children to a Mel bourne mother has started an inter esting controversy. It extends -not only to quadruplets but to.quintuplets and others. Quintuplets (it is said) are of rare occurrence; but, apart from the story of Pliny *as to a wo man who gave birth to quintuplets on four occasions, there are nine au thenticated cases in recent Ameri can medical experience. Again, in Scotland, Ireland and England there are several instances of this pheno menon on record. Trustworthy re cords of sextuplets are rare, and there are but two authenticated cases in the United States. In 1831 a wo man living at Dropin gave birth to six daughters, all of whom lived long enough to be baptised, but died the same day. In 1847 a woman of Malta was similarly delivered, and two of the children survived. Three years before this there was a case of six at a birth in Italy, and in 1885 an other instance was registered at L...
Lodge Seeks Censorship on Picture Shows—Mr. A. B. Sweetten is Delegate to Kerang Conference. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
Lodge Seeks Censorship on Picture Shows-Mr. A. B. Sweetten is Dele gate to Kerang Conference. The Richmond Branch A.N.A. met at the U.A. Hall, Church-street, on Thursday evening, February 15. Mr. E. Turner (president) occupied the chair. Owing to business reasons, Mr. H. R. Palling tendered his resignation as a conference delegate. Messrs. J. W. Finch, A. B. Sweetten and Wills May were nominated for the vacant position. The election was proceeded with, and Mr. A. B. Sweetten was elected on the second ballot. It was decided, on a motion by Mr. J. W. Finch, that the board be asked per mission for the branch to call a public meeting in RichmouG in ravor of a censorship of picture films being es tablished. The business sheet for the next annual conference, to be held at Kerang, March 20, was dealt with. A considerable amount of int~erest was displayed in regard to recommenda tions from Port Melbourne, Box Hill and Heidelberg branches, favoring the granting of power to the Metropoiltan C...
Bonus on Crows. CARCOAR'S EXPERIENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
Bonus on Crows. CARCOAR'S EXPERIENCE. SAt a meeting of the Carcoar (N.S.W.j Pastures Protection Board the Canobar board asked if the board wouid f. avor a uniform bonus of 2d. per head being paid for crows. The board decided to inform the Canonbar board that if the bonus were raised to 6d. it would co-operate. It was pointed out that in 1912 the Carcoar board urged all boards to pay a uniform bonus of 1/- per head for crows, recognising the great danger to flocks by the steady increase of this pest. At that time the Carcoar board was paying a bonus of Gd., which it then increased to 8d., and has paid: that amount ever since. As proof that the higher bonus has been successful in decreasing the number of crows, it was pointed out that in the year 1915 the board paid out on 5385 crows, while for the year just closed it was only called upon. to pay the bonus on 2703 crows.
Flea-Bitten Grey Horses. ARE THE FLECKS FRECKLES? [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
Flea=Bitten Grey tiorses. ARE THE FLECKS FRECKLES? Every student learns of something . that is new to him-no matter how old he may be, or -how long he has studied. Last week I was invited to inspect a very handsome flea-bitten gelding.. This horse is as handsome as a horse could be, perhaps. He is an aged horse; and, so, thoroughly de veloped. His breeding is unknown, but any man who has had experience of the Snowden blood would put this gelding down as a worthy descend ant. of Bowler's lovely grey stallmon. He is flecked with red "flea-bites," which his owner remarked were created. by the sun. In support of this statement he lifted the liberal mane, and where the neck =had been sheltered there was not a sign of a fleck, nor was any to be found under the belly or beneath the chest. This opened up a new theory to me; for I had never regarded the flecks on a flea-bitten grey horse as being mere- - ly freckles! Of course I "hae ma doots" yet; but I must admit that the man who put the f...
W. T. Smith Scores Possible in Short Range Shoot. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
W. T. Smith Scores Possible in Short Range Shoot. Richmond rifle shots had an after noon at short range, 200 yards. W. T. Smith was the only member to score full points. He is a very keen shot, and his judgment of weather condi- I tions is splendid. Smith always makes sure of his shot before squeezing the trigger, and he acts. in the capacity of coach in team shooting competi tions. Those following his advice have generally shot well. Others who did fairly in Saturday's competition were:-A. Hayes (2) 50, L. Allison (2) 50, W. H. Smith (2) 50, D. Dunlop (4) 50, F. Morton (4) 50.
Rainy Day for Down the Bay Picnic of Municipal Employes—Sports to be Decided at City Reserve. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
SRainy Day. for Down the Bay Picnic of Municipal Employes-Sports to be Decided at City Reserve. Richmond municipal employes' pic nic on Wednesday was marred by the steady downpour of rain which con tinued throughout the whole day. The attendance, under the circumstan ces, was satisfactory, and apart from the inconvenience of having the sports programme postponed, the sea trippers had an agreeable outing. Mr. A. Collins, the chairman of the picnic committee, presided at the official dinner in the Grand Hotel, and had on his right the Mayors of Richmond (Cr. A. Fear) and Queenscliff (Cr. Thwaites). Messrs. Cotter and Web ber, M's.L.A., and Crs. Morgan, O'Con nell; Bell, George, Burgess, ex-Cr. W. Gleadell, and other prominent local citizens were also present. The toast of "Parliaments-Federal and State" was proposed by Cr. Morgan. In responding, Mr. Cotter deplored the policy of both Parliaments in .curtailing expenditure on public works on the grounds of economy at a time when there ...
McTavish's Compromise. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
McTavish's Compromise. A canny Scot owned a wonderful badger it was reported no dog could .ackle. However, a friend of his had t dog he proposed to back against .he badger, and a match was in due ýourse made for £100, to come off in two months' time. As the time drew near, there were rumors that all was not right with the dog, and the Scot's friends were mak ing sure of victory for.him. Imagine their surprise and disgust when they heard that McTavish had accepted £50 as a compromise in lieu of the £100. "You've been done, Mac," said one of them. "The dog is so mangy and. unfit, he could not kill a rat." "Ah!" said McTavish, "I dare say, I dare say; but my .badger is dead."
Eggs from Melba's Cottage Sold on Bridge Road for War Funds—Splendid Success of Unique Stall Yesterday. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
Eggs from Melba's Cottage Sold on Bridge Road for War Funds Splendid Success of Unique Stall Yesterday. Choice vegetables from the farm yard of Coombe Cottage, Lilydale, the country home of Madame Melba, with fresh eggs collected from the same source, were among the goods sold at the special "Win-the-War" stall conducted by Mrs. Frank Mitchell and Mrs. T. Newbegin, with a staff of as sistants, outside the town hall yester day. The color scheme of the stall was carried out in red, white and blue, and the ladies wore costumes. trimmed with the same colors. Rich mond women and others had rallied. splendidly to Mrs. Mitchell's request for gift goods to stock the stall, and a. brisk trade was done. The eggs from. Melba's poultry yard were sold at 1/6 a dozen. A sucking pig was another gift soon sold. There was wide variety -rounds of boiled beef, jellies, fruit, tobacco, scents, cakes, .toilet soaps -even loaves of bread. Mr. H. Weed ing made a special fancy loaf, also, and it was a feat...
Too True. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
Too True. The following little story, which Mr. Fred Kitchen, the famous comed ian tells, has in these times of con stantly-rising prices a particular point of its own: A school teacher was questioning her class on general knowledge. "Now, girls," she said, "what is the most wonderful thing that a man has ever made?" The class was silent as the grave, but presently one small girl's hand went up and a triumphant look over spread its owner's face: "Please, miss, I know--a living for his wife and family," she said. After a bachelor passes thre age of forty it's up, to him to marry a widow if he marries at all. He'll need a wife who knows how. "-"nky men are. The hotel was not a very good one, and the travelling men knew it. Nevertheless, they were obliged to go there when they came late at night to the little town. In the middle of the night one of them was dimly con scious that something was wrong. Suddenly he realised that the trou ble came from a leaking gas-jet. "Wake up, Bill!" he...
Notes from the Churches. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
Notes from the Churches. The Richmond Baptist Church held its harvest thanksgiving services last Sunday. The morning preacher was the Rev. Mr. Paice, of Hawthorn. In the evening the Rev. J. W. Thomas conducted the service. The choral part of the service was under the con ductorship of Mr. Troy, and some ap propriate anthems were rendered, the soloists being Miss R. Fraser and Messrs. W. Jones and R. Parker. There was a fine exhibition of fruit and vegetables, and the bread display of Mr. Herbert attracted special notice. All the good things were donated to a worthy cause, the Richmond Creche. Thanks are due to Mr. A. E. Gooch for his kindness in delivering the gifts.