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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
THE FIRST, MOST COMFORTABLE AND MOST POPULAR THEATRE IN RICHMOND. BRIDGE ROAD, Near LENNOX STREET MOND~Y, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 27, 28, In response to numerous requests, Albert Chevalier & Florence Turner in the axquisite Coster Romance, "MY OLD DUTCH" "MY OLD DUTCH" THE SCARLET OATH (Five-reel Brady World Drama). BILLY'S NIGHT OUT (Clarendon Comedy). AUSTRALIAN GAZETTE. TRIP TO NACKA (Vitagraph Scenic). LOCAL COLOR (Selig Comedy). THURSDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2 and 8; Also TOY MATINEE on SATURDAY at 2.30, Donald Brian in a lively Five-reel Famous Players Comedy, "THE SMUGGLERS." NINETY AND NINE (Five-reel Vitagraph Drama). THE COUNTERFEITERS (B.D. Comedy). EUROPEAN GAZETTE. A HOUSE OF CARDS (25th Chapter of Diamond from the Sky). As usual, a present for every child attending the Matinee on Saturday. RICHMOND THEATRE BRIDGE ROAD, CORNER GLEADELL STREET Under the Management of Mr. T. M. HODGES (of the National Theatre). Re Decorated and Re-Modelled for t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
BILLY VANCE "THE RICHMONDITE." REG. V.R.C. and V.A.T.C. CAULFIELD MONDAY. LONGEST ODDS & CIViLITY. TOM STUART V.R.C., V.A.T.C. and Everywhere. AT CAULFIELD MONDAY. SEE ME EARLY FOR DOUBLE. Top Odds on Newmarket and Cup. Straight- Out Also. TOM STUART FOR THE LONG PRICES. BILL FAWCETT FOR A PLACE 1, 2, 3, at CAULFIELD MONDAY. NO DYNAMITE. OUR SPECIAL SELECTIONS. CAULFIELD--MONDAY. TRIAL.-Ranger (in probable ab sence of Court Jester). ALMA STAKES.-Petwyn or Har monious (Lady Comel'y 1st if started). WOODCLIFF HANDICAP-First Trim or Lillyman's Mount. (Court Jester a place). FUTURITY HIGHFIELD or REDFERN. (Woorak for place). STEEPLE-Kuda or Pink Lady (Pi non a place). HAWKSEURN HANDICAP-Golden Fortune, Lord Bobadil and Boureong. A House Becomes J a iHiome when it is Furnished by RICHMOND FURNISING CO., 1 1 6=B I 8= 1 20 Swan St., Richmondsra You can buy your HOME with a Small Instalment and pay the balance off in easy monthly sums. Ask us fo particulars. WE SEND YOU OUR NEW CATA...
TUFTS OF TURF. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
TUFTS OF TURF. "'i'h Future. ":Nt the Futurity, \\iii Claim Attention To-day. No Saturday races. The big Caul m:e.! meeting postponed, but soime of the crowd will have it :ruin.ht right home to them-WE \E AT WAR. i')r the first time in history Horse •::ii;t sees an important race meeting .-iioiied for some other reason be ;i he ic eather. T1if. call is sent out for everyone to ::?1d to in the effort to weather the *-'.:!. :-and the decks are cleared for , 'iio Wins if Britain Falls?" That . question for Australians to-day. ': hit more important than "What ::he Hurdles, Bill?" \;l yet, with everything in, many : ;, eminently patriotic, with the .(o f country and loyalty to Empire :.. in their veins, are not in favor ' nostonipmepnt I.s it likely," they ask, "that the S;iniii over of the meeting to-day ;! have any effect on recruiting? i i? On the other hand, it is abso :iy certain that the postponement I : M mean a tremendous loss, any .:i from £2000 to £3000, to the S':: unds. Nobod...
The Carbon. THE STORY OF A SPY WHO MADE A MISTAKE. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
The Carbon. THE .STORY OF A SPY WHO MADE A MISTAKE. By Frederick Fenn. Esther-- Rivers was what everyone called a good little woman-that is to say, that all men took off their hats to her, .but none of them. offered to ay. for her board and lodging. She was what is known as a good sort, but not an attractive sort. She had been brought up in a rather impe cunious home under the stern eye of a father who thought it extremely in fra. dig. for his daughters to do any thing in the way of earning their own living. As a consequence, when he died leaving nothing but 'a few debts, Esther and the rest of the family were thrown upon the world without a penny, except for the grudging aid of a few very reluctant relatives. Esther, being the most* enterprising of all, was firmly convinced that with a modicum of capital she could do very well at typewriting, and a surly uncle, hoping thus to get her off his hands, advanced £25 on the under standing that in due course he should have 7 per cent. int...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
MITCHELL and TAYLOR AUCTIONEERS, S281 Collins St. 'Phone 8555 394 Chapel St. 'Phone 1294 133 Bridge Rd. 'Phone 3908 Large List of Housea and Land in Evory Suburb. FREE Rent Purchase Torms a SSJpeci=aity. | 4A, 'Y ' . Another great .' SLabor- , SSaver '' Wash-day work is reduced by S' - ? a half, and all drudgery is abolished GAS-HEATED + WASH ING-COPPER It is cleanly, quick and efficient, saves time and labor, and is a necessary adjunct to every modern home. 4 It means no copper fire to light and coax into a blazi. no dust, diri or ashes. You simply light the burner and in 30 minutes S the copper is boiling. PRICLE. £4 S Have a Gas-Copper installed in your Home i' + , Metropolitan Gas Coy. Call and 196 Flinders Street Inspect at the Showrooms R -- CALL TO-DAY' ! 'bhone Hawthorn 194G. FOR A GOOD JOB TRY WILLIAM MARTIN, (Late of F. Monk), PAINTER, PAPERHANGER and HOUSE DECORATýR. 178 STAWELL STREET, BURNLEY. (Near Bell nOd Co'n Match Factory) Estlmatoa Submitted for Goneral Repairs. R...
A CAPTAIN'S PRESENCE OF MIND. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
A CAPTAIN'S PRESENCE OF MIND. A sea captain who died recently displayed great presence of mind at a most critical time. His ship had caught fire, and the passengers and crew were compelled to take to the boats in a hurry. The captain re mained perfectly, cool throughout all the confusion .and fright of .the em barkation, and at last everyone but himself was got safely into the boats. By the time he was ready to follow, the passengers were wild with fear and excitement. Instead of hurrying down the. ladder the captain called out to the sailors to hold on a min ute, and, taking a cigar from his poc ket, coolly bit the end off and lighted it with a piece of the burning rigging. Then he descended with great delib eration and gave the order to shove off. "How could you stop to light a cigar at such a moment?" he was afterwards asked by one of the pas sengers. "Because," he answered, "I saw that if I did not do something to di vert your minds there would proba bly be a panic and the boats...
A Mad Cow. CHASES CYCLIST UP A TREE. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
A Mad Cow. CHASES CYCLIST UP A TREE. An infuriated cow was the cause of some excitement on the Kadina-Wal larop-road (S.A.) last week. A local butcher says the cow was being driv en with other cattle into a paddock, when it suddenly attacked him. Think ing discretion the better part of valor, he sought shelter behind a post, and a lively ten minutes' dodging follow ed. Then, catching sight of a pass ing cyclist, the animal transferred its attention to him. Clearing a six-wire fence, it made for the man on the machine, and the faster he pedalled the nearer came the eow. In order to attain' safety, he abandoned the cycle, and made for the nearest tree --a sandalwood-and climbed with all haste - to the' highest. point. - The in furiated- cow evenlattempted :tQ climb the 'tree after hinm.'' Meanwhile:-the butcher' devoted £his` attention to drir ing the aniinal: off, and eventually succeeded. 'The unoffending cyclist, after assuring- himself that the cow was - at a safe distance, descen...
AUSTRALIANS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
AUSTRALIANS. (Dedicated to some of the elite of Durban after hearing their 44 opinions of the Australians.) We stand on the shore of Dur ban, And watch the transports go To England from Australia, :: Hurrying to and fro, Bearing the men of a nation Who are heroes to the core To stand or fall by the Mother 4 land, And they're sending thousands more1 We've watched the ships return ing With the crippled and the main, 4 + With limbs that trail and falter; Their's an immortal name! The deathless name of ANZAC That thrills from Pole to Pole, The remnants of the heroes On the long and glorious roll. And now in their tens of thou- 4 sands Come the men to fill their ranks, , And what can we do to show . them Our love, our pride, our thanks? We can't do much (I own it), But give them a passing cheer- ~ While the real elite beat a shocked retreat, SWhy, they saw one drinking beer! O, God! could we show those misers :i The path that the Anzacs went! Could they rest in their beds at night-time, ...
Women and Shells. ASTONISHING EFFICIENCY. BRITISH MUNITION WORKERS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
Women and Shells. ASTONISHING EFFICIENCY. BRITISH MUNITION WORKERS. By Russell Sinclair. The development un the manufac ture of British munitions has only been arrived at after sustained energy on the part of a large number of the best men in England. The Ministry of Munitions was started with quite a few hands, and has since grown into a department controlling about 5000 employes on the central staff located in what used to be the Hotel Metro pole and the Armament Building, and an administrative staff of §8,000, of whom 14,000 are women From the Minister for Munitions, during my recent visit to England, I obtained information and photographs to show to the people of Australia something of the determination, en ergy, and sacrifice that the people, and more especially the women, of England, are devoting to the manu facture of munitions, and also to ex plain why it was decided that the manufacture of the 18-pounder H.E. shells should be continued here, and the energies of the Australi...
Stories of War. STRANGE DEATH ATTITUDES. THE UNFELT WOUND. BASHFUL V.C.'S AND WORSHIPPERS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
Stories of W~ar. STRANGE DEATH ATTITUDES. , THE UNFELT WOUND. - .> IBASHFUL V.C.'S AND - WORSHIPPERS. You are in the convalescent ward at Eandwvick Military Hospital. It is not, yet noon, and the sister of the ward is putting brisk finishing touches to the vase that decks the white enamelled table at the foot of each man's bed. From the- far end of the ward comes an incessant gabbling, that rises every now and then to an indigniant shout. It is the voice of a soldier who has been into the operat ing theatre,. and has not yet recover ed from the effects of the anaesthe tic.,. -Sitting up in bed or strolling about the room are his mates, - who grin now and again as the gabbling increases in volume. [With this accompaniment the voice of Private Barnett, of the 13th Bat talion, goes on, quietly telling you, much as if he were discussing some worn topic, incidents of war that make you wonder at the -possibility of men in the firing-line keeping sane and balanced. Private Barnett was i...
Strange Drinks. WEIRD AND VARIED EFFECTS. "WALKING ON ROSE-COLORED AIR." "METH" AND EAU-DE-COLOGNE. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
Strange Drinks. WEIRD AND VARIED EFFECTS. "WALKING ON ROjE-COLORED AIR." "METH" AND EAU-DE-COLOGNE. A few days ago a gentleman ques tioned by a policeman as to his rea son for drinking methylated spirits re plied that it was cheaper than beer, it lasted longer, and was the best friend that he had. Excluding the last reason, which was probably the natural hyperbole of a person in the state that the gen tleman in question would be, the first two reasons fairly accurately sum up the -case of every drinker of methy lated spirits. It is a drink that is not appealing, its nauseating taste and,smell being alone sufficient to re pel the average drinker. Nor does it possess any subtle exhilarating effect like cocaine. The result, rather, of a dose of "meth.," as it is familiarly known, is to stupefy the drinker, and later to make him exceedingly sick. But it is cheap, and for the modest "tray" can be bought sufficient to last three or four days, according to the capacity ef the taker. Methyl...
BECAUSE. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
BECAUSE. I wondered yesterday mornin', when I woke at the break of day, I'd never noticed the sunrise look so green and gold and gay; And why, when the traces jingled, as I hitched the furrow team, They played a kind of music like you hears 'em in a dream. I reckoned, out in the fallow, it was grand-well, just to Be! And to feel my heart was a-beatin' and to breathe, and hear and see; It beat me, yesterday mornin', and I wondered more and more, Till I thought of that kiss from Emma as I stole the night before. I wondered, yesterday evenin', as I. rounded the milkers up (The tea was cold in the billy, and I had to flog my pup), How a cove could suffer the mallee, with its dismal greens and browns, Why the blazes I stayed there, moul derin', when I might be livin' in towns! It licked me, watchin' the moon rise, why the very scent of the soil Seemed-well, there! I couldn't a-bear it, and my blood was just on the boil; And I wondered yesterday evenin', what had turned it all backwards l...
JILTED. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 24 February 1917
JILTED. A lady's hand a man doth cccccc. His fiery heart doth blaaaaaa, He crouches near her on his neceeee And poureth forth his praaaana. He wooes her with a seeming eeeeee And looks into her iiiiii. Says she: "Go 'way, you little tttttt, You can't fool me; I'm yyyyyy." "Are you a bona fide traveller?" de manded. the door-keeper of a Morn ingtoa hotel of a last Sunday bay tripper. "I' don't 'know," honestly replied the snifter-seeker. "'I came from Burnley." . "That's all right then," said the door-keeper, "'you slept five miles from here.". "No, I didn't," answered the appli cant for epiglottis paregoric. "Shej nagged me all night and I' never' bad a wink.''