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Cook's Opinion of Darwin. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 17 January 1914
Cook's Opinion of Darwin. There is an amusing story t.old in Mrs. Watford's "Memories of Vic torian London" i-diiccriiinit Darwin. the great, .scientist., and liis cook.:. Darw'in apparently -possessed a^ very poor appetite, and one day Mrs Darwin consulted with her cook as;; to the means by which it might be: tempted. " ? "Me does got spein. to fancy ordi nar.v tood," slie said. ^'Try to.think 01" something." The cook looked up and down and twirled her apron. - - ^ "If you'll excuse the liberty -I'm taking, ma'am, 1.should say . that master would, be. able :.to~ take his food better if "lie1 got something to do. Idle" folks is never, hungry.'' ;; > "But your ? master- is:. not an idle: man," protested Mrs.'Darwin, indig nant at" such a- 'charge. "He is never idle. ; In my opinion lie works too hard." . ' . -V Excuse me, ma'am,"&lt;'.replied the, cook,"but if I. may make bold as.to say so, I can't agree to that. With ; my ownjeyes I see: hira in the garden yesterday stari...
AMERICA'S PRESIDENT. STORIES ABOUT MR. WOODROW WILSON. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 17 January 1914
AMERICA S PRESIDENT. STORIES ABOUT MU. WOODROW WILSON. Old friends call him "Tom," his former scholars at Princeton Uni versity '-'Daddy School master, " the crowd "Woody" or . "Doc,' and im .kind, critics r"Tlie fiaml ." ? ; -The' last nickname . arises ;from the tact that Dr. Wilson neither smokes nor- drinks. . - No wines or spirits are placed .011 his table, although cigars are olTered to guests. c-*-He> possesses a rare mtid . of hum our. lie has lietMi seen to dance a cake-walk,;aiid iias: even composed a limerick ..onKhimseli,"' .which - runs As n beauty T'am not a star : There-, ure1 others-more : handsome, -by far But iny lace, I-don't mind it? - Kor I am =. behind 'it- - The people: in front get the jar.. 1 ? - -" . ?- ' . - - : V / , ' "? ' "/' * ; It would scarcely- have won a prize in "Til-Hits'' Limerick Competi tions, but" all .the same- it . is"not bad-lor a President* . . . . Dr. Wilson- was horn in ISsHi, -and when he --was twentv-mue mar ried . iWiss Kllen ? l....
Military Blunder Proven Welcome. GALLANT FRENCH UESPONSE TO MODOLISATION ORDER. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 17 January 1914
Military Blunder Proven Welcome.' GALLANT FRENCH UESPONSE , TO MODOLISATION OHDEUv:. A French brigadier mimed 111 1011 rind a telegraph . olhcial. who be twe.n -them blundered over n war message and brought about a mo bilisation of troops through a large "district of France, escaped the penal ties of their error because it afford ed the authorities an object-lesson that delighted them. The Mayors of the communes of Arracourt which sprang to arms at midnight at the summons of drum and tosein received two .messages, which they treasure in theiri ar chives. One from the President of the Council, and in the game of the Minister of the Interior and the Minister of Public Works, is in the following terms : - The mistake of an oflicial in the postal -service at Arracourt lias demonstrated with what zeal, ra pidity,.-and"'patriotic ardour those who are liable to military service would have responded to the call of dutyif-the order for mobilisa tion had reiilly been given. 1 ho Government wa...
GRAFTING HUMAN EYES. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 17 January 1914
GRAFTING HUMAN EYES. 1 Ahother wonder has been added to the long list of miraculous ope rations accomplished by modern surgical science. For it has been found possible to save the sight of a patient suffering from a diseased eye liy cutting out the altected part and "grafting" on the eye a whole some part taken from another eye. The first point that will occur to the . reader will probably be that this necessarily involves the sacri fice of some healthy person's eye. If this were so the discovery would be useless. On the contrary, it is possible to make use of eyes that, from various causes, have had to be removed-provided the particular section required for grafting is it self . free from disease.. So neither, victimization nor heroic self-sacri fice is required. | In an operation recently performed by a French surgeon a voting man had almost lost the sight of one eye through a Mini from hot lime. The cornea-that is, the transparent : part of the, coat 01 the eyeball which covers t...
The Health Inspector. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 17 January 1914
The Health Inspector. Mr T. Simith (Health Inspector) spent a pleasant three weeks in Tapmania, being one of the vic torious Victorian team of bowlers that won everything before them. He visited the scenes of his birth place, met many old friends and acquaintances,. and. has returned looking fully JO years younger than when he left.. I
Wireless Telegraphy Anticipated by Wild Indians. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 17 January 1914
Wireless Telegraphy Anti cipated by Wild Indians. The Catuquiuaru Indians, . in tho valley of the Amazon,' have long had a wireless telegraphic system which enables them to communicate with each other. The machine consists of a hollow piece . ol hard . palni \\&lt;ood filled with sand, rubber,: pieces of wood and hide, and fixed in u socket 01 sand, hide, resin;-.and rub ber. This is -struck with a club of wood, coated . with .rubber- ,:aiul hide * .There is one .of these - instruments hidden 111 each habitation or'maloc ca, and the ntaloccns areMibout a mile dislantrono ; ironr . :tlie^othei%' and all on u_&lt;lirect , line north and south. The instruments. are in tune with each -other, and, when si ruck with-a'club.rtlieneighbour .ini?? ones ...to : 'the - nol'th .' .and -so*iithjV if not aliove - it^inile ^ distant, re spond: to or- echo the - blow. v. To this an Indian ^answers ,t bv"striking, the lnslrunient:. in the ." malocca. with which - it isi:desired -to c...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 17 January 1914
BRIDGE ROAD, near Lennox Street. . The Firsts Most Comfortable, and Most Popular Theatre in Richmond. Carefully Selected " First Kun " Pictures, accompanied liv Bright and Sparkling Music, rendered by tlie National Orchestra, have made the National Theatre the talk ot' Richmond. Program Changed Every Monday & Thursday. The National is the Coolest Thoatrc in the Subirhs. A Tip-Up Chair for livery Patron. Floors 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. New Talking and Singing Pictures on Every Programme. POPULAR PRICES I STDReIs 6CIRCLE IS " Children Half Price to all Parts, except on Saturday Nights. Seats may he Booked at Faulkner's, opposite Theatre, _ 3d. extra, m a Henry Skead| General ^ Grocer Ks36 CORSAIR STREET, RICHMOND, Invites FOU to come and know for yourselves his Great System of Lash and Credit Combined. Lowest Prices. Best Quality. Tel. 2375 Wiudaon Ask any of our nu...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 17 January 1914
THE SWAN,' Ooraer cf OHUKCH and SWAN STRKETS KAST RICHMOND CARLTON XXX and XXXX ALES. Patrons will find evory convenience pro vided for them ^ COUNTER LUNCH 11 to 2 daily. Rrt.LIA.RD SALOON fitted with one of Alcock's KeRt tables. TELEPHONE No 2902 Racing results posted promptly after bach race .?r HiS? AB^isHEJ) * 1853 .: John Champion, Late B. Baker, Pharmaceutical & Dispensing Chemist, And 8urgeon Dentist, 100 BRIDGE ROAD, RICHMOND. 1 'p i'm^TTe'Ir. timber. McConchie's RICHMOND OAaH TIMBER YARDS, - BRIDGE ROAD, Corner Garduer St. also COUN15E SWAN and BRIGHTON STS" SOUTH RICHMOND. Building Material of every description New and Second-hand -at Reasonable Prices. Flooring, Red 6am, Cement. Lining, Palings, Bricks, Weatherboards, Drain Pipes, Sand, Hatdwood, Lime. Builders' Ironmongery Nails, HingeB, Locks, Galvanized Iron, Ridging and Sponting. White Lead, Paint, Brushes Ironraongory OH, eto. Note the Addreeaes BRIDGE ROAD, Corner Garduar St,. ALSO SWAN and BRIGHTON STaBBrs...
At Last. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 17 January 1914
At Last. After many years of agitation, the long promised Infant's School in connection with Richmond Cential State School seems to be now in sight. . Mr A. AlcLellan, M L-C. (chairman of School Committee) has been notified by the Public Works Department tint " Tenders will be called next week." It is to be hoped that after patiently wait ing so long parents will soon have the pleasure of seeing an up to date bnilding in which their little ones will have comfort and convenience.
All Rights Reserved. VIOLET LISLE; OR, A PEARL BEYOND PRICE. PART 2[?] CHAPTBR III. A SUDDEN WOOING. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 17 January 1914
All Rights Reserved. VIOLET LISLE; OR,. A PEARL BEYOND PRICE. By the Author of "All or Nothing," "Two Keys," etc., et«. PART 2_ CHAPTBR III. A SUDDEN WOOING. The thought of Martin Jenkins' of fer of his hand had not made her blush befqre, and she found herself wondering vaguely why it should do bo now. But Guy thought nothing of the blush. He gave her back her book,.- and took her hand and said good-bye with such a look of hope in his eyes that she wondered at it. Then he-leaped on his horse and was gone, and she walked^ home with a feeling of sadness in her heart ; for it seemed to her that he had . gone off with less care to meet again than she had-though how a meeting could have come about she did not know. She said nothing to Goody White of this meeting ; for what would be the use ? And she said nothing of it -to her father ; for, again, what would be the use ? The next day Violet did not go singing and tripping the way to the. abbey. She was strangely quiet, yet not unhappy. Sh...
CHAPTER IV. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 17 January 1914
CHAPTER IV. The Countess Darlington.was Bueh| a woman that one would have ex pected the mother of Guy' Darlington .to be-stately and beautiful-. Digni fied, to the verge of haughtiness with others, with Guy she had always been the tenderest and most devoted of mothers. She had watched his growth from boyhood into perfect manhood with a pride that knew no bounds. He had been a little wild, but never vicious ; had made her his confidante and com panion as much as a young man very well could; but in the abounding health of both his mind and body there had never been any confidences worthy of the name to make. She had told him to go and see the world, and he had gone as a young prince might have gone, scattering his gold right and left, meeting everywhere a welcome that was most royal-a welcome that was accorded partly to his wealth, partly to Ms title, and very much to his joyous, manly nature and his extremely good looks. Perhaps he had unintentionally broken some hearts-his own had n...
CHAPTER V. MOTHER AND SON. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 17 January 1914
' CHAPTER V. ? MOTHER AND SON. The words that Guy uttered to liis mother were simple ones to him, and he spoke them without either heat or indecision- He had no thought of opposition from her, and if he spo'te decidedly, he also spoke calmly. But to Lady Darlington the words v.?ere. a shock, and almost involuntarily thp question rose sharply to her lips : ."Who is Violet Lisle?" Then a low laugh broke from Guy, and he looked dreamily at the f;re. ""True, mother, I ought to: have known that we were playing at cross purposes. flow could you know , wivh Violet was. Ah, mother, it is .IcEs who she is than what she .is.". ?' He was so serene, so certain of her approval, as she could sea, ..that it was difficult for her to know how-to* take the startling ?c.o'ifessiori .whicV he had made to her. " And who is she, as veil as what is she?" she asked in a" low to'ic He studied a moment, clasping Urns hands: over his knee and rocking slight!j as he dreamily pictured ^Vio let ;to himself. How ...
Surprising Changes in Star Clusters. ORION TO BE OVERTHROWN. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 17 January 1914
Surprising Changes in Star Clusters. - t ORION TO BE OVEKTHUOWN. Everything changes, even the "con stellations which the average indi vidual when he gazes on fine nights up to the heavens regards as for ever permanent. * In a fascinating paper, Prof. Garrett P, Serviss tells us of the past and future rtf such starry changes. One of the most surprising results of the . «;ross motion, of the fixed stars, as projected on the back ground of the sky, is, we are told, the gradual falling to pieces of the familiar constellations. The, stars are moving in all sorts of direc tions, some faster and some slower, and the inevitable consequence must lie that in a few centuries if we could come back again to our | earthly life we should not recog nise them. Of course, a very long period of time w'ill be required to produce a very' great transforma tion, but it is going on all the time, and in some cases a few years suflicc..' to render the- effects lnea- . surable with astronoriiical instru ments...
THREE'S COMPANY. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 17 January 1914
THREE'S COMPANY. Two's company, we used to My ^Before the baby;came; . ' But now that he has come, yon know. Tilings hardly seem the same. And as I hold him in my arms, And hear him softly coo, I wonder how -we e'er could be . Quite satisfied with two. For since his coming brougbt such joj, It surely seems to me, Though two is called good eompany. Still better far is three. Mistress-" Why, Bridget, you surely don't consider these windows cleaned?" Bridgut-"Sure, I washed 'em nicely on the inside, mum, so ye can look out; but I intentionally left them a little dirthy on. the outside bo thim nasty Jones childran oizt door oorildn't 'loo* Wln*ti iron has been exposed to fogB it in ?i[il lu be mist-rusted. The driver who lost his balance was supposed to have got out of his weigh. Why ig a good suggestion like a crying babv at a concert? Because it ought to be A rich man drew ur, a will which was so pathetically worded 'that it moved all his relatives to tears. It left »U his property to...
A LAUGH. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 17 January 1914
A LA.UGH. A laugh ia just like sunshine, It freshens all. the day, It tips the peak of life with ligli'\ And drives the clouds away; Tho soul grows glad that hears it, And feels itB courage strong A laugh is just like sunshine, For cheering folks along. A laugh is just like music, It lingers in the heart, And where its melody is heard, The ills of life depart; And happy thoughts come crowdinf Its joyful notes to greet A laugh is ? just like music, Fox making life sweet.