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Stories of War EATING THE MACHINE GUN. "CHAMBER OF HORRORS." ARMISTICE OR SURRENDER? [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 17 March 1917
S Stories of War EATING THE MACHINE GUN. "CHAMBER OF HORRORS." ARMISTICE OR SURRENDER? It is at Randwick Hospital. "Allow. me to introduce Private Donnelly, 1st Battalion, commonly known as 'Glutton' on account of hav ing tried to eat a machine-gun," says the man in pyjamas and overcoat. "Couldn't swallow it," laughs Pri .ate )Donnelly bringing his wheel chair to a standstill. You are a trifle bewildered, and want to know more. "Let's hear about it," you ask. "I'm afraid I've forgotten every thing since I had shell-shock," comes from the wheel-chair. "He's stringing you!" the other convalescent protests. "Go on, Don nelly; be a sport!" "Did you really suffer from shell shock?" demands the visitor. "Yes, from eating peanuts!" says the incorrigible one; but a few more protests set him on the narrow path way of truth, and you learn that .after four months on Gallipoli he got so, badly peppered by a machine-gun that his mates suspected him of hav ing tried to eat it. He was taken off to...
Best Picture Since The Cheat to be Shown at the National—Plot, Acting, Sentiment and Excitement Combine in Making To Have and To Hold a Picture Classic. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 17 March 1917
Best Picture Since The Cheat to be Shown at the National-Plot, Act ing, Sentiment and Excitement Com bine in Making To Have and To Hold a Picture Classic. American Aristocracy is Douglas Fairbanks' latest four-reel combina tion of thrills and laughs. "Doug." figures as a bespectacled naturalist who is kissed by a strange girl as he saunters along the road. Then he lands into excitement galore and deals wl'h it in the usual Fairbanks way. Valentine Grant will be featured in a five-reel Famous Players drama, The Daughter of McGregor. The scene is set amongst the hills of bonnie Scot land. Bombs will be the Keystone, and much fun is promised by the title. To Have and To Hold is the best drama since The Cheat, and the fine film was censored by the military au thorities from the screens a long time ago. It is another Lasky, and will be screened at the National for the week-end. This firm has turned out a longer succession of sterling produc tions than any other. The present film has a ro...
Seventy Foundation Members in New Richmond Labor League—"No Connection with the Shop Next Door." [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 17 March 1917
Seventy Foundation Members in New Richmond Labor League-"No Con nection with the Shop Next Door." Dissatisfied with happenings in the old Richmond branch of the P.L.C. since the membership was largely in flated, definite action, as announced in the "Guardian," was taken this week. A new Richmond branch of the P.L.C. has been established. At a meeting held in the town hall on 'Tues day night practically all the old lead ers in the local Labor movement were in attendance. The fees of 70 mem bers were paid in, and office-bearers elected. With a view to preventing any packing of the branch for ulterior mo tives, it was agreed that 'lh-e sh-'ld be a ballot for all new members. The officers elected are:--Presiden., Mr.J. D'Altera; vice-president, Mr. A. Mc Lachlan, J.P.; hon. treasurer, Mr. S. Lever; hon. secretary, Mr. G. Vesper; delegate to Labor Conference, Mr. R. Loughnan. A committee will be elect ed at the next meeting in the town hall on March 27.
Gymnasium Girls and Private Enterprise—Council Rescinds Previous Resolution. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 17 March 1917
Gymnasium Girls and Private Enter prise-Council Rescinds Previous Resolution. Stating that he believed the council had acted rather hastily in banning the members of the girls' classes from the municipal gymnasium because they took part in a display at Bar rett's Cinema Theatre, Bridge-road, Cr. Morgan on Monday night moved that the motion be rescinded. Cr. Morgan added that he now thought the council had acted without fair con sideration of the facts. Prior to the council giving any-direction, they had promised to give the display, and thinking the council's instruction de barred them from appearing as the municipal class, they could yet appear as private individuals. He believed that view was the correct one, as the council at that time had no rules or regulations governing the gymnasium or its members when out of session. Cr. Webber said that an impression had gained ground that the girls had been barred because of their cos tumes. Nothing of the sort. The council had never said ...
New Management at the Richmond Theatre.—Good Vaudeville and Pictures Should Make Success. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 17 March 1917
New Management at the. Richmond -Theatre.--Good Vaudeville and Pictures Should Make' Success. Under entirely new management, the Richmond Theatre, Bridge-road, corner of Gleadell-street, will be re opened to-night. Mr. Frank Graham, the new lessee, intends to make a departure by introducing vaudeville acts direct from the Bijou. Pictures of tue first order will also be screen ed. There seems to be plenty of en terprise about the new concern, and the comfortable theatre should de velop into a popular resort. If programmes are kept up to the standard of those of the opening week, success will be merited. Vaude ville acts will figure in the programme each Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. For the first nights they are Wilfred Dubois (America's juggler and balancer), Geo. Wheeler (the bottle-o melody maker), Signor Molinari (tenor, late with the Gonsa lez Opera Co), and Tim and Gertie Moore (black-face comedians and dancers). The acts are direct from the Bijou, by arrangement wit...
Bowls—Richmond Union v. Hawthorn [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 17 March 1917
Bowls--Richmond Union v. Hawthorn Under favorable conditions, the Richmond Union and Hawthorn teams met for the "C" semi-final at Glenfer rie. Richmond Union were by 14 points put out of court as far as this pennant is concerned The team is still at the head of their section, and one nf four teams for the final. Smith's and Molyneux's rinks were in good form on Saturday, but Mc Naughton's rink struck an off day and were a few points down. Those who showed good play were Skipper Smith, Finlayson, Bahn and Juncken for Richmond Union, while good all-round play was shown by Meikle, Hume, Tin ia.le and Massina for the Hawthorn lunh. --
Last Nights of Divinity of Motherhood at Barrett's.—Special Irish and Unemployed Nights Next Week. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 17 March 1917
Last Nights of Divinity of Mother. hood at Barrett's.-Special Irish and Unemployed Nights Next Week. Saturday will be the last opportun ity of witnessing that fine star film The Divinity of Motherhood, or The Miracle of Life, at Barrett's Cinema Theatre, Bridge-road. Supporting is The Evil Women Do, a big vampire play. On Monday, March 19, a special Irish night will be held under the au spices of the Irish National Forest ers. An entertainment in aid. of the Richmond Unemployment Fund- will be given on Thursday evening. Red Lights Behind All Vehicles In Richmond Before Many Days Arrive -Council Adopts Regulation Similar to One by Melbourne City Council. Six weeks hence all owners of ve hicles which traverse any Richmond street will be required to have lamps showing a red liaht affixed to the rear of such vehicles. The lights must be distinctly visible at a distance of not less than 50 yards. Failure to have such a lamp affixed may be met, on conviction, by a fine not exceeding £5. W...
Story of a Sunbeam of the Slums to be Screened at Globe—Railroad Maker of the West is Central Figure in Thursday's Feature. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 17 March 1917
Story of a Sunbeam of the Slums to be Screened at Globe-Railroad Maker of the West is Central Figure in Thursday's Feature. The Reward and the final episode of the Crimson Stain Mystery will be given their final screenings at the Crown thiN afternoon and evening. Mabel Taliaferro, the beautiful and talented young actress, will be seen in a nleasing role as The Sunbeam on Monday. It is a powerful story of the slums, with the star figuring as a little girl whose cheerfulness and bright ness provide a ray of light in many sordid lives. Comine on Thursday will be Mollie King in Fate's Boomerang. The build ng of a great railroad in mountainous western America provides the motif of the story. There is an engineer with a society-loving wife who refuses to accompany him into the wilderness. So the engineer goes off alone and meets the care-free mountain girl. Then the wife learns news which send her West at breathless spe;d. but-the climax will be seen to the best advantage on the screen at...
Richmond Rifle Club Holds Annual Meeting and Social—Championships Won by Mr. T. Cooper and Miss I. Courtney. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 17 March 1917
Richmond Rifle Club Holds Annual Meeting and Social-Championships Won by Mr. T. Cooper and Miss I. Courtney. The annual meeting of the Rich mond Miniature Rifle Club was held at the range, Church-street, on Friday, March 9. The president (G. Bell) pre sided over a large gathering. The secretary presented the balance sheet, which showed that the club has had a most successful season and was in a sound financial position. The election of oflicers re-?^ted:-Pr'si dent, R. Lowe. Committee: G. Gre cian, L. Allison, E. Taylor, W. T. Smith, Mrs. O'Brien, Miss Pollock, Miss Courtney and Miss Baker. Trea surer, Mr. W. H. Smith. Secretary, Mr. A. Smith. The annual social and presentation of trophies was held on Saturday last; about 50 members and friends were present, also representa tives from Collingwood. Fitzroy, This tle, and the Metropolitan Miniature Rifle Association. The gents' cham pionshin was won by T. Cooper, and the ladies' by Miss I. Courtney. Mr. Pontin unveiled the memorial in...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 17 March 1917
OUR SPECIAL SELECTIONS. Caulfleld To-Day. Hurdles. Rivernook or Nickajack. (Lady Sunderland a Place.) Two-Year-Old. Folly Queen or Poirino. St. Kilda Cup. A. and G. Tye's Elect (Lavendo or Capricious). Next Best: True White or Half-a-Glass Steeple. Kuda or Rayon d'Or. (Pinon a Place.) Welter. Semi Blue. Next Best: Sir Traquair or Steven son's Elect. South Yarra Handicap. Petracia or King's Bounty. NO DOUBT exists in the minds of most people that the utmost care is necessary in furnishing. YOU'VE heard your friends on the subject, listened to much advice, which really hasn't MADE the slightest difference to you, and read all the papers in order to get the very best. It is UP to you to get the highest value for your money, and to do that you must go to the right store. To save YOUR time, we must urge our claims. They are so genuine that you will not MIND if we state, briefly, that we sell the best furniture at the lowest prices. So when you wish TO FURNISH go right away to the leading...
With Laugh Still on His Side, Mayor Sticks to His Own Law.—Combined Municipalities to be Asked to Get Opinion on Peculiar Position. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 17 March 1917
With Laugh Still on? His Side, Mayor Sticks to His Own Law.-Com bined Municipalities to be A ked to Get Opinion on Peculiar P3sition. CroSs-!ire . ~iscussionh from all arounil the table took place at the council .meeting on- Monday night, when Cr, Barcelo brought up his mo tion asking the council to disagree with a ruling. by the Mayor that he could prevent a councillor from speak ing on a subject before the chair. The Mayor refused to accept such a mo tion, holding that as far as he was aware there was nothing in the Local Government Act which gave a coun illor power to disagree with a May or's ruling. The Mayor is right-there is nothing in the Act. It is, however, provided that when the Act fails, re -ort should be made to Parliamentary usage, and in default of that, even further, to the practice of the House -f Commons. A pretty tangle! Cr. n-arcelo ouoted an opinion given by the solicitor to the Northcote Coun :1 on an almost similar disnute, hit the Mayor promptly knocked that ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 17 March 1917
-HE FIRST, MOST COMFORTABLE AND MOST POPULAR THEATRE IN RICHMOND. THE NATIONAL, BRIDGE ROAD, Near LENNOX STREET MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 20, 21, AMERICAN ARISTOCRACY (Four-reel Triangle Drama). THE DAUGHTER OF McGREGOR (Five-reel Drama featuring Valentine Grant). BOMBS (Two-reel Triangle Comedy). EXPLOSION OF ALLIES' MUNITIONS IN NEW YORK HARBOR. AUSTRALIAN GAZETTE. THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, Also TOY MATINEE on Saturday, TO HAVE AND TO HOLD (Five-reel Lasky Drama). THE CROWN PRINCE'S DOUBLE (Five-reel Vitagraph Drama). ENGLISH GAZETTE. LAND LUBBERS (Vim Comedy). THE EDEN OF THE DESERT-Garden of Allah, No. 4 (Scenic). 28th Chapter of DIAMOND FROM THE SKY, entitled Wings of ths Morning VICTORIA STREET, NORTH RICHMOND. THIS. EVENING, ST. PATRICK'S DAY PROGRAMME. ILLUSTRATED IRISH SONGS. MISS M. AMBLER, Soprano. MR. GEO. PHILLIPS, Tenor. Valli Valli in HER DEBT OF HONOR (Five-reel Metro). Bessie Barriscale in THE REWARD (Five-reel Ince). MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THE RI...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 17 March 1917
IMITCHELL and TAYLOR AUCTIONEERS, 281 Collins St. 'Phone 8555 394 Chapel St. 'Phone 1294 133 Bridge Rd. 'Phone 3908 Large List of Houses and Land In Every Suburb. FREE Rent Purchase Terms a Speciality. MORE "Guardian" First Selectios Roll Iome. King's Bounty easily wins the Elms Handicap from Pistolaire. ... -. P . ;:-.-,--, . , ** .:. . Patrobas atones for his poor performance on Highfield and Rael Locin fight out the finish ': ". ,, ;Thursday by winning hie King's Plate. of Farewell Handicap. . ..;. Final Day of Autumn Meeting at emingto. - . . . . . . " . . .--. . . . - - . . . . . . . ..- -. . . . . ..-"-. . . . . . . . . . . -*' -* :. -. ? - - -. . - . . . .. .. . . . . .. .... . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. - - - - - Another great ._,?: Labor Saver .. Wash-dav work is reduced by S. half, and all drudgery is abolished S if the Housewife uses a GAS-HEATED WASHING COPPER It is cleanly, quick and efficient, saves time and labor, and is a necessary adjunct to every modern home, S It m...
TOPICS OF THE WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 17 March 1917
tOPICS OF THE WELL.K Yet Another 4idnl'tGht-Home-Till Morning Sitting by Richmond C?ouncil--Red Lights, "Gym." Girls and Loom of New Leather Works 1Lead to Yards of Talk-Still Goihg at 1 a.m. All the availabl,, seating acconimo- I dation was occupied by the large audi ence which attended the meeting of the council on Monday night. Extra chairs, indeed, had to be obtained from the Mayor's room to provide for the crowd. The programme held sev eral items of personal, besides public interest. Employes of J. Kennon and Sons Pty. Ltd. and residents of the Yarraberg end of the north ward were interested in the fate of the applica tion by the firm mentioned for muni cipal permission to establish a fell mongery adjacent to their premises. Some feeling had been imparted into the matter. Girls of the local gym nasium were also present in force. They were intimately concerned in a motion by Cr. Morgan which sought to remove an embargo on them con tinuing as "gym." members. Curios ity and a desi...
CITY OF RICHMOND. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 17 March 1917
CITY OF RICHMOND. Tenders will be received until 4 p.m. on Monday, 26th March, for the following:- 1. Supply and delivery of a Tar cart with a capacity of between 600 and 650 gallons. 2. Supply of Jinker, new or second hand. Specifications for New Jinker and Tar Cart at Town Clerk's Office. Tenderers for tar cart to submit their own designs together with full Particulars of the materials and man ner of construction. C. C. BLAZEY, Town Clerk. Town Hall, Richmond, March 15, 1917.
Ladies' Letter. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 17 March 1917
Ladies' Letter. There was a mannequin parade al; one of our softgoods establishments last week, and it was wonderful to see how, even in these times of stress, women do thoroughly enjoy seeing what is to be worn in the com ing autumn. After hearing all we do about the restraint women have put. upon themselves in the matter ol' clothes, I was truly surprised at the magnificence shown on these livingfl models. An evening dress tickled u; all immensely by its bizarre effect. It was composed of canary-colored silk made very full and short, the amusing feature being a huge scarl of black tulle twisted around the neck and brought half-way up the face. I asked the model if the tulle were. meant to be worn in that style all through the evening. She replied that it was unless one wanted to eat a chocolate, for which purpose ii, could be gently dropped and then re placed. Of course, it was meant to give a coy look, but was truly ab. surd. Black and white check coats and skirts were shown in g...
TUFTS OF TURF. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 17 March 1917
TUFTS OF TURF, Beating The Books; One joker tried an old systeim. At the just-concluded autumn meet Sing. SHe was missing at the settling on the morning after the day before. In his case the default was £1600. He is said to have been a ticket-scalper Sbefore fluttering into the race-game. Now he has scalped the books in a manner that will take many a long train-ride to wipe out The wonder is that-such reputedly shrewd men as bookmakers are sup posed to be ever lay themselves open to be exploited in such a manner. Some explanation is found in the fact that competition to-day is terribly keen. But is it not nearer the truth that the greed of gold is hot inside all of us-or nearly all of us-and the bookie is on such a good wicket gener ally that he can afford to take risks that a tradesman would never dream of. It's a great game that would stand it. But, as written here aforetime, it is not as good as it used to be, and in all quarters there is grumbling. Re sults have been notably bad...
"Quirks" KNIGHTS-ERRANT OF TO-DAY. EPISODES OF THE WAR. THE REPORT—AND DEATH. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 17 March 1917
"Quirks" KNIGHTS-ERRANT OF TO-DAY. EPISODES OF THE WAR. THE REPORT-AND DEATH. Flying is a more than happy blend of science and good sportsmanship (writes an air pilot in the "Ex press"). It is a profession-more, a calling with an irresistible heart-ap peal to every healthy-minded young Briton. Therein is a quaint blending of danger and adventure, a strain of caution with a superlative dash of daring. It serves to strengthen the character and develop the mind. It has given to the prosaic world a new and lovable type of man-the knight-errant of the twentieth cen tury "sans peur, sans reproche," who laughs at death and mockingly passes danger, as an old acquaintance, and creeps across the broad face of the heavens, day by day, night by night, in constant conflict with the vampire spirit of the air. At the seaplane station at X-- A- , an experi enced and capable pilot was out test ing a new machine. The time ar rived for his return. Half-an-hour w-ent by, an hour, two hours! Then the al...