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EDISONS WAGER. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 31 March 1917
EDISONS WAGER. It was a wager that set Thomas Alva Edison on the road to fame and fortune. When he was a telegraph operator much annoyance was caused by cockroaches getting into the tin cans in which the. boys carried their lunches. Various methods of getting rid of them were tried, but without success, and then Edison made a bet that he would exterminate the foe. The next day the dinner-cans were piled in a heap, and the wizard sur rounded them with a circle of tin foil ribbon about an inch wide. About quarter of an inch away he placed a similar circle, both ribbons being up right, and then connected them with a battery. Along came the cock roaches. To surmount the obstacles they had to place their hind legs on the outer ribbon and their forelegs on the inner one. The moment they did so the circuit was completed, and they toppled over dead. Edison's suc cess made him talked about, and was his real start as an inventor. He (sarcastically): "You know someone has said, 'If you would m...
Backbone of Old Branch Gives Full Support to New Labor League—Mr. R. Loughnan Speaks Out on "Some Laborites." [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 31 March 1917
Backbone of Old Branch Gives Full Support to New Labor League-Mr. R. Loughnan Speaks Out on "Some Laborites." With the exception of one or two strong supporters of the Catholic Federation, the newly-formed Rich mond City branch of Political Labor Council has drawn to it all the old members who were identified with the Richmond branch which met in the Oddfellows' Hall. Cr. Bell has chosen to continue with the lastnamed body, and the feeling of the leaders of the new branch is strongly against him. Mr. R. Loughnan, a strong Roman Catholic, but one who refuses to be a party to the introduction of sectarian ism into politics, expressed himself very plainly at a meeting of the Rich mond City branch on Tuesday night. He referred to a statement made by Cr. M. Joyce, asserting that the old branch had not been "packed," as al leged. That the old branch had been packed and deliberately packed every member of the old branch was very well aware-none more so than Cr. Joyce. For that reason it be...
Week by Week Richmond Housewives, Citizens and Shopkeepers Assist Red Cross—March Collection Well Up to Average. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 31 March 1917
Week by Week Richmond House wives, Citizens and Shopkeepers Assist Red Cross-March Collection Well Up to Average. Red Cross house-to-house collec tions in Richmond for March amoun ted to £64 17/5. West Ward £26 ,10/3, Central £17 19/5, South £8: 17/9, North £5 16/3, East £5 13/9. Individual collectors' totals were: Mrs. Kemp £13 2/10, Mrs. Bradshaw £7, Mrs. Barcelo £5 18/3, Mrs. Dun lop £5 7/6, Mrs. Owen £4 7/7, Miss E. Bahn. £3 11/5, Mrs. Lewis £3 7/6, Miss Cuddon £3 4/6, Mrs. Wansley £3 4/10, Mrs. Burgess £2 19/6, Mrs. Nestor £2 5/9, Miss Beissel £1 9/3, Mrs. Allanson £1 7/-, Miss Snow £1 4/9, Miss Sweet man £1 2/10, Mrs. Jaggers £1 2/8, Miss Myers 18/8, Mrs. Francis 17/-, Miss Twitchett 13/6, Mrs. Gladstone 9/6, Mr. Bell 7/6, Mr. Gaylard 7/-, Mrs. Strugnell 9/-. The amounts stated ,must not be taken to represent that any collector has performed more work than an other. Some collectors have wealthier blocks to cover. In fairness to .Mrs. G. W. Kemp, however, it is stated that she ...
Men and Women Can Learn to Shoot Straight by Practice at Richmond Miniature Range—New Season Soon to Begin. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 31 March 1917
Men and Women Can Learn to Shoot Straight by Practice at Richmond Miniature Range-New Season Soon to Begin. An attractive syllabus has been drawn up by the Richmond Rifle Club for the new season. Several valuable trophies have been donated, and should be a further inducement for citizens to join the club. The subscrip tion, 2/6, is a purely nominal one. Two experienced riflemen, W. T. Smith and E. Taylor, have been appointed honorary coaches to the club, and their advice should prove useful to be ginners. The range at the market re serve buildings, Church-street, a few doors north of Bridge-road, is regard ed as being one of the best around Melbourne. Richmond club' members were very prominent at competitions decided last year. Miss Jackson had a particu larly fine record. In the Union com petition she dropped eight points in 300. Mr. J. R. Sadler, the club cap tain, was the most successful male shooter. He dropped five points in 300. A cordial invitation is given to all Richmond ci...
Typical Hun Murderer. U-BOAT RUFFIAN. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 31 March 1917
Typical Hun Murderer. U-BOAT RUFFIAN. (By Alfred Noyes.) The Chantala was an unarmed .Brit ish ship, and she was torpedoed with out warning. The crew had all taken to the boats. It was hazy weather, with a long swell,, a light breeze, and what sailors call-"low visibility.'.' The boats lay to for nearly an hour without sighting the submarine;, and,, .as the ship had not yet shown signs of sinking, the master decided to re-: turn to her. The- U-boat, however, was evidently watching them - like a, lynx; an easy matter with a periscope that is almost invisible at a few hun dred yards' distance. As soon as the master's boat began to pull towards the ship there was "a whizzing noise" and a shell passed overhead, striking the water ' very near them. Then the submarine ap peared, about a mile away, rushing up at full speed. The boat was stopped at once; but four more rounds were fired directly at her, and narrowly missing her. The submarine then fir-. ed ten rounds at the ship, seven of wh...
PEARLS FROM THE PRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 31 March 1917
PEARLS FROM THE PRESS. ("Mr. George's car arrived at. his front door at' 6.55." "Princess Mary is wearing her big fur coat again." London paper.) Rumania's ruth and Serbia's woe Should not disturb us-oh, dear no!-- Far greater acts conspire to thrall The restless public, one and all.. Bill Kailer and his ugly crew: Are petty, from the point of view - Which measures time, secure and sure When George's motor gains the door. And, 'mid the din of battle strife, There's still.a tit-bit- for the wife,:,; Before it other things fade pale Just like a quart of beer gone stale. In all the muddle and the mess, How good to hear than one Princess, Disdaining dull convention's train, Puts on her big fur coat again! A man has no business to be shy. Women don't like shy men. They are so difficult to'encourage."-"The Cast aways," 'by W. W. Jacobs. Billjim: "An' what would you do if I kissed you?" Annette: "I would call gran'mere. Poor gran'mere! She 'as been quite deaf since ze last bombardment." Sy...
The Best Officers "WHAT THE SOLDIER LIKES IN US." [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 31 March 1917
The Best Officers "WHAT THE SOLDIER LIKES IN US." (By. AN OFFICER IN FRANCE, in "Daily Mail.") The .ideal officer in this .war is, not quite, the man of the. text-books.iHe is. not :necessarily the man-.: who has answered all the -.requirements. of Saiidhurst anld. theQiOfficers'-? Training Corps. -He: is not always: of the pattein moulded by fine 'writing and high thinking. He is the man who ap proximates, as far as is humanly pos sible, to the staiidards laid down by Thomas Atkihs himself, the only au thorised judge of how an officer. fills the bill. I have met out here officers who on military grounds had the approbation of their "C.O.'s" and the commenda tions of higher people. Yet they were as far removed from the actual life of their company as a Laplander is from the danger of sunstroke. They were good men in their way-lived up to the alphabet in the. matter of regu lations, saw that . everything was "posh" on parade, but they just lack ed that understanding touch which bridg...
Richmond Lodge Celebrates Jubilee.—Presentations to Past Arch and Treasurer. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 31 March 1917
Richmond Lodge Celebrates Jubilee. -Presentations to Past Arch and Treasurer. Star of Richmond Lodge, No. 8, U.A.O.D., celebrated its jubilee with a smoke social in the Foresters' Hall on Thursday evening, March 22. Friendly societies, like other organi sations, have passed through a very trying time during the last two and a-half years, and it speaks well for the officers of the Star of Richmond Lodge that they have been able to hold their own. That the lodge mem bers appreciated the services render ed by P.A. Bro. R. Davies was shown by a presentation to himself and Mrs. Davies. Another to merit the appreciation of the members was Bro. T. Ingram, who was also the re cipient of a presentation. Other offi cers have come and gone, but Bro. In gram, as treasurer, has been in charge of the money of the lodge for the past 17 years. The secretary and other willing helpers kept the visi tors well supplied with refreshments, while Mr. A. Hayes arranged a mu sical programme which met with f...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 31 March 1917
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Wattle Park to Be Opened To-Day—Special Ceremonies at Riversdale. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 31 March 1917
Wattle Park to Be Opened To-Day Special Ceremonies at Riversdale. Wattle Park is the official name be stowed on the big reserve acquired by the Hawthorn Tram Trust at the end of the Swan-street-Riversdale exten sion. It has been available to the public for some time, but there will be a big official opening to-day. Over 50 young wattle trees will be trans planted. The State Governor (Sir Arthur Stanley), the Lord .Mayor (Sir David Hennessy) and other notables will assist in the ceremonies. A spe cial tram service will run from Prince's Bridge to the Park every ten minutes from 1.45 to-day. To accommodate the traffic, it has been decided to put in a cross-over at the foot of Bendigo-street, Burnley. A 2%-minute service will then be maintained in the busy hours and 5 minute during the remainder of the day.
WONDERFUL SURGERY. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 31 March 1917
WONDERFUL SURGERY. The following remarkable case of nerve-surgery is reported from one of our military hospitals. A man had part of the fleshy portion of his arm shot away, carrying with it four inches of the nerve necessary to con trol the hand-movements. The surgeon rang up several hospi tals on the telephone till he heard of what he wanted, the amputation that afternoon of a healthy limb. The limb happened to be a leg, and no sooner was it cut off than four or five inches of practically living -nerve were removed from the calf, placed in a saline bath, and rushed by taxi cab to the other hospital. Here the patient was already under an anaesthetic. The wound in his arm ras opened, the ends of the indis pensable nerve quickly found, and the circuit re-established, as it were, by means of the first patient's four inches of filiment. To-day the man is in a fair way of regaining the full use of his hand. Rimbley: "The fact is I married be cause I was lonely as much as for any other re...
ORIGIN OF NATIONAL ANTHEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 31 March 1917
ORIGIN OF NATIONAL ANTHEMS. The Central -Powers, determined that the new kingdom of Poland shall have everything handsome about it, are going to provide it with a brand new National Anthem. .Accordingly, at the suggestion of the higher au thorities, the Philharmonic Society of Warsaw is offering a valuable prize for words and music.. It sounds very noble, but the two countries, which plume themselves on being the. most musical in the world, should have re membered that national anthems are things. which grow, and are not 'made to order. "God Save the King," the best of all, owes nothing to offi cial patronage. Its origins are still a matter of dispute. "La Marseil alise" was the result of an inspiration. The "Brabanconne" and the Italian Anthem were not ordered. The com-. poser of the second is not even -hon ored by a mention. in the. musical dictionaries. The Austrian National Anthem is only an apparent exception. First of all, it has been proved, to. be really a Croatian folk-song...
Fox Films Win Favor at Barrett's Cinema.—Coming Attractions Include an Empire Pageant, Romeo and Juliet, and Ramona. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 31 March 1917
Fox Films Win Favor at Barrett's Cinema.-Coming Attractions In clude an Empire -Pageant, Romeo and Juliet, and Ramona. With Fox films, a Blue Bird, and other features, and a number of spe cial bookings, good 'programmes are the order at Barrett's Cinema. The programme to be shown for the .last time on Saturday night includes .the Fox feature The Valley of the Miss ing and Dr. Neighbor, a Blue Bird star. Episode 9 of Peg o' the Ring is also billed. Next week's attracti'ons include Sporting Blood (Fox) on Monday, and Betty Nansen in The Song of Hate on Thursday. For Easter week a novelty. is pro mised in an Empire - Pageant, de scribed as potted pantomime. Two big attractions which .have had successful seasons at the Auditorium have also been secured. Theda Bara will be presented in Ro meo and Juliet on April 16, and Ra mona, the graphic story of early Cali fornia, will go on on April 26. -CSD P·~·ILE~
Richmond United Friendly Societies' Rifle Association. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 31 March 1917
Richmond United Friendly Societies' Rifle Ascociation. Scores for the sixth round in the above competition are: Robin Hood (12) 344 (J. Robins 69). I.O.O.F. (16) 344 (W. T. Smith 68, A Langdon 68). P.A.F.S.. (16) 342 (R. Lowe 69). I.O.R. Alliance (13) 337 (R. H. Clark 68). U.A.O.D. Yarraberg (34) 332 (Sheppard 62, Smithwick 62). O.S.T. (41) 329 (E. Roberts 64). H.A.C.B.S. (21) 336 (C. Svenson 67). Aggregates:-Robin Hood 2064, I.O.R. 2056; I.O.O.F. 2046, P.A.F.S. 2027, U.A.O.D. 2011, O.S.T. 2002, H.A.C.B.S. 1987.
Concert for Cremorne Kindergarten Only Poorly Attended. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 31 March 1917
Concert for Cremorne Kindergarten Only Poorly Attended. With the object of raising funds for the new hall for the free kinder garten in Cremorne-street, a concert, arranged by Miss Gladys Home, took place in the local town hall on Thurs day evening, March 22. The excel lent programme submitted and the worthy object for which the concert was promoted merited a larger at tendance. Various items met with the appreciation of the audience, and credit is due to those who contribu ted. Their efforts were appreciated.
"Boarders Away." STORY OF A PATROL. IN ROUGH WEATHER. ("Daily Telegraph.") I. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 31 March 1917
"Boarders Away." STORY OF A PATROL. IN ROUGH WEATHER. ("Daily Telegraph.") I. Crouching behind the apology for a weather screen on the bridge of his Majesty's. destroyer Loch, the signal man of the watch sought what little shelter he could from the blinding snowstorm which raged, writes a cor respondent of the London "Daily Tele graph." "No wonder they call me Jonah," he muttered, referring to the nickname by which his shipmates knew -him. "I never come on watch but what it bloomin well snows, or we drag our anchor, or go to sea, or some other joy happens to make my 'appy lot an ecstatic bliss. Thank goodness there's only five minutes to go for eight bells, then hey for a basin of cocoa and a hand at nap in the warm." "Hello? What's that, I wonder? Just my luck. I bet it's a steaming signal." The winking of the flagship's masthead light indicating that she wished to send a signal to the Loch, caused his last exclamation. He quitted the comparative shelter and tapped out the answerin...
Dorothy Gish in Big Race Drama at Globe on Monday—Big Cast of Favorites in Thrilling Film on Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 31 March 1917
Dorothy Gish in Big Race Drama at Globe on Monday-Big Cast of Fav orites in Thrilling Film on Thurs day. That remarkable animal picture, The Dumb Genius, will be the star in the programme to be unreeled at the Globe, Church-street, this afternoon and evening. Of much interest to the majority of Richmondites will be Attaboy's Last Race. It is a racing drama by Tri angle and contains many exciting scenes, handled in the usual artistic manner of this corporation. Dorothy Gish is pleasing as the star. Alice Brady will be presented in a five-part I World drama, Then I'll Come Back to You. Described as the best-loved play of the past forty years, a screen version of Hazel Kirke will be the star in Thursday's bill. The cast is notable, for it includes Pearl White, William Riley Hatch, Bruce McRae, Creigh ton Hale, Allen Murnane and Florence Edney, each of whom is a real head liner. It is released as a five-part Gold Rooster play, and the melodra matic plot grips with its simple force and f...
Concerning Snakes. DANGER OF THE CHARMER. DRAWING FANGS NOT IMMUNITY. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 31 March 1917
Concerning Snakes. DANGER OF THE CHARMER. DRAWING FANGS NOT IMMUNITY By A. S. Le Souef, Curator of the Zoological Gardens, in Sydney "Sun." Snakes have a great fascination for most people, and so-called snake charmers take advantage of this to show that they can handle them with out danger. No venomous snake can be handled with impunity. Even though the fangs be drawn, a snake is as dangerous as ever. The Indian snake charmer is a man of cunning. He takes care that the snake cannot bite by sewing up its mouth. He leaves sufficient room for the tongue to protrude, and as there are still a great many people who be lieve that the tongue is the sting, the "charmer" gets the credit of handling a dangerous reptile. After sewing up the snake's mouth the Indian never feeds the reptile. It does not need feeding. By actual test in the Zoolo gical Gardens, a snake has been kept for 12 months without food. There fore, the Indian who buys his snake for two or three shillings has a healthy and vi...