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Shells and More Shells WONDERS OF MANUFACTURE. COST TO KILL A HUMAN BEING [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
Shells and More Shells WONDERS OF MANUFACTURE. COST TO KILL A HUMAN BEING Shells, and shells, and still more shells! Night and day, day and night, week in, week out, through summer and winter, they are being manufactured in their millions and tens of millions; and yet the insati able, hungry guns ask for, more. Shells, and shells, and still, more shells! It is the nightinare cry of the nightmare war. Does it ever strike the average reader, amid the wild welter of it all, that the increase in the demand for these destructive projectiles means an increase in the cost, to put it bluntly, of killing a man? Statisticians are mostly agreed that for many years, on an average, the cost of this operation was about £3000, and that in South Africa, where the conditions were ex ceptional, it rose to £8000. But French experts give higher figures, pointing out that in the Russo-Japan ese war every man killed represented an expenditure of more than £4000. If the cost should prove to be greater. in...
FAINT HEART. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
FAINT HEART. By Wilfred Stretton. That knock on my door really be gins the story. "'Come in!" Something. else I muttered as well; I hate interruptions. Then, having finished the sentence, I looked up, and called myself several sorts of an ass. It was the girl herself, sweet and shy as a daisy that's just opened its pe tals. I jumped. "Miss Marsden, a thousand par ;:us! You must think me a -boor. i. assure you I hadn't the faintest no The apologies are mine, Mr. Val Aings." Her eyes twinkled. "I ven tured to intrude in the hope of bor rowing some matches. Mrs. Hopkins and Selina are both out; and so is the fire in my room." "Here you are! But for the plea sure of seeing you again, I should -say don't trouble to return them." And then that sudden pallor swept across her face. "What is it, Miss Marsden? Sit down, please. Great Scot! if she hasn't fainted!" She had. I tugged the bell furious ly. The futility of it struck me later. Luckily, there was water at hand. I -sprinkled her cheek...
GOLF. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
GOLF. The game of golf, according to. the new. Encyclopaedia - Britannica, goes back at least. five centuries, having been portrayed by early Dutch paint ers. One of the pictures in a Dutch illuminated Books of Hours, now in the Briti?'h?Iusetimi, is a painting of three :men putting_ at a. hole in the" turf as in modern golf. Although the Dutchmen did play and paint golf,. they did not write about it, so there are no records describing the game.. " Just when Scotland took up golf is. unknown, but by 1457 it was already so popular, says the Britannica, that it interfered with .the more important pursuit .of archery. In May, 1471, an Act of the Scottish Parliament was passed, forbidding this sport: "Fute ball and Golfe forbidden Item,.it is statut and ordainit that in na place of the realnie there be .usit futeball, golfe, or other sik unprofitable sports ... . . It is rather curious that this is an edict of King James IV.,' who later became much attached to the prac tice of the, "unp...
A REMINISCENCE OF THE PENINSULA WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
A REMINISCENCE OF THE PENINSULA WAR. During the campaign in the Penin sula there was in the Torres Vedras affair a strip of vineyards running be tween the two lines which was look ed upon as a sort of neutral ground, only, in contrast to what happens nowadays in "no man's land," (writes the Paris correspondent of the "Pall Mall Gazette"), the men from both armies were in the habit of repairing there for drinks and re laxation, in the course of which op posing forces often came across one another, but each passed their own way after courteous salutes. One day a British party had drunk some what freely; and, happening upon a French sergeant of the Guard, insist ed upon making him a prisoner. The man had the good fortune to come before the Duke of Wellington in person, and lost no time in acquaint-, ing him with his plight. "All right," said the Duke good naturedly, "of course you shall go, but you must have something to eat first!" And, turning to an orderly, he said, "Have this man t...
The Limit. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
The Limit. A certain retired tradesman ad mits that he is a "very poor judge of a good horse," while the local black smith lays. claimh to be a "very good judge of a bad one.?' One day recently the former took an animal which looked like a horse down- to the smithy to be shod. "'Ow many shoes shall I put on?" asked .the: wielder,.of the' hammer, surveying the sorry-looking steed. "Four, of course," said the animal's owner; adding slowly, "if you think he's worth it." The smith put two shoes in place, and then stopped. "Mind you," he said, warningly, to the proud owner of the equine curiosity, "I ain't a-go in' to say- as your 'oss ain't worth another couple o' shoes! but I'm sar tain sure as 'e's got as many as he can carry away!"
Not for John. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
, Not for John. The congregation of the little Epis copalian church in a Newfoundland fishing village decided to discard the .old wood-burning stove, with which the building had been heated for gen erations, and install an apparatus in which.anthracite coal was to be used, The innovation was regarded with scant favor by the old sexton, who declared that ."no good would come o' iit," .especially seeing that the new heating apparatus resembled the stove .in use at the local Methodist 'church. When the parson. turned up at the first service held after the installa tion of the new stove, he found his congregation shivering in an unheated - Ibuilding. He sought the sexton .in the vestry after the people had left ,the :church, and at olice began to rebuke' him. for his apparent laziness. "'"What's the meaning of such con duct,, John?": -he demanded. "Here - v~e'ye!.spent a- lot of money on a new stove, and you've not even troubled to - light a fire." . "No, an' I don't intend to, and so I...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
RICHMOND FOOTBALL CLUB. FIRST PRACTICE MATCH OF SEASON. RICHMOND v. WILLIAMSTOWN JUNIORS. THIS AFTERNOON, At EAST MELBOURNE Cricket Ground. Admission 6d. The -";Guardian" IS , THE ONLY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN THE WIDE AND PROSPEROUS DISTRICT OF RICHMOND. IS APPRECIATED AT HOME AND ABROAD. NO OTHER NEWSPAPER IN THE WORLD HAS RECEIVED SO MANY UNSOLICITED TRIBUTES FROM SOLDIERS ON ACTIVE SERVICE. "The Guardian" has easily the ,Largest Circulation of any District Paper In Australia. The "Guardian"l IS PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY AFTERNOON at 285 LENNOX ST., RICHMOND (VIC.), and Is sold right throughout the City and Suburbs THAT EVENING. FOR PAINTING OR PAPERHANGING, INSIDb utt v:T Get A. B. SHEPHERM, The Decorator, To Give You a Price. WORK DONE WELL AND NEATLY. 6 BRIDGE ROAD, RICHMOND 'Phone 6426 Central. T[ 9 Your o Skin Hair Is it all you would like it to A poorly-nourished Scalp is be? You can have it so. the cause of Baldness, 1.-ndruff and Splitting Hair. Face Massage is Nature's A cour...
Our Tigris Craft. BOATS OF NOAH'S TIME. THE SPINNING GUFFAH. (Edmund Candler in "Daily Mail.") Mesopotamia. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
Our Tigris Craft. BOATS OF NOAH'S TIME. THE SPINNING GUFFAH. (Edmund Candler in "Daily Mall.") Mesopotamia. Before -the world knew that steel boats would float, tha Arab naval architect built with wood, and has continued to build on the same lines since the days of Noah. But as Irak has no forests, wood, even to punt ing poles, has to be imported. Experience has taught the Arab that Burma teak cannot be beaten for staying power, and that he may put that into keels, stern-posts and pretty carved fore strakes and preows. It is so expensive after being freight ed in forty-feet logs 3000 miles from Burma per steamer that the price will not permit of boats being built entirely of Burma teak. Mysore teak is the right stuff for masts, thwarts, and slippers for masts. For the shell we have Malabar teak, and quite good enough, with care. It is not cheap nothing is in Mesopotamia. The ribs are coaxed out of the branches of teak from Calcut, in Mal abar. Each rib is a naturally bent branch of ...
TUFTS OF TURF. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
TUFTS OF TURF. Every penny of profit from the Gee long Club's meeting at Moonee Val ley on Saturday goes into the Patrio tic Funds. Every penny of profit from the Epsom meeting to-day and the big public holiday meeting on Monday goes into the pockets of private in dividuals. In the midst of it all these great patriots are pulling all the strings they know for more meetings-for the sake of the "poor owners and train ers." A fat lot they care for the "poor owners and trainers." What sort of a gang of political ad venturers are in power, when here, with the gate wide open to them to step in and do a little for the fel lows who are fighting, they prefer to sit idly by and continue to permit the proprietary octopuses to keep on money-grubbing on the weaknesses or the people? From the very beginning of tne war this paner stood up and said that every proprietary racing club should be wiped out, and that every meeting should be for the Patriotic Funds. Hundreds of thousands of pounds would ...
Ladies' Letter. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
Ladies' Letter. Two or three Melbourne girls are hard at war-work in England, taking the rough with the smooth of it very cheerfully, but one patriotic lassie in Sheffield has found conditions too irksome for her. She got a job as crane-driver in a munitions works;, but, when the foreman smilingly in vited her to don the -breeks, she left in indignation. The matter came be fore a court and, despite the firm's protestation that skirts would be highly dangerous, she declared that "trousers were unladylike," and the Empire might go save itself. Mr. Agar Wynne's daughter, Miss Mary Wynne, has become engaged to a Britisher named Richardson. He is said to be attractive and wealthy, but as the news has come by cable, very meagre details are to hand. Ru mor says that the affair will be in the order of "happy the wooing that's not long a-doing." It also avers that the prospective bridegroom, who has recently donned khaki, is the son of a wealthy cotton manufacturer in Dublin, so perhaps this...
Elocutionist Who Appeared Before the King Will Recite at the Globe—Fine Films Support Original Offering [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
Elocutionist Who Appeared Before the King Will Recite at the Globe Fine Films Support Original Offering Novelty and charm are said to be combined in the kinema poems of Donald Cornwallis, who will appear at the Globe throughout next week. He is described as England's premier elo cutionist, who has appeared before the King. His act consists of recita tions to moving pictures, and has a wide appeal. Commencing on Monday, he will give Papa's Letter, 'Man the Fleet and Fall In. The items are of a patriotic nature and should arouse en thusiasm. Edna May in Salvation Joan will head the film programme. With the change of bill on Thurs day, Mir. Cornwallis will submit a new number. It is entitled The Veil of Kismet, and is described as a duo filmologue. It will be presented in costume, and Violet Leonie will assist. The London Film Co. are responsible for the star drama, The Ilan Without a Soul. It is an excellent offering.
Notes from the Churches. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
Notes from the Churches. An enjoyable congregational social evening was held on Tuesday, April 17, in St. Matthias' School Hall. Ar rangements were in the hands of Messrs. Yule, Allnutt and Mills and other workers. The cantata, "Soot and the Fairies," was ably rendered by the children, who had been under the tuition of Mrs. Yule. The leading parts were taken by Nellie Bell and Roy Challinor, and the cantata was tully appreciated. Items were also contributed by Miss Elsie Innes and Miss Crawford. Mr. Frank Bell was the accompanist. A gymnastic display by the Senior Girls' Guild, under the management of Mr. McDonough, de monstrated the proficiency of the members. In preparation for the Universal .Mission, which it is purposed shall be held throughout the diocese during July and August, special children's mission services will be held at St. Matthias' to-morrow at 11, 3 and 7. The Rev. R. Hamilton, of Ivanhoe, will conduct the afternoon and evening ser vices.
TOPICS OF THE WEEK. Personal. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
TOPICS OF THE WEEK. Personal. "Past the mark," is the description of Suva given by Richmond boy Frank Goodman, who, after a brief spell in the Government Printing Office there, has packed his "grip" and started back to Sydney. He mentions that military drill is compulsory from sixteen to forty-five. When there was a call-up there were three men more than the seventy required. A ballot followed and Goodman was one of the unlucky ones-he fell for it! He-men tions that over a dozen Fijians a day come into the factory to sell oranges and mandarins, which makes it look as though Suva was not such a bad place after all. Mr. R. T. Kelly's hefty figure has become as familiar around St. Kilda as it once was in Richmond. As city surveyor of the seaside suburb, Mr. Kelly is a welcome guest around the beach shows. He is as sorry as any body that the swallows and the shows are flitting to winter quarters. "There is nothing like the sea," is his opin ion. "Though I spent many years of my life in ...
Cr. Strafford's Position. (To the Editor.) [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
Cr. Strafford's Position. (To the Editor.) Sir,-In your issue of the 14th inst. a statement is made that Sergeant Copeland is at present in the employ of Foley Bros. and Strafford, I shall be obliged if you will allow me to re move the misunderstanding that has occurred, and prevent a wrong impres sion which may arise in the minds of some of your readers with regard to my attitude in the matter. Sergeant Copeland is not at present, and has not at any time, been in the employ of the firm with which I am connected. He and other members of his family have been for some time clients of my firm. He is a young man who for some years has been carrying on business on his own ac count, and believes in being independ ent of the control of any employer. When he informed me that he was likely to be appointed as the National Federation candidate, and that the Liberal League was giving him sup port, I strongly urged him to have no thing to do with the election. In my opinion it is regrettable tha...
Returned Chaplain Opens New R.C. Church Enterprise—Men Who Made the Court Are Entertained. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
Returned Chaplain Opens New R.C. Church Enterprise-Men Who Made the Court Are Entertained. Despite the unfavorable weather, a large crowd assembled at the court on Saturday last to witness the offi cial opening by Rev. Father Hearn, S.J. In declaring the court open, Father Hearn referred to the wonder ful changes which had been effected during his absence at the front, and wished the club every success. Rev. Father Lockington, S.J., responded on behalf of the club. Owing to the state of the court the exhibition match which was to have been played by the members of* the St. Ignatius' team had to be abandoned. On Monday evening at Burnley Hall a complimentary smoke social was tendered by the club to the gentle men who during the past 18 months gave up their Saturday afternoons to wards improving the church grounds, incidentally effecting a large financial saving to the club. Upwards of 80 members were present, and a most en joyable evening was spent. The con tributors to the musical p...
Sergeant Copeland's Statement. (To the Editor.) [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
Sergeant Copeland's Statement. (To the Editor.) Sir,-In last issue of the "Guardian-' it is stated that I am at present em ployed by Foley Bros. and Strafford. This statement is incorrect; and I trust in fairness to Cr. Strafford and the partners of his firm that you will publish my denial, as an inference which may be drawn by many readers of your widely-read paper is that Messrs. Foley Bros. and Strafford, who have always been associated with the Labor Party, are in sympathy with the Liberal Party in this campaign, and with my- candidature. I may state that each of the members of this firm advised me not to contest the election when I informed them that I had been selected. I have had business dealings with that firm on several occasions, but our relations have been the usual ones existing between business men and their clients. I am enclosing sworn declaration from myself to that effect. Yours faithfully, C. L. COPELAND. 134 George-street, Fitzroy, April 14.
Iceni U.A.O.D. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
Iceni U.A.O.D. Members of the Iceni Lodge met at the Foresters' Hall, Swan-street, on Saturday, April 14. A.D. Bro. Stan borough presided. Bro. Caldwell re ported re proposed district syllabus, and asked for a co-delegate; Bro. H. Cook was elected. The proposed alter ation in the existing laws was discuss ed at length. "Syllabus" was not pro ceeded with, but next lodge night, April 28, a shooting competition will be held. Friendship generally ends when two girls are fishing for the same fellow.
Mascottes v. Oakleigh. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
Mascottes v. Oakleigh. Mascottes 86 and 120. Oakleigh 102 and 35. F. O'Connell three for 0, J. Litchfield four for 20, J. Harrod seven for 46, H. Parker 50, D. Harrod 36 not out. After the match tea was served at Mr. and Mrs. G. Male's Oakleigh Hotel, and a most enjoyable evening was spent. To-day the Mascottes combine with Limericks and play the Ragtime Ramblers at Greensborough. Drags will leave London Tavern, Lennox street, at 1.45. Members and friends are cordially invited to attend. This outing terminates the season. "What are the. chief exports of the united States?" asked the teacher. "Heiresses in times of peace and ammunition in times of':.war,'E.replied the boy at the head of the class. Nationalist Candidate Copeland Not Employed by Labor Councillor--i Explanation is that His Connection with Them Was Ordinary Business Dealings. Referring to the candidature of C. L. topeland for Yarra, this paper last week essayed to give a few personal particulars. The information, per for...
"Labor" Refuses to Stand Shoulder to Shoulder in Yarra Campaign—The Ringing of the Curfew Heard in the Distance. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
"Labor" Refuses to Stand Shoulder to Shoulder in Yarra Campaign-The Ringing of the Curfew Heard in the Distance. Meeting on Tuesday night in the Oddfellows' Hall, the "old" Richmond Labor League decided not to co-oper ate in the present electoral campaign in Richmond. It was not stated so bluntly and plainly as now put, but that is just what everything amounted to. There was a small attendance and generally the atmosphere was more peaceful than at the previous meet ing. There were, however, a few flashes of excitement. A letter from Mr. G. Vesper, as sec retary of the Yarra Campaign Com mittee, proved a fuse which fired one of these explosions. The "old" league was requested to organise the Central Division. Perhaps their dignity was wounded. At any rate, members forgot- all about the underlying prin ciple of the Labor Party-"United We Stand." Cr. Bell set the ball rolling. He said he would decline to work at all in the campaign with nMembers of the "new" league until the dispute wa...
Richmond Furnishing Company Meet Commercial Travellers at Cricket. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
Richmond Furnishing Company Meet Ccmmercial Travellers at Cricket. Playing on the City Reserve last Saturday, the Commercial Travellers defeated R.F.C. on the first innings by 23 runs. Top score for R.F.C. was made by J. Hogan, who also captured the bowling average (six for 19). For Travellers the top scores was A. Lamb, while J. Morrison bowled splendidly, securing three for 12 ("hat trick"). Despite the inclemency of the weather, there was a good attendance of spectators, including many of the "gentler" sex. Afternoon tea was served in the Pavilion at the adjourn ment, when Mr. Lamb wished success to the R.F. Coy., and suggested that the match be made an annual affair. Mr. J. Hogan responded.