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Donald Cornwallis in Kinema Poems at the Crown— The Gril Who Didn't Know is Powerful Play for Thrusday [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
Donald Cornwallis in Kinema Poems at the Crown-The Girl Who Didn't Know is Powerful Play for Thursday Last opportunities of seeing the re markable Cines drama, Avatar, and Edmund Breese in The Spell of the Yukon will be afforded at the Crown this afternoon and evening. Donald Cornwallis, an English re citer of merit, will appear in a novelty of big appeal at the matinee on Mon day in kinema-poems. While Mr. Corn wallis gives a stirring piece of verse, the story is told on the screen, and the results are effective. In the Sha dows, a 5,000 feet Excelsior drama, will be the "silent" star. Marie Empress will figure on Thurs day in a forceful story, The Girl Who Didn't Know. It is a problem play whica preaches in powerful terms the dangers of ignorance. Handsomely mounted and well acted, it sets out its theme in a pointed way and cnfries a good deal of conviction. The Crim son Stain Mystery will be advanced another stage.
DEATH OF "THE POETS' POET." [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
DEATH OF "THE POETS' POET." In the year 1822, the English poet, Percy Bysshe. Shelley, lived at the wild and sequestered village of Saint -Aren zo, in the Bay of Spezia, Italy. Having heard that his friend Leigh Hunt was at Pisa, Shelley resolved to go and see him, and decided that the easiest way was to make a voyage in his boat to Leghorn. On July 1 the poet. bade his wife farewell, and, accompanied by Mr. Williams, of.the Dragoons (who had formerly served in the navy), and a sailor-boy, made the run to Leghorn -about fifty miles-in seven hours and a half. After passing a pleasant week at Leghorn and Pisa, Shelley, Williams, and their sailor boy started on their return journey on July 8. Captain Roberts watched the vessel through his telescope from the top of the Leg horn Lighthouse. She was off Via Reggio when a storm swept over the sea, enclosing all the vessels visible in darkness. When the cloud passed onwards, all the vessels were there ex cept the little schooner, which was ...
THE VARNISHED FROG. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
THE VARNISHED FROG. Science has proved that the var nished frog croaks its last croak in air warmed above 96 deg. Fahr.; the unvarnished frog will, however, sur vive this ordeal. There is a reason: the frog must use the pores of its skin to radiate the extra heat, which cannot be done through a coat of varnish. Moreover, disease germs make short work of varnished frogs. There are humans that, although unvarnished, yet take on successive coatings of other material quite as deleterious to health-as the citizen who in overweening pride, 'boasted that he bathed regularly every Fourth of July, "whether he needed it or not." The meaning is, no doubt, clear; further specification were but pain ful s,'pererogation. Also improper, too long unchanged, and too much clothing disturbs the skin functions, sometimes seriously. The skin is an organ of respiration; really a part of one's breathing ap paratus. And it secretes, as when its oil glands lubricate it and keep it from becoming dry. And it ...
What Use Was It? [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
What Use Was It? A motorist was showing .off his car to an old sea captain, whose know. ledge of recent developments.on terra firma is somewhat hazy. • "How fast can she travel?" asked the captain. "Fifty miles an hour." "'Off the wind?" "Either on or off," said the owner. The old sea-dog grunted dubiously. His eye caught the steering-wheel. "Is that yer wheel?" he inquired: "Yes." "Then where's yer compass?" "Don't use one." "Oh, she don't work like a boat, then?" "Quite different." Again the captain .grunted as his eye wandered over the snorting con traption, until he caught sight of the extra tyre fastened on behind, when he demanded, triumphantly: "Now, if she'-ain't like a boat, why in the name of Davy -Jones do yer carry that there- life-belt?" A" bumptious little man, who acted as steward' at athletic sports, made himself very officious in keeping the crowd back. He raised the anger of one of the spectators, who -thus ad dressed him, in accents of. scorn: "Bad luck to you. -I...
Bijou Artists Billed for Richmond—Funny Men of Screen and Stage at Local Theatre. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
Bijou Artists Billed for Richmond Funny Men of Screen and Stage at Local Theatre. Maintaining with marked success the high standard of the vaudeville and picture programme, the manage ment of the Richmond Theatre (Bridge-road, corner of Gleadell-st.), deserve the success which has come to them. New performers to appear to-night and on Monday, Tuesday and Wednes day come direct from the Bijou. They include Arthur Douglas, the popular comedian and patterer; Decar, the acrobatic waiter; and Lester and Day, ragtime singers. Charlie Chaplin in Easy Street, his latest Mutual film, should prove a magnetic attraction to-night and in the early part of the week. A Gamble in Souls is another powerful feature. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday The Girl Who Didn't Know, a problem play of unusual intensity, will be the star.
A DEVONSHIRE STORY. How Dr. Budd Outwitted the Vagrant. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
A DEVONSHIRE STORy. How Dr. Budd Outwitted tho Vagrant. The Rev. S. Baring Gould, in his "Devonshire Characters," tells the fol lowing story of a malingering vagrant: Dr. John Budd (he writes) would attend at the workhouse to see the sick there. One day the master said to him, "There is Jose here again. He protests that he is doubled up with lumbago, or something of that sort. l'he fellow, I believe, is a malingerer; he hates work, and he loves to be in the infirmary and have extra rations." "I'll deal with him," said Budd; and he was shown into the ward where Jose lay groaning and crying out. "What is it, man?" asked the doctor. "Oh, sir! cruel pains right across my body. I can't walk. I can scarce breathe! Oh! oh! oh!" and he be. gan to howl. "I must examine your back," said the doctor; "you must be placed on the table and your spine bared." So the moaning rascal was placed, face downwards, on the board, and his hands and feet tied. He did not like that; he said it hurt him "cruel...
HAPPINESS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
HAPPINESS. It has been said that the most beau. tiful and wonderful gift in the world is that of finding happiness In every one and everything. And some peoplye really seem to[ have more than their share of this gift. No matter how many worries and troubles they- may have, they 1 smile through it all, and even find time to sympathise with other people, whose lot in life 'nay not be nearly as hard as their own. Of course, everyone has- not this gift; but if we only like to try, we can cultivate It to a large extent. The first thing to do is to make up our minds to try and sink self al together, and think only of others. There are always plenty of people worse off than ourselves to whom a kind word or even a smile would mean a great deal, and if we make up our minds to try and do what we can to make them happy, we are on the right road to being happy our. selves.
The Bryan Look. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
The Bryan Look. Mr. W. J. Bryan, the "silver tongued" _orator, who has thrive been defeated in the contest for the Amerii can Presidency, is cheerful in defeat, and has one or two good anecdotes that go against himself. A northern man was visiting a southern town, and said he could tell a man's political opinions by his face. The bystanders looked at one another with incredulity. "I seldom make a mistake he went on. "You"-pointing to one of the group about him-"are a Roosevelt man." "That's right," said the person indi cated. "You are a Cleveland Democrat," he added to another man. "Yes, that is so," answered he; and the crowd began to look impressed. "You"-addressing a third-"are a Bryan man." .. "You're- wirng there. I'm ill, that's what makes me look that way." The Prima Donna: Why don't you give the part to my daughter? She sings beautifully. She has inherited my voice. Manager: Is that so? I've ofteni .?wondered what became of your voice.
Squelched. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
-Squelched. On some of our trains carriages for' "ladies only" have been placed. On one occasion these carriages k. were all occupied by the fair sex; con'? seauently, a number of ladies were[ obliged to procure seats in a compart"' ment in which a haughty young fellow was the- sole occupant. He quickly saw that the carriage would soon be filled, and he be in[ danger of losing his seat. At length. when an elderly womani hove in sight he thought it time to in"i terfere. "My. good woman," he remarked, somewhat testily, "this is a carriage[ for gentlemen." But he was quite taken aback whenl the old lady made this unexpected re-[ ply: - 'Then what are you doing here?" "How does it happen?" inquired the;. stranger ,. "that - all. the . improvements are being made in this one street?" "It 'doesn't happen at all, sir," re! plied the citizen, who was showing hitI about the- place, majestically. "Thi. is the street I live in, and I-am a mesi ber of-.the borough council, sir." I Woman may kno...
Made the Bachelor Feel Small. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
Made the Bachelor Feel Small. A nasty t:rick was played on la bachelor at a dance. A woman was reproaching him for never having married, when her husband said gruff ly: "He says he could have cut me out and married you if he b'ad wanted to." The woman stat3 Il. "Indeed," slae zuAd. "Why didn't he lo i?, "c~r'? 'o e says be owed me a grudge," the husband explained, with a chuckle. A sailor who had landed after a long voyage, and having, been paid off, called a cab, threw hig luggage in side, and jumped on top himself. "Beg pardon, sir," said the aston ished cabman, "but you should get in side and put your boxes on top." "Steer the craft ahead, sonny. Pas sengers always go on deck and lug gage in the bold," was the reply from the top,
Retired Hurt. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
Retired Hurt. It was a first-class smoking car riage, and it had been wantonly in vaded by a mother and a howling baby. The big fat man in the corner stuck it as long as he could. Then he protested. "I wish to goodness the company would reserve special carriages for howling brats!" "'Tain't a brat!" snapped the mother, hotly. "And 'e don't 'owl 'alf as much as you did at 'is age, by the look of you now!" Then to the baby: "Baby, see the ugly man! Baby, see the ugly-wugly, monkey-ponkev. Diggy-wiggy old man who took the first prize at the ugly-wugly show! 'Sh-'sh! Baby, keep quiet; else the nasty-pasty, doggy-woggy-faced old But the train stopped just then. and the big fat man waited for no more.
Wedding— Mr. Robert Ward to Miss Janet (Lizzie) Letts. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
Wedding-Mr. Robert Ward to Miss Janet (Lizzie) Letts. The marriage of Mr. Robert Ward, second eldest son of Mrs. A. Ward, "Windarra," Hoddle-street, Richmond, to Miss Janet (Lizzie) Letts, of 112 Hodgkinson-street, Clifton Hill, was celebrated at Cairns' Memorial Church, East Melbourne, on April 4 by the Fev. A. Macauley Caldwell. The bride, who was given.away by the Rev. M. Hocking, of East Bruns wick, wore a mole crepe de chine cos tume and carried a silver bag (gift of bridegroom). Miss Ward (sister of bridegroom) was bridesmaid, and wore a navy blue silk costume. Mr. Harry Evans was best man. The wed ding party adjourned to the home of the bridegroom's mother, where a re ception was held. Afterwards the bridal couple left to spend their honeymoon in the Blue Mountains.
ON AND OFF THE FOOTBALL FIELD. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
ON AND OFF THE FOOTBALL FIELD. By "Pusher Up." To-day. The "kick-off.'" Richmond at East Melbourne. Williamstown Juniors (premiers of the V.J.F.A.) should put up a good fight; ".We are after the tigers' scalp!" is their cry-but the seniors intend to keep their hair on. Umpires will be Nordern, Lecher and Treloar. They will be selling them at the gates on Saturday-peanuts; "Wrig ley's" and--niembeirs' tickets. The patriotic destination of profits from the tickets should be their best salesman. It is their only chance of competing against the counter attrac tions of the "Here y'are, penny a bag," merchants. Some of the colts at training this week were as fresh as the evenings but there were others. Some good ma terial is ready for the hands of the trainers. Attendances were satisfac tory,. average 30, and included many old and tried players. New season resolutions-like the New Year article-are towards higher things. The Junior League has de cided to play, during 1917, strictly under d...
Men's Club Formed at Burnley Church— Once-a-Week "Smoke" Evening Open to All. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
Men's Club Formed at Burnley Church -Once-a-Week "Smoke" Evening Open to All. In response to a general invitation by the vicar (Rev. T. H. Rust, M.A.) and the vestry of St. Bartholomew's Church, corner of Swan and Burnley streets,- about 50 men attended a smoke social in the Parish Hall on Monday evening. The vicar occupied the chair. An interesting programme, which included various games, a short speech from the vicar, singing, and music, was presented and carried out in an efficient manner. The star item of the evening was a duet by Miss Bly and Mr. Reedman. A motion was carried in favor of the formation of a men's club in connection with the church, a sub-committee was ap pointed to work in conjunction with the vestry, and it was resolved to meet every Monday night. The sub scription for the season (five or six months) was fixed at a nominal sum, and a -cordial invitation is extended to all men to drop in on Monday even ings and lend a hand. A few large hearted men connected with...
Book Which Helped to Right the Wrongs of Indians is Subject of Picture at The Cinema— Ramona, a Ten-Reel Feature, Next Week. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
Book Which Helped to Right the Wrongs of Indians is Subject of Picture at The Cinema-Ramona, a Ten-Reel Feature, Next Week. Theda Bara will be seen for the last time as Cigarette in Under Two Flags at Barrett's Cinema on Satur day.;night. After a successful season at the Auditorium, the big ten-reel feature, Ramona, will be presented on Mon day. It is founded upon Helen Hunt Jackson's celebrated book, which was written with a purpose, and, what is more, achieved it. Mrs. Jackson was so appalled at the treatment of the MIission Indians in California, where "land-grabbers" outraged all their rights and even personal safety and liberty, that she set to work and wrote this book, which is founded on fact, and which aroused the people or the United States to a realisation of the infamous proceedings, so that a reform was brought about, Told pictorially, it depicts a pretty love story set in affecting circum stances, and among the most pictur esque surroundings. The scenic set tings right ...
OPEN COLUMN. (To the Editor.) [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
OPEN COLUMN. (To the Editor.) Sir,-Would you grant us space in your widely read paper to thank the Richmond Council Gymnasium Classes for their valued assistance in connec tion with the entertainment on March 22 in aid of the Richmond Unemployed Relief Fund. It was most successful ly carried out under the able direc tion of Mr. Irvine Bennett, the in structor. There is a net profit of £7 to the fund. We desire also to tender our best thanks to other performers for their services. Also we acknow ledge receipt of following donations for the month of March:-The All British Cinema (per C. Barrett, man ager) £8 2/2, F. G. Tudor 10/6, the Mayor (Cr. Fear) 10/6, "The Girls" £1. We will be pleased to acknow ledge all future donations monthly through the columns of the "Guar dian." Thanking you, sir, in anticipa tion, we are CHAS. E. COWAN, President. H. C. REID, Secretary. A. J. SULLIVAN, Treasurer. Richmond United Friendly Societies Rifle Association. Scores in the seventh round of the shi...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 21 April 1917
Births, Marriages and Deaths. Killed in Action. SMITH.-Killed in action, 8th Aug ust, 1916 (previously reported miss ing), Private Cecil Collins, beloved youngest son of Arthur and Sarah Smith, of 27 Thames Promenade, Chelsea, also the beloved brother of Muriel and Private Hugh H. Smith (killed in action), aged 19 years. Brothers united. Another of Mr. Fewster's scouts fallen. Deaths. HOWARTH.-On the 14th April, at Richmond, Rebecca Howarth, the be loved wife of Major Walter Howarth, of the Salvation Army, aged 36 years. REESE.-On the 13th April at the Melbourne Hospital, Alice Maria, the dearly beloved wife of Edward Reese, of No. 12 Hunter-street, Richmond, loving mother of Lilian, Florence, and Edward, aged 55 years. Deeply Mourned. In Memoriam. TESTRO.-In loving memory of our dear mother, who passed away on the 15th April, at Lyndhurst-street, Rich mond. Though lost to sight, to memory dear. -Inserted by Jack and Florence. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
Coals of Fire. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 28 April 1917
Coals of Fire. By William Chas. Long. James Warden was in an irascible mood, as evidenced by the gloomy, dissatisfied look on his face and the petulant manner in which he flipped over the pages of his morning paper. "Another cup of coffee, Kit. A lit tle better than the last. It was beast ly cold and as flat as ditch-water." He pushed his cup across the table without taking his eyes from the arti cle he was reading. The girl sitting at the opposite side of the table quietly obeyed. There was no resentment in her eyes, no sign of surprise at the churlish remark. To mere casual observers, the spic-and-span home of Kathleen Warden represented a perfect para dise of peace, contentment, and love, but they were grossly deceived. That state of felicity may have held good during the first twelve months of her married life, but to-day a cold, pas sionless regime held undisputed sway. Jim had altered. True he still took her to parties. the theatre, .drives-in fact, almost everywhere he went, ...
The World's Rubber. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Guardian — 28 April 1917
The World's Rubber. By H. J. Shepstone. The story of the rubber industry is one- of the greatest romances of modern times, for the scientific culti vation of the valuable rubbertree is, comparatively speaking, of recent date. Indeed, the discovery that this much-sought-after wild tree of the great tropical forests of South Amer ica could be cultivated like an ordin ary. plant and made to yield its pre cious milky juice year after year has proved an immense source of wealth to. our tropical possessions. It has been the making of our de pendencies in- the Malay Peninsula, that great tract of jungle and forest land, bathed in sunshine, that stretches like an enormous tail from Siam down into the South China Sea, with the thriving port of Singapore as its southern extremity. The great States here, all under the British flag, can claim to be the largest and most successful rubber-producing countries in the world. They owe their prosper ity to-day almost entirely to rubber. What is more, ...