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All Rights Reserved. VIOLET LISLE; OR, A PEARL BEYOND PRICE. PART 20. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 30 May 1914
» f*.**y*»"*»VV^ Alt Rights Reserved. VIOLET LISLE; OR, A PEARL BEYOND PRICE. ?-: By the Author of "All or Nothing. "Two Keys," etc., etc. PART 20. ' You would never guess," . Lady Darlington." "Oh, I know that. Tell me." " It makes her kind care of you -more than ever remarkable," said the doctor, rubbing his hands with the glee of having a secret worth some thing. " Do you know her name?" Guy went to the window and drummed impatiently. The' infatua tion of all these people irritated him bejond endurance. It was then that he decided he would come to detest her. "Do you know that I never learned what it was?" said Lady Darlington. I asked her, too; several times and finally she told me she was sel dom called by it-and I never asked agai#i." "Of course, of-course," chuckled the doctor, "it would have betrav. ed her at once if she had told you." ." I shall fall ill again if y.ou do not tell me at once," said Lady Dar lington. Guy thought he had never known Ilia mother so childish. "Di...
CARS DE LUXE. THE GRAND DUKES' EXPRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 30 May 1914
CARS DE LUXE. 4 THE GRAND DUKES' EXPRESS. The last word in luxurious railroad travelling is the new service from Paris to the Riviera by what is al ready known on the boulevards as the '. Grand Dukes' express." This is a sly dig at the numbers of wealthy and extravagant Russian aristocrats who make their headquarters in Paris and whoi flit south with unfailing regularity as soon as the grand ses sion at Monte Carlo commences. The new cars, of which so far there are only three, look unpretentious enough from the outside ; they are of polished) wood of a light-brown shade with a dull finish. It is in side that the greatest luxury is dis played. For patriotic reasons every thing is of French manufacture. The sides are panelled with the rarest kind of inlaid French woodwork : heavy curtains and deep pile carpets come from the famous Lyons silk looms and velvet factories. Valuable paintings adorn the walls. Each car is a complete self-contained flat on wheels, consisting of a drawing roo...
THE DRAWBACK. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 30 May 1914
THE DRAWBACK. In a certain town are two brothers who are engaged in the retail coal business. A noted evangelist visit ed, the town,, and the elder brother was converted. For weeks after his conversion he endeavoured to persuade his brother to join the church. One ,day he said toi him, "'Why can't you, Richard, join the church, as I did ?" ".'It's, all right for you. to be a member of the church," replied Richard,-?'.'but if I join who's going to weigh the coals ?" Professor : "Young man, I am 79 years old, and I never smoked a shred of tobacco in my life." Student (puffing cigar) : "Well, sir, you're not too old to learn, I as sure you. Cato learnt Greek at the &lt;tf 8$. you kqgwj,"
DUELLING. ITS COMIC SIDE. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 30 May 1914
DUELLING. ITS COMIC SIDE. There were some festivities taking place in a church in an Ohio village, when one of the villagers, who was noted throughout the countryside aq a bully, entered the church and creat-i ed some disturbance. 1 he pastor, a square-jawed man from Maine, re quested him to leave the place,t and when he refused, escorted him rather forcibly to the door. The next day the minister received a challenge. He was not the fy'nd of man to refuse and his acceptance was sent promptly. By. the code of duelling the choice of weapons remained with the pas tor, and he chose a basket of pota toes at five paces. It was a hot bat tle, and lasted for five minutes ; but the divine was an ex-baseba'l pit cher, and his adversary was carried from the field of combat' in a badly battered condition. The choice of weapons falling to the challenged occasionally leads to some curious encounters. During the strong anti-British fever at .Marseil les, in the early stages of the Bosr war, a note...
MECCA'S PILGRIMS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 30 May 1914
MECCA'S PILGRIMS. Although one of the most inacces sibly cities on earth, Mecca each year has visitors in such number that it must be ranked in this par ticular with London and New York. Even the world's metropolis on the Thames can boast no such cosmo politan character as is imparted to this mysterious city in the wil derness of Arabia by the pyramids cf pilgrims, who at the cost of incre dible pains annually crowd into its confines. This city is the oldest place of resort in existence, yet of all the millions who have visited it not a score of 'Christians are known to have come out alive. No flag of citizenship would save a man's life were he known to be a Christian within the sacred precincts of tha city, where the prophet himself de creed that no unbeliever should set foot. Of the 225,000,000 Moslems in the world only 15,500,000 live under the Turkish flag, yet most of them acknowledge the Sultan of Turkey as theiri caliph, the successor of the Prophet. As Mahammed shrewdly fore...
SECTIONAL GARMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 30 May 1914
SECTIONAL GARMENTS. The use of sewing machines ccn-. tinues to increase in Japan, accord ing to an American Consular re port. The adoption of occidcncal clothing and styles, which is espe cially noticeable in the cities, will naturally enlarge the demand for sewing machines. If the native pre judice against stitchcs showing, could be overcome, or a ma'h"n3 could be devised for invisible stitch ing, the making of kimonos alone would add wonderfully to the de mand for machines. Most Japan:se garments are basted together so that they may be taken apart for washing, and the threads are saved for use over and over aira'n. Iha probability is that Japan will not attempt the manufacture of sewing machines for several years at least.
MOTOR-CYCLISTS AMAZING FEAT [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 30 May 1914
MOTOR-CYCLISTS AMAZING.PEAT :A striking illustration of 1h city of the motor-cycle is luml-lied by the record recently set &lt;!p by Mr. Ha'-ry Long, tha well-krowii Yorkshire cycling champion, who has just completed a jouinjy of 40,000 miles on a mot'-r-cycle in ten months. To accomplish his ride he went round the whole of the coast line of Great Britain, in addition to other mill-age ; and, carrying no head-light, he had necessai'Ily to ride only between dawn and dusk. V, Int makes the ti ip more note worthy is the fact that prior to set ting out on his journey, which he anticipated would orc'.'py twelve months.Mr. Long had only a wcec's tuition in looting after his mo. nt. He had only ten punctures during hia ride, but had the unpleasant exper ience of having to sleep twice in the the open and to ride through a ten day's downpour of rain while in Stotl&tid. Once, in the North of Scotland, Mr. Long almost had bis attempt brought to a sudden end. Riding along a road...
WORLD-WIDE NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 30 May 1914
WORLD-WIDE NOTES. ±-?-. Even people who take no .interest in, other animals acknowledge the fasci nation of the very word badger; may Ue they have never seen one, stuffed, still less the creature in the flesh, yet they will generally pause to look at a drawing or photograph of one, for they feel this is the last of the really wild animals of the British Isles, or perhaps^ I should say the last big one. The red deer, the fox, and so on, live and thrive because man permits them to, because they provide sport for him ; therefore he extends them his protection. But Brock knows well that every hand is against him, that little sha dow of mercy is ever extended to him, and ever since those long: gone by days when wolves and beavers made their homes among these hills and valleys he has struggled, grimly and gamely, against overwhelming odds for mere existence, but in ever d'imia'ishingi numbers. .Franois rit\ in the "Badmibton Magazine/1
AN EARLY RISE. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 30 May 1914
AN EARLY RISE. , '''So you aro looking for a situa tion," said the riferchant to the youth with high collar and creased trousers. "What can you do ?" '"Oh, anything," replied the youth. '"Of course I don't expect a junior partnership at the start, but I want to be sure of an early rise." "Very well," replied the merchant; '"I" make you assistant caretaker. You will rise at four o'clock every morning and sweep the floors."
PETER MARRIED LOUISE. WHAT YOU EAT DOESN'T COUNT FOR VERY MUCH. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 30 May 1914
PETER MARRIED LOUISE. &lt;-;-? WHAT YOU BAT DOESN'T COUNT FOR VERY MUCH. In high social circles the girl who wants to cut put another girl orders new dresses and more hats. Among savages she sticks on a few more beads and feathers. But in small, Middle Western towns she rolls up her. sleeves, opens the flour bin, and makes something calculated to knock! the spots ofl anything culinary the other girl ever dared dream of. That was why Mrs. Fruby said to her daughter with a hint of excite lr.cnt in her voice, "'Try him on bea ten biscuits, Sadie J And your cho colate marshm allow pudding !" It had been hard enough all her life for Mrs. Fruby to be outdone by Mary Sandler without having to en dure seeing Mary Sandler's daughter get ahead of her own Sadie. And of late Rosa Sandler had asked ? Peter Vernon to dinner entirely too often to suit Mrs. Fruby's plans. So had half a dozen other girls. For Peter Vernon was a matrimonial prize, the like of wtyich a small town .^oss not see...
ORIGIN OF THE THIMBLE. FIRST ONE MADE BY A DUTCH GOLDSMITH FOR A LADY FRIEND. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 30 May 1914
ORIGIN OF THE THIMBLE. FIRST ONE MADE BY A DUTCH GOLDSMITH FOR A LADY - FRIEND. The modern \ thimble dates from 1684, when ? the . goldsmith Nicholas Benschoten, of Amsterdam, sent one as a birthday present to a lady friend, with the benediction-"To My frouw van Rensclaer this little ob ject which I have invented and exe cuted as a protective covering for her industrious fingers." The invention proved such a suc cess that all who saw it tried to ob tain similar ones, and the goldsmith had enough to do to supply them. An Englishman named John Lotting took one specimen home with him and copied it by thousands. At first thimbles were rather cost ly, and only well-tordo people could afford them, but afterward, when made of lead and other common metals by machinery, they becama very cheap. Their use was a great relief to all who had much sewing to do, and blessings were invoked oa the inventor. The Dutch tingerhat (finger hood), hecame in England the '.'thumb bell," from its bell-like sh...
HUSH [?] [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 30 May 1914
HUSH li A football supporter took his girl to the football field to watch a lo cal match. After watching for a few minytes, the girl asked : ." Who's that man jumping about like a cat on hot bricks?"' "Eh, lass, tihat's. our best man," replied her sweetheart enthusiast. Hush," said the girl, blushing; " don't talk so loud. You'll have someone overhear you." To soften a paint-brush in which the paint has been allowed to dry, heat some vinegar to the boiling point, and allew the brush to sini ster in it a few minutes. Remove, and wash viteU in strong soapsuds, and theJiRSb wjjl bg lj|£^new.
RICHMOND RIFLE CLUB NO 312 [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 30 May 1914
The Richmond Rifle Club held club competition at Pori Melbourne on Saturday last, also a match ar ranged with the Collingwood club, the conditions being 14 shots at 300 yards, 12 men a side, the best ten scores to count. The results were:-Colling \vpojJ,: 639; Richmond, 631. The best scores for the winning team were: I Davidson, 66; Cottrel, 66; Grecian, 65; Carter, 64; Ellis, 64; and for the i losers-R. Lowe, 68; W. T. Smith, 66; I Sadler, 64; Nichols, 64. The shoot also counted lor the Championship, and . Campbell's Tro phies. * '. * \ . The highest, scorers were: R. Lowe .. .. .. 70 W. IV Smith.. 70 J. R. Sadler .. .. 70 S. Bell 76 ; F. Moreton .. '.. .-.70 .; . . J. L. Nichols s-Jbg ' J. Vile" \ / r6g ' G, Scott 69 G. Harrison .... 68 R. Chipper- ,*>:'68 E. Rowe .. .. ;. -168 ' J. Tnvin 68 A. E. Tutt 67 W. H. Smith.. 65 W. Jones : 65
What It Costs to Shoot Big Game [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 30 May 1914
What It Costs to Shoot Big Game - New Zealand has its deer-shooting; the Northern Territory offers some thing 111 the -way of .'buffalo; and . there are various kangaroo-hunting grounds in New South Wales; but, for the most .part,'-Australasia has - little to present m the nature of big-game shooting.-;.. Therefore, anv article- on the cost of making an-, excursion into the nearest big-gaine. .- country-4that -.is,' Africa-and the ^ method- , and pro cedure on arriving theie, will be of interest to thoseiof our:readers whose ambitions lie in that direction. Such an article appears 111 the- June issue of "Life," just-to hand, and it is /also;.off-interest- to'''general readers/ .fon--' it - .describes the.; picturesque , as-; pects of the country, and-,;the']-.pros pects that lie ni'it for tlie trader and the hunter. The author of the article -which is the first of'tli'ree^is Mr.. G. E. Archer Russell)- ai vwell-known: Adelaide-man, - who -put -inithreesstVen-.: tious, exciting ;year...
Richmond Harriers. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 30 May 1914
Richmond Harriers. Last -Saturday the Richmond Har riers (14), Caulfield Tally Ho (J), and one visitor from Malvern, held a pack run from Oakleigh. P. G. "Owen (C.T.H.) was elected pace, and D. Gaughwin (R.) acted as whip. The pack mhdc a start in the direction of Netting Hill, where two prominent members . got a tired feeling, and walked back. The pack then turned towards. Ashburton, and finally, after jumping^ over (arid into) a couple of creeks,; they turned towards - home. With half a mile'to go, the pace, quick ened,-.and J. Iiardstaff (C.T.H.) was first man ? home, with P. G. Owen (C.T.H.) second, and 1&lt;. C. Cox (M.) third, closely followed by Harry Biggs, F. Gaughwin, and M. Day, of Richmond. ''To-day Richmond run from Heidel berg with Melburniao . Hare and Hounds. Train from Princes Bridge at 2.10. . ... . All members of the Richmond team in the second team's race next Satur day are reminded that-final runs will take place 011 Tuesday and Thursday nights. ; . L. H...
MARRIED LIFE [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 30 May 1914
MARRIED LIFE ? IE marriage a failure ?" "That depends.1' "Quite likely; but there were many fa oious men who gave the strength of theii opinion and example to the view that mar riage was something not to be desired. Shall l lire off my list of famous men who ab aorred marriage, or who, married, were woe fulfy unhappy?" The married man replied: "Fire your . head off if you choose. But I warn you be , forefypu begin that your argument is of n&lt; uva'ii." ? - " How 80 ?" " Because every man ib entitled to hii opinion ; and the opinion of a bachelor oij umrriago must at least be a mrre matter of hearsay or the fancies of inexperience and prejudice." "I defy you!" "Then go ahead." " lien- they are, the famous bachelors o) the wor! i. a i° t of men eminent tn uil lines oi human end ;iv r.ir, collated by meat great lacritice of liuie and " " Bah !" "You do not wmt to be convinoed. Ym. »re a married mail; perhaps against youi will. Let us see how the world's most famoui. men have v...
Church Street Bridge [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 30 May 1914
Church Street Bridge The engineers of Prahran and Rich mond recently reported to the effect that money expended on effecting fur ther repairs to ; Church-street Bridge over the Yarra would not be advis able, and recommended that a new bridge is necessary. As an outcome of this report, the Prahran Council have asked Richmond to appoint three &nbsp; councillors, to meet a similar num &nbsp; ber from Prahran in conference to discuss the whole matter. This re- commendation, came before Richmond Council on Monday evening last. Cr. Bell said he would like to know if any other Councils were coming into the scheme? Cr. Alexander moved that the May or and Crs. Gleadell and Kemp be ap- pointed delegates. &nbsp; &nbsp; Crs. Bell and Beachcroft were also nominated. It was eventually resolved, on the motion of Crs. Alexander, seconded by Cr. Bell, that Prahran be asked to agree to a conference of five council- lors from each city. With that under standing, the fol...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 30 May 1914
LOCAL DIRECTOR; FEDKIiAL i' AKLIAAIENT. ' The Senate is eleetod by tke whote .State. HOUSE OF RBPBUSBHTATiVES. Yarra Electorate - H«n F a Tudor, M.P. - ' STATE PARLIAMENT. M»I8LATIVE OOUNOIL Welbonrne East Province.-Hon A M'Mlan, M.L.C.; BOB. J.^P. Jones,' LEGISLATIVE .ASSeafBLT. BIohmo»d. Hlectorate.-Mr E T Cotter, M.L.A. ' ?afrbotsford Electorate.-Mr ft n n>bber, M.L.A. CITY OF RICHMOND. ®be Richmond City Ooaaell meets on alternate Monday evenings, at the Tcwh Hall, at 7.3®. OOFNCILLpag. Mayor, Cr Gordon Webber, J.P, WEST WARD. n r^' ifemP' retires 1914. V. L. Davies, retires 1915 * -M. Alexander, retires 1916. NORTHWARD. B, Flevill retires 1914. H. H. Bell, retires 1916. . J. T. Street, retires 1916. SOUTH WARD. - George P. Beachcrofti retires *1914. W. Burgess, retires 1915. W. W. Gleadell, retires 1916. . ' ®A8T WARD. Arthur A. Pear, retires 1914. ' G. Morgan, retires 1915. . D- °'ConneII, retires 1916., ' G (J °w^RAL WARD. U Webber, retires 1914, G. R. Aflmans, retires 1915...