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Workhouse Children. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 10 July 1914
Workhouse Children. In January, 1013, the number of children in receipt of relief from the State : in England and Wales was close on a "quarter of a mil lion, of whom" some 70,000 were in workhouses or institutions. A littlo group of Rhodes scho lars, themselves fresh from the great bare spaces of the . Empire, formed, ' in 1909, the design of transplanting some of thcso chil dren of the State, and for the last twelve months their plan has been working under-'conditions most, favourable to success at Pinjarra, in Western Australia, says . the "Graphic." The head of the Farm-School, and founder of the Society, is Mr. Kingsley Fairbricjge, a Rhodesian by birth, and a poet by nature, and the boys under his charge at present number thirty-three. They came from various work-houses in England and Scotland. They attend the ordinary Stato school till they arc fourteen, but in their home they get nil insight into farm life. They harness teams and leurn to manuge them, driving in to tho post ...
Municipal Information. City of Malvern. EAST WARD. Sydney H. Wilson, Mayor, retires 1914, [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 10 July 1914
municipal Information. City of Malvern. EAST WARD. Sydney H. Wilson, Mayor, retires 1914, Frederick H. Francis do tg15 Ernest I. Thompson do 1916 CHNTRE WARD. Couis W. Holmes, J.P. do- 1914 Thomas Carroll ... do 1915 Albert J. Weller, J.P. : do 1916 . NORTH WARD. William R. Thoriison do 1914 Rupert de C. .VVilks ... do 1915 Wnlter H. Lewis ... retires 1916 SOUTH WARII. Alexi M'ICinley ... do 19T4 Dr.Hugh L. Milrray do 1915 Samuel Devy , ... do 1916 Towh Clerk, Frederick Hughes. -Rate Collector, E. Yeatmanlv Council meets first and third Monday.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 10 July 1914
BusinebB Notices. Jhe Home of High-class Tailoring IS At 222 Glenfer* !. Road, Malvern J AS. HENDERSON is a Ladies' and Gent's Tailor, with extensive English and . . Culonial Experience. He Guarantees Quality, Style and a Perfect Fit in Every Garment. He Specialises in Costumes and Frock Coats. His Prices are Most Reasonable. I ' ? ? V ' 160 Glenferrie ^oad, WJalverq. , ^Bicycles Built-to Order from lOSo Petrol and' all Cycle Accessories Stocked. , « Go-Cart and Pram Repairing a Specialty. THE CHEAPEST HOUSE FOR KEPAIRS. : A Trial Respectfully Solicited. S, BARNHILL proprietor. Educational, The Christian Brothers' College, EAST ST. KILDA. College is within seven minutes ol- High street trams. Westbury Sreet off Dandenong Road; '/^LASSES are in active preparation for approaching Commercial, Fcdeiii, and University Entrance | Examinations. Commercial Training, Music, Drawing and Painting, Elocution, Dancing, and Gymnastics are under .»he supervision of Experts. The itsff of Visiting T...
Malvern Horticultural Society [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 10 July 1914
Malvern Horticultural. Sooiety - ., About 200 guests attended a social musical evening on Wednes day, in the local Town Hall, on the invitation of the Malvern Horticul tural Society, and an excellent pro gramme was provided, under the directorship of Messrs. G. Denton and II. W. Beardslev. Cr. R. Wilks, who presided, extended a hearty welcome to the visitors. Mr. Norman Bayles, M.L.A., president of the society, who motored out from Parliament House at 9 p.m., : presented to the successful competi tors the trophies won at .. the - monthly meetings. He congratiilat-. ed the society upon the progress it ; had made during the past yeaiy-and said the city had eve-y reason to': feel proud at having such an insti-1 tution. The following contributcfl' to the-programme: 1':inofoi :e sclo. ; "The Hungarian Dance," iVHss' Ada Dickinsonsongs,'? "Defend. Australia " and "Sing to Me," Mr.f F. B.'Denton; EO";g, "Rose Ga'r-X 'den," ..Miss Peacocksongs,! "Down the. Vale " ' and "Li'llel Grey Home" i...
Cruelty to a Horse [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 10 July 1914
Cruelty to a Horse , H At Malvern court on Monday, before Messrs M'Millan, Hattam Pulls and Carroll, J'sP., D. P.' Kitchen, of Oakleigh, was charged with using a horse in circumstances that involved cruelty. Mr R. Mellor appeared on behalf of the, Society for ? the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and Mr R. J. Horsfall for defendant, who pleaded not guilty Constable Beyers! said that about' 9.30 am on 6th June he saw a horse and vehicle in a right of way off Union-street, in charge of Oonnop. I he horse had large sores on the right shoulder, left shoulder and neck. The horse appeared to be in a neglected 'condition. It was one of the worst cases of cruelty he had ever seen. Defendant said lie had the horse under a veterinary surgeon, and "had given instructions to his foreman not to allow the horse to be used. Charles Foote, foreman, said lie told all the drivers not to use the horse on any "account. . ' 1 he Chairman said the bench was divided, and the case would be adjourned for ...
WONDERFUL WOODCRAFT. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 10 July 1914
WON DIOR P'tl L WOODCRAFT. The discussion nil arose because a tree, in .happy innocence, happened to be growing nenr to the camping I ground of the 1st Mudshire I3ngi I neers. | Supper Smith wns convinced that | the treo in question wns an oak. I Sapper Brown wns equally sure that | it was a birch. And at that the matter rested. There appeared to bo no means of settling the dispute, when suddenly Lance-Corporal Kobinson hovo in sight, and was culled upon to arbi trate. With martial gait, Robinson strode ; up to the tree, examined it criti cally, tapped it with his cano, smelled it; them, after a long and thoughtful silence, delivered his verdict, "It's a wooden one, all right !". quoth he. Some women marry for money, some for lovo, and somo for - a home. It is not known why men marry. 1935..
Porter's Coats as Afghan Uniforms. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 10 July 1914
Porter's Coats as Afghan Uniforms. 1 The Amir of Afghanistan is ex ceedingly anxious to Westernise his country, but it is rumoured that somo of his' subjects are not taking kindly to the reforms. The latest step which tho Amir has taken is to insist on the ladies of his Court wearing European clothes. Recently dozens . of elaborately-de signed costumes were ordered from Paris. Early this year, says a Bombay correspondent, a ropresentativo of a Bombay tailor visited Kabul at the invitation of the Amir, and high-class? clothes to the value of £0,000 were sold to. tho ladies and gentlemen of the Court. The ladies were not permitted to be seen per sonally or to bo measured for their garments, but their measurements! were sent out to the tailor. The ladies selected their dresses from pictures of tho latest Parisian fashions, and after the costumes had been supplied his Majesty gave a garden-party at which the dresses were displayed. Many amusing features about this craze for European dre...
A NOBLE FIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 10 July 1914
A NOBLE FIGHT. t Two gentlemen, costers by profes sion, were.passing a wet* afternoon in the British Museum. Til the course of their travels they happened on one of those dilapidat ed statues that .certain people gape at and.pretend to find beautiful; It was,, for some obscure' reason, called "Victory," though a better title would have beeu "Chipped Oft the Old Block." "Crumbs t". said Bill." "Look at this 'ere,''Arry I Ain't 'alf 'ad a time of it, 'e ain't 1" v -r 'Arry looked. At last an. expres sion of regret spread over .liis: fea tures. . "Bill," ..ho murmured, "I'd giva sumfink to-see, .the bloko wot lost that fight 1" . : r
How Kipling was Interviewed in America. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 10 July 1914
How Kipling was Inter viewed in America. .i Chicago, considerably more than twenty years ago, I obtained a chance interview from Jludyard Kipling. At that time Kipling, who was just beginning to achieve famo through his "I'lain Tales fiom the Hills" and "Soldiers Threo," had little use for this ... country. For one thing, he had tr.iod to make a living with his pen in San Francisco, and had failed. j Kipling was in a decidedly crab . bed humour when he reached Chi enBO on this occasion, and not with out. roason. lie was on his way I , from Australia to England. On J shipboard he had made up his mind . .^-ha t he ..would do no talking for newspapers when ho reached this . , ~ country. Ho would not see the San Francisco reporters who be . sieged him. Uut some of them r wroto "interviews" with him any how. In the main they were high ; i .. ly ridiculous, imaginary interviews, . . and they put Kipling in a very r foolish light. The same thing hap pened in Seattle, Cheyenne, Denver, Omah...
WIVES WHO NEVER SPEAK. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 10 July 1914
WIVES WHO NEVER SPEAK. The. -Coram vonmn who speaks or rven nods .on her wedding day im mediately. becomes un object of ridi cule..and loses caste. Neither threat nor -/prayer' -must move hvr, for the whole household is ever on the atlert to catch- a sin-rle. muttered syllable. Her period «.n silence often lasts for t wook OIMIIOII:. unit \yl)JMr. »ti> lil'.'nce is broken.. sin: only used her . tongue, for the . most necessary uses. AJthounit this custom is not uni versal. extraordinary instances aro ?not -wanting . m the Western world. Some sixty years «go u Mrs. Jones l native of l'-mmu-lvmua, undertook, .or a- wager of thirty pounds, to re ftjain imuo Jor me Crsi raonthof her marriage. ITer husband, not being in , Ihc secret, left her only to return tetcr, when he was apprised of rtho rootl reason of her silence. A Brus tul'a couple, named .Oupout, quarrel-1 In! so bitterly on their wedding night 4lmt wifs rowed that her husband Itiould r.rver henr her voice again. CTJf? entre...
PLANTS OF PREY. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 10 July 1914
PLMTS OF PREY. f i *The pitcher plant or nepenthes of tropical countries is undoubtedly tho best-known of those which consumc insccts. It is often seen in hot-houwa and is distinguished by a lr«ng pitcher which .sometime^ grows to eight inches or even a foot in length* This pitcher produces a sweet liquid in .son it- species, and in others I , morcly catches water. In both eases Insects are attracted by the fluid, which they coirie- to drink, and creep into the pitchtr after it. These "pitchers" are really natural traps. It is easy for insects to en ter, l>l»t once inside they ure prevent-, ed from, escaping by ccrtain hook-like processes which make an exit impos sible. ''It is not unusual to find a pitcher - filled 'up with ah accumulated jhna» of Um"ct bodies. uud. what is more re imirLnMe. birds, mice, and oven ruts .tinve at. limes been found in tire in - terior of ihese plants of prey. Tl»o -American sundew is another which'fwds on, insects, . Not only ?sloes ii; 'lio, in .w...
WHY LEAFY POTATO PLANTS. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 10 July 1914
WHY LEAFY POTATO PLANTS: The most nutritive part of the po tato, tho part that? gives to the po tato its excellent flavour, is the parV; that contains the greatest number of Btarch cells. If anyone will cut a Po tato through the middle he will no- : tice that the potato substance is not homogeneous.' Around the outside of the potato, just beneath the skin, is a layjer, separated from the inner lajCr by a vascular semi-flbrouB par tition that is visible on close exami nation. This outer layer is called the corticel, and contains most of the starch of the potato. The best pota | toes have this corticel layer-thick I instead of thin-that is, have more starch than the others. | The principal chemical element of starch is carbon. The potato plant gets all of its carbon from the air through the leaves, none of it from the soil. Tho leaves have the power to dissociate the carbon from the carbon dioxide in the air, and store much of this carbon in the tuber. The larger the leaf capacity .an...
THE DAIRY A GENUINE GET-RICH-QUICK PROPOSITION. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 10 July 1914
THE DAIRY JL GENUINE GET-RIOH-QUIOK PROPOSITION. j Superintendent Malcolm H. Gard (ner, of the Holstein-Friesian Advan | ccd Registry of America, lias a fac I ulty of saying things in a striking and unique way. Here is what be has to say regarding the disposition of pure-bred sires and the value of cow-testing associations : Not one pure blood bull out of ten that is born is needed for use in purebred herds. Sale for the other nine must be found for grading up, or they must be either vealed or raised as beef steers. Breeders of Hoi steins are vitally interested, in arous ing the interest of farmer-dairymen in the betterment of their herds, and there is no present better way to ac complish this than by the organisa tion of testing associations. Under this plan an association is formed containing enough hcrdB. to give steady employment to a competent man T?ho remains one day at cach place, the cows owned by the mem bers of the association being asses sed pro rata to pay the wages of t...
Cleopatra's Needle. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 10 July 1914
Cleopatra's Needle. Kctv of tho mnny thousands who daily pass Cleopatra's Needle on tho Thames Embankment know of the j exceedingly miscellaneous collcction' . of articles which was placed in tho cavity in the base of tho obelisk i on its erection. Tho following is . tho list Standard foot and pound. Bronze model of tho obelisk, Jin. scoio to the foot. - Copies of "Engineering" printed on vellum, with plans of tho me chiinical contrivances employed in erecting and transporting the obo« lisk, together with its coinpleto history. A. fragment of the obelisk itself, chipped from it in tho process of . levelling tho base. ' . .Jars of Boulton ware. Complete set of British coinage, including an Empress of India ru pee. . . Standard gauge of 1,000th part of an inch. 'Baby's feeding-bottle and chil dren's toys. Parchment copy of Br. Birch's translation of the obelisk's hiero glyphics.-' : i'ortruit of Queen Victoria. Bibles in French and English, the Hebrew Pentateuch, the Arabic Genesis, a...
THE FARM. MOIST FACTS for DRY FARMERS. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 10 July 1914
THE FARM. MOIST FACTS for DRY FARMERS. Mr. Geo. L. Sutton, Agricultural Commissioner for the Wheat B*«lt, Western Australia, has issued the following| Moisture can be stored in the soil. To store moisture the soil must he able to absorb the rain that falls. Loose soil will absorb 40 per cent, of its weight in water. Compact soil will absorb only 20 per cent. Cultivation or tillage loosens the soil. Cultivation or tillage some time previous to tho sowing season ts known as fallowing. FALLOWING STORES MOISTURE. Tho longer the, period between the initial operation of fallowing and that of planting, the grea.ter will be the quantity of moisture stored. In dry districts fallowing should commence early. The moisture stored by fallowing is wasted by weeds. . n Weeds can be destroyed by surface cultivation. The moisture stored i? easily lost by evaporation. J Much of this can be prevented bj mulching, or covering the moist soil .with straw, litter, or loosa dry soil. The only practical mulc...
CHAPTER V. HOW THE BULL UPSET JOSH HETHERINGTON'S PLANS. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 10 July 1914
CHAPTER V. HOW THE BULL UPSET JOSH HETHERINCJTON'S PLANS. It was a beautiful May morning the first of the month, hut every thing was unusually forward for the time of the year-the trees in Wynth shay Park were beginning to burst into leaf. Twenty years had elapsed since Joshua Hethcrington wooed Sabina Ossington. The trees that had been saplings then were now full grown ; the old house had changed little, save that the ivy which then covered it had grown thicker ; the garden look ed much the same as it had done when the stranger from over the ' seas took possession. But there was , a change in the master of the house | as he stood looking out of the win- | dow, as lie had done so long ago, j over the gardens and the park. | Twenty years ago Josh had black , hair ; now it was iron-grey. His fea- ! tures had become more hawk-like ; his face, which had never worn a par- , ticularly pleasant expression, was : now harsh and forbidding ; moreover, there was a crafty expression in his eyes...
Weather Made to Order. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 10 July 1914
Weather Made to Order. Is it possible to mako weather to order ? In the opinion of that emi nent scientist, Sir Oliver Lodge, it is by no means beyond tho powers of man, and he advances the sug gestion that exploration of the up per regions, would result in dis coveries which would enable us to coutrol the weather. The latter, he contends, is merely a matter of electrical conditions, and. tho ingredients- necessary for 'fine weather are an upper atmosphere charged with positive electricity and a negative charge upon tho earth's surfaco. Much, he says, could be dono by placing a copper rod round tho earth parallel to tho Equator and discharging millions.of amperes (units) from this rod. Sir Oliver Lodgo points out that wo have spent millions on building rail ways, and why not invest enpitnl in controlling tho weather by this means ? . Meantime, while wc are thinking about the copper rod, much might ho dono "by electricians. Sir Oliver Lodge suggrsts that they should as cend a high mo...
RECIPE FOR SKIM-MILK CHEESE [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 10 July 1914
RECIPE FOR SKIM-MILK CHEESE The. Bkim-milk must be left until It is quite thick, then well strained, which can be done by Hanging it up in a clean linen bag. When drained dry add salt to taste, and nib the curds well to make them appear mealy. Stand in a warm place near a stove for a few days till they get gluey. Then put into a saucepan, and fry with fresh . butter till all is well melted. Run into a basin, and leave to get cool. It is then ready for us6. This recipto i3 used by many farmers' wives in Western Australia, and is well recommended. An important experimental trial was made on the L.N.W. Railway be tween Foleshill and Nuneaton with a petrol-driven rail car. The test was a complete success, and foreshadows a revolution in railway locomotion. Tho car is 60 feet in length and is of full railway carriage gauge. It runs smoothly on two sets of bogie wheels, and can be pulled up very promptly. * 1985.
An Oft-Told Tale. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 10 July 1914
An Oft-Told Tale. The Inlo of the loss,of the Birken head h^s often been related, .ybut can hover- be, too often told. The troop transport left Simon's :;Bayr on February 26, 1852, bound - for. Tort,.'.Elizabeth,. Seven hours after leaving Capetown she struck a rock, and twenty-five minutes . later all that;* was visible was her. masts, crowded with despairing survivors. Among the troops on board (drafts sent out to the Kaffir War, then raging), who gave a still unfor gotten example of calm discipline and unflinching courage under such terrible circumstances, wero some of the Twelfth Lancers under Captain Bond-Sheldon, a veteran who still survives. Ordered to get the horses over board, the captain succeeded in do ing so, his own charger among tho rest. Some swam landwards, some out to sea ; but most doubt less became tho prey of the sharks, which, hovering around the doomed vessel, added a new terror to tho situation. Then an effort was made to get out the boats, filled with women a...