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USEFUL HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 10 July 1914
USEFUL HINTS. Burns and Scalds.-For a slight burn or scald apply equal parts of olive oil and lime water, and wrap the part at once in a sheet of cot ton wool, fixing it lightly with a bandage. At first the pain seems in- . creased, but this soon subsides. The wool may be left on for three or four days. If lime water is not available olive oil may be used alone, and flour or starch dusted over it. Aching Limbs.-Hot salt water is a sovereign remedy for aching limbs caused by standing too much on the feet, or too prolonged walking, also for tired arms, hands and limbs after continued exertion or strain. The water should be as hot as can well be borne without discomfort, and have plenty of salt in it: but too strong salt will make the flesh itch and burn. For a sprained ankle, bathe in hot salt water for half an hour, renewing the heat as it cools, wrap in flannel, and repeat the hot bath in three or four hours until re lieved. To Clean Brass and Retain the Polish.-Put some finely powd...
A GOOD TWO MILES. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 10 July 1914
A GOOD TWO J1ILES. After a hard day's work at tho manoeuvres, a battalion of Terri-' torinls wero-marching wearily along a seemingly interminablo country, road, when they met a man on horseback. "I sny," said the ofllccr in com mand, "how far is it to the next town ?" "About two miles," was the re ply. For another . hour the soldiers tramped, and they met another! stranger, t "How far is it to the .fiext^towto?" he was asked. "A' good two tallies, I should say," was the reply. Another hour passed, and then an other horseman was encountered. "How far ?'? ho -repeated,- in an swer to the same question ; "oh, not far, only about two miles." "Well," sighed the optimistic offi cer, "thank goodness, we are hold ing our own,'/.anyhow,"
NOTHING SERIOUS. A BURNING QUESTION SOLVED. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 10 July 1914
NOTHING SERIOUS. - 4 : A BURNING QUESTION SOLVED. A clergyman of a certain villago was ono Sunday questioning his scholars. Ho askort them quito a few questions which they answered very well. After ho had finished he nsked the scholars if anyone would caro to nak him & question or two, Thero was silcnce for a time, thon a little boy got up and nsked the following question : "Why was Adam never abby ?" The clergyman was rather non plussed, and did not know what un swor to give the boy. All at onco a little boy in tho corner got up and said : "riease, sir, I'll tell him." "Go on, then," snid tho clorgy* man, encouringly ; "yon tell him." "Please, sir, it was because there was no ono to nuss him," came tho * triumphant unswer.
CHEERING. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 10 July 1914
CHEERING. The wealthy Englishman had bought an estate without' having seen it. He believed that ho could trust the man ho bought it from, and a month or two after he went over to have a look at tho place. . Tho drive from tho nearest rail way station to tho newly-acquired property was a matter of twelve miles. The Englishman hired a Highlander * to drive him. As tho . cart jogged along, tho stranger said.: . ' "I suppose you know tho country, hereabouts pretty well, friend?" "Ay, ovory foot o't," tho Scot an swered.; . "And do you know the Glen ; Ac cra'?'' : . "Ay, wool," was the reply* ' "What sort of a placo is it ?". The Scot smiled grimly. "Aweel,". ho said, "it ye saw tho I de'il ' tethered on it, yo'd juist I SQV. 'Poor brute r
THE POWER OF HABIT. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 10 July 1914
THE POWER OF HABIT. The young man took a piece cf paper and a' pencil from his poc ket, anil ! laid the paper * on his knee. "I will have something important to.say to you in a minute, Miss Jones," he snid. Then he read over carefully what was written on the paper, and . crossed out a word." . "Superfluous," ho said, half to himself. He went over it again, and crossed out another word. "It's just as strong without that," ho muttered. "Wo are all too prone to use adjectives and adverbs, any way."- ' He picked up the paper, 'and seem od about to begin to read from it,'., but suddenly stopped. "That whole sentence might as well come out," he said. , " The meaning is perfectly clear without it. Conciseness is really tho cry-, ing need of the hour." Then, turn-', ing to the girl, he said, "Be mine !" Thus wo see tho power of habit. He was a sub-editor.
Trade Terms that Tease. SOME QUEER TITLES THAT PUZZLE THE BENCH. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 17 July 1914
Trade Terms that Tease. SOME QUEER TITI.ES THAT - PUZZLE THE BENCH. "What do you moan by .a yard of apology ?" recently asked a roetro | politan magistrate of n young dra I pcr's assistant, who had used tho I phrase in giving evidenco in a shop : lifting case. I When it was explained to his wor ship that a yard of apology was a common term in the drapery trado for a yard of ribbon, thero were broad smiles in court. The term arises from customers who have i given a good deal of trouble buy ing a yard of ribbon as an excuse for being in the shop at all. It is only one of many descriptions used in various trades. Cheap fur muffs, for cxamplo, nro known as "bunny-hugs," through a suspicion that tho "fur" originally adorned tho back of a rabbit. Col lars aro "neckrarmour," umbrellas arc always "mushes," and veils arc "fake-foils." Because it often 'con ceals dilapidated furniture, chintz 'is commonly known as ''poverty." In the boot trade big, flat-soled, shooting-boots arc termed " roll...
Tunnel Manholes. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 17 July 1914
Tunnel Manholes. In all railway tunnels refuge. or manholes are let into the walls to enable platelayers and others to step inside for safety during the passing of a train. In ordinary cases there is generally enough room between the railway line and the wall for a person to stand without being in any danger, but in the event of a goods train pass ing with a loose, flapping water proof cover, it would mean prob able death unless the manholes wero within ensy reach. These refuges uro usually about 4ft. wide and Oft. high, and are recessed into tho wall about 2ft. Thoy aro generally about 20 yards apart, and aro Bpacod alternately, on either sido ("staggered" it is called), so that a person has only 10 yards or so to run either way to get into a position of safety. ^ *' It's a risky business, making pointed remarks about anyone." j " Why so ?" "llccauso you may have to swallow thorn.'*. i
Fathoms Down. MID THE RATTLE AND ROAR ABOARD THE SUBMARINE WORK. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 17 July 1914
Fathoms Down. 'MID THE RATTLE AND ROAR ABOARD THE SUBMARINE WORK. Thoy call it a( boat; but it is unliko any boat that was over . built. | At first It seems to bo nothing | more than a diabolical contrivance . specially designed to burst your i eardrums. Tho noise is deafening. ' You havo to shout to bo hoard. When the submarine dives, tho sound is liko tho clatter of hail on a corrugated iron roof. A tiny nail dropped on the outside ol tho steel .hull reverberates within like a clang ing bell. Over,all rises tho brood ing buzz of electric fans and motors and tho "pop-popping" of gasolone and air-driven machinery exhausts. As you grow accustomed to«the din and dimness you begin to find your woy about with your oyes. WHERE PERIL LURKS. Your anticipations are completely falsified. You havo expected to find yourself hemmed in on all sides by 1 furiously whirling machinery that I threatens at each revolution to lop ' off one of your arms or legs. In stead, you see before you a per fectl...
Speaking the Day's News. THE LATEST THING IN NEWSPAPERS. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 17 July 1914
Speaking the Day's News. TI113 LATEST THING IN NEWS PAPERS. V?iH the MNows:teller" supplant the newspaper ? Will the time come when the average man will learn what is happening to the world and , his wife', not with his eye glued i to -the newspaper propped against | the marmalade-pot as he consumes I the morning rasher, hut with ear pressed against the receiver of a i telephone through which ho will hour nil the news and gossip ? '. ,To . Bpme it may .seem a remote possibility, but in view of the fact that for the.Inst twenty years ai telephonic daily has been in active j operation at Budapest, Hungary, and, furthermore, that preparations for a similar eritcrpriso are in an advanced stage in London, while it is also bejng introduced into Berlin and Paris, it will he 'obvious that the telephonic daily, * like the cine ma newspaper, Nvhlch shows the; news. on. the screens of the picture palaces, every .night, has 'generally j arrived. . » : * A GREAT .TOimNATi. Tiic ijudapost. 'telep...
Food Reform. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 17 July 1914
Food Reform. The normal, healthy man quito rightly docs not think much about j what he cats so long as it tastes I fairly good and there is plenty of ' it. Thoro aro reasons, however, why even lie should take an interest in tho question of diet reform-a question which has become so acute of lato years. The great movement of scientific Vcsonrch and social study have both made perfectly clear the fact that tho majority of tho people aro not as healthy and as efficient as they, might he, and ono of the root causes of this is that they do not. obtain sulllcient food, or that they do not obtain the right kind of food. Tho last statement applies""not only to tho poorer classes, but also, as has been fully shown by Chittenden, llindhcdc, and others in recent years the classes with ample means. Tho great increase in the frequency of appendicitis, from a few scattered eases fifty years ago to tho thou sands of the present day; the per sistence of the cancer plague ; tho continued proportiona...
Malvern Mayoral B[?] [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 17 July 1914
Malvern Mayoral B ii About 450 guests attended the ball given in the Malvern Town Hall, on Wednesday night, by the Mayor and Mrs. Sydney H. Wilson. The hall was decorated with streamers of autumn leaves, to a large centre of similar leaves. The winter garden was made excepiian ally cosy, and the lights were 'of .a ruby shade. . The work was car ried out by Mr. Sands. The pro gramme included t'oj dances, and the official lancers included three sets, in which the following danced : Mayoral.-Mayor- of Malvern' and the Lady Mayoress, the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor and Miss Wilson, Mayor of Prahrarf. and Mrs. E. C. Murphy, ? Mayor of St.. Kilda and Njrs. .W.illis, Mayor of Camberwell and Miss Barbour, Mayor of Caul field and Mrs. J! K. Merritt,' Mayor of Brunswick and Mrs. T. Luxford, Hon. . A." Robinson, M.L.C., and-Mrs. Rooks; President Shire of Nunawading and Miss L. Wilson, Hon. F. Hagelihorn, M.L.C., and Mrs. H.^ Garrett, H-n. J. K. Merritt, M.L.C., and Mrs. A. Robinson, Hon. J. A. Boy...
WIND MEASURES. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 17 July 1914
WIND MEASURES. Many, and varied nre the instru ments with which meteorologists carry out their experiments, but ono of the most ingenious is that to measure the force of tho wind. Little buildings with revolving cones nt the top arc 'of ten to be seen along British coasts. The cones nro connected with instruments in side which record tho number of miles tho wind is blow ing per hour. "Mr. Smith had a hard time to get his daughters of! his hands." "Yes; and I hear ho has to keep their husbands on their feet." "Whero have you been ?" "SchtQp pod at tho club to get a4 drink," "John, you haven't got as bad as thut at the club. You've been to*a brewery!" * ' 1036,
Slum Areas [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 17 July 1914
Slum Areas On Tuesday night' ... Caulfield Council?; considered the statements of the Minimum Allotment arid Anti-Slum' League, regarding .thi: alleged slum conditions in Caul field. ,Cr. Hall said that"the>letter was mainly mis-statements,' and the committee should be so' informed. In one or two matters the asser tions were correct, but, such: places had been erected before the council had any control. He could not see why Caulfield had been singled out, seeing that there were other suburbs .where: there, were hundreds of11 cases. The committee referred to small shop frontages- in Glen huntly-rond - Cr. Fiske There., arc smaller in Bourke-street. , Cr. Hall said that, regarding the Carre Riddell Estate, anyone could see that the'statements of tile com mittee were wrong. 1 here were two houses 011 one allotment^,it the corner of Archibald-street, but! they were each valued at ^iooo. . ? The desire of the committee to have al lotments of a minimum size of 50ft. x 150ft. would prev...
Worth Remembering. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 17 July 1914
Worth Remembering. Many of the little problems which we cncountcr in 'daily lite mny be overcome if we but givo them a moment's serious thought. And onco we discover" ;a method of doing a thing neatly or of saving lubour, wo should remember 'Just how wc did it, for the experience will provo useful to us again some tiny.. Probably muny of our readers have at sonic time met with, a. stubborn glass stopper which ab solutely refused to leave the neck of the bottle. Tapping the stopper -with something hard is not ' a method to bo recommended-it is often accompanied with danger to tho neck of thq bottle. . Tho best method is ' to warm' 'the; neck and make it expand around the stopper, when the latter may be easily removed. Ail that is neccssary is to take a stout piece of string, the coar ser tho better; give it. a turn around Llio neck, as shown in Fig. 1, and saw back and forth "a minute or two. If it is a small bottle grip it be tween tho knees and work with both hands, but if it is a ...
F[?]uting the Law [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 17 July 1914
F. outing the Law On 29th June, at the instance of Mr. Shepherd, who appeared for I Chas. Savage, Malvern bench con i sented to the issue of a warrant for" (he apprehension - of Ernest T«. Lang, on a charge of having fraudu !c:illy converted to his own use a. cheque for ^,"14, alleged to have ) been paid to him for the sale of a horse. On 6th inst., when the case was called on, Mr. Croft, who / appeared for Lang,Risked, for an adjournment til] ? 13th,. which was . reluctantly granted by the bench. On Monday, when the case ? was ! called,^ defendant and his solicitor ' were present, but there was. no ap ' pearance of informant and his soli-, citor.. ... ' . i Mr.1 Hattam. J.l'.- (chairman),! said it was an extraordinary.thing: for a solicitor .to llout the court in that manner. l-he bench resented, . such treatment,' and'.would - be' very careful in future in issuing war-' rants upon (he application of soH citor.s who were a party to siich ti: tiling.. fan the face of it, it looked a...
Cause of Earthquakes. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 17 July 1914
Cause of Earthquakes. The provnlent idoa Hint earth quakes arc chiefly caused by vol canic eruptions or explosions is now hold by scientists to bo wrong. Professor Milne-one of our greatest authorities on tho subject-says : " While admitting a fow small earth quakes to bo. volcanic in their ori gin, wo recognise tho majority of thoso disturbances as tho result of a sudden fracturing of tho rocky crust under tho influence of bending." j This- bending is brought about by the I gradual contraction of tho earth, | which is held to be tho chief cause of mountain building. This# Himalayas-lha highest range of mountains in the world-ure of comparatively recant geologic for mation, arid the same forces which found these tremendous folds are, no' doubt, responsible for tho ro cent earthquake.'"^ Japan is a country whicli is con tunualJy shaken by earthquakes, and, although there arc a largo number of volcanoes in the country, they, themselves are responsible for but a small proportion of the...
Suicide in Bed [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 17 July 1914
Suicide in Bed While in depressed spirits, ' - through Ins inability to secure cm- : ployment, Cnas. Brabham, 50, car penter, - liv.ng at 25 Gladstone avenue, Malvern, committed suicide by shooting himself in the abdonien 011 .Mondaymorning. Shortly after 7. a.nii, Geo. 13rabliam, a son, heard | the report, of a firearm in hjs 1 father's room, which-adjoined the k>tchen. Rushing into the room, ' he noticed his falTier lying on the | bed in a stale of colhpse. with' I blood oozing from.a wound in his 1 abdomen. A snicking ; revdver j was lying on the floor. ? Brabham told his son to pick up tfie iciolyer aiid put it away. He | then saidi "I have shot myself J I | have, been driven, to it because- I could " not get work." The son -took/possession ofthe revolver. whicii, it was .subsequently found,_ conlairied tvvo ball ;ciirtridges and one discharged' shell. : > Dr. Halford was sent for, ,:ihd. he ordered the removal of Brabham tt> the Alfred Hospital, where he;d:ed . at . a ...
Courage Wanted There. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 17 July 1914
Courage Wanted There. Professor Joksom, though a man of profound erudition, was essen tially' a sportsman, and, moreover, a great favourite among under graduates at tho University of Ox bridge. Ono evening he gavo a dinner party, to which he invited a numbor of His youthful friends. Afterwards, when the bnll of reminiscence be gan to roll, he . suddenly took down a magnificent sword which hung over the fireplace, and, bran dishing it ubovo his head, exclaim ed : ..Never shall 1 forget the day when for the first timo I drew this trusty blade." The company immediately bechmo alert, expecting one of the profes sor's thrilling, if somewhat fanciful stories. Then asked ' an awed freshman : .. "And where did you draw it, sir ?" "Where did I draw it?*' said the professor. "Oil, in a raffle." . The discussion between tho two friends had .become heated./ "But any donkey can see that," remarked one of thorn. "That's where you have the advantage,'' was the otjbor's polite rejoinder.
Won the Prize. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 17 July 1914
Won the Prize. * A- boy named Jimmy wont to school, and his-twin brother Jaeky went to work. An inspector visit ing the school set three questions : "What is the weight of the moon?" "What is tho ,depth of the sea?", and "What am I thinking about ?" After telling his brother Jaeky, it was decided that Jaeky should go to school and Jimmy to work. After telling them that ho would give tlio one who could answer the "questions half-u-crown, ho asked, if anyone could give the answers. Jack (supposed to bo JJmmy) put up his Hand and said ho could. "Well, my boy, what is tho weight of the moon ?" "Four quarters, sir." "That's right, my lad ; and what is the.depth of the sea?" "A stone's throw." "That's right, niy lad; and what am I thinking- about ?" "You aro thinking I am Jimmy, and I'm Jaeky/' Ho got tho half-crown.