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DIFFERENT COMPLEXIONS OF DIFFERENT PEOPLES. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 17 July 1914
?DlFFS'REST COtfPLEXMHS 0.^ OIFFEHESIT PEOPLES. :Hie dark colours 01 ihe dwellers' in tot iniimries ai«\ explatt cit ' . - su in lit sv as .due. to carbon mil thi .*«vm .?oIT- by .the . lungs;4 Tlu-suuro less nc-' H?ve in :>ot .olhnr.'.rF.- and tho ivs!»ir:>: .Cory 'function .»* less., complete. . 1 lie -lotion . ? the';iv;r..'is- Is^rcpliiceit bv .transpiration through the-sUm. und ..the rai tihii,,r i ri* tei\tl-rbt ftfelnjr:: thrown .oiT. with tho expired nir.. is deposited .--rv.n la.vi'i: 6f thC\ skin. . nnd; ia"itron't .-ir .or or lo8H;/ioK',oc. fives'it 'alluding, . The difTcivno; iiv . complexion and ; tluiding oi diiM'out raws' .i»r*»1«;»i«ty duo to cci'lani principles in .their fund -.rlrtch mivoduccd' into the bodv l»v .-eoiitact with atniosnhuric nir. pro iucco divers icolnunmrs. uist .ns-Up;ht J5..V:nown to-.deconiposo- curtain vci?o ,t;d>h>- product* ' and vdarken sonio ii ft i 'The . peculiar- tints of the Indies tm1 tho Antilles aro said to be duo .&a...
Riding Under the Train. SOME MARVELLOUS ADVENTURES BY ACCIDENT AND DESIGN. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 24 July 1914
Riding Under the Train. SOME MARVELLOUS ADVEN TURES BY ACCIDENT AND DESIQN. Quite recently, when tho officials at Victoria Station. NoU,"E^m;l w'cro oxaminlng the w iec Manchester to London express. oX three o'clock a.m., tl.cy were sim I ply flabbergasted to Cm & hanging firmly to part o 1 chnnlsm of the brakes. The lad ^r'a^'torthr^uas that ^ travelled In that manner nil "Lroirrrevious SatnrcWho, Shad walked from Glossop, his home, to Manchester, nnd, haying "" >»9 | tteT htaseU>?r'''tho Jjngij* ? 4 hn'first time the boy nniiriu 'den in such an m,desirable l.osit'on when journeying on tho rail* a} : ; Th0 incident recalls the J?ver-fam ous ri(lc of Mr. John; Eke the well-known train-inspector of >h r l* n- at King's Cross, a few jeors back Mr. Eko has more than once 0W the writer how ho got under the London to Manchester .. express ^ it stood by: tho platform at King's Cross, to look ot ' some Uehf ho'fancied needed attention. ( Whilst there ho suddenly felt tho |...
Horses and Men. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 24 July 1914
Horses and Men. A Boston man tolls of an inno cent farmer who onco AO ic^*\t out a 1 hronologist at tho ll'ib and rskod that his "bumps 4* rend." In ro.oalunc to t.ho termor Ids tern: erament as «jho.vn l»y tho aforesaid bumps, the profossor snid " Your tastes are tho simple, homely ones of tho farmer. You nro a farmer, are you not ? Ah I I thought to. And I am right as to your tastos, am I not ? You aro sadly deficiont in Judgment, and have little knowledgo of human na ture. Your innocent and trustful disposition condors you an easy dupo to designing- mon, and your own porfcct honesty prevents you from oKhcr suspecting or defraud ing anypne." Tho following weok, it appears, tho phrenologist bought a horso from tho innocent farmer. Although the nag was old and in bad condition, it had l:ecn mado to appear young and skittish. Moreover, though tho farmer had paid but £5 for the ani mal, he contriv.cd without diffi culty to unload him on tho pro fossor for £15. "It's wonderful," said ....
£180,000 IN A HAT. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 24 July 1914
£180,000 rtf A HAT. A novel way of dividing a £180,000 fortune was described recently dur ing the probate suit concerning tho I will of Mr. D. N. Osmont, a re- j tired Harringay builder. Mr. Jackson, a solicitor's, clerk, | said hp was present at a meeting ! of the Osinent family when the es tate of Mr. Osment's father, who left £180,000, was divided up. "Tho property was divided into lots," ho said, "and these, with tho names of the members of tho family, were | drawn from a hat, Mr. Osmcnt was there and discussed the value of the lots ho drew with mo." |
Rats' Tails at Fourpence Each. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 24 July 1914
Rats' Tails at Fourpence Each. It is calculated ,that there is one rat to every aero in England and Wales, and each rodent does dam age to the extent ot one farthing per day, which represents a. total loss of £15,000,000 to the country. The annual bill for the upkeep of a small army of cats and rat-cat chers at the London Docks amounts to hundreds of pounds per year, and though a thousand rats . are killed there every week, the; oOi cials cannot exterminate the posts. The whole of tho civilised world is now engaged in a war of ex termination against tho plague carrying, unnecessary, and destruc tive rat. Australia has spent £60, 000 upon a single structure intend od as a barrier, and Denmark in troduced a successful Anti-Rat Bill. This Bill provided for tho payment of a premium of not less than a half-penny and not more than a penny, according to the districts, for each rat captured, the money being supplied by a State grant. Bat- hunting bccamo almost a national pastime with tho 'D...
A Gentleman. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 24 July 1914
. A Gentleman. It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say ho is ono who never inflicts pain. This descrip tion is both rofined and, as far as it goes, accurate. IIo is mainly oc cupied in merely removing tho ob-1 stacles which hinder the freo anH | unembarrassed action of those about' him ; and ho concurs with their movements rather than takes tho ini tiative himself. ~ Ilis benefits may be considered as parallol to what aro called comforts or conveniences in arrangements of a personal na ture, llko an easy chair or a good fire, which do their part in dis pelling cold and Tatigue, though na ture provides both means of rest and animal heat without them. Tho true gentleman in like manner carefully avoids whatever may causo thnso vith whom ho is caU-all clashing of opinion, or collision of feeling, al! restraint, or suspicion, or gloom, or resentment; his great! concern being to make everyone at' their ease and at home. Ho has: eyes on all his company ; he is tonder towards the ba...
A REMARKABLE HELMET. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 24 July 1914
/ A REMARKABLE HELMET. A now headdress for use by firemen IHIV.tb !m& been examined by lhr ; Zt'roMuh Academy ol Medicines??.Willi j It mi' tubes niu m> lunger necessary. 'Carbonic acid and oilier poisonous /rjox's cxhalntf arc absorbed bv rrrunu- ( i.vU'tl pouisU, Uiu oxyr.^ir consumed .l»y iho ? wtmer beinj' supphcu-.wy n , .k.rtslv- of compressed air. -The con* j . sou? s»nH absorpl u»n of l.he gases 1 is rotfulnted by an . invention of !M.. &lt;;v^In;li«:nur.li' and Draper; who say Uuii.wiUi llmir apparatus a iiinn can -remain 30 hours .under whUm* \v»Ih o!it further supply of »nlr. The J- eneh (JoiiinusNion on anonlnmp -the bane of eonl mines- has nppiovucJ 'the new helmou ^
Pra[?]ran-Malvern Trainway QUARTERLY REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 24 July 1914
Praoran-iVialve' n Tramway QUARTERLY REPORT. . The quarterly report of the Prahran-Malvern Tramway Trust' has just been issued, and it con- ; tains matter of general interest. The draft agreement for the en largement of the Trust has been ac cepted by Malvern, St. ICilda, Caul field, Hawthorn and Kew; biit llie matter is still under consideration by the City of Prahran. The extension of the High-street |ine eastward to Glen Iris station was opened to traffic on 27th March, and the Caulfield loop on 20th ; June. j The average cost of power for the ' quarter ended June 30, 1914, was 1.123 pence per unit. Practically the whole of the rails and poles required for the tram ways agreed to in the scheme lor the enlargement of the Trust -have been delivered; and tenders, lor special, work (points and crossing's) for the Malvern-road .and electrifi cation of . the Kew.. horse, tramway have' been called for. ' Contracts for the supply of sleepershavc been entered into for. these .lines, and t...
SHIN FOR A BACKBONE. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 24 July 1914
SHIN FOR A BACKBONE, Two very unusual operations were performed recently at a New York hospital. In one ease a man )vhoso spino was broken some while back has had a new lease of life offered him by what might bo termed "splicing." A strip of bono three inches long was taken from his shin and placed in a groovo cut in the broken section of his backbone. The other case was that of a small tboy who full from a roof top and fractured his forehead, with tho rosult that part of his brain was exposed. After several weeks of treatment it was decided to substi tute celluloid for the broken bono as the only chance of saving his life. Tho operation has been per- 1 formed, and it is now thought that I there is every likelihood of tho. bov recovering. "Standard." "How much flo yoiuwant for that doff ?" "Twenty-three shillings, guv'nor." "Hut you uskcrl mo it pound yesterday." "Yus," but 'os gorn and caUu n chicken since then 1" Surnames bogan to bo used first among the nobility in .1200.
GRIGIN OF BOYCOTTING. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 24 July 1914
. GiflSIN'OF BUVGOTTINfi. U to ft quarter of a century . slnct 4i*e arrival of > the ; expedition that "ioUoupu, the ivsidonco «C Cnptaiii Boycott, near I'lulJinrohf. He was the agent ol I..ail JDrnc, and had taken out: eject «ucut process aumust Lite .local Urn imtr.v. . The Lund l,eiiguc, in pursuanco ol a new method of agitation. warned C.tpium r»oycott'«- servants to leave. IH' was Joft witluiiiL a lubotuer, and #ils crops' lay 'migatlulred. No Wack jbmith would work f*>r him : no shop keeper would rem* him: no lauiul would wash his shirt. Oil SJoveriiber 10, 1SS0, about ITifi Infantry, with two pieces, and J,"30 of the constabulary, invaded the dis trict to escort a body of labourers, who were to gather in the cropa. Thoy wero received with contemptous Indifference instead of the violence - expected. Thus, 'suddenly, the Land League discovered a more elective weapon than agrarian outrages. The Government had uricd 7.UUU men to keep order in Mayo, and every turnip saved co...
DEPUTATION TO MALVERN COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 24 July 1914
DEPUTATION TO MALVERN COUNCIL. A. monster deputation, .represent ing ' East Malvern Tramway League and Malvern Traders' Association, waited on the local council, on Mon day night, to urge that steps 'be taken to construct an extension of the Wattlctrec-road electric tram way, from its present terminus along Wattletree-road and Lower Malvern-road, to the junction of Waverley-road, and an extension of Waverley-road tramway from, its present terminus to junction will) Lower Malvern-road, with a view of Unking up the two lines, V. E. A. 1-L Permezel, represent ing East 1 a .i- Leasne, pointed out that the extension proposed would open up that large and rapidly increasing residential part. ' of the municipality, with the conse quent effect of greatly increasing the- ? prosperity of the city, and in par ticular the traders in Glcnferric road. Other cities were quoted t» show that extensions of the nature proposed..-had been justiiied. . Mel bourne, in i88i,:wns quoted as.an it'Sta'icc, wh...
To Make a Bookcase. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 24 July 1914
To Make a Bookcase. ; ? A bookcase such a« our first dla I gram illustrates when whit* enam elled looks rcmavkatly well-a flt adornment for any ' drawing-room, though it may bo constructed in a short timo by tho veriest amateur in furniture-making, 1'riccs of wood differ in different towns, but taking a fair average, tho total cost of a bookcaso, 8ft. Gin. high and 3ft. long, should not exceed 12B., and this in*; eludes ono shilling for enamel. The ends, shelves and top aro cut from wood Jin. thick, whllo tho back boards have «. thickness of Jin. Tho latter should be yellow pine, for tho defects of this stuff will not bo noticeablo in tho position it oc cupies. Tho shelves may also bo of yellow pine; but it would bo better to give ono halfpenny a foot more and have them, as the ends and top, of canary, which is a wood with a particularly nico surface. For tho sake of example, wo have taken it that the bookcaso is one having threo shelves, 3ft. (Un. high And 3ft. long;* but it is sca...
CAT RUNS THROUGH A FIRY FURKACE. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 24 July 1914
:CAT RUNS THROUGH A FIRY FURK ACE. JuKt us local topics were yntLinj. .jtcarco, .along- camc « black nit, m olllcc favourite us u subjecL of dis . cussion on the streets, in the lac tories, in the homes and among th» . scientists of Marion. This particular cut is ulieged U have passed through the fiery furimn like tlic children of Biblical lame .The cut belonged to the oillec of Uu Marion FJint Glass Compuny. At night it wandered into the factory in search of a warm place to sleep. It leuped on the end of the lehr, dis covered the heat it was doubtless searching for uiul entored, 0. 0. Hasty and b. .1, Foreman, employed »s Jchr lenders, saw Ihf cat enter the lehr und attempted it rcscue*it-, but it disappeared into tla furnace, only to reappear at thi Jother end, a distance of sixty-live -ifeet, almost instantly, with tho most of its hair burnt off, but very mucb jalivo, and it continues to live. Tho lehr, which it. passed through, iB un oven-shaped furnace used to 'temper glaiswiue...
BURKE ROAD EXTENSTON. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 24 July 1914
BURKE '. ROAD KXTENSTON. Mr.! J. N.' Williams arid Mr. J; Mull'Jtt, on behalf of a- largo body of ratepayers of the eastern portion of the municipality, urged, that the . Burke-road line be extended from Ot'iain-raad, Kcw, to link up with .AVavcrlcy-road line, Malvern. The.; ^estimated cost of the line and: equip-? ?mcntiwas given :ias .^67,000,/, . and 1 "would - serve a population of about . 10,000; ' It was contended that there was as much justification for ?the proposed line ns'there was ori ginally for the construction of the Glenferrie-road line, which has proved such a payable proposition-' - Cr. Wiison (Mayor), thanked the deputation for the information sup plied, and . -said the council : would give : the propositions the earliest . consideration.
£40 for a Tattooed Head. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 24 July 1914
£40 for a Tattooed Head. At ono time tattooed heads fetch ed as muc)r as,- £30 to.£10 forgoot) specimens, said Dr. S. H. Harri son, the curator of the Horniman Museum at Forrest Hill, in a lec ture on the paint, powd«r, and per sonal adornments of savages. He was describing the ancient Blaori custom of tattooiug the head, and said that they always cut oft tho head of anyone slain in war, and it was looked upon afterwards as a sacred object. In process of time collectors began to purchase these heads, and this led to many murders being committed in order to secure the head and offer it for sale. It then became a practice to tattoo tho hoads of slaves, so that they might eventually bo killed, and their heads sold ; but this had long sinco been stopped. Tho wearing of necklaecs and ear rings went back many hundreds of years amongst evory class of savage and the present use of powder and paint by them was a continuation of the use of pipeclay and red ochre centuries ago. Tn many parts o...
Cart Overturned [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 24 July 1914
. Cart Qvaifcutneci While proceeding 'along ^ Glen ferrie-road ori Saturday morning, to malte. inquiries concerning a rob bery which was committed at Mal vern railway slatioh, Sergt. Simp-, son; lieard faint 111 urmurings' which he. took Io be the moaning of an in jured man. ..The fog was thick at 1 he time, and the officer was unable I immediately to discern the. source of : the noise. However, when ;1ho.: i faint cries were repented, lie made a search and discovered a-young: . man rarncrj Albeit Watt pinrcd bc ! heath. an overturned .inilk- cart.r'.He extricated VVatL and had him re ' moved to the Alfred Hospital,' where he was found to be suffering'; I from-internal injuries. Mis condi . tion is 110L serious. I Watt subsequently made a state-:" ' ment to the effect that his horse 'bolted when frightened by a cyclist,-, who passed almost under its nose. After proceeding for some distance the bolting ahiirial ran the cart up against an electric light post, and it was upset. v: Gr. ...
Living Troubles. SOME SUGGESTIONS REGARDING THE TESTS Of SPRING. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 24 July 1914
Living Troubles. SOME SUGGESTIONS REGARD ING THE TESTS Of SPRING. Cut this column out nnd presorvo it carefully. Tho spring is upon us, and insect life . will soon be coinc lively ! -So hero you 'may learn how to exterminate unwel come yisitors .in the shape of ants, beetles, motlis, slugs, und the like. Not a pleasant task alw'ays, but it has to bo dono, and it's tho woman's privilego to do it ! Ants.-Damp a sponge, nnd sprinkle it with sugar. Place it wherever the ants are, and you will find it will soon become choked with them. Plunge it into a gallipot full of boiling water, rinse and clean it, and reset until there arc 110 ants left. Camphor on a larder shelf or cupboard will always keep ants away from those parts, lied Ants are very nasty. Smear a plate with lard, and plucc some sticks for tho insects to crawl up. When you have a plateful, hold it over the Are till they drop in. lle peut until no more ants appear. BORAX FOR BEETLE^ Beetles.-Get some borax and mix it with Demar...
TO SAVE THE WOUNDED. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 24 July 1914
TO SAVE THE WOUNDED. On that fatal day, February 27 th, L881, Mujuba Hill was the sccno ol a marvellous exhibition of valour, and an escape from death which was truly providential. While Cor poral Joseph Farmer, of the Army Hospital Corps, was attending to the fallen amid a . hail of bullets, the doctor and one of the assist ants 'were struck down at the same moment. Thinking it was the re sult of an accident, he seized a ban dage and waved it in the air, In tho hopo . that. the..Boors would see :it and respect the wounded. ? He was bitterly mistaken, how ever. Tho deluge of lead117 became more and more fierce. A bullet shattered' his wrist, and his right arm dropped . holpless to his side. "Never mind, I have another," said tho brave fellow, as ho picked up the bandage with is left hand and waved it aloft. An instant later, this arm, too, was shattered. But, undismayed, ' lie continued signall ing with his maimed arms us best ho could, miraculously escaping a hundred deaths, until ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 24 July 1914
SoBineBB notices. Just &lt;£& Mliriute! \ Iljive you'betn to The Malvern Costume House laielj? "Thoy have all New Materials, which they Make Up very reasonably into Costumes. A LovtlyuAsbortment uf Ti p Oca's, Exceedingly Dainty Blouses. '1 he liacs and Un bitllas are tlie Laltst ana Such Good Value. L - BTFi-""-, TlieE Underclotlig Is still at Bargain Prices. NoTnlTHE^ADimjss The Malvern Costume House, " 212-14 GLENFERRIE ROAD. Telephones-K'alverzi. established 1885. 188/ s# &n. JOHN iORAN & Co., Family Grocers, Vine, Spiri* & Provision Merchants, 36, 38 & 44 High Street, Malvern. Orookery and Glassware, Tinware, Rrusbwsre and Grocers' Ironmongery. Flower and Vegetable Seeds ^High-class Goods at Moderate Prices. Wbeie Everything is the Best. Families Waited on for Orders. Agent for Penfold's 5oufh Australian Wines, IFarmer's Prize} Hams and .Bacon, Schweppes Aerated Water«. Tbft Largest and Bent Grocer's Shop in Malvern. PUBLIC NOTICE...