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(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) THE MESHES OF FATE. OR, THE CURSE OF THE BLUE DIAMONDS. PART 7. CHAPTER XII. A PIECE OF IVORY. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 7 August 1914
(J.LL RI8HT8 EMHRVBD.) MESHES OF"CATE. OR, THE CURSE OF THE BLUE DIAMONDS. 4 . By Hcdley Richards, Author of "Thf Mine Master's Heir," "Time, the Avenger," etc., ete. PART 7. CHAPTER XH. . A PIECE OP IVORY. Dr. Fitzpatrick had dineS, and he was seated over the fire enjoying a pipe. All bis ill-temper had vanished; a good dinner had made him look more hopefully on his chances of win ning Meg for his own. Later he would have to visit a patient, who was seriously ill ; but this interval was his own, in which to dream of the girl ho lovod, and it was with some annoyance he turned Mb head when there was a. tap on the door, and the parlourmaid informod him that Miss Morris wished to sec him. But the girl had scarcely uttered the words when Therese Morris pushed past her into the room, in time to hear J^ispafcrick's muttered "Con found her !" Then he recovered him self, and advancing held out his hand, saying : "Good evening, Miss. Morris. Will you sit here ?" and h® drew a low chair forwa...
REVERSIBLE LIFEBOAT. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 7 August 1914
REVERSIBLE LIFEBOAT. The distinguishing feature of this boat is that it is the same underneath as it is shown on the top. In other words it is ready which ever wny up it may bo launched. It I can be handled and navigated in the same manner ns an ordinary boat. It has 48 Air-tlffht artel wfcter-t/ght compartments, and properly flt i ted compartments for food and water, accessible from either side of the boat. The boat has proved to be exceedingly stable, and would seem to possess important advantages over the ordinary boat. It is being introduced by the Duplex Lifeboat Company, 77, Leadonliall St., London, E.C.
NEWSPAPER 150 YEARS OLD FOUND IN A MOUSEHOLE. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 7 August 1914
NEWSPAPER 150 YEATtS OLD ,FOUND IN A MOUSF.HOJLE. A nowspnpor ^ 152 years old lias been found in a mousehole in one of the oldest houses in ' Epsom, England. It is a copy cf "Owen's Weekly Chronicle; "Universal Journal," for tho week "from October 30 to Satur day, November 6, 1762," a two page publication about llin. square; Though it is believed this old paper must have remained screw ed up In the mousehole for more than *i century and a half,. the news matter is very legiblo still. ' "He plays a mouth organ. "Has a taste for music, eh ?"
Municipal Eeotions. MALVERN. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 7 August 1914
Municipal Eeotions. MALVERN. Nominations for the vacancies in the several wards must be lodged with "Mr; F. Hughes on or before Thursday next, 13th inst. The re turning officers are as follow: North Ward, Cr. E. I. Thompson ; South, Hugh L. Murray; East, F^ H. Francis; Central, T. Carroll. Cr. Alex. M'Kinley, who is prac tically the father of the local coun cil, and is the retiring representative of the South Ward, announces that his services are again at the dispo sal of the ratepayers. Mr. Sidney Lloyd, who is a can didate for the vacancy in the North j Ward, will address meetings at 8 p.m. as follow: Tuesday, August 11, corner of Moorhouse and High streets ; Saturday, Aug'ust 15, rail way bridge, Edgar-street; Satur day, August 22, Tooronga railway station. Cr. W. R. Thomson, who is seeking re-election for the North Ward, in addressing a meeting of ratepayers recently, furnished figures showing Malvern's progress during the past four years-largely attributable to the introduction...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 7 August 1914
YEARS 43 YEARS A Julbrir from. Deafness, Noises |n the Head, &C. ADVERTISER Cured himself and many ' others. Send for Booklet (potted free), or oa application to T. C. MILLSOM, Ear Specialist, 184 ALBERT STREET, WINDSOR DEAF CUKE. SPECIALTY^^l Abscesses and Running in-Ear. NOTE-No Operations or Mediaal Contrivances Write or Call. Consultations Free. Home Treatment. T. C. MILLSOM, Ear Specialist, 184 AUBERT STREST, WINDSOR Business Notices. The Home of High-class'Tailoring is Ar . 222 Qlenferrta Road, Malvern MS. HENDERSON is a Ladies' and Gent's Tailor, ^Virith extensive English and . . Colonial Experience. . . He Guaranfecs Quality, Style and a Perfect Fit in Every Garment. He Specialises In Costumes and Frock Coats. His Prices are Most Reasonable. Glenroy Cycle and Motor HAS OPENED BUSINESS AT * 160 Glenferrie Road, Ifalveri). Bicycles Built to Order from lOs. Petrol and all Cycle Accessories Stocked. Go-Cart and Pram Repairing a Specialty. THE CHEAPEST HOUSE FOR REPAIRS. ...
News and Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 7 August 1914
News and Notes Malvern Council, on Monday, approved of the enlargement of the powers of the Prahran-Malvern Tramway Trust, and affixed the council's seal. There was an attendance of about 500 at the tenth annual mce'. ing of the Malvern branch of the Australian Women's National, League, which was held in the local Town Hall. Officer-bearers for the ensuing year were elected as fol low : President, Mrs. A. Robinson; vice-presidents, Miss Turner, Mrs. Tuartz-Grant, Miss Florence; I1011. secretary and treasurer, Miss E. Suinner-Martin; hon. assistant sec retary, Miss Vivian Tanner. A musical programme was provided, j and during an interval afternoon . tea was served. ! A pest office, with telegraph and telephone facilities, has been estab- ; lished at the residence of Mr. 11. | Hawkins, corner of Tooronga ami j Wattletree-roads. j The cities of Hawthorn and Camberwell, the town of Kew and &lt; the shire of Dandenong have noti fied Malvern Council of their inten tion to support ...
CAULFIELD. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 7 August 1914
CAULFIELD. Nominations for the City of Cau' field must be lodged on or before Tuesday next. ' Mr Tohn Kroger, who has been a resident of Caullield for the past 21 years, announces hinffelf as a candi date for the vacancy in the North Ward, which occurs by effluxion of of lime on August 27. Mr Kroger claims,to have a thorough knowledge of the ward, and promises, if returned to do his utmost to advance the interests of tin; city.
BLACK DRAUGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 7 August 1914
BLACK UUAUTIT. Epsom salts, -one ouncc, senna leaves, ono drachm ; grated ginger, ono drachm; Spanish liquorice, half an ounce. Tour half a pint of boiling water on tha above ; let it stand until it is cold ; then strain and add three drops ofoil of cloves. For "placing an obstacle on the rail, thereby causing a train to stop," a'peasant of Nijni Uovgorod I was recently fined. He Was trying to commit suicidc, and the "obsta clo" was his own head.
WHICH LEG? [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 7 August 1914
WHICH IjECr ? In a small town in tho West of Scotland tho town * clerk, who was a bit of a "charactcr," had tho mis fortune to lose his leg in a railway accident. , As a mark of appreciation and es teem for. his long services, tho coun: cil unanimously agreed to replace his loss with nn artificial limb, which they did as soon as ho Was sufficiently recovered. A few months afterwards the town clerk, who was generally known by his Christian name, Paul, was un fortunate enough to have his other leg fracturud in a 1*rap accident. Naturally the mishap became food for town gossip, and one old wife, in discussing the matter with a neighbour, was overboard saying "It's a goy bad business for Paul, puir man; but is't his ain leg or the leg that belangs to tho toon that's broken ?"
Convict's Gratitude. STEALING FOR PHILANTHROPY. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 7 August 1914
Convict's Gratitude. STEALING FOR PHILANTHROPY. George Gunning, a taciturn Eng lishman, who was recently released from gaol in America, where he had been detained for stealing dia monds from the. house of a New York physician, confessed that he had robbed there and in Europe be cause of his direction for two little English orphan girls. Gunning says that he left Dartmoor Prison in 1909, penniless, friendless, and de sperately lonesome. Hunger drove him to a pleasure park, where suc cour came to him from two little charges of a foundling asylum. The children were enjoying a picnic but, seeing him in distress, they gave him buns and cake. In their haste to run away from "the wild man" the two children fell into a pond. Gunning rescued both, and slunk away before the women folk could see him. "Immediately I resolved to help those kids," said Gunning. "I en tered a house outside London that night. With the loot I dressed like a nctfjleraati, I went to the found ling asylum and managed t...
Mr. Birrell's Ghost Story. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 7 August 1914
Mr. Birreli's Ghost Story. Mr. Birrcll told a ghost story at tho Bristol Press Fund dinner, when responding to tho toast "Literature and Journalism." In referring to a recent speech by Dr. Silvanus Thompson on tho importance-; of science, Mr. Birrell said "I don't, know, my Lord Mayor,, whether you .ever' have bad dreams, but I have.' been haunted over since I wns almost a boy by; the constant repetition of one and the samo dream. "It comes to ino again and agatu. It is this. I dream Ij am walking, about somewhere in some plain or desert, and I suddenly encounter the agitated ghost of Sir Isaac New ton. He approaches me, his oyc9 almost starting out or his head lie tells me who lie is, and how ig norant he is of nil that has. hap pened in the world of- science since he left. ' 'r- ' . ' " 'Now,! tie says, 'I want you ; to tell ine in '. a few words-for 1 have only a charter'of an hour loft-all that has happened to tho race; the progress. How is it ? I know what it wns when I left it...
WEALTH FROM SAWDUST. GAS AND BREAD MADE FROM IT [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 7 August 1914
WEALTH FROM SAWDUST. OAS AND DREAD MADE FROM IT American and Canadian sawmills hav« discovered that the sawdust which they have been perplexed how to rid themselves of as a worthless encumbrance is worth at least X8 per ton. In Baltimore a chomist has perfected a process of extract ing gas from sawdust, adequate enough to supply a city like Ot tawa with light and heat at 5d. per 1,000 feet. This is thought to portend that around the great saw mills, which have beon omptying their dust into tho Ottawa Rivor, a variety of now industries subsist ing on it are likely to grow' up. In Austria, where everything in the shape of fuol is being carefully searched for, sawdust is impreg nated with a mixture of tarry sub stances and heated to the proper temperature ; it is then passed over a plato of iron heated by steam, from which a screw-conveyer takes it to a press, where it is com pressed into briquettes of tho re quired size. Tho press turns out about nineteen overy minute, weigh ing two-f...
CLEARING STUMPS. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 7 August 1914
CLEARING STUMPS. As the years go by, and land be comes more and more-valuable in this country, greater attention will hove to be paid to making every part of a holding capable of yielding the maximum return, and in tho case of old bush land this con only be done by clearing oil tho stumos and fitting the land, where it is level enough, for tbe use of the plough. Blowing out stumps with ex plosives is, of course, no new thing, but the actual experience of a STth Australian fanner may be a guide PS to the methods and approximate cost to those who have had no pre vious experience in the work. "I had," writes a correspondent of tho Adelaide "Observer," "some 230 stumps ' and dead trees removed from the land. Many of them were up to 6ft. in diameter. The work was performed by Mr. E. Thomson of Pnrkside (better known as 'Dyna mite Thomson'), at a total cost of £27, which works out at 2/4 per stump. The time occupied was 34 hours. A considerable expense and ncodless delays were incurred in...
THE DAIRY. THE JERSEY COW. (Extract from an Address by L. P. Bailey, Ohio.) [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 7 August 1914
THE DAIRY. THE JERSEY COW. from an Address by L. P. Bailey, Ohio.) The product* of th» Jersey cow milk, cream, butter and cheese stand, in the markets of the world, for best quality. A11 these havo won more premiums in tho great com petitive shows than all other breeds combined. No name of any other breed is used to decorate the sides j of milk wagons that go through our streets nor the signs on butter and cheese stands. The milk from the average herd of Jersey cows show B per cent, and better of butter-fat, making it tho most economical the consumer can buy. They can take one pint of cream from one gallon 5 . por cent, of milk and tho remainder will be as rich as the whole milk of some other brer-ds. In this way thoy got the very best cream and milk in the same bottlo at the price of milk. No milkman or dealer can work up or even hold customers in any city, where tho people ore acquainted with and can get Jersey milk, with any other except that of the Guernsey. Jersey milk placed i...
PIONEERS OF EMPIRE. IN THE HEART OF AFRICA. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 7 August 1914
PIONEERS OF EMPIRE. IN THE HEART OF AFIUGA. Thero arc few more pathetic part ings in human history than that1 In which tjje white-haired l)r. Liv ingstone said "good-bye" at TJn >a.nyembe one March day in 1872,' to Henry Morton Stanley, the lion hearted young man, who, when the world had thought the bravo ex plorer dead, had fought his way to him, in the heart of Africa, through a thousand perils and hard ships.* In vain did Stanley urge the bro ken and travel-worn man to return with him to Europe where rest and laurels awaited him. Living stone's work, after thirty years in tho dark places of Africa, was still incomplete ; ho had set his heart on wresting from tho Nile the secret of her source; and with unfalter ing courage he said farewell to the last white mau ho was destined to see, and turned his feeble steps again towards his goal. A little more than a year later he was found dead, kneeling by the side of his his bed at Chitambo, leaving to others the completion of the work...
CHAPTER XIV. PAYING THE PRICE OF HER FATHER'S SIN. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 7 August 1914
CHAPTER XIV. PAYING THE PRIOE OF HBtt I FATHER'8 BIN. A couple of weeks elapsed ; then one afternoon Fitzpatrick went up to the Hall and told Hotherington that It was about time his daugh ter was told he wished to marry her. "You can say that I've more money than I fate people the im pression of having - quite a decent little fortune," said the doctor, with a slight Bneer, as he left the room ; | and Josh, who hated to feel that he was in any man's power, felt that he would "like to kill him, but as there was no alternative, he decided to speak to Pat that evening. Accordingly, after dinner, wfien he entered the drawing room, he was glad to find his wife was not there ; but knowing she might return any minute, he told Patricia that lie wished to speak to her in the li brary. j Wondering what he had to say the girl followed bim there, and when her father had shut tfie door, he came and sat down opposite to her, saying, in a voice that was pen tier than usual: "Patricia, I have receiv...
CHAPTER XIII. A CASE OF BARTER. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 7 August 1914
CHAPTER "XIII. A OASE OF BARTER. Joshua Hethcrington sat quite still, looking, with blanched face at the man opposite to him, whose ut terance bad come like an avalanche, bringing, that past, \vhicli had seem ed so far away, so securely buried, back to him, and revealing in all its baldness the crime he had commit* ted. "I know all about the blue dia monds," repeated Fitzpatrick. For a moment longer there was eilcnce, the two men sat and looked at each other, and as he j;azed at his companion Hetherington realised that he was a man whose silence could be bought, and the thought braced him up, so that his voice J never faltered aB he Baid : j "What do you kmow about the blue diamonds ?" I Fitzptotrick looked at him admir | ingly. He admired pluck, and this man was showing it in the face of a great danger. Yes, he was showing pluck and a business capacity. One thing was certain-Mr. Hetheringt9n did not mean to give himself away, and he would have to be careful or he would be outwitted...