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Things Science Cannot Explain. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 14 August 1914
Things Science Cannot Explain. > How sunlight turns gropes Into sugar. Why tho sap of trees is not frozen in winter. / I Why it is, that many microbes can bo boiled and still live. How a bat can see to catch mos quitoes on a pitch dark night. By \Vhat sense a pigeon finds its wny homo from a great distance. How tho pain of a cut is carried by the nerves from tho finger-tip to tiio brain. How seeds sown in tho autumn re sist tho frosts of winter and gcr minuto as soon as spring, comes. How a chicken ten seconds after coming out of its egg knows t how to balance itself on its feet, run about, and peck-food. How it is that, if the earth is as old ns wo have every reason to be lieve,the radium in it has not yet given off all its onergy, but sooms to bo discharging just as much as it ever gave.
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) THE MESHES OF FATE. OR, THE CURSE OF THE BLUE DIAMONDS. PART 8. CHAPTER XIV.—(Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 14 August 1914
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) MESHES ¥":ATE. THE CURSE OF THE BLUB DIAMONDS. By Hedley Richards, Author of "Th« Mine Master's Heir," "Tims, the Avenger," etc.,' etc. PART B. CHAPTER XIV.-(Continued.) Looking at hor, Joshua Hothoring ton. realised that his wife and his daughter were two different types of women. His wifo could bo coerced, but Patiiola has his firmness of will and resolution. "Then you shall hear ; but remem ber what I have to say can bo plea Bant to neither you nor mo, and I forbid you ovor to reveal it to your mother." "Very woll, father, I will do as you wish in that." Joshua Hetberington got up and walked quickly across the room, then he came back and stood facing this guileless girl, who, if Bho had not thought him a very loving father, had respected him. Perhaps she had thought him hard with his work people, but he know that she regard ed him as one incapable of such wrongdoing as he was about to con fess. "Patricia," he said, and his voice was honrse with emotion, "ye...
An Easily-made Washstand Substitute. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 14 August 1914
An Easily-made Wash stand Substitute. Our first illustration gives an adequato idea . o'f a contrivance which may take the place of n washstand, when it is not expedient for various reasons to At a room with this article of furniture. As the sketch shows, it consists of a shelf with a rounded front fixed into A corner at a suitable height from the floor. Two pieces of hoard nniled above it form a backing, partly to add. to the ap pearance of the fitment, partly to prevent splashing of the wall. Drap ery may be added as a frill. The shelf may bo enamelled or be covered with oilcloth';or other ma terial. . ' As the fitment has to hold^ a heavy weight it must be strong. It is, therefore, necessary that its attuchment to the walls should be rather more secure than , nails dri ven into tho plaster alone can bring about. Fortunately it is not dim cult tp gain -this end.' The supports of the sheV may* he produced first. Two arc. required, one 1ft. Gin. long, 2in. wide, and Jin. thick, and ...
The Pope's Sisters. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 14 August 1914
The Pope's Sisters. It is now moro than a year since tho death of tho eldest stater of ; Pope Pius X., who, with her two younger Bisters and their niece, GUda Carolin, lived in n humblo apartment 1 in tho Piazza Rustlcucci, closo to the ! vast mass of the Vatican Palace. The sisters of tho Pope are char I acteristlc and^ interesting figures, j who, notwithstanding tho exalted ! position of their brother, remain in S the Eternal City as simple and un I pretending as in their early days at Hleso. Like most women of their class, they never woar hats out of doors, and when they go to church drape a piece of black lace over their heads in Venetian fashion. Unable to read or write at all fluently, liko many of their type in Jtalj', thoy are extremely shrewd and hill of good common sense, and aro most notable housewives, whose only rogret is that since thoir illustrious brother has been installed in tho Vatican they can no longer seo after his creature com forts as they did through all tho...
The Miner's Rat. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 14 August 1914
The Miner's Rat, During a recent inquiry into an* accident on one- of-the Hand mines, an old miner giving evidence .was. nskcd : "You refused to work at this place ; why ?. Did you notice any thing wrong ?'V He roplied : " No, air, but I knew the .ground must he , bad ; the rats were all leaving it.' I&cept among miners, few people on tho Hand appreclnte the old sai lors' belief that "ruts desert a sink- > ing ship" is just as strongly held by old miners. Spoken to ' a ' fe&lt;vt days ago, one miner said : " All old miners know that rats will never stay where there is caving 'ground; . Old miners will always tell you that, whether they come from England, Australia, or America. When ' an old miner notices that the rats nrc going, he always tries to find out* what is wrong. !£? he can't, he generally has * enough senso to got out himself." Hats are to be found in very, large numbers in all old workings on the Jleef; t their forbears probably - u'ent below originally...
NAVAL PRIZE-MONEY. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 14 August 1914
NAVAL PRIZE-MONEY. Dating back to tho earliest years of Britain's supremacy at sou, tho custom of allowing naval prize money-which it is proposed shall now ba abolished-rccalls some in i teresting facts about tho days when pri o monoy was a gront induce | ment to recruiting for tho Floet. "Jack Tar" has shared in littlo [ prize money since the days of Nel 1 son, except when he has been on gnged in tho enpturo of slavers oil tho east and west coasts of Africa. In the days when wo sailed the Spanish Main, however, considerable fortunes wero sccuretl in tho way of loot by officers and men. The biggest haul of prizo money on_. record, having regard to tho indi \idual shares, occurred in 1701, when tho British frigates Actaeon and Favourito captured a Spanish galleon. On dividing >p tho loot tho shares worked out as follows: Captains, £65,000 ; lieutenants, £13,000 ; warrant omcora, £4,330; petty, officers, £1,800; and senmon and marines, £485. Another instanco of tho capture of treas...
How to Lock a Screw. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 21 August 1914
I How to . Lock a Screw. 1 1 When a screw once works loose I-from a door hinge it is a very difficult" task to get the screw to hold firmly again in the same holo. The accompanying illustration de picts a method of locking the screw so that it makes it impossi ble for it to work loose. First file a. hole in the door-hinge as in sketch A. Then fasten the screw in, and drive a small brad or wire nail through the side of the screw in the hole, as in sketch B." 'Adopt this idea, and you will be surprised at the result.
Wonderful Chinese Hens. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 21 August 1914
Wonderful Chinese Hens. It may bo of interest to brooders and. egg farmers, reports Mr. A. U. Williamson, a Consul in ' China, to know that eggs weighing over four ounces arc produced by an ordi nary hen of no particular breed, fed on corn and kept in a confined enclosure. This, howovor, is not a daily performance. The fowl re ferred to is a black hen, of no particular breed, but resembling a Langshan. She lays an egg weigh ing four oiinccs or over at least ©very third day for about a week or ten days during which no eggs aro laid. The smaller eggs avcrago six to tho pound. Tho shell is brown, with a circle of dark spots near ono end. Other hens bought in the market average six eggs to the pound, with whito or brown eggs,* thcro being no standard, of course. What theso hens could do if fed and cared for scientifically cannot bo* told, but they should bo wonders. It is common to buy from Chi neso eggs that will average six to i tho pound, though smaller ones aro also plentiful, but t...
STONE AGE CEMETERY. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 21 August 1914
STONE ARID CEMETERY. An important discovery is an nounced in tho shape . of a burial place of tho Stono Age which has just been found by Professor Dall Osso, of Ancona, in the Vallc ' Vi bnita, in the Abruzzi, . Central Italy. The bo'dies are not Buried, but are all laid in small cabins containing from two to eight each, and are ranged on both sides of these little huts on low platforms sloping to wards the centre. With one excep tion the bodies all rest on one side with the knees drawn up, and it is assumed that the dead were placed in this position to give them the attitude of prayer in their death chamber, for it has been establish ed that the custom of praying on ono's knees was already in exist enco in the Stone Age in Egypt. "Mother," said little Mabel, " do missionaries go to heaven?" "Why, of course, dear," her'mother replied. "Do cannibals ?" "No, I am . a/raid they don't." "But, mother," the little girl in sisted, "if a cannibal eats a mis sionary, he'H have to go, won't h...
Electric Clothes. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 21 August 1914
Electric Clothes. Wo may soon hope to see on tho market apparel which includes an electric apparatus for warming tho body of the person who wears it. Some time ago Br. Carmichel, pro fessor of physics at the University of Toulouse, in Franco, hit upon tho idea of inventing" electric clothes in an effort to devise a cure for rheumatism. The garments which he designee}, however, while theo retically all right, were in many ways entirely impracticable to wear. For one thing, tho wiring made them too heavy and altogether too stiff to allow any freedom of move ment, and quickly wore through the cloth. Furthermore, after tho fabric had been wet a few times, the heating apparatus rusted and was ruined. Ultimately, however, . another French scientist. Professor JTcrr gott, of Belfort, took up tho ex periments, and it is 'said has at last succeeded in producing suits mndo from electrically-wired fabric which meets all practical tests. In tho suits made by Professor ITerrgott the wiring is wo...
Gained Most by War. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 21 August 1914
Gained Most by War. Comparing her position among nations then anrl now, Russia has gained most by war during the last fivo hundred years. At that time she was an insignificant stnto in the midst of warring tribes. and threatened with extinction by more powerful and better organised neigh-, bours. Moscow was the centre from which the Slavonic Empire has boen built up. Early in the x5th century Vassal! * conquered Rostov, and Mu rom laid claim to Novgorod. Ivan the Groat, whoso long reign extend ed into the next century, subdued tho city and its colonies and freed his country from tho suzerainty of the Tartnr. Tho succeeding reign witnessed a protracted war with Lithuania, tho annexation of three groat provinces, and the subversion of the Inst of the ancient Slavonic Republics. Ivnn the Terrible opened tho way to Si beria and tho North, but tho con vulsions that followed his death threatened to destroy the new-born Russian nation. Then came rotor tho Great. Ho gave Russia a footing on...
Using Insulting Words [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 21 August 1914
Using Insulting' "Words' t ? . ? I A charge of using insulting wui\iy on the Caulfield racecourse, urefi-r'ed against A Vockler by tha Vici'ir:3ii Amateur Turf Club, attracted a large" attendance to the Caulfield court 011.' Friday.; ; Afr Williams appeared isr the V.A.'i'.C.. and Vockler, .who pleadeci not guilty, was-defended'by - Mr Doria. . i JohhVGargurevitch. assistant sic rk-J I^JicneiS^A. 1 .C', : fiavV^fontTal"! evidence that a race meeting was hc-d j on the course on 1st August,arid pro duced the Crown grant and licence under the Police Ounces Act per mitting the meeting to be held. . To Mr Doria, he said he belisved Lady Moolton was brought back liom the starting gate in the first race, and was dealt*with bv the stewards. ? Constable M'Pherson said he was on duty at Caulfield racecourse on ist-j August. He was in the paddock just - before the last race. Mr Ellis, on; of the stipendiary stewards,-was Ul'u.-g to Mr Conilelly, Defendant was ihr-e also. Witness heard him call...
WHY A MAN'S BRAIN IS BETTER THAN AN ANIMALS. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 21 August 1914
WHY A MAN'S IRAIN IS BETTER THIN AN ANIMAL S. Within tho eurfacc four different statioi activity nro well km wn. They all look nliko under the (litter essentially ^ro i other parts of tho upper brain ii anatomatical strncturo. It is th extraordinary development ol thes( stations, or centres, which distirguishes tho hu for the brain mental nicroscope, but man brain from that They are cnllori it tres, or "centres of of animals tellectual cen issociation," be cause they concentrate the activi ties of the organs of senso with higher units. Tho intellectual centres nro con nected by numerous systems of very fino fibres. These centrcs differ from the centres of sight, hearing, smell, touch, etc. Tho latter cen tres recoivo tho perceptions which I Diagram Showing the Four Chief Association Centres of the H umarf 1 Brain: (A) The Auditory Centre; (V) The Visual; (W) The Writ .ing; and (E) That for Speeches j aro convoycd to tho brain by the ' external organ sense, for instanco you pass a co...
Municipal Elections. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 21 August 1914
Municipal Elections. . The annual municipal elections-^ ; will, be held on Thursday next, . i'7ln inst. I Only one contest is taking place - in both Malvern and Gnu 1 field, and, i rt.;.-.i-.-.:>ble to rotate, it is in thw iwrti. In each municipality. hi : . '.V. VV. R. Thomson . has. ? t\yo uppjncnls, in 'Mr.. Sidnejr ; Lloyd, who opposed Cr. Lcwis last ?year, and Mr. James .D. Evans. In ! Caulfiejd Cr* . Wm. Fiske is beingr ' opposed by Mr; j. H. Kroner. Con ! siderablcinterest is being taken 'ns 1 the contest, and a record poll is an ; tic'^pated. , I MALVERN ' Cr. Thomson has a larrre and in fluential committee working to se j cure his'return,-.who feel confident , I hat lie will come out on top. j MrJ Lloyd and his enthusiastic I committee are making an cxliaus- , . I've canvass of the ward, and from jpioniiscs of support received, thejr are sanguine of success. Mr. Lloyd addressed a large number ol rate payers, in Edjjar-strcct,'on Satur day night, and was well received. Hi...
Speeds for Turning Unusual Materials. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 21 August 1914
Speeds for Turning Un usual Materials. The "Practical Engineer" gives the following information on turning unusual materials : Slate, on ac count of its peculiarly stratified formation, is rather difficult to turn, but if handled carefully, can be machined in an ordinary* lathe. The cutting speed should bo" about the same as for cast iron. A sheet of fibre or pressed paper Bhould be interposed between the chuck or steadyrest jaws and tho slate, * to protect tho latter. State rolls must not bo centred and run on tho tail-stock. A satisfactory method of supporting a slate roll having journals at the ends is to bore a piece of lignum vitao to receive the turned end of tho roll, and cen tro it for tho tail-stock spindle. Rubber can be turned at a peri pheral speed of 200 feet per mi nute, although it is much easier to grind it with an abrasive wheel that is porous and soft. For cut ting a rubber roll in two, the or dinary parting tool should not be used, but a tool shaped like a knife; ...
The Indian Fakir and his Robes. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 21 August 1914
The Indian Fakir and his Robes. Tho marvellous stories related of East Indian jugglery aro without foundation in /net, being in reality the tales of travellers exaggerated in the cotirso of constant repetition. Tho fakir's tricks aro, as a rule, of the most primitive order, and often clumsily performed. The cob ra snake trick has always been most puzzling to travellers ; but its pcrformanco and solution aro easily explained. A party of jugglers, naked with the exception of clouts about their loins, appear in tho open market place. After a scries of incanta tory sounds, a cobra is produced and tortured into seeming frenzy, until tho bystanders, with bated breath, watch tho proceedings, fear ful lest some ono of tho dancing, howling jugglers 'may meet his death from tho fangs of tho maddened rep tile. Suddenly, beforo tho gazo of overy one, the cobra disappears as though "vanished into thin air," and tho i jugglers appear as disconcerted- at tho disappearance as the specta tors. No tr...
"MOVIES " AS A LIFE-SAVER. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 21 August 1914
MOVIES " AS A LIFE-SAVER.' Motion pictures seem destined to j have a repressing influence on reck lessness and crime. 'Professor Mun sterberg's invention-the cinemato graph nervo test for chauffeurs, pilots, and other men in charge of passenger and traffic conveyances places the candidate in u motor car in a dark room before a mov ing picture. A child in the picture darts before them ; a pair-horse van dashes directly towards him ; a heap of rock suddenly appears. In every case the would-be chauffeur, must act immediately ; his steadiness or unsteadiness of nerve is plainly re vealed. Jt should be remembered that such a test is as realistic as life itself ; so real was the dog in a recent picture experiment, > that a dog in the house dashed at it and tore , the screen to pieces. *
Caulfield Racecourse [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 21 August 1914
Gau'&oiu. Baceoourse At ;i meeting of the Caullield Progress 'Association, held last week, t'*.e .. following.-.-resolution ivai adopted:: "That this meeting is? of opinion that the action of the trustees, in allowing the public recreation re serve, public park and - racecourse to be monopolised -entirely ior rac ing purposes, is contrary to the spirit and conditions of the grant. "That representations be made to the Minister of Lands regarding the- unsatisfactory , condition of the reserve; as a public park and public, recreation; reserve, having, in mind the fact that ; during the .last live - jtars an amount of :no,-less -than >£2400 .has*been'spent -o.i it. ? . ; ..v-i-'-That: the ; Minister- of' Lands. ber ;asked- to: increase, the number of the,, trustees, by. the election of three public-spirited cil izens who 'reside in the: immediate vicinity, of the re serve, and know its requirements, such ? .representatives to be Albert lBisIipp, ; I-I.'; S. Wood and S. Jones....