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THE LADIES' COLUMN FASHION NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Caulfield and Elsternwick Leader — 10 November 1888
THE" LADIES' COLUM. FASHION NOTES. At the English and French out-door aports of the year the two most remarkable Items are said to have been the parasols and the, hats. Small hate were some time ago the height of fashion, but now their popa larlty Is challenged by the large ones. Gains. boroughe, Directoire hate and that large variety of clhapean? known as "plotnre" hats were almost univeroally worn by young ladles at home race meetings. These "ploture" hats were in pale-coloured maalin, soft silk, white chip, or fancy straw, crowned with flowers-literally erowned, for aloil the trimming was massed on the top of the rather low fist crown Nearly all the brime were prominent, some very prominent, straight outwards, curved upwards, bent up into a point, turned up on one side ani down the other, or indented and flattened close to thecrown at the b,ck, in fact, in any way that individual fancy dictated, Nothing seemed to be too outre. The brims wore often maje of a different coloured str...
The Defence of Corsets. [Newspaper Article] — The Caulfield and Elsternwick Leader — 17 November 1888
The Defence of Corsets. Professor Roy, profsm r of pathology, Cam bridge, and Mr. J. G. Adamij demonstrator in patholog- at the same umnversityt, are boot men.. They read ,a lpper, says a London exchange, before the Bntish, Association; in defence of stays, and naturally attractld. niore attention than lecturers: on subj~ct? more strictly scientitic. They maintain- that the desire for nrust-belts is instinctive, suot has been displayed by all athletes. and persons of whom exertion is require? since thes b rning of history, the "girded?sina" meutiou'iith? Bible being, accordn to Professor Robertso Smith, "tightly const? ted" loins. Such. e strection, moreove?rx ot too severe, tenui to drive the blood, 'it is apt t eolet ' tie much in the abh~.s veins, back to suppl the heart, lungs, eajt brin, where it.o sore required. Moiue, as it ase.s the ntsg. of barbarism, euS*i tea d?mandJ byelts5 s , and the llra wthic are rather healthy thas the reverse. It iiltb observed cAt this argm ment, ...
WIT AND HUMOUR. HOW TO WASH CLOTHES WITHOUT RUBBING! [Newspaper Article] — The Caulfield and Elsternwick Leader — 17 November 1888
WIT AND IHUMOUR. may' a wisi cwnrm wrmove RUBBING ! Take a quaref liar of Genuine Magic Soop, diasblve o ifrbin 12gal. to 15gal. .water '3l ordinary npper) WYhen the water-k boiln thoroughly, put ili tho dirty coth?us (which need not he teeped beforehand) and beoiLfor twenty minutes, 4cktionally stirring the' up with a stick. Th . rinse well twice .im eolia water, and they wirl' be perfectly dean" ?nd white. Be cerefAl to get Genuinue Mea. (tamiped "aheart piered with an arrow"', for it doe not inju5 e the finest clothes or te* de"rs skin, which mmny imitatios do.
CHINESE RESTAURANTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Caulfield and Elsternwick Leader — 17 November 1888
COHTESE: RESTAURANTS. MLr.. Wong Chin Foo, an Americanised Chinaman, and- a well-known journalist of New York, contributes a very interesting article on ' The Chinese in New York' to the August number of the Cosmiopolitan. In speaking- of the gastronomic habits of the habits of the Chinese, der. Wong (the Chinese put the family name first) Says that in their restaurants these people do not generally pay by the dishes ordered, but by the tables or spreads, cadl gr.. A first-class spread in .ludes about forty courses, which it takes two days to finish, and which cost 5bdol. A eeco?ld-elass spread, with twenty-eight colr.se,e csts 4-tdol.' A third-class spread, with eighteen courses, costs 25dol. The che-ipest spread includes eight cJurses, and costs idol. This-is the lowest price for which a nen can order a formal dinner in a first thinese restaurant (of which there are eight in New York City); but then the spread is mnade for any number of people within twelve.. If a person simply wa...
Little Josef Hofmann. [Newspaper Article] — The Caulfield and Elsternwick Leader — 17 November 1888
Little Josef Hofsnann. During thepastfew months, writes the Daily. Nc1w, thepnlie have not heard much of the juvenile pianoforte "prodigy," little Josef Hofmann, who has been staying at Eisenach recruiting his health. It will be recollected that the boy was attacked by a nervous dis order, thin result of late hours and overwork; that his American contiacts were suddenly thrown, up, and his parents resolved. to witllraw him from publiclife until he had own to man's cstate.. The cynics, however, doubted whether tihe boy's retirement would last a twelvemonth, and thoe cynics were right.. Mr. Abbey has just returned to the Umted States, and before he sailed he visited Eisenach, offered very favourable terms, and, as he says, carried off a fresh conutract. Vhether the boy's cure is the result of a summer's rest or the sight of the Almighty Dollar is a question upon which the doctors may disagree. It is probably a little 6f each. But at any rate the. youthful convalescent will sail next m...
SCRAPS. [Newspaper Article] — The Caulfield and Elsternwick Leader — 17 November 1888
SCRA PS. There are 4,000 women in Governmen, employ antWaslnigton. The pearl-fishing season in Ceylon has just closed, and has been an untexpected success, nearly 800,000 rupeesa being realised by the Go verllnent. Tho ingenuity of manufacturers has gene so far that not only is almost everythin now mode out of paper, but paper is now made out of abmost overything. Japan is, par vrefllence, the country of taa tion. The tax-collector is such an unpopul-r personage that there is great ditifculty in gettin people to undertake the distateful datfes. A S wisa watch manufacturer has just in: vented a watch for the blind, on the dial of which the hours are indicated by 12 projetieg pegs, one of which sinks every hour. Lace of very delicate texture was made if Flanders in 1320. Its importatfon into E?. annl was prohibite?iin 1483, but it was used -e_ theCourt system of Eliznbeth1? 'reign: It is said that caterpillars and other peste of trees and shrubbery may be destroyed by hbl- ing the ste...
How a Russian Peasant Paid a Debt. [Newspaper Article] — The Caulfield and Elsternwick Leader — 17 November 1888
Eow a Russian Peasant Paid a Debt.. While Englishmen are discussing whether marriage is a failure or not, the Vienna: correspondent of The Daily Telegraph says tIe. Russian peasant lives quietly at home,. an sells his wife if it pleases him so to dd. This the correspondent illustrates by the following story :--A ussian peasant gave his wife to, a creditor in discharge of a debt he was un able to pay-and the debt was not a very large one. The peasant in question had owea a neighbour for a considemrable time the su?a of thirtyfoubles (about £3 inEngllshmoney). The creditor became tired of waiting;.bsi pressed his claim at a time when the lucklese debtor had nothing in his cash-box.. He offered his wife to the claimant in lieu of the thirty roubles, and the proposal was immediately accepted 1,y the impatient credlitor, who happened to be a widower and willing to try the yoke of married life again. In order to make the compact more legall binding, the wife-vendor sunmuonedi all his frie...
The Age of Wisdom. [Newspaper Article] — The Caulfield and Elsternwick Leader — 17 November 1888
The Age of Wisdom. Ho ! pretty page, with the dimpldd chin, That never has known the barber's shear, All your wish is woman to win, This is the way that boys begin Wait till you come to forty year; Curly gold locks cover foolish brains, Billing and cooigI is all your cheer ; Sighing and smging of midnight strniss, Under fonnybell's window p:anes- Wait till you come to forty year ! ' Fortytimes over let Michaelmas pass. . Grizzling hair the brain doth clear Then you know a boy is an ass, Then you know the worth of a lass, Once you have come to forty year. Pledge we round, I bid ye declare, All good fellows whose beards are grey.. Did not the fairest of the fair Common grow and wearisome ere Ever a month was passed away ? The reddest lips that ever have kissed, The brightest eyes that ever have shoam. May pray and whisper, and swe not list, Or look away, and never he missed, Ere yet ever a month is gone. Gillian's dead, God rest her hier, How I loved her twenty years syne ! Marian's m...
Lethal Acts of Daring. (LAW JOURNAL.) [Newspaper Article] — The Caulfield and Elsternwick Leader — 17 November 1888
Lethal Acts of Daring. (Law Jou"ALt.) In general the law of England does not pre vent a man putting himself in peril of his life if he does not mean o lose it. If, however, he oxercise this right so as to bring about what the law coniders a public nuisance, he exreeds the law. What consitutes a public nuisance is largely a matter of dere. Walking on the high rape at the Crysta l'alhee would dclearly he lawful, asa fall would be an .ecident. A tHA balloon has been enjoined as a nuisance at the suit of neigh botluring lrgmietrr ; but ballooning in free air is Lixiual, aulbjoet oaly to tl" tecnuical trlepas aromsi.ttcd on oecupies of the carth beneath sau ti the actual tawpsni in descending.' Far a rnn in pursuit of pecuniary gain to fall twice a wreek from a psahute in mid-alir from a balluon left empty of ga ehimi l him, conmsti tute, euch a combin?tio of dangir to himself, injury to the adjoiuing, lapulation, end: demoralisation of all,.within eight as woauld amount in law to_o publ...
A GREAT Discovery. [Newspaper Article] — The Caulfield and Elsternwick Leader — 17 November 1888
A Gua&P Dieoor.--' Yes,' said Unole Sambo, 'I'.se bar ' brin food lo' ter itimmlate my mem'r;y an' it's wukin' fost rate.* ' it has worked suficiently for Syou to reme uer, uncle, that you have owed me a mali mm toor aver a ;Fear.' 'Yes, ah dat iwas oeSodedf'lt things I 'menmbeeui andiraj' as I was gwi' away fa' ter pay de moneyI also 'inmembered 'at Iwo._d,' have. nuni I' ter buya" ocodflish with .Da ' beau les..a taek°B, af er SoA
Giving a Novelist a Chance. [Newspaper Article] — The Caulfield and Elsternwick Leader — 17 November 1888
. Giving a Novellst a Chance. Robert Louis Stevenson's voyage on the south seas goes to show some of the possibili ties of American enterprises _ wadays The whole trip was got up by ha cheming brain of a manager of newspaper syndicates. Mr. Stevenson hires the ylcht, well-equipped, thoroughly seaworthy, and supplied with all the modern luxuries, and sails away. on a voyage of interest and novelty. Meanwhile all bills are paid by the .man-who manages ,e newspaper syndicate. When Mr. Steven son returns he will pass over to him the manuscript embodying the novelist's reflee tions and discoveries on the voyage, and the sale of this manuscript in America, England, and Australia will more than reimburse the syndicate manager. Times have changed saie -ilton sent' Paradise Lost' begging among the publishers.-Chicago 27hes.
The Microphone. [Newspaper Article] — The Caulfield and Elsternwick Leader — 17 November 1888
The Microphone. Thre application of thoe microphone to milijry .tactics ha? been on trial for some time atMiontaubas, -France. The originator of the idcris Lieixtenan.t Denbordi-au, of the 132nd Regiment of Tcritorial Infantry. The adaption of the instrument has proved most valuable for the purposes of reconnoitering, by giving an automatic warning of the passageo. of troops along a probable line of march at a distance of many miles. The contrivance consists essentially of a iounding plate, which is buried in the soil underneath an expected route of the" enemy, and an electric wire which connects it with an ordinary, microphone at headquarters. So delicate were the sounds which were emitted that the differenoce between a foot and a horse regiment could be easily detected, and an approximate idea could be obtained of the numbers of the advancing host. Genmals Vinceon and De Souls, with their staff, were present at the experiments, and they were so much impressed with the practical ut...
A Baccarat Party Surprised. [Newspaper Article] — The Caulfield and Elsternwick Leader — 17 November 1888
.A Daccarat.Party Surprised; A mysterious incident occurred a short while ago at a party given in Paris. The host and hostess-foreigners who had been mixing for some time in' good society' there having returned from the seaside, sent out invitations to all their friends who happened to be in Paris. About 1 o'clock in the morn ing, as abriqk game of ' baccarat' was being played-the stakes on table amounting to no lee i?um t. han £2,.000-a ' grave d anrc everenL slgnlor, "wearing- a""rtol.--...'., suddenldy appeared on the festive scene, with two persons of policeman-like aspect, and ' in the name of the law' proceeded to seize the money, politely requesting the guests at the same time to favour him with tkeir names. Tha host protested; the sanctity oT his abode was being violated; his guests had a perfect right to play under his roof! The magis trate, however, turned a deaf ear to his argu ments, and after drawing up a report departed with the stakes in his pocket. One of the guests,...
'The Wise Men of the East.' A PICTURE. [Newspaper Article] — The Caulfield and Elsternwick Leader — 17 November 1888
'The Wise Men of the East.' A Pecrurir. From out the golden doors of dawn The wise men came, of wondrous thought, Who knew the sturs. From far upon The fabled East they bending brought Their Orient gift of gems unwrought and rolled In lutique shapes of ivory and gold. Their sweets of flower-fields, their sweet Distillments of most dreadful leaves They laid, low bending at His feet, As rcapers bend upon their sheaves, As strong-armed reaper. bending clamorous To give their gathered full sheaves kneeling thus. And knoelngh thusey sake of when 'rod walked his g rdecas fragrant sod? Nor yet had hid hii ue from men; Nor yet had nitu forgotten God. They spuke; but Mary kept her thought A hd nt' ponderod thes thIngs in her They spoe, in aw tong; they lid Theis heagsy togethcr drew Some stine. scroll breathless forth, then made ,ots speech as urh- wise men knew ; 'Thir high, red camel on the hug?e mils set Outstanding, like some night-hewn silhouette.
THE KEPLER EXTRACT OF MALT. [Newspaper Article] — The Caulfield and Elsternwick Leader — 17 November 1888
THE KEPLER EXTRACT OF MALT. The uses of bailey in medicine havse .beest known for 2,000 years. Long before the Christian era'it was the custom to make barley into a ptia,'"and thus administer it: IIts a grn richly abundant in.the powerful princi ples that build uptisues and.imnprt strength. From barley is obtained malt, which is an in valuable food. In manufacturing beer, the malteter allows.fermentation to chaige the im portent food prinoiples of the barley into alcohol and carbonic acid. Thus for invalids, beer is of little worth, and often an injury; many malt extracts are made in the same way ae beer, and should therefore be discarded. On the other hand, a good malt extract contains all the nutritive elements of the flnest barley in a concentrated, preservable state, ever ready for mmedliate assimilation. The Kepler Malt Extract contains all these principals-diastase, phosphates, albumenoids, maltose, dextrins and The diastase in Malt Extract is a valuable digestive, and prevent...
LADIES' COLUMN. WEAR AND TEAR. [Newspaper Article] — The Caulfield and Elsternwick Leader — 17 November 1888
IIADIES' COLUMN. By ' VIVA.' WEAR AD TEAR. The words "wear and tear," says a writer in lse--Queen, conjure up in the housewife's ._Ma_ dismal thoughts connected" with every .4partm ent of her household arrangements, as -rdl" sa in the wardrobes of her family; but .at thi time of the year more particularly in -rageCt to the lighter portions of furniture and .decorations in rooms. After the process of "spring cleaning" complete, one is apt to look aghast at the shabbiness of things which, beforo .their removal for cleaning purposes, have perlhaps l&-t fondly imagined to be "as good as new." The shmabiness of larger por tions of furniture-such as carpets, curtains, etc.- s only too apparent at all times, and one orowse very .well the weak places, and quite ireoogaises the fact that all must be replaced; bat with all the lighter daperies with which we :awb.hang our rooms, and drawingrooms in par icalar, their shabbiness come upon us by sur priso. Probably they are nearly new, an...
COURTSHIP IN KAFFRISTAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Caulfield and Elsternwick Leader — 17 November 1888
COURTSHIP II KALFFRISTAN. The following"s an account of the custom of 'courtship among the remote tribes of Kafiristans :- A Kafir, having fixed his affections upon ??ote female, acquaints his parents with his Intiitions. They apply to the parents of the girl, and if the latter do not consent to the anion, a fight is inevitable. If the parties agree, the next proceeding is to appoint two expert female negotiators, who, by strata gems, gain access to the house with the object of broaching the subject to theoyoung la . The lady ambassadors carefully avoid any sudden or abrupt mention of the awful aubject of their mission, but launch out in praises of the gentleman who seeks her hand. They speak of his possessions, his courage, and other accomplishments. The girl, pro tending to be affronted even at these remote hints, grows refactory and runs away, tearing the ringlets of her hair as she retires; while the fenmle ainbLssadlrs, having got the consent of the parents, drag her from her c...
BRIGHTON POLICE COURT. Friday, November 16. Before Mr. Wilson J.P. PLAYING AN UNLAWFUL GAME. [Newspaper Article] — The Caulfield and Elsternwick Leader — 17 November 1888
BRIGHTON POLICE COURT....... Friday, November 16. , Before Mr. Wilson J.P. PLAYTINGO AN UNLAWFUL GAME. .1 Geo. Clarkson charged by Constable -Holland wiiia playingS' afriunlawful gname at the Elsternwick racecourse, pleading guilty was fined £2ori7 days. FURIOUS DRIVING.` ], T. Russell charged by Constable .Paterson with :furious driving onthe 9thinst.at...th li.J3BrightonABeach. amongst a crowd-of holiday seekers; was cautioned and'fined £2 or 7 days. INEBRIATES. . Edward Lancaster alias Fox for be ing 'drunkand disorderly, and who wivs styled by Constable Holland-.as:.the worst case he had ever heard of in Brighton. A foreigner named E!..` m ahicham for being drunk whilst in chaige of a horse, was fined' 6ks: aind John Cairns, who Sergeant Ryan said had been sent to a lunatic asylum had the charge against him dismissed.:.? . STRAY CATTLE. Messrs. W. H. Grimbley:'andr:.J Backman for allowing -their cattle to stray on the public streets, were fined respectively 10s. and 5s. with 19s...
SOME OLD NEWSPAPERS [Newspaper Article] — The Caulfield and Elsternwick Leader — 17 November 1888
* OMir OLD .EWSPAPERS - The very smallest newspaper in the world is undoubtedly El Telegrammo, a journal which is published weekly pt Guadalajara in Mexico. ThV diminutive paper has four pages; each page is only 5in. in length, and 3n. in breadth, and contains three columns of condensed news from all parts of the world. Underneath the title is printed the motto of the little journal: 'Little straw and much wheat.' The northernmost aper in the world is the Nordkaben, printe aid published in Ham merfest. Another paper published in high latitudes is the illustrated Esquimaux paper, Aluagaglintit, edited by the Esquimaux printer and poet, L. Moller. It is published at Godthaab, a Danish colonyon the west coast of Greenland, 64deg. N. latitude. The enterprising editor joined the expedition of Nordenskjold for the explora tion of Greenland in order to be able to supply his journal with illustrated reports of the journey. SAmong curious newspapers must be reckoned several published in the ...