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TYPES OF TORPEDOES. [Newspaper Article] — The Mirror of Australia — 6 November 1915
TYPES OF TORPEDOES. (By an Officer of the Australian, Navy.) What Is a torpedo? The great majority of people have never seen one, bo I will explain in some detail. There arc many classes and types, of torpedoes, but sufficient fur our purpose if we take the elghtecn-inch Whltebead. There are lii use in the British navy, In three sizes Kin., 18ln., .and 21 In. (theso sizes refer 'only to the torpedo's diameter). The for ; mer la only used now for dropping gear In picket boats and other small boats Adjusting a torpedo for range and depth. adapted for running into shallow waters and firing a torpedo simply by dropping it over the- side from a pair of specially fitted miniature davito. Tho two latter arc tho sizes In common use In siibmar inos, destroyers, arid wurships of all de scriptions. ?'..'.. v, '? Tho torpedo outwardly resembles In, sjiapo a steel, cignr some eighteen feet long. ''It Is divided into four compart ments; the buoyancy ehumber at the tall, which .contains thu gyrosc...
GENERAL NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Mirror of Australia — 6 November 1915
GENERAL NOTE8. The Queensland Turf Club will com mence the Bpring meeting to-day, when tho Derby will be decided. Roseacro or Irish Colleen may win. The Queensland Cup will be run on Wednesday, and a big field Is listed for IC. Common Law, Brown Owl, or Poaching may fill the places. A * A The running in the two Derbies this season was almost exaetly paralleled by the race in l'Jll. In that year Jacamar was the pubic fancy forthoA.J.C. Derby, and when Cisco beat him all sorts of apologies were made on his behalf. 'Wait for the V.R.C. Derby,' said the know-alls, 'and you'll see the tables turned.' When the Flemlngton event came to bo run Wil ari beat tho pair. ? ? ? The last has been seen on the track of Mountain Knight, who broke his shoulder soon after the start of the Melbourne Cup, ana In falling brought down St. Carwyne and Marculfus. He is a four-year-old hrown horse, by Mountain King, from La Vellle, and, although not quite a champion, proved himself undoubtedly a good horse. A...
ROSEHILL RACES. [Newspaper Article] — The Mirror of Australia — 6 November 1915
RO8EHILL RACE6. There will be racing at Roschill this afternoon,, and, as local racing has been comparatively quiet during the week, there is sure to be a big muBter at the popular Parramatta course. Among those who should run well In their respective engage ments are the following: — Granville Stakes. — Lady C Jar It or Petrll lla, Dundaa Handicap. — Lord Malt or Three Star. Nursery Stakes.— Obvious or MIgandra. Maiden Handicap. — Qulnn'a Post or Lady Millie Rosehlll Handicap.— Wombah or Melllla. Club Handicap.— Leal or Grail.
DEATH OF GERVY8 R. HAZLITT, B.A. [Newspaper Article] — The Mirror of Australia — 6 November 1915
DEATH OF GERVYS R. HAZLITT, B.A. Last week we announced the .death of Dr. W. G. Grace, tho greatest cricketer of all time, from heart failure. This week wo have to report that Mr. Gervys R. Hazlltt, housemaster at The King's School, Parra matta, dieU of heart failure, supervening an attack of bronchial-pneumonia. The. deceased was a son of tho veteran actor. Mr. G. R. ('Jerry') Hazlltt was'a famous cricketer. Hiving played first for Victoria (1905-6—1910-11), and then for New South Wales. Ho also represented Australia against England and South Africa, and ' met with some success. In his last test match (against England) he (had tbo re markable figures of 21.4 overs 8 maidens 25 runs nnel 7 wickets In tho Hccond In ninsc He played In six matches against England, and in his first, In December, 1S07, he (34 not out) and Albert Cotter (33 not out) made a great stand for the ninth wicket, which won the match. Mr. Hazlitt was selected as a member of tho Australian team to- tour South Afri...
CRICKET. The Grade Matches. [Newspaper Article] — The Mirror of Australia — 6 November 1915
CRICKET. The Grade Matches; So for this, season the first grade matches have proved particularly interest ing, by reason of the fact that so many of the colts are 'making good.' The third round commenced on Saturday last in cool weather, and on splendid wickets, of which the -batsmen took advantage. Youthful 'Varsity Team. At the Sydney Cricket Ground the youth ful University teiim — nine of the players aro first-year students — gavo North Syd ney bowlers a troublous time by hitting up '321 In about 3J hours. L. Best DO, Stark 57, B. W. .Riley 48, B. M, Rlley 40, and McDonald 35, nil shaped well, though the fieldsmen treated ' them leniently. North have never fielded so badly. The Rlleys nro twins, and are ex-King's School boys. The brothers mado a very service able stand. ? ? ? A Prolific Century-maker. . Warren Bardsley is one of the most consistent batsmen in tho world. Ever since he made a century In his first match against an English team (A. O, Jones's, In 1907-8) he has gone ...
BOXING. Breakers of Contracts. [Newspaper Article] — The Mirror of Australia — 6 November 1915
BOXING. Breakers of Contracts. Sydney Stadium, Ltd., should take dras tic steps regarding boxers who do not conform to the conditions set out in their contract. A few weeks ago Harry Reeve (of England) was billed to meet Fritz Holland, and had to weigh not more than 12« t. He entered the ring weighing 12st. 81b. (Holland mads list. 21b.). Last Saturday night Red Watson (America) had to meet Fernand Qucndreux (France) at lOst. 41b., but he could not do less than list 21b. The result was that the man agement was flouted, and tho public dis appointed, as the men did not meet. In cases where It is doubtful that a boxer can make a certain poundage, It would not be out of place If the Stadium man- , agement were to have periodical weighings j during the man's preparation. This is only fair to tho opponent and tho public, j and would make the path of the Stadium ' management easier. Tho writer saw Red Watson give hts training exhibition on tho previous Wednesday, and he then looked like a ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mirror of Australia — 6 November 1915
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Commence our Great New Serial Story To-Day. The Story of & V.C. IN LOVE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. SYNOPSIS OF OPENING CHAPTERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mirror of Australia — 6 November 1915
Commence our Great New Serial Story To-Day. The. Story of a V.C. [?] By Clara Hay Hamilton. ? 4 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. SYNOPSIS OT OPENING CHAPTERS. Sir John Aclair, baronet and man about town, is in luvu with Peggy Hardeastle, a young una beautiful girl. Peter Howard, a young sculptor, who la a close friend of Adah's, is ulso in los-e with Peggy. Owing to Sir John's manner, Peggy de cides that he is only amusing himself with her, anil she receives him with cold friendliness. When .war Urealca out Peter Is one of the first to volunteer. He urges Peggy to marry him before he j leaves for the fighting line, nnd she con (-cntB to bear Ills nniuu on condition that i they are married on the day he soils. The mnrrintzo takes place and Peter j ' leaves for Plunders. Peggy goes to Bel I slum -with her parents to assist in Red I Cross work, iiml while there nurses Adalr V who has been wounded while fighting 1 ?with the Begums*. In the surprise of the ^ meeting Peggy fuigets that she in Peter's...
A FASHION LETTER FROM LONDON. LONDON, August 30, 1916. [Newspaper Article] — The Mirror of Australia — 6 November 1915
A FASHION LETTER FROM LONDON (By RITA MACKENNAL). LONDON, August 30.'10'16. Dear Betty,— , , I must confess I'm beginning (it last to get a tired end-of-the-season kind of fool ing, and London, too, Is' getting an Augusty appearance— the roads and shut ters aro up In many places; yet at tlio same (Ime, there is still a lot going on, and all sorts of smart people remain In town, who have never dreamt of doing such a thing before In August. Poucette her neck in the new fashions, and that she's dying to tell me all about them. Skirts, she says, aro amazingly short — but what Is missing in skirt length 1b mado up for by the flaro of the coats. As. regards collars, Poucette merely says, 'Prepare to suffer agonies,' which t Bup pose means collars of the highest! I think I told you in one of my letters that I »'i/i lirtml rumors of tho return of the crinoline; well, I have seen one walking down Bond-street — all frills and striped Dress of pale green t-pottcd taffeta and nlnon. silk, and w...