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What Mona Lisa Theft Teaches. FINGER-PRINT SYSTEM FLAW. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 6 November 1914
What IMona Lisa Theft Teaches. FINGER-PRINT SYSTEM FLAW. The unexpected. discovery of "La Joconde," or "Mona Llsa,"y tho famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci, to light a serious defect in tho HertiUon system. For as soon as the thief confessed and his name was known his record was looked up in the archives of tho French police, and tho disconcerting fact that his finger prints had been in their possession sinco February 9th, 1000, was disclosed. And imme diately after tho theft of the "Mona Lisa/' the print of a thumb was found upon its. frame, a print that turns out now to bo identical with that of tho . thief's-Vincenzo Peru gia-left thumb, which has been on filo at police headquarters for' fiVo years. Now, tho sole valuo of tho finger print to the polico is its ability to point out to thorn tho criminal. Why, then, ~a3ks tho French public, did the finger print system fail so lamentably in this case ? Enlargement of Perugia's Loft Tnumb Print, taken in 1909. The finger prints oil ...
The Right to Die. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 6 November 1914
The Right to Die. 1 . Mrs. William .Squier, of Atco, New Jersey, who was doomed to dio by her doctors just one year ago, is now cured, and has left her bed, where for many months she had luin a helpless cripple, suffering continuously from an intestinal tumour. Her caso ,has excited world wide interest, because. Mrs. Squier, regarding her caso as hopeless, ap pealed to the Legislature for a law permitting euthanasia for herself and other victims, equally unfortu nate, who has been "pronounced in curable." ' The controversy raised by Mrs. Sqnier's plea for the right to dio continued throughout the summer months,, the tu'o sides apparently being about equally divided "When an .animal suffers hopelessly wo put it out of its misery," 'wrote Mrs. Squier, "but wo allow human bo ings. to remain in agony when there is no hope for them." On2 of the leading surgeons in New York heard of a woman's ' suffering and her unusual appeal, and took interest in her case. He disputed the verdict of her...
What Killed Them. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 6 November 1914
What Killed Them. Hundreds of years ago in a loft in the old Tabard Inn, in South warlc, a cat was killed mysterious ly just as she caught and was slaying two rats. One she had in her jaws, the other she was pinning down With her foot. How death came is hot known, but it came ..in such a form that cat and rats aliko were mummi fied. For centuries the group stood in the same position under the raf ters, hidden from sight. Tho pas sago of time made no difference to their state, and when tho old inn wns pulled down they were at last discovered. This cat and her victims are now in a glass case in the offices of Mr. W. Lc May, tho hop factor, in Southwark. The cat is still holding the rats, and their skins were still intact. Tho rat which is held in the cat's jaws has its mouth open just as it had when it started to squeal before death overtook them all.
Training Wild Animals. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 6 November 1914
Training Wild Animals. When they arc not performing on the stage under tho eyes of their trainer, wild animals are always under observation. Day and night an attendant is stationed near tho .ages, and so long as they know ho is there tho animals arc happy and contented. Lot him, however, go away forUialf an hour and thoy liecomc restless. The cages used for travelling are, in general, small affairs, each pro viding just room enough for one animal to sprawl at full longth and in comfort. Then there is an exercise cage, in which they tako turns to loll, whiJo the big perform ing cago is set up ovcry day to let them run about and get some renl exercise. Generally, however, thoy prefer to sleep and doso in quiet. Of course, tho cages are kept scru pulously clean. The false floors ore removed sevoral times every day, and scrubbed and scalded. The glossy coats of tho animals oro brushed 'down and toileted every "day. They are fed on raw beef, newly killed and warm.1 On un average, each an...
The Diplomat. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 6 November 1914
The Diplomat. Trooper Gullem, of the erack cavalry corps, was standing at tho corner of the garrison rendezvous, when a pair of soft little bands covered his eyes and a sweet voice commanded, "Guess who it is ?" Nothing very dreadful for the trooper in this, you think, but thon perhaps you do not know ,a sol dier's proverbial tact, end, inciden tally, it may be news to you that the trooper had several sweet hearts, and, for tho lifo of him, he could not decide whoso voice It was, which made it a very em barrassing: situation for him, A wrong guess would lead to complications too awful to con template, but suddenly a bright in spiration seized him, and he ex claimod, "Why, it's Just the dearest sweetest littlo girl in the wholo garrison !" . I "Oh, you darling boy !" simpered the satisfied one, as she removed her hands. And now Trooper Gullem serious ly thinks of purchasing his dis charge, and applying for a diplo matic job at the War Office.
State Elections. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 6 November 1914
State Elections' The Legislative Assembly was dis solved by proclamation on Wednesday, The necessary directions have been given for the issue of writs, anil the following arrangements have been made:-Issue of writs, Monday, 9th November; nominations, Monday, 16th November; polling, Thursday, 46th November. After the issue of writs on Monday next, applications may be made for postal ballot papers, and application forms should be available at post offices throughout the State. Voting by post operates within Victoria only, and persons cannot record their votes from .my other state:
WHEN SEA MEETS LAND. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 6 November 1914
WHEN SEA MEETS LAND. The Dover cliffs aro being stead ily eaten away, every year. In 1909 thousands of tons of % chalk fell from Shakespeare Cliff, and three years previously there was a fall during which the coast-guard's watch-house at the summit was hurled into the wOjVcs. Year by year the fight for the land goes on between man and sea. i Taken all round, there is an ac tual 'gain of land, however. Part of this is natural, from river silt, and part artificial, from groyne3 and embankments. During the last thirty-five years 48,000 acres .have been gained from the sea, and only 6,400 lost. The east coast suffers most. At Heme l*ay alone from 1872 to 1896 a thousand feet of coast were lost /or ever. v
Secret of Success. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 6 November 1914
Secret of Success. "Now tell me," he said, what are your prospects ?" "My prospects," I replied, are excellent." "That.may be; but if you wish me to sanction your engagement to my daughter, I must ask you to be a little more specific. At present, all I know* is that you are at the Bar. What exactly are your pros pects there ?" "Prospects," and I leant back in tho arm - chair, " are in essence, nothing more than a state of mind. The word is derived from the Latin "prospicio-I look forward; and what I seo when I look forward con stitutes my prospects. Now that, of course, varies from, day to day. When I am blessed with a good digestion, bounding pulse, and high spirits, I see a great and glorious future before me. When my liver ia out of order X know X shall never succeed. At the present mo ment your excellent cigars have in duced the most hopeful condition of mind in mo. My prospects just now are oxcellent." He roso and extended his hand. "Young man," ho said, "take her, and blessing...
TOORAK. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 6 November 1914
TOORAK. Mr Norman Bayles, member for Toorak, will address a public meeting at the Malvern Town Hall on Tues day, November 10, 1914, at 8 p.m. The Hon. W: A. Watt, M.P.. will speak on financial questions. Cr W. Kogers Thomson (mayor of Malvern) will preside. At the ballot taken oil Saturday afternoon Mr A. Andrews was selected as the Labor candidate for Brighton electorate. Mr Andrews unsuccess fully contested the Henty seat at the last Federal elections.
There and Back. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 6 November 1914
There and Back. A certain motor tourist has a small car with an ingeniously con trived luggage-carrier lohinri. Un fortunately the carrier will hold other things besides luggagn. When the tourist had got 20 miles on his Easter journey and stopped for re freshment ho found that an lirchiu had taken a, freo ride in the cur rier. Hod the boy been 12. years old the matter would easily have been settled. The trespasser might have been punished just by allowing him to walk home again. , But what was to bo done with a child of eight ? Tho motorist took him to a- sta tion and put him into a train for his homo. Ho declares that the imp's grin of delight" when he saw that a free train ride was to fol low tho free motor ride was tho most exasperating, sight of his life.
Our Limited Speech. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 6 November 1914
Our Limited Speech. I It is a strange and disquieting fact that the raoro advanced and highly educated people arc, the raoro limited and commonplace is their speech. In the United States, every child is given a good all round education, yet the language of tho slums in New York and Chi cago, if more picturesque, is quite as limited as that of London and Liverpool. When you read Synge*s "Playboy of the Western World:1 for the thir teenth time-which if you care for literature, you will certainly do j'ou will find a company of tramps, cottagers, and tipsy loafers using the most astounding Images and deco rating their phrases with the choi cest flowers of fancy. Mr. Synge's lovers do not exchange physical en dearments, but they talk of future love-making in a way that haunts the imagination. Their phases are as beautiful and alluring as those of the Samoan chiefs who wrote of Robert Louis Stevenson. Their hyperbole docs not ccom far-fetch ed, any more than that of those South Sea Island...
Pure Foods Act ADULTERATED SAUSAGE MEAT. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 6 November 1914
Pure Poods Aot ADULTERATED SAUSAGE ? VS ? MEAT. : ' At Malvern court on Monday, before Mr Cohen, P.M, and llbssrj. M'Miilan, Brinsmead, , Hattam .' and Patterson, J's.P., several local but chers were charged with selling sausage meat alleged [o be adulterated. Wm. Barnes, inspector to the City of Malvern, said he purchased lbs of sausage meat from Thomas Peglor on September 15. He divided 1 into three equal parts, forwarding'one . sample for analysis, leaving one with Pegier, and retaining the other one. The result of the analysis showed that a preservative had been added to the extent of .62 per cent., while the quantity allowed was .05 per cent. . Mr Brinsmead, J. P., said the difference between the quantity used and that allowed was infinistesemal; and it was an absolute farce bringing a man to court in the circumstances. '..The P.M.: The difference is hardly worth mentioning, and I don't think a prosecution should have been recom mended. The case should be with drawn, on payment...
Justification. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 6 November 1914
Justification. A lawyer tells the following of a judge who In his day was an advo cate of tomperance in eating, in* drinking, in,the use of tobacco-in nil things. Praising temperance at a law yers' banqtiet, he once told a story about a young wife, who said to her husband': "Jack, dear, I do . wish you would stop drinking. Every time you go to one of these banquets of yours you get up the npxt morn ing palo and tired ; you won't eat anything; you just gUtp down nine or ten glasses of water. Do stop drinking, won't you, dear ? I know it'8 bad for you/' "But all great men " have been drinking men,"- Jack brurablcd. "Look at Webster, look at" Foe, look at Charles Lamb, look at Grant, look-" "Well," interrupted his wife, "you just promise, dear, that you'll quit drinking till you're great, and I'll be satisfied."
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) UNDER THE BAN OF THE CZAR, OR, THE WINNING OF ISOLDE. SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS PARTS. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 6 November 1914
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) UNDER THE BAN #0F THE CZAR, ® . ; 0 R, THE WINNING OF ISOLDE. Ay St. George Rathborne, Author oJ "Omar Kassam," etc. SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS PARTS. Owon ,Dugdalo, tho wealthy owner of an estate in Leinster ; an artist, Journalist, and Idler, and an impul sive Irishman, has mapped out for himself a month's journoy in South ern Russia. His passport, through a blunder on the part of the officials, calls for Owen Dugdale and wife, a luxury ho has nover possessed, i Naturally this leads to strange and; ridiculous complications as in Bohe . mian fashion he wanders over, the plains and mountains of Russia. Evening is sotting in as his teloga driven by Vladimir, a Don Cossack, who fears nolthcr man nor devil, ap proaches the town of Rustchuk. Shortly after passing a mounted mili tary, officer and two Cossacks, our traveller discovers a wrecked telega in his path, On investigation Owen is startled by tho discovery that tho luckless vehicle is occupied by a lady and he bec...
Tilting Piano Stool. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 6 November 1914
Tilting Piano Stool. I An adjustable piano stool, the head of which may be tilted to ; any desired angle, is announced by I a manufacturer tfho believes he 'has solved the problem presented ! by customers who demand both | piano bench and stool, as this new arrangement permits thn freedom of the piano bench with the added feature of adjustable height, an ad vantage heretofore enjoyed only in the revolving stool. The new stool is furnished tfith rubber tips on the glas^, balls, ensuring that the stool will not slip even on the smoothest floors, no -matter how vigorously the performer uses the pedals. "Popular Mechanics."
WHICH WAS THE BEAST? [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 6 November 1914
WHICH WAS THE BEAST? 4 Two rod-faced individuals, attired in corduroys and gaiters, wer« strolling through a picturo gallery, where they looked, and apparently felt, decidedly out of place. But at last they brought up before a pic ture which realiy seemed to please them-a portrait of a lovely girl ?with a particularly ugly bulldog. "This is something like, Dick I" suid one. "What's it called ?" Dick referred to the catalogue. "Beauty and the Beast," ho said. The other man looked closer at tho bulldog. "Ah !" he sighed, appreciably, "ho is a beauty, too !" In one of the minor Berlin courts recently began the trial for fraud of August Hubner and others. The accused are 31 in number. There are 1,200 witnesses to bo called, and tho charges are con tained in 480 closely-typowritten large sheets of paper. It is esti mated that the case will last several months. The Public Prose cutor was allowed nine months in which to try and master the gen ornl details of the suit. Efforts arc always su...
PART 4. CHAPTER X. THE STING OF THE SCORPION WHIP. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 6 November 1914
PART 4. CHAPTER X. THE STING OF THE SOORPION WHIP. Dugdale was charmed with her can dour, and made sure he would be able to accomplish what was of vi tal importance, granting that all other matters had been properly ar ranged. "And you will, o! course, mate a small parcel of what you need most. Not too largo to prevent its being carried on a horso if we are compel led to travel in the saddle.** ''Yes, yeB. Monsieur, you do not neglect the details. I fear the general may have more trouble to detain you than he expected. At the same time, I am Uneasy, conscious of the fact that we are almost strangers, and"-~ "I am a man of honour, I assure you." &lt;r "Merci, it was not that. I was about to say that. since wo ha\ e only recently met I have no claim upon y.ou, ,and still you insist on forcing mo to accept favours that may cost you. dear." "All that.was settled some time - ago. I am also a man very much like Gratscheff in some respects, and it pleases me to do this for you. Now...
How Women were Made. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 6 November 1914
How Women were Made, . i -t _ I According to a Hindu legond, thia is the proper origin of woman, I Twnshtri, tho god of Vulcan of I tho Hindu mythology, created the world, But on his commencing to | create womnn ho. discovered th*' | with man ho had exhausted nil h * [creative matorial3, and that not one I solid clement had been left. This, I of course, greatly perplexed Twauh tri, and caused him to full into a ; profound meditation. When ho j arose from it ho proceeded as fol lows : He took the roundness of tho moon, tho undulating curves of tho I serpent, tho graceful twist of the Icreoping plant, the light shivering of the grass blade and the slondor i ness of tho. willow, tho velvety I softness of tho flowers, tho lightness of tho feather, tho gentle gaze of tho i doe, tho frolicsomeness of tho danc ! ing sunbeam, tho tears of tho cloud, tho inconstancy of the wind, tho timidness of tho hare, tlio vanity of | the peacock, tho hardness of tho dia jmond, the swoetness of honey, th...
Across Peru. DESCRIPTIVE OF A ROUGH-AND-READY TOUR OF 4,000 MILES. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 6 November 1914
Across Peru. DESCRIPTIVE OF A TIOUGH-AND READY TOUR OF 4,000 MILES. (By CAPTAIN CAMPBELL BESLEY.) Tho author of tho following ar ticle has just returned from an adventurous expedition through the wilds of South America, and has written an account of some of his experiences. I set out for Peru from my ranch in Mexico, where, as you know, they do thing's in rather a rough and ready fashion at times. I remem ber, for instance, a Mexican on a far-off cow-ranch who wantod to get married to the lady of his heart. Having made tho necessary prep arations, ho and his friends, who had ridden a hundred miles through the Yaqui Indian country, held high rovel beforo tho ceremony. Tho re sult was that the bridegroom was in distinctly good form by .the time ho reached tho little church so much ao that tho priest refused to marry him. But they don't take "No" so easily in. Mexico. Off went the dis appointed lover, to return, present ly, carrying his rifle. "Now," he said, "Senor Padre, cither you m...
Clinched. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 6 November 1914
Clinched. An exciting match was in pro gress between two village clubs. The finish was exceedingly close, and when Farmer Hayrick wont in as last man, the home team wanted two runs to win. * Unfortunately, the incoming bats man got his leg in front of the first ball he received, but, to every body's astonishment, the local but cher, Who acted as 'umpire, yelled out, "Not out." There was an exciting scene for two or three minutes,. but it was eventually agreed to proceed with tho match. Farmer Hayrick hitj the next ball Cor two runs, and won the match. Amid the general uproar, the um pire calmly walked across the pitch, and seized Farmer Hayrick by the arm, and with the air of one who had rendored a service 1 and expect ed a return, demanded "Noo, gaffer, will" ta tak' eleven pun ten for that coo noo ?" , "Yes," was ^he response. "She's still worth twelve, but Ah'll. ta' eleven pun tea, noo !"