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THE ZERO THAT HAS NO HEAT. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
THE ZERO THAT HAS NO HEAT. j ; Absolute zero, the point at which there is no heat whatever, has been fixed by scientists at 273 degrees below Centigrade, or about 530 degrees below zero X^ahrenheit. This amazing state of coldness has been produced by I'rofessor Kanier ling Onnes, at his laboratory in the University of Leyden, Holland. One of the interesting results of this ex periment has been to prove that 'ife is not extinguished by this de ?~"p of cold. ? T: e .germ theory, as advanced 1 by; VI- i'essor Svante Arrhenius -. and, i-.tlur scientists is, therefore,.proved; tenable.: According. ' to this theory, life1 has been carried - from-:? star-to star" and from:- planet,- to. planet through: space, in thc-forni-,j:.ofi-mi croscopic germs di lven by the power -of light.. . The iobjection.: im'-! mediutoly _olTered>to. thisitheory -was; that iho absolute zero of s^ace would be fatal to the germs. This objection is now disposed, of. ~t J Heat .is the "energy of moleculai motion....
THE MAN OW THE BRIDGE. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
THE "MAN OW THE BRIDGE. - 4 To be c&ptain or officer on a great rocean' liner holds, in the mere [thought:, more than a. tinge of ro imance. But in reality i There is nothing but hardships, real load grim, in such a post very fre quently. In times of fog the master of the ship may be on deck from , sixty to seventy hours ; on him de Ipeods the safety of perhaps three thousand souls. During a winter [voyage the hardships are increased. 'Not even armour-plate "can protect a 'man alguinst the Gerce, penetrating cold experienced by the one who must .take his stand on the ice and snoiv ;covered bridge. ; It is sheer hard work all the time 'for every officer, from junior to master. And the reward ? A jun ior officer on joining a ship may re ceive £7 a month, and,, after twelve or fifteen years' service, may reach £280 a year as chief officer. There are no holidays, and nowadays a ship stays in port so short a time that there is little chance of taking anything like a rest. If an o...
A LUCKY SYDNEY BOY. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
A LUCKY SYDNEY BOY. A jeweller in Sydney laid a writer with some friends that he would* of fer for sale six gold watches valued at £20 for the ridiculous sum of six pence. The bargain was that he should disguise himself as a Cheap Jack, and do his utmost to get rid of the watches , if at the end of two hours no one bought, he was to win the wager. The astute jeweller knew very well that the ridiculous price asked was the very tbiog to prevent people from buying-. He assured the crowd over and over again that the watches were genuine gold ones, worth £20 each ; but the more he praised them, the louder laughed the crowd. He had but ten minutes left in or der to win his wager, when a youth bought one of toe watches as a pre sent lor » five-year-old sister.
Old England. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
Old England. An old /farmer who had hardly ever, been outside his native village had! a son in London. After many press iirig. invitations, he consented to pay his son a visit. The old man on arriving in London was fairly bewildered by the. strange "things he saw. His son could not make him comfortable, and, in con sequence, his viBit was a very sBort .one, : . - V "J On returning to his home, the first i person he met was* his parson, who kindly asked-him how he had enjoy ed himself. His reply was: "Very well, thank you, sir. But give ;me: 014 England; none o' your fur rin' parts for me." -
WHY THE OSTRICH WALTZES. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
WHY THE OSTRICH WALTZES. The so-called waltzing performance >f the ostrich is familiar to all in7 South Africa. It consists of a rapid .vhirling movement, the wings of the jird being spread, out.and alternately jlevated and depressed. It is. a fas cinating sight when indulged in by i large flock. The South Africans '.iold the following theory . of the sig lificance of this playful activity: When chased by a beast of prey, the jstrich, starting to run,- jerks so quickly from side to side that no beast would be likely to have time to: set himself for a spring in -one lirection before the bird had changed its, course. The South Africans be lieve the waltzing movement is mere ly practice for the bird in the art o: twisting and turning suddenly, a feat which is of so much value when he ?is chased. '
Not Right Yet. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
Not Right Yet. . ''Two inmates of a Scotch asylum working in the garden decided on an attempt to escape. Watching their opportunity when their keeper was absent, they approached the wall. "Nop, bend down, Sandy," said the one, "and I'll climb up your shouther to the top,"and -'theaTil gie ye a hand .ip tae." . ' ' Sandy, of course, bent down, Tom lounting.hie back, gained, the top of' ^ wan, and, drbjy?ing over;th6 othpr' 'de,..shouted, as he prepared to-mak& ?it,' "I'm thinking,- Sandy, you'll be etter to bide another fortnicht, for ou're no near richt yet." ' ?Mr. Fitts: Tell me, doctor, does air-dye injure the brain? Dr. Goup: It depends entirely on lie person who-uses it. It is harm ass in most cases, as people with rains rarely resort to It. ' It is remarkable how easy it is to estrain your wrath when the other ellow is ever so much 'bigger thaa ,OU. .... ......
CHAPTER XVI. THE LETTER OF APPOINTMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
CHAPTER XVI. THE LETTER OF APPOINTMENT. Lance spoke hastily, yet with full knowledge of the covert threat that his words conveyed. He watched to see their effect, and he was not dis ?appointed: Charteris changed colour, and he showed by other signs-by his half-startled expression and the flash of sudden anger in his eyes, that the shot had struck home. But the next instant he was cool and unruffled. "You are an impertinent cub," he said, "and, if you were a little bit younger, I should be tempted to lay this stick over JOOT shoulders." "Suppose you try it now !" Lance exclaimed. Charteris laughed sneeringly. "If I did," he replied, "you would be sorry. But we were talking of my niece. If she is ever fool enough to become your wife, then you can look after her interests as much as you like. Meanwhile, as long as she Is in my care" "That will make no difference !" interrupted Lance. For an instant the two men looked each other straight in the pycs, and their silence was more si"n fica...
CHAPTER XV. FACE TO FACE. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
CHAPTER XV. FACE TO FACE. Lance stopped reluctantly; his first feeling was one of annoyance at the interruption. "Well, what is it ?" he asked: "If I could speak to you a mo ment, Mr. Fleming," was the half whispered reply. ? The girl hung back, making no movement: to/come forward, so Lance joined her .in the- shrubbery. Face to face with him she became confused. "I beg your pardon," she stammer ed. "It is kind of you to listen to me. If any one sees us I shall get into trouble; but I wanted to tell you-it is about Miss Violet" "What about her ?" Lance broke In eagerly. "Speak plainly-don't be frightened." "Well, it'* just this, Mr. Fleming," [fee eirl resumed more calmly. *'I | ' nmr' did believe in ghosts, and I don't believe, in this ghost now;" . '*That's sensible of you. Go on. Do you know anything ?" . "I know what I found on the top floor of the north wing that day after Miss Violet's scare," Carter re plied, with an air of triumph, "I made a search when Mr. Cbarteris was out...
COPYRIGHT. PRINCE OF ROGUES A ROMANCE OF ENGLAND AND AUSTRALIA. PART 8. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
» i A ROMANCE OF ENGLAND AND AUSTRALIA. By W. Murray Graydon, Author ot "The Heir of the Montana," "Mat thew Quin," etc., etc. PART 8. He reaehed Wroxbam between three I and tour and started to' walk to the house. As he drew etooe to the park gates a tradesman's eaat from Nor wich passed, him, on the way to Charter is Towers. Hi ihhwhiiI him self behind it, acting oo a sadden impulse of precaution, and so wben the gates were opened ha easily pass ed through with the cart. But he had advanced only a few teat, when a man stepped out in fmt of him and barred the way. "You must go back," be said, cnrtly. Lance stopped. ; "Ah, you're the new lodge-keeper," he replied, cheerfeHy. "Don't you thin!; you are taking a good bit on jourself ?" "Ain't your name Fleming, sir?" "That's right." ; "Then oat you go !" - . "By wheee orders ?" ''' '' "By the master's." "Well, tell' you master that I re fujjedJtb obey lii# orders," Lance 're plied, sharply, '.1 am not going back -I am going 'up to tbe k...
A Gentle Hint. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
A Gentle Hint. He had lent her his fountain, pen, and she began to write a letter. She: Oh, it writes beautifully! I declare I'm in love with this pen. He: And I'm in love with the holder. She saw the point. The damsel who hateth thee greet eth thee with soft words, saying: "Be hold, I am exceeding glad. that thou hast come; thou rejoicest mine eyes. JLo! surely it was sw:eet of thee to "call." But as for her- who loveth thee, lo! she runneth to the door, she holdeth thy two hands, saying on'.y, "Oh, Ned!" You can't be sure that a man is lazy simply 'because he gets another ..man to do his work for him. He may tie only shrewd. Telling the truth and nothing but the truth is no good with a woman. She wants. frillB round the truth to make her swallow it. Listening to a speaker, you can tell every school teacher in the audience by the way they look when he mis pronounces a word. ?>. Men in general are better pleased when their wives , have a good dinner uopn the table than when their...
An Expensive Lesson. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
An Expensive Lesson. "Now, Thomas,", .said the teacher, severely, "how many times must 1" tell you not to snap your fingers? Put .your hand down, and presently I'll hear from you." ' 'Five minutes later she said: "Now, then, Thomas, what was it you wanted to say?" "There was a man in the entry a while ago," said Thomas serenely, "and he went out with your new silk umbrella." On one occasion Lord Justice Vaughan Williams had a case before him in which; the" plaintiff was repre sented by an. extremely nervous and I youthful barrister. When the laiiur rose to address tne jury he stammer el out:. "My unfortunate client--" and tiien he hesitated. Again in shaking voice he essayed: "My unfortunate client " and got no farther. But when for the third time he qua vered out the formula, the Judge in terposed with: "Come, come,- Mr. . , proceed with your statement; so far you have the court with you." -.
H'attractive Trimming. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
H'attractive Trimming. nena: wnat are you navmg on :your new'hat? Emmie: I intend having a spanner o" this time'. Rena:- How absurd! Whatever do you want that on for? Emmie: Why, that's just the very thing to make the knuts turn round. ? The escape from all the fret .and fever and hurry and unrest oiE the world is to be achieved.mot by run ning . away from the .difficulties, but by deepening the life. "Think what a woman's curiosity will do;" , he said- solemnly. "Lot's wife .looked around, and she turned into a pillar of salt" ' "But how about youtself?" said^ his wife. "I saw; you look, around the ,other-day, and .you turned into « pub lic house."
ROYAL CINEMAS. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
ROYAL CINEMAS. The keen interest which the Royal family have'of late'displayed in con nection with cinematograph entertain-; Clients is likely to result in private- pic ture palaces being established at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.;Arrangements are -at)/: the present time being :inade for providing the Royal palaces with appliances of their own, in order to. permit of films being shown at short notice. The King and Queen recognise in film pictures a development which has obvious elements of permanent in terest and value, and they are' desir ous of enabling', the ;younger gener ation to benefit fully by this source of '.nformation and enjoyment. There ;nay be an electric projector provided ;!or use at the Royal residences as i-equired, in the manner already adop ted by one of the Rothschilds for the lisplay of films privately taken uii ler amateur conditions; 'but this has .lot yet been settled, itbeing felt that operators necessarily prefer to use their own projecting instr...
WOMAN'S MAGIC. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
I WOMAN'S MAGIC. Lady; Hester Lucy Stanhope, when staying at Walmer Castle, quite un wittingly accomplished the feat of changing the uniform of a regiment of the county militia. The anecdote, which illustrates a curious streak of vanity in old-time Army officers, ap pears in an account of Lady Stan hope's life by Mrs. Frank Hamel. "Somebody asked me before a ,great many - officers -what I thought ?of - them," said Lady Stanhope, .'Jand I said that they looked like so many tinned, harlequins. One day, soon after, I was riding through Walmer viUage, when who should pop out up-, on me but the colonel, dressed in en tirely new regimentals, frith" different facings, more like those of a regi ment of the line. '"Pray, pardon me, Lady Hester,' he began. So I stopped, and he ad dressed me. 'Pray pardon me,' said the colonel, 'but I wish to know if you approve of our new uniform.' Of course I made him turn about, and I inspected him round and round pointed with my whip as I sat on horseback,...
Magnetism. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
Magnetism. The annual fancy-dress ball'of. tin Mayfield G.C. was the talk of th'.. town. Amongst the players keen" rivalry existed ai to who would ap pear in the best "make-up." . The night arrived. 'Brown, the.., bowler, leaned sadly against the wall. He had come as Hamlet; William the Conqueror Tor Watson, the -vvicketkeeper) threw little-:glances a>.: the- crowd' at the other "end of the, room. Just then Jones, the sjashins' batsman, arrived as - Oliver 'Crom well. ? . . "It's no good,- Oliver," said : Han: iet; "we're all 'beat." . "Beat! Who by?".-inquired Oliver Cromwell 5 "That chap who umpired in ,tliC' last match," was the; reply. "He has come as a bargains-marked down to one andy elevenpence three-farthings, and every blessed girl's fighting to" jet near him.
THE COMMON PROBLEM. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
THE COMMON PROBLEM. The common problem-yours, -mine, everyone's Is not to fancy what were fair in life Provided it could be; but, finding first What may be, then find how to make it fair Up to our means-a very different thing! My business is not to re-make myself, But make the absolute best of what God made. -Robert Browning.
Family Secrets. [Newspaper Article] — Richmond Australian — 26 September 1914
" Family Secrets. . A pretty governess was remonstra ting with her young hopeful, aged - eight, on the ground of his incorri gible laziness,- endeavoring to impress., him with the seriousness of his offence. . "You must remember also, Harry," she continued, "that you've got to work while you are young if you wan!..: to be a successful man when you grow up. Look at your father, for in stance. Why do you think he stays late in his office three or four hours every week?" "D'you know, Miss Jones?" he exv claimed. &lt; "Of course I do," she replied. "Well," he muttered, as he drove his hands deeper into his pockets; "you keep it to yourself. If mother got to know there'd be a nice ol(l row." It woulf appear that it takes a canny Scot to disperse a turbulent crowd without reading the. Riot Act. A street preacher in a Scottish town called a passing policeman and com plained of being annoyed by a certain portion of his audience. He asked to have' the objectionable persons re moved. ...