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Courtship in Spain. LOVE FROM THE BALCONY. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 13 November 1914
Courtship in Spain. 1 LOVE FROM THE BALCONY. In Spain the young unmarried girls of good social position never walks in tho street without a cha perone, and It is quite permissible for any roan who is attracted by lior to follow her. He must not walk abreast of her, nor ought he, on the first occasion, to speak to her. Having ascertained where she lives, if he is sincere in his pursuit ho makes frequent appear ances under the window and con-1 tinues to follow her when she and; he^r chaperone go out. If his looks pleaso, the lady will presently make an appearance on the balcony and enter into conversation with him. He may even talk to her when she goes out, and her chaperone will turn a deaf ear when the lady I throws replies over her shouldor. | In this way each discovers the so cial position of the other, and if independent inquiries by parents and guardians are satisfactory the flir tation from the balcony pursues an uninterrupted course, and the man gradually attains a recognised ...
Namur; Before the War. THE GATE OF THE ARDENNES. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 13 November 1914
Namur; Before the War. [TIE GATE OF THE ARDENNES. Having- a desire to explore the romantic and beautiful region of the Ardennes , a little more in. dotal! j than I had "been able to do on I several former brief visits to Bel- I gium, I this year resolved, after ma .turo reflection, to make Namur my head-quarters. The town lies at the junction, or rather nfc the intersec tion, . of two great main routes- f that from Luxomburg to Brussels, and that from Liogo to Paris by way of Chnrleroi. An express train makes tho journey to Brussels from Namur in less than an hour, while the distance to Liego is rather less. Moreover you can reach Dirmnt in slightly over half an hour by train, . while you have tho alternative of the more leisurely but altpgether charm ing trip by rtho Namur-llinant "IjUXO" . steamer (ahout 3 hours up .and 2 hours down). A FINE EXCURSION" CENTRE. I had no cause to regret my choice or Namur as..an excursion(.centre.. It,occupies, a charming position at .the Junction o...
Wireless Fog-guns. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 13 November 1914
Wireless Fog-guns. Wireless telegraphy has done much to make safer the path across the ocean, and now* it. would eecm that the tireless genius of the in ventor is to make safer the entry into and departure from port. Tho Clyde Lighthouse Trust have estab lished a wireless control station on the shore at Gourock, from which signals are operated at Fort Matilda and on a buoy in that part of the fairway known as Rose neath Patch, . and it i9 said to be working well. For some time past the Harconi experts have been testing an appa ratus for distant control, and their apparatus has been combined with an automatic fog-gun, Known as the Stevenson-Moycs acetylene gun. This has been erected on an isolated beacon in mid-sea, and has now been left unattended for weeks on end, but has during this time been exposed to all weathers and to the "Jamming" . from strong wireless signals received from ships passing close at hand. These tests have been In every way satisfac tory, the gun, when the wire...
What War Moans. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 13 November 1914
What War Moans. ' "All fair in love and war," runs the old saying, and Mr. E. A. Vise* telly, in hit volume of reminiscen ces, "My Days of Adventure," proves the truth of it. Referring to the ap pearance of the railway station at Nantes during the Franco-German War,: he says "Never since have I seen any thing resembling It. \ thousand panes of glass belonging t&lt;^,windows or roofing had been shivered to atoms. Every mirror in either waiting or refreshment rooms had been pounded to pieces; every gilt frame broken into little bits. The clock lay about in small fragments; account books And printed forms had been torn to scraps; partitions, chairs, tables, benches, boxes, neets of drawers, had been hacked, split, broken, reduced to mere strips of rfood. The large stoves were over* turned and broken, anft the marble refreshment counter-some thirty feet long, and previously ome of the features of the station-now strowed the floor in particles, suggesting gravel. It was, Indeed, ...
Future of Wireless. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 13 November 1914
Future of Wireless. ?. Giving evidence before the Do minions Royal Commission in Lon don. (says the "Morning Poet"), Mr. Godfrey Isaacs, managing director of the Marconi Wirolees Telegraph Company, said that very shortly bis company would be opening new wireless stations . between Carnar von, in Wales, and Belmar, near New York, which would have four tiroes the power of the present wireless installation between Ire* land and Canada, and tfould, there fore, enable them to despatch and receive messages at a greater speed than had been possible under past conditions. They contemplated be* ing able to transmit and receive 100 words per minute automatically for a considerable proportion of the time they were working, which was about twice the rate at which sub marine cables wore oporated. Mr. Marconi assured him that he saw no reason why when certain me chanical apparatus, wbick had no thing to do with wireless tele graphy itself, but* wa3 applicable to wireless, had been perfected, they...
HAD HAD EXPERIENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 13 November 1914
HAD HAD EXPERIENCE. It was at a police-court, near a garrison town in the West of Eng land, and the prisoner was charged with being drunk and disorderly, and lighting in the street. | He was a fine, well-built, strap | ping young fellow, but evidently I an old stager, for the magistrate, | after inflicting a fine, which was paid by a friend in court, asked ' him if he had any work to do. Prisoner replied that ho had not. "You seem to be brought here very often for assaulting and fight ing. Why don't you go for a sol dier?" "Not me ; not if I know it," re plied the prisoner, quickly. "I did go for one once, and he very near 1 ly strangled me," A. young wife, being twopence short in paying a bill, called down stairs to the cook ; "Maggie, have you got a couple of coppers downstairs4?" ' "Yes, ma'am," replied Maggie. "Tfcey are cousins of mine."
(Copyright.) CONVICT DAYS. VIVID AND REALISTIC PICTURES OF THE PAST. JACKSON'S MISTAKE. A STORY OF NORFOLK ISLAND. (Complete in Three Parts.) PART ONE. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 20 November 1914
* jfCopyrlght.) CONVICT DAYS. JACKSON'S MISTAKE. A STORY OF NORFOLK ISLAND. (Comploto In Three Parts.) PART ONE. The Roof Gang at Sydney nay, Norfolk Island, wero drawn up on tbo shelving* boach on tho morning oC Srd December, 18*10. Four sol riiors with presented tnuakets covered tfcem, while Chief Constable Bur gess strode up and down the line cursing . the bondmon vehemently. "You mutinous dogs," he shouted, "the Commandant will see whether you start work or not." "It's death for soma of us to go In there to-day," muttered one of the convicts. "An* it may. be death not to go in/' savagely retorted, the con stables 1 The causo of the trouble was appa rent. A heavy sea broko into the bay beside which stood the head station of Norfolk Island penal settlement. The surf boiled fur iously over tho reef, on which frag ments of the Sirius wreck still showed. A gang of felons were em ployed removing portions of this reef, and the work was safe only in calm water. To send a chain gang out ...
KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 20 November 1914
KITCHEN WRINKLES. Castor-oil is a good remedy for soft corns. A piece of cotton-wool should be soaked in tho oil and ap plied between the toes, being kept. , in place with a bandago all night. ! For chronic night cough try. ! taking a teaspoor/ul of whisky I and pure glycerine in equal parts. ! This can bo kept in a bottle by the bed in case of need, and will be. found invaluable. Cut off the rinds and soak rashers of bncon in cold milk for an hour. Take them out, dredge well with Hour, and fry in fat. This is a deli cious improvement on the ordinary method ol frying bacon. Old putty can be removed with out injury to the sash or glass by passing a hot soldering iron over it. The heat of the iron softens it readily, and permits its removal ... with.- a knife or chisel without .much trouble. When marking linen, first write the name in blackleaJl pencil. then mark over the pencil with marking-ink. You will iind that the pencil pre vents the ink from spreading and looking unsightly, ns ...
Ladies' Column. RHUBARB RECIPES. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 20 November 1914
Ladies' Column. HHOBABB RECIPES. I Rhubarb Ecraso.-Brcak two egg I into lib. of sifted flour, | carefully, then add half a . Lilk, and beat until quite Lot it stand for ono hax'r-P°"j the batter into a deep ^ about two sticks ot rhubarb (cut into small pieces), and bake xlt » moderato oven from three-quarters to one hour. " j . Rhubarb Moringuo.-Butter a deep / pie-dish and cover the bottom wit a layer of cooked rice ^oiled m mill:), then put a la.vor ot rhubarb, cut into small pieces. Covor with sugar, a Iittlo lemon-juice, and small lumps of butter. Then an other layer of rice, followed by one of rhubarb, sugar, lemon-Juice, an buttor. Repeat until the dish la full, tho last layer being of rice. Cover with the whites of two eggs, well whisked, and bako in a moderate oven for twenty, to thirty minutes. ? Rhubarb Pastry.-Put about lilb. of rhubarb into a saucepan, wltn sugar to taste, tho gratei "ndand strained.juice of a lemon, an little ground cinnamon. Cook unt it begins to jelly...
Furs by the Million. LONDON'S WONDERFUL MARKET [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 20 November 1914
Furs by the Million. LONDON'S WONDERFUL MARKET Loading from Cannon&lt; Street, arid close to Southward Bridge, is . a tiny, street. College Hill by name, which is the centre of interest for .the, Xur-traders "&lt;>f (the world.. Here, in a small public auction-room, mien of all nationalities arc meeting daily for ,.a fortnight, buying up mil lions of skins, from that of the house cat-ranging in price from a fextf coppers to half a crown-to £.500 skin of the silver fox, or the almost extinct sea-otter. And yet there is not a skin to be seen I Visitors merely see a hundred or so men-Germans, French, Americans, Kussians, with a sprinkling of the Asiatic races-all more or less prosperous-looking, : seated at tiers of long desks like | schoolboys, each with a catalogue ) of the sale before . him. There is no noise, no confusion, just the quiet announcements of the auc tioneer, who calls out the various items for sale. Business is brisk, for the buyers know to a few shi...
An Emergency Envelope. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 20 November 1914
An Emergency Envelope. Occasionally a person has use for a long envelope and if none is at hand, two smaller envelopes, says Mr. W. M. Braly, will answer the purposo as well. Cut the right end from'one and the left end from the other and placo one ineido of the other so that .the open ends will lap, and paste them at the edge. In this way an envelope of the desired length may be made. A Gorman former was in search of a horse. "I've got just tho horse for- yon," said tho dealer. "He's five years $ld, sound as a nut, nnd goes ten miles without stopping." The German threw hie head sky ward. "Not for me," ho said, "not for me. I liC eight miles from town, and ,mit dot horse I should haf to valk back two miles." The German Emperor sent a mag nificent gold cup and a beautiful Dresden china vase and clock to the Royal Yacht ,Squadron, to be.raced for by yachts of above 15 metre# during the Cowes w«ek.
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) UNDER THE BAN 0F THE CZAR, OR THE WINNING OF ISOLDE. SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS PARTS. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 20 November 1914
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.} UNDER THE BAN #0F THE CZAR,# o R. THE WINNING OF ISOLDE. iy Bt. Gtoorgo Rathborno, Author o/ "Omar Kassam," etc. SYNOPSIS OF FRBVIOU8 PARTS. Owen Dugdale, the wealthy owner of an estate in Leinst'er ; an artist, journalist, and idler, and an impul sive Irishman, has mapped out for himself a month's journey in South ern Russia. His passport, through a blunder on the part of the officials, calls for Owen Dugdale and wife, a luxury he has never possessed. Naturally this leads to Btrange and ridiculous complications as in Bohe mian fashion he wanders over the plains and ^'mountains 'of Russia. Evening is sotting in as his 'telega driven by Vladimir, a Don Cossack, who fears neither man nor devil, ap proaches the s' town of 1 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 the discovery that the luckless vehicle is occupied by a lady and he bec...
Cork Kept Away from Opening. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 20 November 1914
Cork Kept Away from Opening'. 1 When trying to extract a cork '? without the aid of, a corkscrew.it often happens that the cork is for ced into the bottle. The result is that every time the bottle is in M*rtcd the cork is drawn into the neck of the' bottle and stop* ..the liquid from running out. To pre vent this, bend a picee of spring. wire into - the shape shown, and insert it in the bottle neck. The wire form should be long: enough to extend slightly into tbe bottle. When the bottle is inverted the cork will, according, to Mr. J. J. K'olar, the inventor : of the device, be kept back from the neck and there will always bo an opening, re : gardless of the position taken by tho cork. Of course, this cannot be used in 'bottles containing corrosive liquids or aeids.
PART 6. CHAPTER XVI. IN SIGHT OF THE PROMISED LAND. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 20 November 1914
PART 6. CHAPTER XVI. \ ' IN SIGHT OF THE PROMISED LAND. The horses had shown more or loss terror when the earth trembled, but thoy were so tired it did not ta'ie much to quiet them. Besides, Vladimir was on hand to exorcise his Boothing influence over the beasts. "To your seat, master," he said. Tho pursuers must be very close at hand, and it would be dangerous to tarry. Again progress was resumed, and tho scene of the barrier left behind.. Dugdale breathed easier. Surely so long as thoy had Vladimir with them they bad little reason to bo worried ; his ingenuity could accom plish that which the lack of speed in their horses failed to gain, and Gene ral Gratschetf would find a foeman worthy of his metal in tho Don Cos sack. . Then came the roar of anger and tho maledictions that announced the arrival of the Horsemen at the scene of the late avalanche. It must have been music to Vladi mir's heart. Doubtless his back,where | the cruel lash had ouco been laid, and which burned evor sinc...
Deadly French. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 20 November 1914
Deadly French. When Mark Twain was a young re porter in San Francisco ho made up his mind to learn the . French lungunge. He did* not. want "to go to the expense of a teacher ; and so ho-bought a grammer and. conversa tion book, and set to . work. Be fore breakfast he poured over the lessons; late in the evening he was at it again; and every available mo ment of the day he employed with equal assiduity. . He soon began to look about for opportunities to make use of his new accomplishment. Accordingly he began to eat at a French res taurant once a week. Ono day, as he and his room mate were coming out of the res taurant, they found on the sidewalk Just outside the door a French man. He was asking first one passer-by and then oaotfeer the .way to a certain street, but no one understood him. That was Mark's chance. .The Frenchman looked at him 'with wistful eyes, and began to talk. Mark listened attentively. Three or four times the stranger was Compelled to repeat his question; then Ma...
CHAPTER XVIII. A COLONEL AND A LOTHARIO. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 20 November 1914
CHAPTER XVIII. A COLONEL AND A LOTHARIO. Vladimir undertook to make an swer ; he .-bad been coached by his patron as to the extent of whit he was to know, and having, reached the limit, be would not venture upon un known seas.. The officer of the guard spoke a few . words to bis men, then clamber ed up alongside of Vladimir and di rected him to drive through the gate way in tho wall. Dugdale felt that he was in a seri ous predicament, yet he managed to contain himself and appear at least undisturbed. An bour would probably fetch the old general and his weary escort to town. Should the commandant at Smolensk take it into his stubborn head to detain them that long, in spite of .passport and a desire on their part to continue tho journey with all speed, well, the deuce must be to pay. He. looked about him with an air of interest that might not bo wholly assumed. Smolensk.. was an exceedingly, pic turesque place, taken in all, and pre sented many features that were apt to appeal to the ...
Thief-proof Satchel for Paymasters. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 20 November 1914
Thief-proof Satchel for Paymasters. A satchel wHh a bvrglar-alarm at tachment is one of tha latest ideas for protecting bank messengers and paymasters from thieves. Inside tho satchel aro bells and a revolver loaded with blank cartridges, under control of a me chanism similar to tho combination lock on a safe. As long as tho sat chel is in the hands of the mes senger, it is quiet; but as soon as ha lets go of it, tho bells begin to ring and tho revol ver is fired. Such a thief-proof aatcbol, weighing 81b., has recently been patented. Popular Mechanics'.
THE DAIRY PASTEURISED CREAM. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 20 November 1914
THE DAIRY PASTEURISED CREAM. Pasteurised cream (or butter mak-, ing is more easily ripened than raw cream. The process of pasteurisation destroys the germs in the cream, and then the germs of the starter can develop freely, having no other kinds of bacteria to contend with. Pasteurised milk is not suitable for cheese, as the heat alters the ture of the milk constituents which the rennet works on. A good curd cannot be obtained from pasteurised milk. When milk gets burned on tho in side of the Pasteuriser it forms, a thin layer of a substance known as milk-stone. This tnilk-stone forms an insulation, thus making it-difficult to heat the milk to the denired tem perature. The best way to remove milk-stone from dairj utensi^ is to U6e a preparation known as chalk soap, which should be at all dairies where a pasteuriser is installed. Milk is usually sterilised in glass bottles, which are hermitically sealed immediately the sterilisation is com pleted. This milk will Vnep for ah in defini...
DANGEOUS AFFECTION. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 20 November 1914
IJANGEOUS AFFECTION. "You don't feel quite sure of, your wife's affection ?" said the very con fidential friend. "Not quite." "But she is always lavishing ex pensive presents on you." "Yes. But the presents do not denote the solicitudo for. my com fort and. safety which I should like. First, she gave uic a polo poay ; then she gave mo a. racing motor car,' and now she Is trying to per ! made me to accept an aeroplane."
TELEPHONE EXPERIMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 20 November 1914
TELEPHONE EXPERIMENT) In experimenting with tele: home, surprising results wore obtained by a Danish engineer named Petersen, b^ simply heating the transmitter. It was found that this increased the volume of sound very considerably. In fact, a transmitter thus heated bo increased tho volume of sound that the receiver, laid oh a table at the other end of the line, delivered the speech so plainly that all at a far corner of a big room away from it hearil every word distinctly. Before the transmitter was heated thiB was impossible. A Paris telegraph engineer named Germain made practically the same discovery some time before, but it was not put to use; Now Professor Hannover, of ,jthe.^jjanish. State Ex perimental establishment, has taken up the matter, and finds that a sim ple apparatus, may be made for heating the microphone transmitter of a .telephone, and.thereby, enable messages to be transmitted by tele phone a much greater distance than is possible under" ordinary conditions. The...