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A Yellow Peril. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 4 December 1914
A Yellow Peril. One of Chicago's old-time stock yards magnates, who was a phil anthropist as well as a pork packer had an intense dislike to cigarettes, and would not allow any body to smoke 'them in his oflice. One day, many years ago, a half-grown youth found him alone at his desk, and asked for a job as office boy. The packer looked him over kindly enough, but, shook his. head. "I'm afraid you won't do, my son," he said. The lad, who was rather effemi nate . in appearance,., had, received several similar answers during the day, and was somewhat discour aged. So now he said, with some bitterness : "It's my yellow hair, I suppose?" "What is your name, my boy ?" "John Harris." "Well, Johnny," said the mil lionaire packer, "it isn't your yel low hair. It's your yellow ilngors." The average age of frozen meat sold in London is two or three months, and the oldest frozen meat hitherto known to the trade is said to be two years. It has been sug gested in the trade /that if meat can be ke...
EAST AND WEST. A CHINAMAN'S VIEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 4 December 1914
EAST AND WEST. CHINAMAN'S VIEWS. An interesting book, . entitled "America and tho Americans From a Chinese Point of View," has como from tho pen of Dr. W. Tingfang, a former law student of London, who has. since represented China - at Washington; ?' ' h .. He makes some penetrating and startling comparisons between the outlook of the Chinaman nnd that of the American or Englishman, and at tho sninc time criticises some of the manners and customs that have struck him in his sojourn among Western peoples. CHINA'S NATIONAL GAME. This is what he has to say on the subject of sport in tho East : "When wo are tired of work wo like to do our own playing. Our national gamo is tho shuttlecock, which we toss from ono to an other 'over our shoulders, hitting I the shuttlecock with flat soles of jthe shoes we are wearing. Some j times ue hit with one part of the I foot, sometimes with another, ac cording to the rules of the game. ;Tliis, like kite-flying, is a great j amusement among men and boy...
RIDERS OF THE VELDT. ACROSS AFRICAN DISSERTS WITH A TRANSPORT WAGGON. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 4 December 1914
^;SlDERS OF THE VELDT. ' './' ' ACROSS. AFRICAN DISSERTS V WITH A TRANSPORT WAOGON. . (By A. LOTON HIDGEU, F.U.O.S.) | - Though South Africa is steadily becoming covered with a network of ..railways, there are still great stretches of country that are not yot linked up. In these parts the ; N ox-waggon is the only means .of transport. West' of Mafeking, right to the . seaboard, there is one unbroken - stretch of veldt; and to reach the Atlantic coast there is only one way to travel, namely, trek it by ox-waggon. Fate once sont me on a trading - trek up to Lake Ngaitii. Well, Lake Ngami is about a thousand miles from nowhere. To be a little more accurate, however, j the lake -lies in the north-western part of the Bechunaland Protec torate, and to reach the little trad ing centro up there, one has to cross the northern part of the dreaded Kalahari-a waterless -de sert. ATHWART-THE WASTES. ? . - ' My w*aggon had eighteen oxen to pull it, and the load on it was only 5,0001b. But it took...
Let the Sun Supply Hot Water. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 4 December 1914
Let the Sun Supply Hot Water. The sun will keep your hot water boiler full, with the aid of on inexpensive device, a solar heater on the rooX, that not only supplies water at a high temperature on warm days, but also by' means of a clevcrly devised tank, will conserve the herit over' ' a c'o\ii)le of dark days. This is made possible by ? a packing around the tunic similar to that in a Tireless cooker. Not only hundreds of homes in the West are thus equipped, but a number of public buildings, notably play ground and school buildings, in California make use of this system to supply hot water for shower baths without cost. After the plant is paid for;*-there1 are no further char ges. . The photo graph shows one of the largest of these public installations, a 500-galIon tank heated by three night-and-day so I lar heaters on the roof of the playground building in Exposition Park, i Los Angeles, The "chimney" on the structure is in reality R screen J for the tank, which is set upright in ...
The Way to Make a Sextant. WILL TELL THE LATITUDE ANYWHERE. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 4 December 1914
The Way to Make a Sextant. WILL TELL THE LATITUDE ANYWHERE. A sextant for measuring the latitude of any place can, it has been found by Mr. Cnrlos Harrison, can be easily constructed as follows : While a hoard, lin. thick, 6in wide, and 12irt. long, is about right for the instrument, any dimensions can be used, providing the line AB is at perfect right angles to the lovel THE TWO STARS AT THE END OF THE GREAT T/IPt'EK ARE POINTERS TO THE N 0 11 T II STAR. of the sights | C and D. The sights arc bolter to MM, although the upper edge of the board, if it is perfectly straight, . will .do as well. If it is desired to use sights, a slight groove is cut in the uppor edge ; a V-shaped pioce, cut from tin, is fastened at one end; and a small pointed nail is driven in at i the other. In doing this^ be sure to'level the bottom of the V-notcfr |and nnil point BO that in drawing the line AD it will be at perfect [ right angles to a line between tho sights. A tack is driven into the j side of th...
THE FARM. SPRAY FOR POTATOES. LIME-SULPHUR V. BORDEAUX MIXTURE. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 4 December 1914
THE FARM. SPRAY FOR POTATOES. LIME-SULPHUR V. BORDEAUX MIXTURE. The New York Agricultural Experi- . ment Station has recently conducted some important experiments with re gard to a spray for potatoes, and have arrived at the following con clusions The "Information at hand is quite sufficient as a basis for some final conclusions.. It seems evident . that lime-sulphur is not dest'ned to takp the place of bordeaux mixture as a. spray .for potatoes, in spite of the fact that it is cheaprr and no doubt very ' convenient to use. ' tJirt^r more favourable conditions, in which late blight occurred earlier in tin season and to a greater extent, the treat ment with lime-sulphur might have produced different results, but at pre sent it is not promising. However, the experiments have not bren car ried far-enough to determlno wh^t may be expected under favourable conditions. Tho lime-sulphur proved ha-mless to the potato foliage as far ns hunt ing is concerncd, but it proved to have a distinct ...
CHAPTER XXIV. THE MAN WHO WROTE ON THE WALL. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 4 December 1914
CHAPTER XXIV. THE MAN WHO WROTE ON THE! WALL. I Owen was deeply disappointed In the major. He had expected better things from warm Celtic blood. But | perhaps so many years had passed since this man had trod his native heatb that he had become thorough ly Russianised. ' \ He was tempted to say what he felt, but discretion proved the bettor part of valour. | Besides, although the skinny major looked BO stem and arbitrary, Dug- j dale fancied he saw a gleam of hu-j mour dallying in the corner of his eye, as though, under this military j demeanour, there might lurk- a sense, of humour, and a friendly feeling for the fellow-countryman who had dared mock General Gratscheff, defy a Royal dignitary., and run off with the protege and ward of the Czar him self. Accordingly, Dugdale, with an airy grace, kissed his finger-tips to the head gaoler, and laughingly sent over his shoulder : "Ta-ta, major. Come and see me when I get settled. I'll be glad to give you a dinner and a good bottlo of som...
Iodine for Wounds. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 4 December 1914
Iodine for Wounds. Dr. Edward S« Calthorp, Who served as medical officer of the fourth division of the Bulgarian army throughout the war in the Halkans, has made an enthusiastic endorsement of the efficacy of» io dine as an antiseptic dressing for wounds. Ho insists, however, that tho u'ound must never bo swabbed or washed with water . before apply ing . tho iodine. After what he calls "a really huge trial," Dr. Cal throp recoinmonds that the skin around a wound, and oven the' wound itself, be cleaned with a 1 per cent, solution of iodine in ben zine. "This," he says, "is far and away the finest cleansing method I have seen usod or have used my self, and I think "it was an im portant factor in tho fighting in tho Balkan States." To. seo and to dare-these are tho two essentials, in men who aspire to rule. Without thom the highest gifts count for little.
MYSTERY OF THE SEA. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 4 December 1914
MYSTERY OF THE SEA.' A deserted ketch, with sails sot an' traces of bloodstains on the dec has beeji found near Wyndbn&lt;n, W.V It ig believed that tpe occupant ^ three Australians, engaged in turtle shell collccting, were . w blacks. The last entry t* dated June 25, stated that (Vie- na tives had been taken aboard. The Czar is a clover whistler, and can .whistle the most intricate varia tions on national airs. He, entertains i intimate friends ? in this way., 1950^
£20 Recovered by Wireless. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 4 December 1914
£20 Recovered by Wireless. About 8 o'clock on a recent Saturday night a customer called at the Londonderry Post Office and asked for gold for four £5 Dank of Ireland notes. He was just leav ing for Canada, being timed to start at eight for the liner, lying at the mouth of I*ough Foyle. The post-office clerk took the notes, and handed in exchange four little piles of gold. Without counting the money (says the "Londonderry News") the customer emptied it in to the pocket of his belt, and de parted. The post-oflice clerk, when he bal anced up for the night, discovered his cash to In £20 short. No amount of chocking made any! dif ference ; the figures would not come right. Later, he sought the help of a senior official. Together they worked at the pnoblcm until throe on Sunday morning, when it be came clear that the emigrant had received £10 instead of £'20. What was to be done ? They did not know the name of the customer, or eVon of the ship, which was pro bably a hundred miles away by ...
THE KIMBERLEY MUD FIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 4 December 1914
THE KIMEERLEY MUD FIGHT. No greater duel with death, or more striking example of heroism, will ever be recorded than that in connection with the fight with mud in the Kim berley mines on July 12, W07, as a result of which six EnirlWh -"iners were awarded the Edward medal, The raud rush, which means ccrta'n death to all in its track, came with out warning. The natives, working In a Hind of hollow, were made prison ers at once, the exit door being com pletely blocked. They cried wildly for help, and the Englishmen commanded them to climb a wall oat of reach of tho mud until they thought out a means of reBcue. , There was only, one way, and that was through a tunnel, which tms , al ready half-Dllcd with the rising mud. To go through the mud to the rescue of the natives was out of the ques tion ; they .would have to pass over it. One brave Englishman placed n. plank upon the face of :tho mud, nnd: stretched himself upon it. Fortunate ly, it did not .sink, and gradually he canoed himself...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 4 December 1914
Telephones-Malvern. ' C-"ML'W'1»- lo°s 186 & 571. JOHN MORAN & Co., Family Grocers, Wine, Spirit & Provision Merchants, 36, 38 & 44 High Street, Malvern. Crockery and Glassware, ' Tinware, Brushware and Grocers' Ironmongery. Flower and Vegetable Seeds. High-class Goods at Moderate Prices. Where Everything is the Best. Families Waited on for Orders. . Agent (or Penfold's South Australian Wines, Farmer's Prize Hams and Bacon, Schweppes Aerated Waters. (the Largoat and Best Grocer's Shop In Mai vera. THE EQUITY Trustees, Executors & Agency Company Ltd. -Reserve L.labllily? £100,000. Guarantee Fundi £10,000. BOARD OF DIRECTORS : EDWARD FANNING, ESQ., Chairman. SIR W. H. IRVINE, ESQ, KC., M.P., Barrister-at-Law HON. DONALD MACKINNON, ESQ., M.L.A., Barrister-at-Law R. G. M'CUTCHEON, ESQ., M.L.A. STEWART McARTHUR, ESQ. REGISTERED OFFICE, No. 85 QUEEN STREET. This Company ia empowered by Special Act of Parliament to perform all classeB of Trustee BoBi...
NAVAL GUNNERY. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 4 December 1914
NAVAL GUNNERY. ^ One is^ likely to find moro BUT prises in the history of naval ar chitecture and gunnery, saya " The Engineer," than in most other bran ches of science. Battleships of tho preeent day, for example, cost bo tween two and a }tnIf and three million pounds apiece, and it is quite conceivable that wo nitty be driven to accept, /or common-sense reasons of finance, a policy in bat tleship construction which is less costly. This must not he regarded as any plea- lor limitation* °* naval strength relative to that of other countries, nor as a desire to ro 1 strict technical progress ; hut we cannot close our eyes to the enor mous improvement in naval gun nery during the last decade, and we are prompted to ask, is not gun nery already so far ahead of the capability to resist it of almost any ship reasonably devisable as to suggest gravo doubts as to the value received for the money spent on existing designs ? This relative state of affairs between cost of ship and power of opp...
The Handiest Vessels the World. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 11 December 1914
The Handiest Vessels the World: It , is well-known that onco any thing has become labelled an ridi culous, it is no easy tusk to regain for it a serious consideration and to restore it to its proper * place. Tho CJiineso Junk has for years been regarded as a huge joke, and held up as a good oxamplo of a nautical "ought to bo." How this originated is perhaps not difficult to * conclude, as tho early voyagers to tho Celestial land were so im pressed by tho absurdity of many of the Chinese products, which, to gether with tho peculiar appearance of the Junk itself, caused it to be classed in the same category. And to-day this undeserved reputa tion is accepted without question. In *a niueh-ndvertiscd encyclopaedia recently published tho Junk is curtly dismissed with "This is a clumsy craft, and is slow and awk ward- to handle," and this verdict about sums up tho general opinion. Yet one .of-the greatest naval autho rity's on sailing, Captain Kit/. Gcrald, 11.N., most emphaticlly states ...
Labour Disputes with Curious Causes. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 11 December 1914
Labour Disputes with Curious Causes. "We wont soap and water, and we won t work till wo get them 1" Such, in effect, wero tho senti ments of tho f/ty London sewer men, who recently ''came out.'.' They wanted other things as «&lt;ell : a messroom, fuel for firo, bettor boots and dry stockings. But thoir most fervent desire was for tho at tribute that rallies next to godli ness. Kvcr since strikes wero conceived -and who can say How long ago . that was 7-tho world has boon amused by the queer causes of somo of them. A lien, for instance, quite recently caused a short-livoil rail way strike at tho North-Eastern Railway joint station at Leeds. The fowl in question laid an egg while lying in a crato at the station." A porter noticed the egg, and new laid eggs aro usually fragile, re moved it to his barrow for safety. He was nrrested, and, on learning the circumstances, the entire staff of tho station struck work. It J was only when tho district superin J tehdent had ordered the p...
KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 11 December 1914
KITCHEN WRINKLES. ,Jnteear--" hMted t0 th0 J that havn i S°ftfn Paint brU5hes that have become dry nnd hnr(j L,nJe"SPOOn/Ul ot lei«?"-iuice in n Irnnio i black coffee is a safe remedy for bilious headache '(o°r,0rr r KnRom ^ ! c client . > "nter mnJcea an ex" . client rinsing mixture for coloured '.&lt;°t»es and washing dresses 'tiont hi:CC0"fi'h' ff»'o 11,e pa l3^.tt&lt;tord instant ^1. repeat tho ^s0akidUr®" 'm"&lt;ikerchicfi should bo soaked m CoW RaIt ^ (oj, fl Tws w',r bcr°re thc-v nro washed. Inm^^'or^it.11'0 CO,OUrS fr°m Cnle«trb,e frUit ««J»8 on-'tie tll» r I» removed >3y dipping the fingers i" very strong tca foV t hem'"in n",1U,toa an1 then washing jU,em ln clear, warm water. I, A'/0" nre anno>'e,i by flies in your j bedroom, soak a .sponge in oil of I and it to Z top Of lnvmdpr rf hnte the smell of l' To ,.]b" WI" "ot "PPronch.it. Lver a w !nP'SlaSS8S h°kl them well «f j foiling u-iiter until Ltrv rtT, ' th"n P"lish "ith a thL u m " iS ,nr...
A NICE SAVOURY. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 11 December 1914
A NICE SAVOURY. Potatoes with cheese are a very nico substitute for the usual sweet course. Take a pound of boiled potatoes, two" tnblespoonfuls of milk, some pepper, salt, and threo oun ces of prated cheese, some browned bread crumbs and nn ounce of but ter. "Boil, and mash the potatoes while hot, add milk, seasoning also the; butter - and cheese. . Butter a pio dish, stew some broad crumbs thickly over it, pour in tho mixture, and bake it for half an hour. Turn out, and serve at once-sufficient for three persons.
MARMALADE CUSTARD PUDDING [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 11 December 1914
[MARMALADE CUSTARD PUDDING I Ingredients.-A tcacupful of fine breadcrumbs, one And a half cups of milk, one tablespoonful of sugar, two eggs, two .teaspoonfuls of but ter, and a teacupful of marmalade. Method.-Beat butter and sugar to gether, add the well beaten yolks of eggs, the milk and the bread crumbs. Lastly the whipped egg whites-they should be beaten to a rnther firm froth. Put a layer of ! the mixture into a buttered pie dish ; spread it with a layer of 1 marrnnlade, then another layer of the mixture forms the final layer. Bake in a moderate oven for about j threequarters of an hour.
Malvern Ratepayers Defence Association [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 11 December 1914
Malvern Ratepayers Defence Association At the first annual meeting of the above Association office-bearers for the ensuing year were elected as follow:-Presidenr, Mr J. T. S. Lloyd; vice-preiidents, Messrs A. Ahlston and A. Bandman; hon. secretary, Mr C Errington; assistant hon. secretary, Mr H. F. J&lt;seph; hon. treasurer, Mr A. B. Horrigati; committee, Mes-rs A J. Brown, G. Schrober, H. Planner, L. M. Atkinson, A. L Hutchings, W. Minchii ton. The committee's report which was adupted, showed the Association to be in a most satis factory c 'ndition, the membership (laving increased loo percent, since its formation. The objects of the Association have been bought prom inently under the notice of the local council, and several matters of interest had received a'tent ion as the. result of the committee's effo ts. t'he action of the Malvern council in accepting a tender for au imported stea.n roller was st'ongly condemned, the several'speakers being of opinion that under existi...
Ladies' Column. SPONGE CUSTARD. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 11 December 1914
Ladies' Column. 1 SPONGE CUSTARD. Ingredients.-Oho pint of milk, tho yolks of two eggs, tho white of one egg, if largo, half an ouncc of goltitine soaked in cold water, two tublcspoonfuls of white sifted sugar, and some vnnilln. flavouring. Method: I Heat the milk and stir in tho beaten i yolks of eggs, also tho sugar, re turn to tho sfcewpan and stir until the mixture thickens. Melt tho soaked gelatine by adding a table spoonful of boiling water, and set ting it in a vessel of hot water. When quite melted add to the milk and when well mixed put aside to cool. As soon as it begins to congeal whisk it thoroughly with an egg beater nmJ add very gradually tho white of one egg previously whip ped to a stiff froth. Continue beating very rapidly till tho whole is spongy. Pip the mould in cold water; fill it and set it in a cold place until firm. It will take' six or seven hours to become so. Then dip the'mould for a second or so in hot water to loosen the contents when you are ready'*to s...