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INTERESTING PUZZLES. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 18 December 1914
INTERESTING PUZZLES. A very simple puzxle which seldom fails to proriuco Amuaing results is the following Place thre« pennies in a row, and then oak your friends, in turn, to remove the middle coin to such a distance that it is just as fnr from each of the other two as j their extremo points (A and B in! diagram) are from each other. If thin is done, 08 it should be done, quickly, the results arc often ludic rously wrong. A puzzle which Lewis Carrol in vented many years ago for his child fricn's, and which has'interested a good many grown-ups since, is that of three interlaced squares or dia monds. The puzzle is to draw the figuro in one continuous stroke, with- ; out raising the pcncil from tho paper | or going over tho name ground twice | -a feat which intelligent' readers: will no doubt easily accomplish. A puzzle of a dmcrcnt ana much more difllcult order is the following. Divide a | square into nine smaller ones, as in the accompany ing diagram ; in the centre space place a cro...
WOMEN IN COMMAND. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 18 December 1914
WOMEN IN COMMAND. Mrs. George Orne, who is the only woman, skipper ou the Atlantic coast, recently distinguished herself. - After a collision in a fog with nn unknown vessel, she' brought her leaking schooner, the Iliram, safely into Boston Harbour. The feat needed a good deal of fortitude and courage. For the whole night and day Captain Orne stuck to tho wheel, being encouraged in her de termination to reach Boston by the chief mute, her daughter Edith. The Hiram hus. another claim to j funic beyond tho one of being cap-' taincd by a woman, for she is said to be the second oldest mer chant vessel in active service in the world, having been built in 1819; . . ^ Salt Lake City, Utah, more than ooven hundred miles inland and five thousand feet above tho level of the sea, has just erected a monumeut to seagulls. v It, commemorates the fact that in J 818 the gulls checked a plague of locusts, or grasshoppers, which ,were destroying the grain crops of the Mormon pioneers who had just set...
A YANKEE IN A HURRY. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 18 December 1914
A YANKEE IN A HURRY. An amusing incident occurred at" Charing'Cross Station in Ascot week.' An American drew up at the station in a taxi, and, jumping out "before the cab had hardly stopped, started to haul down his luggage. Noticing a porter standing by, he called out to him : "Come along, man, and take tm luggage. What time is the next train to Ascot ?" "Oh, you've comc to the wrong station, sir," said the porter, with a smile. "You want Waterloo." "Then Ictch me a taxi at once, and don't stand there like an idiot," thi now-excited Yankee exclaimed. The taxi duly arrived, but by that time the American had worked him self into a towering rage, and roared at the driver : "Waterloo, as fast as the devil !" "The station, sir ?" quietly nske-1 the unperturbed driver - a remnr'r. which put the finishing cap on th American's temper. - "No, you tarnation fool I" screamed ; "the battlefield !" A famous Cornish lifeboat, after years of service, has been -converted into a" dwelling, and is t...
NAVY FASHION. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 18 December 1914
NAVY FASHION. Some of the officers and men of a vessel anchored in the harbour of Funehal, Madeira, went ashore for a horsdback ride round the island. , About half way up the mountain two officers encountered a foretopman evidently very warm, riding a spirit I ed little horse, ., which had a ston - i tied up in a silk handkerchief sluns to its tall. | "What are jou doing with that i handkerchief,' Brown?" asked the lieutenant. | "Why, you see, sir," said Brown, "that when I first hitched her up she pitched badly, being too much by the head so I just rigged this stone on aft and bro.ught her down to her bearings, and now she sails likea clipper!"
The Book of "Genesis." [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 18 December 1914
The Book of "Genesis. 1 In .&. thins adored by readers of fiction "GfMWle" is rich. Rain drowns one wicked multitude, and flro and brimstone destroy and cleanse another; crime Is haughty, and punishment is Another name for crime ; but love remains ; and it is lovo of our own day. It is the love of country and kindred, it is con-1 jugal love and the love of God. ' Romance has eyes through which j wc still see llebekah ministering to Abraham's ambassador at the well. The tender eyes of Leah and the, pathos of her motherhood still vex 1 the heart, though her better-loved 1 sister Is dear to a world of broad1 humour which wakes at night around j bottles and decanters, as also to the largor world that foels the pit- 1 eousness of death by birth. And still we feel the inextirpable fra- I ternal affection that Joseph folt j for them who sold him, and still i tho compunction of ...Reuben's grimy sotihood, and tho filial love of fra tricidal Judah glimmer and shine in view of humanit...
HEALTH. FASTING AND OVEREATING BOTH COMMENDED! [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 18 December 1914
H E ALT H . . FASTING AND OVEREATING BOTH COMMENDED ! In nn address on "Feasting as a Cure," Dr. OldfieM described fust* in# ns an exceedingly valuable, a most valuable, a most important, and a logically scientific method of treating disease. He said no phy sician need be afraid of an ordi nary well-fed patient going with out food or drink' for three or four days. If w'ater were taken there was no risk in a person go j ing from six to twenty days, pro vided ho were well fed nt tho start. The moment a physician could with knowledge and experience tako up that treatment his battle was won in many diseases. Fasting was a natural remedy, and our ancestors partly understood it when they employed bleeding. Starve tho rich and feed the poor, said the doctor; make tho fat man starve and feed the thin man. He did not think, however, that young men and wo men earning their own living 'ever over-ate. In fact, no man under 40 who earned his own living could over-eat. The middle classes, he thou...
Flowers in the Arctic. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 18 December 1914
Flowers in the Arctic. The arctic region is not bare and lifeioss. Mr. Aubrey Fullertun, in nil article*in "Chambers's Journal," tells thut flowers there are legion. The view tV the topmost country, as seen while coasting along the Arc tic shore in July and August, is normally' a view of long grassy slopes profusely abloom. A blue lupin, a miniature rhododendron in a mass of red blossom, and a little white heather, whose stalks make serviceable fuol, are typical of the Arctic flora. There are even blueberries seventy miles up ..the Coppermine. On Herschcll Island, otY the northernmost coast of the Yukon Territory, there is a floral pageantry every summer. It in cludes the wild rose, which grows nowhere else so far north. Blue and white daisies; forget-me-nots, bluebells, the dainty aconite, and marguerites,' all of them small and wonderfully delicate, and banked in moss, spring abundantly from the ,otherwise barren soil. Their beauty is short-lived, but immensely cheer ing to ths ro...
Snakes and Snake Charmers. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 18 December 1914
Snakes and Snako Charmers. ! I read with interest (says a roader fniTndia) a short paragraph recontly i published re "An Australian Snake charmer," As the lady who wrote it had, a "perfect horror of snakos," , should this catch her eye it way al lay her fears somewhat.. For the benefit of people who did not read tho paragraph alluded to, I may explain that it re/erred to a snake* charmer who travelled afeout with ' poisonous snakes and made them bite him, in order to demonstrate the value of an antidote which he was selling. It is absolutely impossible, for any thing, bo it a tame animal or human being, to be bitten by a venomous snake a number of times without being Killed. If tho per formances . the lady witnessed were thoroughly examined, it would no doubt he found that the poison ; .glands had been extracted, which is a-.common!"practice. As for^thc antidote ho sold to cure bites, it must have been a "fraud, /or there is no certain anti dote yet in existence. Numerous remedies h...
Heydey of Conversation. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 18 December 1914
Heydey of Conversation. Once upon a time there were Salon* political and literary that | gave free rein and play to wit and whim and humours to casual chit chat, and sometimes even to school boy / horseplay. They hod their faults doubtless-the drawbacks of I parish-idol-worship--but they lent j not only a savour, but a perspec . tive, to life, and the sham cole J brity of pretension was not easily | confounded with true pretensions to celobrity. Thnt was the day-if not . the heydey-of conversation. There ! was immensely less then to talk J about than there is now, but the ; talk was much better. j It is aoinetimos said that the ! tontncles of the Press have crushed . con\'ersatfon, much as photography is blamed for impairing Art. But I do not think that this is the ! reason. So far from damaging con J vorsalion, the Press should stimu late it, for morning and ,, evening it Kopens to us the gates of the whole | world. It is the lack of demand 1 that causes tho lack of supply. Peo ] p...
FLIRTING. THE CHRYSALIS OF LOVE. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 18 December 1914
FLIRTING. THF, CHRYSALIS OF LOVB. The smaller Oxford Dictionary in forms us that flirtation means a man paying, or, more usually, it woman inviting, or, at least, ac cepting, attention* merely for the sake of the amusement therefrom to be derived. The definition may pass as adequate (says Lewis Mel ville iu the "Evening Standard.") Now, it is a curious thing that when a woman says that a girl is a flirt she means to be con temptuous, nnd that when a man says a girl is iv flirt he is ac cording her a modicum of admira tion. It may be taken as an axiom that the flirt is harmless-the vivious flirt comes under another category. When a girl flirts she merely In tends to be as entertaining as she can, to make the best, of herself oo as to intorest the person with whom she happens to be at . the moment. The man naturally likes it. He regards it as homage to his undoubted attractions-for I have yet to meet the man who does not, in the innermost recesses of his heurt, regard himself as fasci...
What Palmists Know. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 18 December 1914
What Palmists Know. In "The Mutilated Hand and the Workmen's Compensation Act" Br. J. .7. Ocanlan maintains that any one with 6ome pow'er of observa tion, aided by a lens, ought to be able to "reconstruct the leading fea- j turcs of the individual whose hand I is under examination. Vot by study- | ing the veins, but by using a little commonsense." Dr. Scantan writes: . -"Every man's hand, even that of I the idler and waster, bears some j e\idoncc of his daily occupation, sometimes slight, sometimes abun dant. The roughened hands, of the navvy are not to bo mistakon. Distinctive trades and occupations produce distinctive trade marks. The corns on the fingors of the cutter, the depression in the palm of the carf enter and sculptor, from chisel, mallet, and hammer; the 'twine-finger* of the shop assistant ; the corns on the fingors of the vio-; linist ; the stains of the chemical and dye worker ; the hjghly-washed hands of the surgeon ; the impree slonod finger of the quill-driver. Pra...
America's Realism Craze. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 18 December 1914
America's Realism Craze. A New York firm have paid £3,000 for a sensational Him. An engine, drawing four coaches at jfifty miles an hour, crashed into on open switch at Milltown (New Jersey) and rolled down a thirty-five foot embankment, while six cinemato operators stood by and turned the cranks of their cameras. No one was hurt, as there was no one iu the train, except the engi neer, who jumped whilo it was in motion. ? The waggons burst into flames when they had tumbled to the bottom of the embankment, the en gine blow up, and the picture was such a success generally that the film company considered the expen* diturt of £3,000 a good invest* inent.
How He Managed It. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 8 January 1915
How He Managed It. In tho grey light of early morn ing the traveller faccd the night clork resolutely. "You gnw mo tho worst hod in the hotel !" ho began, indignation in his voico and eyes. "If you don't chnngo mo before to-night T; shall look up other lodgings." " There is no difference in tho J beds, sir," tho clork replied, respect- • fully. ! Tho traveller smiled ironically. If that is so," ho said, "perhaps ! you wouldn't mind giving mo tho I room on the left of mine." ' ! "It's occupied, sir." "T know* it is. By a man who snored all night and was still at it ton minutes ago. His bed must bo better than mine, or ho couldn't tiloop at a maximum capacity of sound eight hours on a stretch." "Tho beds are all alike, sir. That nmn has boon here before, and ho al ways sleeps on the floor, sir."
Advice Pro Rata. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 8 January 1915
Advice Pro Rata. ''Before I agree to undertake your defence," said the eminent criminal lawyer who had been called in, "you will have to be perfectly frank with me, !nnd tell me the wholo truth. Did . you embezzle the twenty thousand pounds you aro cusod of having taken?" "Yes, , sir," - replied the accused man. "I'll not attempt to con ceal the fact from you, I stolo every, penny of it."_ "How much of it-have you still?" "It's all gone but about a couple of. guineas." "Young man,"- said the eminent lawyer, buttoning his coat about, him, • and putting on his gloves, "you'd better plead guilty, and throw yourself on the morcy of tho court." "I'll do it. if you say so, sir. What, are you going to charge me for the advice?" ; "Two guineas." A deaf man was being married, and the parson asked the" usual ques tion, "Do you take this woman for your lawful wife ?" "Eh ?" said the denf man. "l)o you take 'this woman ■' for ypur lawful wife?" This time a bit louder. '.'Oh, X don't know," he s...
The Birth of the Cinema. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 8 January 1915
The Birth of the Cinema. The cinema is of comparative rc cent date, in a scientific sense. Its 1 radical commcrcial exploitation only dates from 1895 ; but two years earlier a remarkable series of unumated photographs had. been produced, including those represen tations of galloping horses which revolutionised our ideas of how a racecourse should be roprosentfcd. "Like Kangaroos," people said, when they noticed the steeds' forefeet and hind feet in close proximity. But we have .become used to such pho tos now, and use is second nature. The idea of taking a series oi l hotogrnphs as rapidly as possible one. after the other, originated with the •'anions French astronomer, M". Junsen. To study the transit of Yonus, in 1874, he invented a "pho tographic pistol," which took views at. regular und frequent intervals. Mnroy (the French scientist to whom M. Foincare unveiled a me morial a few weeks ago) took up tho idea as likely to assist him in bis studies nf rapid movement, the Hight of b...
Criminals' Ruses. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 8 January 1915
Criminals' Ruses. 4 — You would hardly think it possi-1 We for n man wanted for the crimo of murder to dwell under the very nofjos of tho police who were search ing for him day and night for over a week u'ifchout his presence being bo much as snspoctod. Yet this has often beon the ease. The idea thnt criminals 'always fly from tho scene of their crimes has long ago been exploded. Charles Feace, for example, would perform a criminal act which later net the whole country talking, and after committing the offence wo»'ld stop on his way to chat to Uu constable on the beat, to whom he often gave a cigar. But perhaps the most startling case of audacity in this direction was in connection with a series of daring and clever London burglaries some few years ago. Jewels repre senting many thousands of pounds were ' stolen with irritating fre quency, and the police were posi tively baflied. ' Thoy had reason to suspect that ; all the robberies were the' work ' of one man, and such; in deod, pr...
A Delightful Work Table. HOW TO MAKE IT. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 8 January 1915
I A Delightful Work Table. HOW TO MAIUO IT. | The little sewing table illustrated '■is complcto in itself, hut may be I simplified to nlmpftt any degree.*; If made* of quartered oak, it is hand some enough for the. livingroom, whilo if utility is the only factor to bo considered, a less expensive ma* terial may be used. The two drop ends of this table are supported, when raised, by the hing ed brackets' shown, but in order thut they may hnng; perpendicularly . when the brackets-ore-swung to one side, it is necessary to cut them away at the underside, if the position of the brackets* is marked nnd the ends cut only enough to form pockets into 'which the former flt, the construction will not be .weakened, und us this is done upon the outside, it lins.no effect upon the general appearance. The same effect may he secured by lengthening the top, one inch, which will provide one-half inch clearance at, each .end and allow the ends to cloar the brackets,. The- large - receptacle, beneath t...
Practical Experiment. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 8 January 1915
Practical Experiment. Though intensely learned and imu ingly industrious, the profestor was a very genial soul, and his friends were wont frequently to drop into his laboratory for a chat. The old man never resented thoir intrusion ; he would just tell them to make themselves^at home, then calmly resume Jus'" experiments. On© evening two • friends callod and found him, as usual, bendiug anxiously over a spirit-lamp, above which a small pot bubbled and siz zled furiously. "Well," inquired one of the visi tors, "and what is it to-night ?" "Guess," murmured the professor. "Micrococci ?" ventured one. The professor shook his head. "Pueumococci ?" boldly ventured the other. Again the professor denoted a ne gative, and his little eyes twinkled with merriment as he listened to tho list of wild, fantastic guesses that followed. "Hang it oil 1" said one of tho friends at last. "We give it up ! What is it ?" The professor smiled blandly.. "Sausages !" he said.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 8 January 1915
GavarnoBtit Advertisements. EAST YARRA PROVINCE. MALVERN DIVISION. rPHK General List for the above division is now printed, and copies may bo inspected freo of charge, until the day appointed for revision, at t.tio Post Office, Glunforrie-road, and at my oliice, Adelaide street. A. HALL, Registrar at Malvern. Professional Notices Mr. JOSEPH L'ESTRANGE, BARRISTER & SOLICITOR, CONVEYANCER, ft a., "LE COEUR," 61, UNION STREET, MALVERN. Telephone 819'.Hawthorn. ■ (Uoo daytimo only) Private No. 1297 Malvern. All Local Courts Attended. 6ebt Wobk a Speciality. Commissioner of tho High Court of Australia' and Supremo Court of Victoria for taking Affidavits. rtj, m Phone Malvern w a a 5 BUTCHER, COKXKR 01? High and Horace Streets, MALVERN. Meat of Best Quality. A Trial Respectfully Solicited. MALVERN RAILWAY PISH AND POULTRY DEPOT, 53 STATION' STREET, MALVERN Mrs. E. M. SIDEBOTTOi DKSIRES to amiotmoo • that fiho linn OPKNtil) -a LISII & FOTLTRY DEPOT at tha above Address, whe...