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COURAGEOUS TELEGRAPH GIRL. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 27 February 1914
COUHACIKOUS TKLKUHArH GJUL. j Mademoiselle Juliette » Dodu, a girl of twenty, was in 1870 em ployed as telegraph clerk at IMthi viers, France, when, on September 27, the advance guard or the Ger .man army entered the little town. German operators occupied the telegraph oltiee, and it seemed im possible to keep in touch with the French commander outside; but Ju liette had taken a telegraph appa ratus up to her bedroom, and con nected it to the vires outside her : window. She thus succeeded,' at the I time of the battle of JJeaune, in j intercepting, a German military mes sage, which she sent secretly by spe cial messenger to the French com mander thirty miles away. Suspected and watched, shc\ found herself obliged to remove her appa ratus to a neighbour's house, and finally to ceaso telegraphing alto gether-; the servant, who had a Prussian sweetheart, threatening to denounce her. After the war she was decorated with the Legion of Honour, and received other recom penses for her coura...
PEN PICTURES OF THE PAST. BETSY BALCOMNBE AND THE OGRE. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 27 February 1914
- PEN PICTURES OF THE _ PAST. UKTSY BALCOMNIQ AND THE 0QH15. On October 1JJ, 1815, Napoleon Itonapurle (yesterday arbiter of Europe, now a enptivo "general," condemned to lifelong exile)-nrrlved nt the lonely island of St. Helena. ? The strange stories told of the "Corsicnn Ogro" had led some simple folk to imagine him as something more fiendish than hu man, and when ho rode up to Jlricrs Cottage, on his way into tho Interior of the island, two pretty girls who had been watching tho cavalcade beat a precipitate re treat. Their father checked their foolish fears, and fourteen-year-old Hetsy italcomho saw a pale, but still dignified, man descend from his horse and enter the garden. Finding the girl knew some French, Napoleon amused' himself by questioning her, and in ten minutes Hetsy and the "ogre" were the best of friends. Tho acquaintance rip ened during Napoleon's temporary residence nt the "Uriors," and be fore a -Week was over the tyrant of I'Jurope bowed beneath the yoke of .a ...
TEA CAKES. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 27 February 1914
TEA CAKES. , 1 tablespoon butter, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 egg, i cup milk, 1 tablespoon currants, essence, lib. flour, 2 table spoons baking powder. Mode s-Beat butter and sugar to a cream, add the well-beaten egg, then the milk, cur rants, and lastly 'flour and baking powder ; bake in small greased patty tins. ' . An offer of £24,000 has been refused lor a carpet in the possession of J«v han Kcraowfiky, a Prague antit?uar>. who claims that he can prove it to have been used by the Prophet Mi ftomet when at prajer. A Grand Hapids (Michigan) woman has just graduated from the high school of that city at the age of fifty. She plans to study for a degree at the University of OMcago. . Last year a Brooklyn woman aged seventy seven . attended one of the public night schools, .and at tbe close of the season received her diploma with the reat of the class. 1915,
THE WIPPING OUT OF A CLAN. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 27 February 1914
TUB WiriNCf OUT 01'' A CLAN. Tho feud which had long raged be tween the famous Scottish clans Macdonald and Maclcod-the osl en . Bible cause of which was an insult offered by a Maclcod to a daughter ol &lt;nio of tho greatest of the Mac rtonalds-concluded . on September ??2«. 1719. . Maclcod set sail for tho island -homo- of tho Macdonalds with such :n number of followers that any re sistance by the inhabitants on the lonely Isle of Kgg would have been folly. and so thought Macdonald when ho saw* his hereditary foe ap proaching the shore. Calling his people together, ho gave orders lhat .they should conceal themselves in a cava near the seashore, which, al though largo enough to hold them all. had but a. narrow opening, con cealed by "a cascade of water fall ing from the cliff above. Suspecting a ruse, ns they could not see any inhabitants, the Mac-; loods searched the island thorough ly. but without success, and at last concluding that the Macdonalds had left their homes, t...
A VALUABLE FIND. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 27 February 1914
A VALUABLE FIND. A tower of gold was discovered by/ some workmen on October 19, 1701, in the midst of a thick copsc in the neighbourhood of a small village near Hamburg. It was 11 feet high, about 2 feet in circum .fcrence, and modelled after the stylo of nil old Gothic tower. It was mndo of virgin gold, and wns valued at so large a sum that no person could purchase it. The owner of the land claimed it ; but (Government took possession of it without any payment, though eventually they granted the land lord 23,000 florins for it, and then melted it down and convert ed it into current coin. It had evidontly been erected oir a clear space of -ground, and com memorated the martyrdom . of a famous saint. The ornamental trac ing represented a long-bearded man tortured to death. at the, stake, and on the base wns the figure of a woman, with outstretched hands and Hying hair.
FIGHTING FISH. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 27 February 1914
FIGHTING FISH. At Singapore it is the custom to | stock garden ponds with queer fishes -many of them of the fighting va riety so dear to the heart ot Orien tals. These fish are BO combntive that it is only necessarj to place two of j them near each other and irritate t them a little to bring on a lively ' combat. They charge each other, : with (Ins erect, at the satnc time changing colour in their excitement from the dullest ot grey greens to brilliant rods and blues. Indeed, con-| finement in close quarters , is not' needed to arouse their combative1 propensities. Place two glass jars close together, witlv one of these fighting fish in each, and they will at once swim round anrd endeavour to charge each other through the inter I*OBed glass. Even a single fish, see ing himself reflected in a mirror, will dart at his own image, and, irrita ted all the more by his failure to reach his supposed enemy, will as sume brilliant hues ; seeing his re flected antagonist do the same, he will r...
CHAPTER XX. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 27 February 1914
CHAPTER XX. Barnes spent a day-or two in the' calm of Ohiltcrn, growing more and I more in the favour ot the old duke, ' and studying, with n mind alert and . .eager^ all the beauties and grandeur ' of the great estate some day to l>e his. , He had skilfully sounded the duke, and had learned ' his opinions on many subjects, and invariably ap peared to coincide with these opin ions. This, of course, gave the duke the impression that his grnndson was a young- man," of superior wisdom. Ho felt friendly towards his heir, and ready to humour him in any way consistent with the ducal dignity lie had upheld so long. Ono morning Barnes felt inclined to look about him farther . than his rambles round the castlo had yet , taken him, and ordered a horse to he saddled. He started oil on a canter towards Framlie, and wo will take leave of him at the start, whilo wo Pay some attention t0 others of our characters, intending to meet Barnes on his return. When Sir Peter had got rid of Barnes, and ...
RENOVATING PASPALUM. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 27 February 1914
RENOVATING PASPALUM. As illustrating the wonderful rr.cu pcrativo powers of paspalum, a pad dock which had been in paspalum for thirteen or fourteen years was ploughed up. This was necessitated by constant cutting for seed and heavj grazing having weakened the sward. The experience in question was that of a settler in the Cornmbn district, New South Wales Somr time ago a paddock of twelve acres was ploughed up with the object of utilising it for the growing of fodder crops for the dairy herd. Being dry at the time the work was heavy, and the ploughing necessarily shallow. About the middle of December maize was sown. Dry conditions continuing produced indifferent germination. But with the storms of January the pas palum made a move, the young growth showing up between the sods as if it had been planted. The maize was about 4 to 5 feet high, but the paddock was one waving field of pas palum fonce high, and in full seed. The response was simply wonderful. An interesting feature of the ...
THE FARM. THE ABUSE OF ARTIFICIAL MANURE. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 27 February 1914
THE FARM ? THE ABUSE OP ARTIFICIAL MANURE. In a lccturo recently delivered be fore the Mayfiold Farmers' Clnbr Mr. G. A. Cowie, M.A., B.Sc., in describ ing certain abuses of artificial fertili sers, pointed out as one of tho most flagrant the far too common system of one-sided or incomplete manuring. Many farmers wero prone to use only ono sort of manure and neglect altogether the other fertilising in gredients which may be as important or even more important, for the-crop or soil in question. As practical instances of the above error, the lecturer quoted tho fre quent use alone of nitrate of soda, which at first might proluce a luxu riant growth, but will afterwards refuse to perform its proper function owing to the exhaustion of the natu ral phiosphates and potash in thn soil. The withholding of these essen tial constituents from tho manuring often explains the unsatisfactory re sults obtained from ' nitrate of soda, which, in consequence, is described as a "scourge" and "stimulan...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 27 February 1914
BuolnooB Notions Genuine Clearing Sa OF THE ENTIRE STCCK OF The Malvern Costume House, 212-14 GLENFERRIE ROAD, Commencing TO-DAYY Mrs Skyrme (late of VViight am! Neil's, Biuike Stml) . .who .. lias purchased tl.e Stock, intends U> give lit .pubiiL-Uie bcmfit of tome ]tne Baigains. ' .., Opposite Tram Sheds. All Tran s Stop-Opposite."-.' Phone-Malvrrn 1288 Telephones-Malvern: Est*tn.ii.mtovi88si;- . SSS & Sr/2. .. lOMi 1IORJ3P! P. fCty''" w' g 6 Vj 6 ti V» ^ 8 » s 16 '?» krA * t FaiEily Grocers, , Wine. Spirit .& Provision Merchants, 36, 38 & 44 High Street, Malvern. Orockcry and Gla^Mvate. Tinware, FSrushware and Grocers' Ironmongery. Flower and Vegetable Seeds High-class Goods at Moderate Prices. Where Everything is the Best. Families Waited on for Otders. ' Agent for Penfold's South Australian Wines,' Fnrmer's PrlzeJ tt/nns and ; Bacon, Scliweppes Aerated Waters. " The LargcHand Beat Grocer's. Shop in Malvern, PUBLIC NOTICE, Ladies and Gentlemen, Patroni...
MR. GLADSTONE IN SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 27 February 1914
MR. GLADSTONE IN SOCIETY. AUl'ouflh Mr. Gladatono ia pre eminently a talkei In Society, yet he -docn not diadain the other nrta by whioh peoplo who dino out contrive to spend -ihoir timo. In hia younger days ho uaod to bo noted for singing. Thero are legends of the wonderful .ffeot witli which he was wont to rendn* a favourito Soottish song, And irreverent fossip* h»v* eren declared that on one ..?ooaiion Mr; Gladstone brought down *ha drawing-room by the vivacity and rollicking spirit with wbioli hi sang the wsll'known 11 Oawptown Raoo.* Hia society has always besn an Itn* nsnis addition to th« oompaojr !. vfcUb Jht was latiltd. [ Mary had a llttl* lamb, ; Bat both bar* lo&g been dead jf t - r If Mary were ali?e to«day, 6ho'd want a bika instead. Printed and published by William Henry Stennctt, nt 182 Glenferrin Rond, MalAern
YOU CAN'T FRIGHTEN THIS CHILD. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 27 February 1914
you CAN'T FRIGHTEN THIS CHILD. . In an old-fashioned churchyard in iBcotliuid a ytlo of akulle and bonos had boon turiuvi up in tho proceaB of gravo -digging. The ploughmen in n bothy near bjr ^offored the " loon " five shillings to go aright und remove ono. Tho lad agroed* ^.nd started In tho dark. An ambush hud boon l»id to frighton *fclm. A» he llftod ono ikull a hollow "Voioo called : " That's mine I" 41 A' richt!" Baid tho lad, laying tha jghastly tiling down to lift another. Again Tciiiuo tho darkin-HS k voico : "That'e mint* ?" " Gao AWd', ye havorin' idiot, ye ounnb lino twn skuH* ! Any\rn\ I'm pnin« to movo it, ua yo tiro supposed to bo cloud Id this mattor."
Church Sold for 16s. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 27 February 1914
Church Sold for'!6s.~\ ^ ^ , Anybody, wlio has the occasion or leisure to travel in tho French pro vinces,. and . the. -curiosity to in quire, must often be astonished ; at the number of desertcu eiclesiusti cal buildings' and the absurdly low. prices asked Tor them, since . the liquidation of church-property. All records seem, howover, - to have been beaten by the sale . of -ono:*of' - tho oldest churches in l ranee;; iit .UIaro fontaine, in tho- beiiio-et-Oiso-' de partment, for exactly, sixteoii i sliill'v ings and ninopenco . ^halfpenny;1 Twelve years ago tho eliurch threat ened to fall to pieces, and the riehcr inhabitants privately subscribed for and built . a now church, to which they took thoV doors,- 'windows, and memorial .tablets. Including' one over the porch, stating vthat the church was built -, in the year 1100 '* To tho honour :6f. God and Our Lady, by Sitnon Count do Montfort, sou of Amulry X, . who was son of King Robert." ^When all these had been taken away there ...
Picking Pockets. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 27 February 1914
Picking Pockets. , ?f- ? ' '' Tho lllshop of Worcester told a capital stor.v tho other day 111-con* ncction .with.-.tho efforts of the Church in that part of the country to nlluviuto the lot of tho hoppers. One of the workers who hud . gone down to-the hop-helds to assist unit a dilapidated individual in u coun try land, who, - in response: to * a IIIJCNL'IUII, said ho was a picker, 'l ids; did not convey much to tho inquirer I nnd« ho : pursued . tho subject. The hop-pjeker readily .responded. lie baid.; VXn tho summer mouths I lucks., peas . and fruit;: then when uutuinn comes round .1 picks hops: .and.-in tho winter,, when the 1 woa* ther's .dull, I picks pockets. Then; .whoiiv. ,.f ui caught I. pickN.. oakum.. I'm kept nice and warm.; during the cold * months, and then, when th&lt;! nice du.ys como round again; ; I start ..pea«picking,.,and so on afresh.'-.- v ;v
"Nothing Venture, Nothing Have." [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 27 February 1914
"Nothing Venture, Noth ing Have." * This is. a favourilo "moilo of the ir.l\ for Dnttcrsoa, and ho litis half a hundred stories to quote ir&lt; its favour. Onco upon a' Lime, h&lt; was conducting: a hugodcnionstnu tion in. llydo Park, and was ilmn .self" going1'round: with"the~;ha t.::.: -A detachment, of tho Guards had beer sent down to keep order, and, prompted as much by. a spirit- ol mischief as anything else, John Burns marched up to the ollicur in charge, and held out his hat. The officer; put up an eyeglass, and stared- from the hat to John, and back again. .John stared no les* steadily at him, chinking the hut suggestively. "Are you . in ear nest V" demanded the captain. " I am."; VWill this go to the women and .children ?" went on the oflicer. '.It, will/.'; was the brief, reply. Tho glass dropped . from the olllcer'* oyo, and half; a sovereign dropped 11 to tl e h t it tho same moment.
CRIMINALS WHO ARE LIKE ANIMALS. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 27 February 1914
ORIMl&'ATiS WHO AUK LIKI5 ANIMALS. A cukbfwtod Italiiiii eriminologiot Iim discovered a new featuro of orirainal Anthropology, which noon to confirm still 4arther ih* vinws of Professor Lombroao. : According to modern medicine he h«« ttudi'-d th«fingsrn and toes of 4,500 trimhmlH, and findo a deficiency in the *iQmbur, m woll ub prohenuilo toes, ctnsrkud by a wide epace botwuon tho .great too And tho eecond too; r.loo cv j webbed condition of the toes-an approsi aaiion to tit« toelosa feet of Home flavageo. He foucd the little too rudiinentury in aiMiy oufcM, showing a tendency towards the four-tned animal foot. Tho most eommnn of all tho abnormalities was the | webbed condition of tiie toen. Tho l criminal to truly a degenerate typo.
[?]LOORED, FOR ONCE IN HIS LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 27 February 1914
JLOORED, FORONCK IN HIS LIFE. Barrister Ourran once met his match (a a port, jolly, k^en-eyed son of Erin, vhs Via up t\8 a witness in a e»vae of dis* pate in tho matter of u horso deal. Mr. Ourran mooh desired ro break down the credibility of this witness, and thought .-co do it by making tho man contradict Wmactf-by tangling hint up in a nut work of ndroitly*frumed questions-but no avail. Tin* ostler was a companion to 8am Yfellor. Hie good common sense, and .fain t quaniinity and good nature, wore -aot to bo overturned. By-and-by, Mr. .Ourran, in a towering wrath, belchod .forth, as not another counsel would havo .£sred to do in the presence of tho coart: 44 Sirrah, you are, incorrigible I . Tho truth ia not to bo got from you, for it is not in ywa. I sue tho villain in yoair fact* 1". . "Faith, yer honour," said the wituesa, tritb Lh«t most simplicity .of truth and 'hornet y, " mj'facB rimat be moit.y ©lane Mid isiunin',' indudc, if itf'can reflect like thati'* l?«ir ouoe in his...
WHERE THE BRIDEGROOM HAS AN ANXIOUS TIME. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 27 February 1914
WHERE THE BUI DUG ROOM [I AS 1 AN ANXIOUS Tl.UE. The French Canadian jn Quebeo find* matrimony expensivo at ttiu very begin ning, vrhaiovor it may bo aftorwni-ds. Oil tlid evening of tho wadding-day.there h a aupper and a dance at thebride'anuvi homo. When tho guests rise from lac table the bride keopa her seat, and soma as® ajks, with greet dignity : ** Yfhy doM madam wait? Io BUo uc *pon in bad graco?" Sho replica 41 Somebody 1ms etolou «y slipper ; I cannot walk." Then they «e*rry her, ohnir^tnd all, into tho middle the room, while iv loud knocking an* oouncoo a grotesque, ragged vendor of boota and shoes. Ho kneels boforo tlie slippcrtesa bride, mid tries on a lonjj* «aocBodion of old boots and ohoes of over) mriaty sod also, until at last ho finds boi missing shoo. The groom redeems it for a good price, qrhicli ia spent in treating the company. A»U thin 1*. according to the regular pro jjframmo. But if the groom ho not watchful they steal the bride'a hat and Mloak,' which h» mu...
THE HOUSEHOLD. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 27 February 1914
THE HOUSEHOLD. To strengthen tho ohest and throat, ' "bathe tho parta in cold wutorovery morn* 1ng, mid rub vigorously with a Turkey x To Kxtract Proib from Potntoca. -Aftor paring, put (hem into cold water for an hour; boil them with a bit of «altpetre, and tho sweot taste will be ro - moved. To koi&lt;p ft allvor ohain bright, wash it conHiiUjti)' in h«t wntur wh'oh )m« hnd tmnnxijia dissolved in it. U«e plenty of ^ioap, rinae, and polish with a leather. In boiling corned beef to bo served cnld, put it on in cold wuier, and after it hua onco boiled up lot it aiuimtr. Allow . . quarter of au hour to uvery>pound, and . en rxtru half hour to every aix pounds. U i» upccuiary to boil all kinds of moat >jiry>!owly. To Prevent In»Growin£ Toe-Naila. JWoyer out the nails below tho lovul of tlio .cud tho toe, nor navor autfer litem to f:ro.'/;niuch beyond that, level. It nails vf iu tho aida scrttpo them at tliu top, . una cult them ofteu 'both there and the ?opposite oorno...