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MAGIC GLASS. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 13 March 1914
MAGIC GLASS. One of tho nio.9t curious inventions .; fef this inventive aye is what is cal £cd platinised glass. A piece of glass coated with «n exceedingly thin ?Itaycr of liquid churned with platinum -»*nd is then raised to a red hoat. Tho platinum becomes united to the glaas ..In such a way as to form a very odd .kind uf mirror. The glass has (tot really lost its "v-tnui.spim»ncy, uml yet if one places -it ;\guins» iv wall and looks at it ho his :rusisc** us in an ordinary looking-glass. Hut when light is al .4^f>wod to i'oiiic through the glass fr&lt;yn %ho other ivb when it is placed to a window, it appears perfectly lran.spH.ront like ordinary glaBU. Ily. construct ing ft window of plal fais-cd glass on«> could stand close bo* ' ..Hind the pums in an unilluminated room and heboid clearly everything tjoing on outside. while passers-by . ..&lt;rh»k» looking nt the window would -JbohoJd only a fine mirror or set of ^o.irrort--, in which their own iieurea ^«k...
HOW TO GET RID OF STUMPS. EFFECT OF POWERFUL ACIDS. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 13 March 1914
HOW TO GET RID OF STUMPS. EFFECT OF POWERFUL, ACIDS. A farmer 1ms hit upon an clTuo tive method of getting rid of slumps with the aid of a mixture of sulphuric acid and nitric acid. In treating a stump 3ft. (iin. in diameter GrJ. . worth of acids were put . in an augur hole, and in five weeks'.-time the whole stump and roots hud so rotted that they could be knocked to pieces with a hoe. A stump lift. in diamctor would take about half a pint euch of the acids and a smaller -stump Jess. The acids arc used in equal quantities, und are «iot diluted in any way. A hole is bored into Urn stump with a 2-inch augur,', deep enough to hold, the- . quantity; of acids to be used, and then one ncid is poured in und the other added. The hole is then plugged . air-i ight. with a . wooden plug. ' ./ - It was considered -*thal . perhaps there might. be some danger in mix ing the-two acids, and a report was obtained from the chemist at tached to the Department of Agri* culture regarding the question. ...
Infant's Body Found [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 13 March 1914
j Infant's Body Found A neatly tied brown paper parcel attracted the atttention of Mr and Mrs R. Robinson, of ''Lilian," Mait land-street, Malvern, on their way to church on Sunday, about 11 a m , as they passed the corner of Irving and Valetta-strcets. Mr Robinson picked up the parcel,, and upon undoing the string he was horrified to find the body of a newly born female infant wrapped in a piece of white blanket. He took the parcel to the police station, and reported the matter to Sergeant Simpson. The body was subsequently convcycd to the Morgue and a notification to the Coroner. From the appearance of the parcel it is surmised that it had been carried some distance, and could not have been long on the spot. It has been ascertained that the infant was still born.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 13 March 1914
Business Notices. The Home of High-class Tailoring IS AC' 222 Glenferrie Road, Malvern J AS. HENDERSON is a Ladies' and Gent's Tailor, with extensive English and . . Colonial Experience. . . He duarantees Quality, Style and a Perfect Fit In Every Garment. He Specialises in Ccstumes and Frock Cents. His Prices are Most Reasonable. Glenroy Cycle and Motor Works HAS OPENED BUSINESS AT 160 Glenferrie fjoad, Ifalveri]. Bicycles Built to Order from lOs. Petrol and all Cycle Accessories Stocked. Go-Cart and Pram Repairing a Specialty. THE CHEAPEST HOUSE FOR ISEPAIRS. A Trial Respectfully Solicited. S. BARNHILL; Proprietor. Professional. MR. JOSEPH L'ESTRANGE, BARRISTER & SOLICITOR, CONVEYANCER, &o., " LE COEUR," 61 UNION STREET, MALVERN. Telephone 819 Hawthorn. (Uso daytime only) Private No. 1297 Malvern. All Local Courts Attended. DEBT WORK A SPECIALITY. COMMISSIONER of the High Court of Australia and Supreme Court of Victoria for taking Affidavits. Business Notices Influe...
Puzzle of a Piglet. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 13 March 1914
' Puzzle of a Piglet. " ' I " .Mr. Cnlcij-ivl'cusluc gazed at his. I pig ^speculatively. It was- a*")iiUo i pigr-"llai'dly make a meal for a glowing boy," Sir. Voaslec luulstud --and it .capered ahout tlic pen and .stood with head uptiltud to Caleb, pleading: to be fed. . . ".I. (lunno what lie doos with., all the stuff, we give him. to eat," ur ged- Mr;4: I'cnslecv plaintively. "1 don't see where ho puis it i -.. ] le s such a'nnte of a thing, anyway Ills appetite's something appalling:.: "Just this mornin'. Jed, my lured man, took a brimming pailful/ of i imlk and'stult out: here ami pour ed it into that r. trough,, and stood heiVand watehod . that critter . eat' up the last nute of it. ~ Jed told mo the pig didn't make . anythingof. eating it all up itr just a minute. or two, and then the critter stood -and squealed for more right on. top of. that 'Mod . wondered; .: just as : I do; where he found. rooliv for * so much' stuff," Mr. Peaslec ruminated, " and he said Iho pijy wasn't...
LUCERNE. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 13 March 1914
LUCERNE. Lucerne is talked of more than ever now at our dairy meetings. It is a I well km own fact thnt it furnishes the cheapest source of protein of any roughage grown, one thing strongly emphasized by the experts is that it will not start under the ordinary conditions usually given other crops by farmers. Qti^tc contrary to the prevalent opinion, it needs, a rich, sweet, thoroughly cultivated, well drained soil at the beginning.. When once started it has been found to be one of the easiest crops to grow ever known. After a Held is well set it does not require as much care, and as one farmer said at a recent meet ing, "the more you abuse Jt then. the better it does." -"Jersey Builc tin." 1918. |
Tiger in a Balloon. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 13 March 1914
Tiger in a Balloon. -4 Russian papers from the. Far Kasl report isnj's tho "Daily Citi/en") a f UiniJmg ad venture. pi American bal loonisls wttli al tiger.' Accompan icri by l«i£s fiancoc, Mr. Kobster, an Ayierir.au.. airman, 'well known In Siberia, about a fortnight ago mado nil ascent from Yladivostock with the intention of reaching- Kha barovsk, .a town on tho Amur. The balloon was a .small ono, unequip ped witli a ripping valve for easy descents. Tho weather, however, proved unfavourable, and tho airman resolved to land. Ho accomplish'.".! tho descent, and. as tho balloon n fin red the ground, jumped out, hold ing the Iran rope, intending to dray;, the balloon*'down io enrth ami as sist- the girl- to descend: As;«oon as jhfi had jumped, however, ho no-' liccd" a Siberian tiger, -..which jump ed - over" tho -'American, . who had thrown himself on the ground, sprang at 'tho car, and remained hanging while tho balloon rea«condcd.-, Mr. Fobs!or. had no > weapon with . him; but a...
MILKING MACHINES. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 13 March 1914
4 MILKING MACHINES. The New York experiment station at Geneva follows the experiment stations of seme of the other States in an endors*m:nt of the practicabil ity of machine milling, during the past fivo years the station has used n popular make that is on the mar ket and a carcful record has been made of its work. Surely this ought to be a thorough test, nnd when the mcchins milking if. endorsed on such a basis it should carry a lot of weight "with those dairymen who have been waiting for years for the satisfaction that will come to them once they are able to get away from hand milling. "The Itevicw" was tho first of American dairy papers to express its faith in milking machines, upholding the idea when others" unhesitatingly condemned them. Our faith in the triumph of the mind over mechanical problems is always on the side of mind, and tea years kro when \vc ob served intelligent dairymen, and es pecially the experiment stations, get ting satisfactory results from them, we "were s...
Great Mysteries of Science. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 13 March 1914
Great Mysteries Science. (Uy GARRETT P. SERVISS.). If Sir William Karoaay ia right in the conclusions that ho draws from recent experiments of his-ami lie is strongly supported by Messrs. Collie ami Faterson-we may, be foro long, see the dreams ot the tvn I'icnL alchemists fulfilled in ways of which they had no conception. The alchemists, who hav© boon uni versally derided and laughed at un til tho Inst few years, in which chemists have been getting their eyes opened, believed,, that it was possible to turn bnso inotals, such as lead, into gold. Modern scicneo said : "No t Tho different elements are fix&lt;»d in their nature. It is idle to thir.k ol changing one into another. Whr.t they are they will remain." Then came tho discovery of Mm "radio-active" substances, like ra dium, and chemistry suddenly learn ed a new lesson. To everybody's astonishment it was found that atoms aro not, ns had long been believed, ultimate, indivisable parti te.?, by tho heaping together of whic...
He Asked for It. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 13 March 1914
He Asked for lt.» The following bit of reparleo must either havo cleared the nir or brought, on a storm. Which result followed is not stated. An officer known by his friends to bo a rather "close" man, hns hnd many a passage nt arms with his wife by roason of that very close ness. On ono occasion a/ friend had, the misfortune to enter just as the pair were ending an argument touch ing some question of housohold ex penditure. , The friend was just in time to hoar the husband say "Marie, you cannot hoodwink mo in these matters. I)o you think that T have lived nil theso .years for nothing?" / "J shouldn't be ay all surprised;" was the crisp replyl A man's coat should, be laid per fectly Hat with the wrong side down. The sleeves should be spread out smoothly,, and then folded back to. the elbow until each end of the sleeve is even with the collar. Fold theNrcvers back and then double the coat over, folding it directly in the centre seam and smoothing it out care fully.
CHAPTER V. AT THE SIGN OF THE JOLLY WATERMAN. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 13 March 1914
CHAPTER V. AT THE SIGN OF TUB JOLLY WATERMAN. '?'"r a moment Dick wns silent. lie pondered over the Spaniard's words, but with no intention of taking them seriously. He wns curious to know'to what illegitimate use the yacht was to lie put-that It had been purchased with some shady motive in view ho wns satisfied. Ami, remembering cer tain rebellions then flourishing in dif ferent parts of the world, he quickly concluded that lie had found the cluc. Ho pushed hack his chair and rose to his feet. "Your offer is a little too tempt ing, too flowery, Senor Montojo," he said, coldly. "I beg to decline it with thanks. I doubt if the allure ments you hold out would compen sate mo for a cell in some foreign prison, _ though you may not regard that as a shadowy 0t porll or mtsfor tuno-^to quote your own words." The Spaniard's black eyes flashed menacingly. Sir, I request that you make your manning plain," lie answered. "Do you accuse me of having illegal de signs ?" "I accuse you of nothing,"...
CHAPTER IV. THE SENOR LEON MONTEJO. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 13 March 1914
CHAPTER IV. THE STSNOIt LEON MONTE JO. ! Geoilrey Grenvlllo hesitated [0r .. | momont, enjoying .his friend's evi dent curiosity ; ho looked (it him mid smiled. "I thought, yon would know ut once, lie wild, "You surely suspect, old clmp-it's Miss Ferris." "Mary Ferris !" Dick, muttered. Ho did not know that ho had spoken ?alouil. IIIs face hardened, and hiH j Imnd shook n little 113 lie lifted n , gliisn of wine to his lips. "I con ? gratulate you," he said, in fl iow voice. "Vou have won n pearl of a ' woman." j '\cs, I have," replied Grenvillc, who was Stupidly blind to tho eflcct his avowal had produced on his com t panion. "Thanks for your congratu lations. I am a happy man, Dick, and only two days ago I felt miser able nnft uncertain-yon see I came to I.ondon resolved to try my fate, and have it over one way or tho other. Of course, the date of the marriage is not fixed, and won't bo for some time ; there are a lot of matters to arrange. It's lucky I have the income my father l...
NIAGARA'S RIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 13 March 1914
NIAGARA'S.IlIVAIiS. When an idea becomes firmly roQtcil in the minds of the g.eneral public it | is hard to disturb. As's the next friend or; 'acquaintance you meet which is'jbhc greatest waterfall in the . world, and lie is almost ccrtain to reply, without the slightest hesita tion, "Niagara.". As a matter of fact., Niagara docs hot liold the .palm by any me.xns. The Victoria Palls in Central Africa, are quite a'hundred feet higher than Nia gara. In the neighbourhood of Bra maputra, too, - is an enormous series of falls, by which a vast river des cends over a mile in a very short length of its course ; but this tre mendous waterfall is in the almost inaccessible heights of the Himalayas . In British Guiana a fall has been discovered of recent years with a sheer drop of 300ft. - nearly twice that of the higher of Niagara's two falls. In British Guiana, too, there is another fall more than fiOOff. deep. The American Fall at Niagara is 1,060ft;. wide, and the somewhat shal low water f...
APPLICATION OF POTASH MANURES. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 13 March 1914
APPLICATION OF POTASH MANURES. One important feature in the skilful" uso of artificials is the proper sea son of the year to apply them (re marks the "North British Agricul turist"), This point has far greater significance than most farmers com monly imagine. Especially is this true in the ease ot kainit and potash manure salts, where success or failure may depend on tho season of applica tion. Kainit is a very useful manure if applied at the right time. If ap plied at the wrong time, it may ho thrown away as far ns the crop in question is concerned ; it might even he hurtful to some crops if used at a wrong time. The results of a large number of experiments conducted on the Con tinent and in Great Britain give valuable information on this point. The majority of them point to the advantages of early application of kainit and potash salts, that is, au tumn or winter application. Profitablo increases are given by both autumn and spring applications, 1 but in almost every case autumn o...
(All Rights Reserved.) THE Secret Island. A Story of a Strange and Exciting Adventure. SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS PART. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 13 March 1914
(All Rights Reserved.) THE Secret Island. ft Story of a Strange and Exciting Adventure. By W. Murray Qraydon, Author of ' 'Matthew Cjuln," "The Curse of the Cardewa," etc., ctc. ' ' .SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS PART. Whilo on a cruise round tho world In bis steam yacht "Boadicoa," Dick Valentine, only son of a woalthy English gontleman residing at Heron Court, witnesses o strange scene en acted in mid-ocean. An ironclad cruiser stops tho cargo stcainor Golden Horn, hound (or San Fran cisco, and forcibly abducts from the cabin Captain Paul Volborth, a fnm OUR Russian military engineer, vrho has escaped from Siberia. Tho Bri tish man-of-war Malta, in answer to tho steamer's signal of distress ar rives too late to \>c of any assist ance, for tho mysterious cruiscr as soon as the Malta is flighted vanishes at immense speed. Dick recognises one of tho officers of the Malta to he Lieutenant Gxenville. Six months after his return to England, Dick learns of tho failure of the Orient Bank throug...
Fires at Caulfield [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 13 March 1914
Fires at Gatilfla'd - ^ "Crotonhurst," a mansion of some - 40 rooms, originally built by ths lat© ? Mr Justice Webb, and nmv owned by - ft Mr W. F. Lmgdon, situate at the ; corner of Hawth-r.i and Glen Eiia roads, Caulfield, was the scene of a. fire on Wednesday. About 11 45 a.m. j a 'arge b 'dy of smolce was .^een issuing I from the rear of the bHiard room, f.ieing Hawth irn-road, and the fire brigade was summoned b teleuh'lie. Several fire carts, and a large number of men were promptly 0'i the scene, and their efforts prevents 1 the fire spreading to the main building: Tho biliiard room and contents were c'>m pletely demolished, and also the ball room and picture gallery. Some valuable pictures, trophies and curios were destroyed, but the ftatues were saved. The building and contents were covered by insurance. The man-ion stands uoon an area of 33 acres of land, and is surrounded by giant gums and pine trees. The building was undergoing re pairs, and painters were engaged . bm ...
Making Small Coil Springs [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 13 March 1914
Making Small Coil Springs Procuro a nul., having a small thread (.hat. will admit tho si/o of the wire to ho used in making the spring. Cut. a sinnll notch to the depth of the threud where the thread begins, and procure a smooth rod that will 'pass snugly through the threads of t.lie nut. Shape one end of. the rod to lit n carpenter's brace,- if there ? is no' drill chuck nt hand, and drill a hole in the other ..'Mailing Small foil.Spring! end - to . admit one end of the ttprhig" wire.' Bend the wire nt right- angles, and -.insert the ^end in (,ho - hole. - l'luo« the rnd- of the rod in » the nut, \yhieh. should, be gripped "in- a vice,'and turii tl\o rod,.:; at the .sumo~.&lt; time .seeing that1 the wiror is guided into the notch cut nt-"the beginning . of thethreud. The wiro Will follow the thread of thcnul. and; malic a1 perfect spring of..^aii'v-f!6vbn;;i"'bijbhing. -A Spencer in *' l.^opulur"' \MechauicR.'
Workmen's Ladder Grip. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 13 March 1914
Workmen's Ladder Grip. The accompanying cute show n devlco being mado by Messrs. A. E. Powiim and Sons, 8 Crystal Avcnuo Middlcton Street, Hull, for tho »«e of joiners, bricklayers, painters, and other \vorKmon. Quo grip se cures a ladder so that tho strong est wind cannot blow it down. Two grips provide a secure foot ing. for a laddor on roof-as in il lustration- when spouts aro secure. To use on wooden spout place hook A on ladder side, spring O on inner side of ladder ; then press thumb plate B over edge of spout,, refensr, "quickly,,- and tho spikes will enter inner side of spout and* firmPy sccurc the Indder. The grip is also adapted for iron spouts, as shown.