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Submarine Telephone. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 9 January 1914
Submarine Telephone. Wlmt is probably tlio first occnn telophouo cull station is in JMatto Fougere lighthouse ou a rock lying about a mile and a quarter to. the north-eust of Guernsey, Channel Is lands. Tho lighthouse, which 1ms no keeper, is fitted with a. powerful fog-tiignul, u'orked . from shore by ineuns of a submarine cable. . In n fog ships creep up guided bv the fog-horn and drop anchor near the lighthouse uutil the fog lifts sulU ciently to enable them to'tuko tho narrow channel to tho harbours of Guernsey. In such case any pilot or ship's officer, by climbing tho lighthouse, can ring up Guernsey telephone exchange and report his ship, Tho telephone is reached by climbing a forty-two-rung ladder to the platform outside the lighthouse doors. Before ho can leave tho lad der Uio pilot pushes open a trap door which covers tho manhole in tho platform. Tho arrangement Is such that tho pilot cannot open the lighthouse door to reach tho telophono until ho has shut down the trap-doo...
Criminal Identification. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 9 January 1914
Criminal Identification. Our flngor-prlnt system Is gene rally regarded as tho Inst word in scientific detection of crime, but n newer method Is being experimented with. Tho groat objection to tho finger print systom Is that, though It is quita trustworthy ns far ns it goes, being based on tho fact that no two people in the world. havo the same pattern on tho skin of tholr finger-tips, It is easily rendered use less by woarlng gloves or by hav ing tho finger-tips dellboratoly do faced. Evory crack burglar knows this nowadays. But tho nc\vor systom will bafflo oven tho wariest of burglars. Tho idea is to photograph tho back of tho hand of every convicted crimi nal. Tho notwork of tiny veins oil the back of a man's hand Is as much peculiar to himself ns the pattern on his finger-tips. Tho chan ces, arc billions to ono against two men's hands showing tho samo ar rangements of veins. Tho photo graph is taken after tho hand has. been allowed to dangle down for a mimito or two, so that th...
Historic Kisses. A STOLEN KISS THAT CAUSED A WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 16 January 1914
Historic Kisses. STOLEN KISS THAT CAUSED A WAR. In the year 1701 tho beautiful, charming-, nnd famous Duchess of Gordon founded awl raised the Gor don Highlanders, one of tho most notahlo regiments of Scottish High landers. Tho most attractive terms to a new recruit in this gallant regi ment wero a guinea in gold and a kiss from the lips of the far*&med duchess. It is fluid that this rogi mont of soldiers was raised more quickly than any other regiment in tho British Army. This seems all very good, yet tho Gordon High landers paid dearly for tho kiss they had received from tho charm ing "Duchess of Gordon. They were soon sent to fight the French, and fn their first engagement 300 of the&v fell, killed and wounded. Tho survivors of tho Gordon Highland ers always maintained that they never regretted the prico they paid for a single kiss. j In tho year 1703 a stolen kiss was the means of bringing about u fierce and expensive war. Ferdinand of Bavaria was journeying into...
Blind Swim Straight. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 16 January 1914
Blind Swim Straight. Tho mau who is unfortunate enotigli to lose his sight, or to bo born bltftul, is. severely Iviudicupped on dry l(indf but ho can, if ho is a swimmer, And his way easily in tho water. . IHind people generally have a^keen sense of hearing, and they can ©leer themselves in tho water hy sound, as well as an ordinary man by sight. If they arc swimming towards a cer tain poins, a whistle from time to time will onablo them to roach it with unerring accuracy. ^.This fact lias recently been pro fed by sumo interesting experiments. A race which took placc between blHnd men and ordinary swimmers iTi n Itikc resulted in a victory for the ftor* Normal swimmers lose a good deal of timii in raising their houdfor the purpose of keeping an eyo on. the \\ inning-post. This also prevents them frpm concentrating all i |ieir attention 011 speed. Before laying oilcloth, put u I'uycr of sawdust on tho floor, and it will give a soft tread to tho feot,. as woll as preserving tho oilclot...
Guarded Diamonds. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 16 January 1914
Guarded Diamonds. * An army. of spies is employed to protect the fabulous wealth of the fnmous Do Dcers Diamond Mines at Kimberloy, South Africa. I}e Beers produco about £5,500,000 worth of diamonds annually, near ly half the world's output. Tlicy em ploy 2000 Europoan and 17,000 nativo workmen. An ncmy of spies assists them to protect their vast wealth. The Kaffirs aro confined to com pounds, but the whito men arc, re latively speaking, trusted, return ing to their homes daily and never being searched. Tho blacks sign contracts for four months' labour, during which thoy lire not allowed outside tho com pounds 'except to go to their work. Tho ground covered by tho five mines is about twenty square miles, all of which is encircled by practi cally unscalable barbed-wire fences. The open mines and depositing floors ore again inner-circled by similar fences, and still ngain by barbed wire entanglements. These entanglements tire illuminat ed at intervals by electric lights at night, and ...
144 Miles an Hour by French Aviator. RECORD FLIGHT OF 9,795 MILES IN ONE BIPLANE. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 16 January 1914
144 Miles an Hour by French Aviator. ltECOHI) I'LUUIT OF 9,705 MILES IN ONE BIPLANti. It is the boast of French aviators | that thoy are tho most daring and most efficient in tho world. M. CJuilluux, an aviatorvvith several fine long-distance flights to his ere* dit, has now broken, alt speed ro cords, attaining I'l l miles an hour. Starting from Savigny-en- Urayo, i ho covered the 110 miles to Paris' in fifty minutes. This was aceom plished- with tlio wind in his favour, but it must also bo considered that he enrried a passenger. Perhaps oven moro remarkable is tho feat accomplished by M, Four noy, who has covcred 0,795 milos without changing either his biplano or his motor.
Tooronga Settlement [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 16 January 1914
Tooronga Settlement The annual meeting of the Tooronga branch of the closer settle ment Association was held on Wed nesday night. Mr Ahlston. presided and there was a large attendance. Some time ago the association wrote lo the Closer Settlement Board, ask ing the chairman to receive a deputa tion, so that lessees might have an opportunity of ventilating several complaints. The board replied that it would deal with the lessees individually. Several members regarded the reply as very unsatis factory, and claimed the protection of the association. It was resolved: That the secretary write to the Minister of Lands, asking him to receive a depntation, so that the whole matter may be placed before Jiitn. A letter from the Education department intimated that there was no money available for erecting a school in Tooronga. It was urged by me'mbers that as Spring-road State School was already over crowded, there was-strong need for additional school accomodation.
A Clever Smuggling Trick. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 16 January 1914
A Clever Smuggling Trick. A clever smuggling trick was play ed on a Customs OiNcor on the " Uusso-Germau frontier oi\ Novem ber 29, 1905. An innocent-looking peasant reported to the officer a plot for getting a largo number of pigs across the frontier. Tho method, he said, would be to drive across, at intervals of half un hour, three, six, twelve, and two hundred pigs, the smugglers arguing tlmt^if tho first threo lots could bo sent over there "would bo no trouble with the two hundred. The oflicer was naturally 011 tho alert. In accord' ancc with tho peasant's statement, three pigs were driven over, then six, followed by twelve. All these were allowed to pass, and preparations 1 were mndo to rerelve the two hun 1 dred. llut 110 more pigs appeared, nnd tho twenty-ono animals admit ted had in tho meantime) been lod ged in sufely !, When frying fish, dip it in milk in stead of egg before rolling ia | breadcrumbs. This i9 more ccono ' tuical aud tastes bettor.
Caulfield Police Court. A DIVIDED BENCH. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 16 January 1914
Caulfield Police Court. A DIVIDED BENCH. A bench of six honorary justices on Friday were divided in opinion as to whether "Indian Dart" was a game of chance or one of skill. Joseph Marsh was charged with having played a game of chance known as Indian dart at Caulfield Racecourse on 26th December. For the defence Mr T. B. Fogarty contended that the. game-was cpne'-of skill arid not of chance. The playing of the game was demonstrated to the bench, and Mr T. D. Lloyd (chairman), after con sultation with his colleagues, said they were equally divided in opinion as to the game being one of skill or one of chance. In the circum stances it was thought advisable to adjourn the case for hearing before a police-magistrate. RAILWAY PROSECUTIONS Robert Becker was lined 20/, with 7/6 costs, for riding in a railway carriage wjthout a ticket between Dandenong and Spring Vale on 25th November. For riding in a first class carriage on a second class ticket between Chelsea and Armadale, on 8th Decembe...
Signals from Mars. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 16 January 1914
Signals from Mars. Is Mars trying to signal to tho earth V The question is raised by somo un usually interesting observations of tho planet which Imvo recently boon made public by M. le Coultrc, tho distinguished astronomer of Geneva. During observations, which lasted seventeen days, I he astronomer re marked a series of luminous appari tions of a bluish-white colour, like the light, of powerful elcctric arc lamps. The illuminations, which usually lasted seven seconds, were observed on several different nights. -This is not tho first occasion on which they have boon seen. Several astronomers have, at dilTerent per iods within the last six or seven years, drawn attention to them, and have tried to explain them as being duo to atmospheric or vol canic origin. Most of the previous theories have, however, been exploded, mid the con clusions como to by M. le Coultro, are strongly in favour of the phe nomena being due to regular at tempts mado during recent years by the Martians to get in...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 16 January 1914
Business Mottoes. 4U UBUOU^g 3 OF THE ENTIRE STOCK OF The Malvern Costume House, 2!2-14 GLENFERRIE ROAD, Mrs Skyrme (late of Wright am1 Neil's, Bfiurke StreH) who has purchased the Stock, intends to give the. public the benefit of some Rare Bargains. Opposite Tram Sheds. All Tr >rrs Stop Opposite. PHONE-Malvkrn 1288 Telephone 286 Malvern. F.staumshki> '885. 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 for Penfold's South' Australian Wines, Farmer's Prize] Hams and ^ Bacon, Schweppes Aerated Waters. The Largest and Bent Grocer's Shop in Malvern. PUBLIC NOTICE. Ladies and Gentlemen, Patronise ~ ' j~. EV-A-Usrs' Tailoring Store . V ft-"7* for Up-to-date SUITS and COSTUMES. All Work done on the Premises by Experienced] Han...
Malvern Police Court. ADULTERATED FOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 16 January 1914
Malvern Polioe Court. ADULTERATED FOOD. At the Malvern court on Monday, before Messrs Urimsmead, M'Mi'lan and Carroll, J's P., Alfred Scott, was charged with selling an article of food, to wit, sausage meat, containing an excessive quantity of preservative. Wm. Darius, inspector fur the Malvern Council, said lie purchased some sausage meat at defendants' shop on December i. An analysis showed that it contained 16.8 grains of. boracic acid 'to tne pound, or equal to 144 per cent in excess of the quantity allowed under the Act Defendant, who pleaded guilty said he left the work to one of his employes. Recently he put on a new employe, who had come from West Australia, where, he under stood, ,a higher standard was per mitted. The bench imposed the nominal penalty of 10/, with ^'1/11/6'costs. VACCINATION CASES] Samuel Thomas Johnson and George Wm. Sargess were each lined 40/ for refusing to have their children vaccinated MAINTENANCE. James M'Farlane. who said he was only in receipt of £...
Royal Servants. HOW THEY ARE ENGAGED. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 16 January 1914
Royal Servants. - * HOW THEY ARB ENGAGED. Most people, if they ever give tho matter a thought, would imagine that Iloyal servants arc. horn and bred on' the fringe of tho purple. It happens, however, that many of them nowadays are engaged pre cisely ns other servants at registry offices, or, more truly, usually at one registry ofliee. There is, not a hundred nules from yiuano Square, in a quiet little street, in a modest little house, a small registry..office. It never ad \ertises in any paper at all. Yet it has an enormous connection, and those rare and priceless hcings, do mestic servants. Hock up and doWu its staircase in a manner which might make other would-be mis treses very rnvious. Here are enjrnged servants for Buckingham I'alaco and Windsor, for this Koyal duke and that'JUoyal duchess, not to speak of the wearers of ordinary strawberry leaves. Tho office was started and is kept by two ladies, well connected, but not -formerly-of rich estate. They keep four secretaries, and...
Prahran Fire [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 16 January 1914
Prahran Fire On Sunday last the busiest portion of Chapol-stieet, Prahran, was swept by fire. One of the largest drapery establishments in this, the greatest business tnoroughfare outside the city proper, was burnt to the ground; pirt of the town hall, .known as the ne-.v city hall, was gutted; two shops and two dwellings were destroyed; a third shop was practically destroyed, and other premises werfe damaged. Altogether about ^100,000 worth of property was lost. The starting point of the outbreak was tho Colosseum, Nos. 231 to 341, owned by J. F. Treadwny and Co., where a summer sale of drapery had lately been com menced. A young man, Mr Victor Ginn, who was riding a motor cycle early in the afternoon, noticed the fire and gave the alarm to the brigade. With almost lightning rapidity flames seized hold of the front part of the shop and deve'oped with extraor dinary rapidity, bursting through the windows and the roof in a few minutes. The corrugated iron ver .andah crashed on to the...
TREELIKE MEN. CLOTHED IN BARK AND FIBRE. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 16 January 1914
TREELIKE MEN. ~--i CLOTlIIiU IN BAltK AND FIIIKU. Tito ltov. Cecil V. E. Hall, who I recently returned to England alter &lt;l remarknblo adventure among tho ? crtmiibnls of New Guinea, tells tlio story of his discoveries in the fol loning nrticlo :-"Although I 0x uxpected to cuine across tho sen sational and unconventional in tho innermost recesses of that great (rnct of land which Is geographi cally known as Now Guinea, I was not prepared for that which I now IOOK on as wonderful and almost ??inconceivable. Yet I hnvo tho ovi denco of my own eyes, and I know llmt I huvo found truth which Is stranger than, fiction. In the days of my youth, it was study, study, study, hut the spirit of adventure . which Is within nie took action, and I literally had to travel. As a result of my studies I »,u "the Iiov ( cell Hall, Jl.A.," but I "m, flrst and foremost, Cecil null, traveller explorer., . . H;^w«s a punrl-Oivin/f expedition which "start otl moon my ventu're journey to New Ruinea...
A Mysterious Affair GIRL FOUND ON RAILWAY. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 16 January 1914
A Mysterious Affair GIRL FOUND ON RAILWAY. Madge Baker, 17, was found oil the railway near the Armadale statioh on Wednesday shortly after 4am. W. Holland and G. Pearce, milk carters, in driving over K myo-ig-roid bridge noticed an object lying between the rails on the up line. They hastened to the spot, and found a young girt, partially unconcious and much cut about the head. After carrying her to the platform of Armadale station, Holland drove to Malvern police station and informed Constable Byers who returned with him in the milk cart. In a taxi-cab that happened to be passing, the girl was taken to Alfred Hospital, where she was admitted by Dr. Forrest. The girl was found to havocuts on the head, and appeared to be suffering shock. She gave her Bame, and said she h»d resided at Mr A. J. Quirk's, 11 St. James-road, Malvern. Mrs Qutrk, on being interviewed by Constable Byers, said the girl had been with them for some time. She went out on Tuesday evening, and as she had not return...
SERVIA'S ANCIENT CAPITAL. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 16 January 1914
iERVIfl'S ANCIENT CAPITAL. tfskub, the ancient capital of Ser bia, which, after .100 years, is again held by Servia, has ha&lt;l a varied history, and has .many times known iv.change of rulers. As Scupi, it, fell into the hands of tho Romans in 71 and afterwards oecame tho scat of the Homati Adminis tration of Sardanin. It is claimed that the Emperor Justinian was born there in 48tt. Before the end ofr the seventh cen tury as Skopia,. in common with tho , greater part of the European 'territories . of tho i^isl-;\Koman ETn pire, it fell under the domination of tho Slavs. At first Skopia.. was in tlie area occupied by warring Serb Zupani >'08 for about a century before it was recovered by the Ityzuntincs under the vigorous Jsuurian dynasty. The Bulgarians next camc into possession of the town towards tho ond of the ninth ccntury, under Prin ces who styled themselves Tsars of the Bulgarians and the Greeks, only to loso it again in 1018 to the Groeks. In 1180 tho Serbs regai...