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PART 2. CHAPTER III.—(Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 13 March 1914
PART 2. CHAPTER III.-(Continued.) Dick darted across lite pavement, and clasped tho outstretched fmnil. "Grenville, my dear follow !" . lie criod. "Why, I thought the Malta was thousands o! miles away! When ilid you como to toven 7" "Throe dajs ago - got a mouth'B leave," was the reply. "Awfully sorry but I didn't have a chance to look, you tip. Como and lunch with mc." "Can't; have an engagement." "Let your tailor wait," Grcnyillo laughed. "I'll take no denial. I have so much to toll you. Conic along,, old man." Dick yielded and took a scat 111 the cal). It rattled up Regent-street into Piccadilly, and stopped before Hnt chctt's. The two were soon at a table deep down in that old-time re sort. It was like another world, with the soft artificial light shining on plate and linen, on the richly-colour ed mural decorations, on lilack-cUd waiters moving noiselessly over tho thick carpet. Dick planced about the lunch room, | wJilcli was moderately full. Ho nod ded to several acquaintance...
Quebec's New Industry. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 13 March 1914
-Quebec's New Industry. There is talk^of:- tiic establishment of a new industry in the ]*rovi»ce of Qucboc-no less tnau the making of that epicurean delicacy, ".Devon shire" 'cream. As a result, of in-, vestigntions recently carried" out ill the laboratory. of onc^of- (lie. .agri cultural colleges of ??this1, province, a leading . agricultural - . . authority has come to the conclusion -that ? the making 01 clotted . cream-practically Identical .with* .' the fur-fanicil. pro duct of * Devonshire is perfectly, fea sible in Kastern 'Canada. .Dairying Is already, a flourishing industry in Quebec, and the making: of clotted cream will open up new possibilities of development. Alanv farmers in the country ..districts- own large herds of .Jersey ' catt le, - and ' are,' therefore, in a very favoural)le po sition 'for taking up this new in dustry, for, while it is not at all essential that Channel Island breeds shall be used, a rich milk is : of course preferable. In the -large citios and ...
Circular Saws of Paper. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 13 March 1914
Circular Saws of Paper. Paper is at present used for a}] possiblo purposes in the industries and in all poisiblo forms. It has oven boon possible by means of compression to give it a degree of hardness comparable with stone, so that it can be used as building ma terial. The latest use for paper however is perhaps the most pecu liar. A factory is said to exist in England which 1« manufacturing- cir cular sawB from paper. Those paper saws are used for the manu facturing of fine furniture, veneer and other . thin plates of wood, which must be treated especially carefully. Some time ago circular saws niado from drawing paper were shown in nn English exposi tion. The sawsrwerb driven by an electric motor and produced fino boards, which could not have been made better even^ by the finest steel saw. The veneers marie in this way are so smooth that the cabi net makers can use them without further planing.
SHE SAVED SOMETHING. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 13 March 1914
~bIIE t>AVIJll SOM13T'HtMG. . A noted niusic-toacher was giving a lesson^- to .a talented : but careless pupil, and was ,rnpidJy.i becoming init patient with .-her. Filially, at a most comphcatcd part of a dilll cult piece,' the pupil lifted her hands from the piano and made a wild dash . for. hor. handkerchief to stop a threatened sneeze. It was the last straw. "Oh," exclaimed the teacher, .thrusting her own handkerchief at her, "wns there over such' a girl I You lose your position, ybit lose your fingering, you lose .vour hand kerchief-you lose everything1 !" .. no !" responded the pupil, with a twinkle, "not everything ! I haven't lost my temper. .Coffee is ,a fairly good air puri fier, and a little burnt on hot eonls will purify a sk-k room and abolish !»;«&lt;! smells. ' Many physi cians think highly of I he bracing eUccts* of coflei? taken before they visit cases of infectious disease.
Ladies' Column. HOW TO MAKE THIS WARM AND USEFUL GARMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 20 March 1914
Ladies' Column. ^ HOW TO MAKE THIS WAKM AND ' ' USEFUL GARMENT. ' There arc sovernl reasons why ovcry woman should possess a dressing gown ; but perhaps the most important is that a garment of this kind in so easily slipped on and oiT, and frequently saves ono from catching a bad colli. A busy mother of a family, for in stance, of ton has many calls on her attention before sha has time to complete her dressing in tho morn* ing, and she needs a really service able dressing gown, which at tho same Unto can bo very dainty in style. What could bo moro dainty thnn this neglige, and to nuiku it is not beyond your power. . , To make the gown .! J yards of material CI inches- wule are requir ed. A j^ood warm fabric for dree ing gowns is ripple-clolh ; but per haps you would find this too heavy. Tn that case nuns-veiling would ; ljo charmingly dainty, v. Tho,variety of trimmings from : which > one can choose .nowadays: makes ^lccisioii a dillieult" maLter ; 'but , with Uho: rip*, ple-clot...
Captain's Ordeal on a Derelict. ALONE AT THE WHEEL FOR FOUR WHOLE DAYS. FIGHT AGAINST SLEEP. LIVED ON NINE BISCUITS AND TWO BOTTLES OF STOUT. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 20 March 1914
Captain's Ordeal on a Derelict. ALONE AT THIS WHEEL FOR FOUlt WHOLE DAYS. F1GIIT AC! A IN ST SLEEP, LIVED ON NINE HISCUITS AND TWO J10TTLES OF STOUT. How Captain Kilo spent (our ter rible days nl0"° on a lllUc tmr, tho Nmw, mid-occau, *o» learnt on the nvvivnl of the l" low of the German steamer, "t Falmouth. The vessel « cnplniii had been given up '"r; When Captain Kite arrived «t 1-u - mouth ho could scarcely stand through lack of sleep and lood. mi interview ho saiil ? ?Since I started tho voyugo I have had a grout deal of trouble with my crow. Severn! loft mo nt Dover, and I had to get fresh men. 'J'lion I put into Falmouth for ao.no time, and eventually we made ft start. When we got off tho Lizard we experienced rather Ihmiaj' seas, ami tho liltlo tug laboured a Krca deal. SHO would go- over, fill water, and gradually free herself. "It was during one of those occa sions that my crew must have got frightened, for i« tlio car y '°"r' tbs.morning I told one of theni to iro nft and...
SINGING CALMS INSANITY. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 20 March 1914
SIXUiNCi CALMS INSANITY. A girl's sweet singing' is calming ; into sanity, in the County Hospital at Los- Angeles, Cal., the miiul of a man demented. Where drastic medi cal treatment has boon powerless to | : effect a cure, her melodious rendi tion of simple hj'mns and pastoral melodies is producing; striking men-, tal improvement. The girl, a young i nurse, is no cultured soprano, nor, perhaps, could she tell 0 from G on a musical staff, hut her songs are songs of sympathy, and for more than a week have been the only influence that has controlled ' the patient. The young ^woman is a rcrent recruit at the hospital, and the man, »hut for a brain jangled by wild delusions, is a fine specimen of tho American work man. Physicians and others wntch | ing the effect of the girl's voice on the patient duclano- that she holds i out the only hope .of his recovery.
A Matter of Values. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 20 March 1914
A Matter of Values. Ap'ainting by Ucmbraiidt recently* sold for sixty thousand pounds. Living artists nrc . not-, so; royally, paid,- yet most of. tlicm* placcc a higher.valuation 011 their. :work than was placcd by tho old, . farmer , who figures in tho following-storr? : &lt; A distinguished etcher, - sketching in tho neighbourhood, made a a--study of the farmer's biirn;'''*:-'vTho fanner happened to appear/'nnd said "he'd liko to have the sketch. * "If it isn't too dear,"f he added cautiously. "Oh/* said tho etcher,- who makes over two thousands ?.?a^ycar,x--'s"l won't chargo you anything.'for -the sketch, but"-his: cyo * lighted> on tho pig-pen "But I'll toll you whati You can givo me one of thoso luco little pink sucking pigs there." "Why, man," said tho farmer, with a frown, "do you know what those pigs aro worth ? They're worth four shillings apiece." . "
Small Goods Station [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 20 March 1914
Small Goods Station A letter to Malvern Council, from the Railway Department, intimated that the Commissioners could not see': tlicir way to make Caulfield a small goods station, as requested by ?a large body of ratepayers. Cr. Thompson said the coun cil should not allow such an- important matter to drop. The" jjiesenf conditions of the sta lion considerably inconvenienced many ratepayers. He thought the_ Commissioners should be asked what difficulties were in the way. He moved- . . . " : . . "That the council wait.upon the Railway : Commissioners and urge that the.matter receive further con sideration,vand -that; Caulfield Coun cil be notified of the council's inten tion." ? / : ' . ?.Cr;''Murray' seconded the resolu tion, whicli was carried. ' .PliV'-Tooronga." Progress League requested Hhe Malvern Council to consider .the advisability of planting trees in Tooronga-road, north from High-street, and further stating that,' in.view of the exceptional traf fic on the road, whether it ...
Camphor-Petrol for Motorists. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 20 March 1914
Camphor-Petrol for Motorists. , . :^ - ' Abroad, wliero «,grent. pride-and just pride-is taken in the mileage per gallon of fuel that can bo obtained, a small band of motorists recently has been ex perimenting with gum camphor -us a "dope" for jielroi. Usually, about one ounce of camphor Is placcd in;fivc gallons of petrol, and it is stated by those who use the mixture that the operation of their motors is *mueh superior with the camphor in the petrol than without it. One motorist even goes so far as .to 'claim that he has been able to increase . his mileage per gallon as much as 20 per cent., though it would seem that the increase cannot be duo to; the \iso of the camphor alone. The idea' is not new, \-of course, for Curtiss, at present of aeroplane fiimc, used it a liumber of years ago in . his racing motor-, cycles, and it is said he sometimes uses it now in his aeroplane on-, .giiics. ' The modern dairy fanner lins-'dis carded the old-fnshionod milk pail, and uses a eloscd in pa...
(All Rights Reserved.) THE Secret Island. A Story of a Strange and Exciting Adventure. SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS PARTS. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 20 March 1914
(All Rights Reserved.) THE ?Secret Island. Story of a Strange and Exciting Adventure. -» By W. Murray Graydon, Author of ?'Matthew Quln," "Tho' Curse of the . CardcwB," etc., etc. SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS PARTS, While on a crniso round the world in his ntcara yacht "Doadicea," Dick Valentine, ouly son of a wealthy English gentleman residing nt Heron Court, witnesses a strango scene en acted in mid-ocenn. An ironclad cruiser stops the cargo steamer Golden Horn, bound for Fan Fran cisco, and forcibly abducts from the rabin Captain Taul Volbortb, a fam ous Russian military engineer, who has escaped from Siberia. The Bri tish mar.-of-wnr Malta, in answer to the steamer's signal of dtalreps ar rives too late to be of any assist- ! ance, for the mysterious cruiser ns j soon as the Malta is sighted vanishes ! at immense speed. Dick recogniscs 1 ono of tho officers of the Malta to be Lieutenant Grenviile. 1 Six months after his return to England, Dick learns of tho failure of the Orient Bank th...
A Potato Hint. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 20 March 1914
A Potato Hint. & Instead of pooling potatoes in Uio ordinary way, try cooking them in this new way and .sco how much niccr Uioy tnsto,. as well as saving time. After washing th« potatoes, lake a knifo Aiid run it round ns here shown, mcroly cutting skin deep. Uoil llio potatoes in tho usual way and you will find that when they arc boiled the skins will full nwny, thus waving' tho onerous task of peeling cither beforo or after they arc cookod.
PART 3. CHAPTER VI. A MYSTERY OF THE PAST. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 20 March 1914
PART 3. CHAPTER VI. :? A MYSTERY OP THE PAST. "You-look a pcrfect wreck, Dick," said Geoffrey Grenville, as he dropped into an- easy chair and lit a cigar, ' "I should swear you had.been mak ing a night of it, but that I Happen to kuow the truth. What docs it all mean, . anyway? Don't be so con foundedly mysterious ! You rush off yesterday afternoon to keep an im portant ongagcraeut, you can't be found at night, and the first thing in the morning I learn of your exciting little row down at Wapping." "The yacht lies there," growled Dick. "Ah, I'never thought of that, old chap/' . . "But how did . you hear of the, row ?" "There's a little paragraph in seve ral of the papers-just aslinc or two, ;vot: know." "Confound the papers !" muttered Dick ; and he lapsed into moody si lence: Grenville watched his friend intent ly through a cloud of cigar smoke. It was the morning after Dick's unfortunate adventure. On coming to his senses, he had found himself in a big Kast-cnd hospital, with a p...
The Cost of Victory. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 20 March 1914
The Cost of Victory. - k - Fighting tho forces of Naturo is nn cxpcnftivo business both in lifo ninl money. ^L'ho Panama Canal, which now joins the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, hns cost thousands of inon (heir lives, in addition to tho £80, 000,000 that it hns cost to make. When this gigantic task was first undertaken by Do Jjcsseps, for tho Krcnch, lie was told on all sides that ho was attempting} tho impos sible, and subsequent ovonts seemed to show this to be tho case, Workmen died from ftfvcr like flies, and the difficulties w'erc such that eventually tho work was abandoned," the greater part of tho costly machinery being left to tho tondcr mercies of a tropical cliniato. In all about £15,000,000 was en tirely lost. In 3 001 the United States under took to Carry on the work, and, sinco then and now, havo spent an additional £05,000,000. ; Forty thousand men havo worked unceas ingly f beset by flood, fire, land slides, earthquakes, and disease. /Cut Nature has had to giv^ in, a...
CHAPTER VII. THE REJECTED PROPOSITION. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 20 March 1914
CHAPTER VII. THE HEJECTED PROPOSITION. "So you lire credulous already !" said GrcnviUo. "Rut you can't huvo finished that paragraph so Boon" - "That name," cried Dick. "It is amazing, wonderful i Yet, perhaps i* is no more than a coincidence ! He sat down again, and in a low. agitatod voice lie read the clipping aloud. It was from a London paper,, nine months old, anil it ran as fol lows : ' ' "An ocean mystery of the past has been strangely denied up by tho find-, ing of a bottle on the islnnd of New Amsterdam, south of, the Judiun Ocean. Many will remember the . (lis-; appearance of the two ships ..Wandc. cr on&lt;l British Queen . twenty-seven; years ngq, . the latter' bound K'from Hong Hong to London; and ; tho for mer an armpii vessel- that;; clearcd from Sydney Harbour with a.pirate crew on hoard. Now comcs confirma tion of a theory generally, accepted at the time. ; During: all these, years tho bottle hns hecn embedded in the sand on the coast of New Amster dam, where...
MISTAKEN IDENTITY. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 20 March 1914
MISTAKEN IDENTITY. A story is told of a log-roller who, while working on a log drive, fell iuto the water. lie struggled for a while, and at last, dizzy and nearly exhausted, managed to grasp a big log and hold on to it. The current was so strong and swift that it carried his body under the log, until his feet stuck out on the other side. Just ns a comrade grasped him by the shoulders ho caught sight of Ids own foot protruding on tho other side of*the log. "I can hold on a bit longer !" lie gasped. "Save ,the chap that's in head first, if you can." Two American farmers met a day or two after a cyclone had swept over their farms. "She shook things up pretty had out at my place," said one, strok ing his whiskers, meditatively. "By the way, Hiram," he added, 44 that new barn o* yourn got hurt at all?" " Wnl," drawled the other, " I dunno.' 1 hain't found it yet !"