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(All Rights Reserved.) THE Secret Island. A Story of a Strange and Exciting Adventure. CHAPTKR I. AN OCEAN MYSTERY. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 27 February 1914
(All Rights Reserved.) ? T H E - Secret Island. Story of a Strange and Exciting Adventure. By W. Murray Graydon, Author o( "Matthew Quin," "The Cnreo of tbo Cartlews," ctc., ctc. CHAPTKR i. AN OCEAN' MYSTERY. Seven bells had just struck, signi fying that. an hour yet remained ot the morning watch, when Dick Valen tinq turned out. of his cabin and mounted to the deck of the Bondieca With conscious pride his eyes swept fore and aft, resting in turn on the polished brass railings, the ample deckhouse in the centre, ami the fun nel. with its tip of crimson. For this finely-built. s'chooner-i i .'gcd yacht ot about live hundred tons had been his own propcrty less than six months, and the novelty of possession was not even tiniitfr to wear off. From the'deck he climbed to the bridge, .where a r-ugKCsl-featured mail v:us utnmliniT ~ "Good morning, Captain Drand," he said, cordially. "What sort oT weather are we going 1o have 7" "Fair and calm, sir, f think," the skipper replied ; "there's ...
Eyes of the Motor-car. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 27 February 1914
Eyes of the Motor-car. J A new automobile headlight has just been put on tho market in France, which represents a radical departure from present designs. This particular lamp has the shapo of a human eyeball and (urns iu ' its socket in exactly the same man- j nor as t h'' eye in Its support. Two small clamps, controlled I»y thumb- 1 screws from the interior of the cm\ I Jf'ld the lamp in position in «ny do- 1 sired direction, while the bundle it- j self is used in turning the light mys ; to the spot they are needed. Sign- I posts at, tho side of I he road or I the low-lying milestones are thus brought, within reach of the rnvr., while in their lowest position I hey o\en throw light into (ho hood, lighting up the motor, magneto and carburettor. My removing the two small clamps entirely, tho whole lamp ran be taken out of tho s&lt;'&lt;"ket and used as !;t "trouble lamp" in side or outside the machine. ||. is the invention of a French engineer, Kdoi/a rd Cannerel.
Dentistry 1,000 Years ago. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 27 February 1914
Dentistry 1,000 Years ago. During "a lengthy relic-hunting visit to Ecuador, Professor Mar shall Howard Savillc, head of the1 archaeology department of Colum- j bia University, made several note-J worthy discoveries which will' do much to enlighten ibo present gen eration about I lie curly residents of that country. The relics indicate these people to have been civilised and possessing .sciontilie knowledge. The most interesting discoveries were skulls which showed that the men are of a type superior to the Aztecs, for beyond the hhape 01 Die skull. teeth were filled with gold and cement, proof unmistakable that dentisti'3' was at a high stage of development one thousand, .years ago. In -Mexico human teeth have been dug up that were filled and orna mented with stone, but this is the first instance of gold filling having been found in a prehistoric skull. The gold was inside the teeth, .showing little on the outside, so the purpose was apparently for util ity rather than for ornament...
An £8,000 Find. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 27 February 1914
An £8,000 Find. -t fn October of last yur a «Ui robbery was committed from the mail van of a Hordcaux-Marseilles express train, ami jimoii},' other valu ables stolen- was a bundle of securi ties worth several hundred thou sand francs. Four prisoners were arrested in connection with the theft, and they were to In; tried at the Assi/e l.'oiirt on October I lib, but there was very lit lie t audible evidence' against them. One of the prisoners was an ex railway cm ployee named Louis Kons. A few dav\s ago an uncle of lions. n let had been looking after the prison er's hotiso sineo his arrest, sold a. pile of old wood which had been for some time against, a wall of the house. While putting th^ wood in m iv.trt \»urehns«"*v «Usoovi.m"«m1 n t bundle containing;" J*8,00n in s^curi-! tics, which wrro identified as those stolen from the tjiaii bag between Mordeaux ami Marseille". Owing to this discovery the trial of the ac cused will bo postponed till the' next assize, to enable the police to ...
A Blind Girl's Memory. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 27 February 1914
A Blind Girl's Memory. A hliud girl, Miss Mahel vlreeu, aged twenty, 'has just u t it ton from memory a verbatim report, of a .sermon la.Ntinq" thm'-tj";t!'UT.s of mi hour, delivered recently in All fouls' Chureh, I,ani&lt;ham l'lace, \V., | and 11oI.h>cIhad taken a short | hand note."' said Miss &lt;'reen to ail jntervieu'er ; "so I went home re* IjHMtinti* to myself all t had heard. The next morning I wrote» oul L',700 words, first in the Kraille.system (.writing hy means of raided dots) in three hours, and then o;i a. type writ «>r in an hour ami a-half. The words eame quite easily, although T was several times interrupted, and 1 had no dilliculty in recollect ing all tlie Scriptural allusions and when* they eame from. I first though t of serif a »r.\s two yeai's a.n'o, and since then T have written out at. leant lifty ser mons." l\lr. Mowll lias seen the si'riH'Mi. and says : "I am ama/ed at the correct ness of tt and »:n pression in the account of my ser m...
Kings in Commerce [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 27 February 1914
Kings in Commerce, Like most really busy men, tho German Emperor always seems able to find sorao time for more work. As well as attending to the affairs of his kingdom, he conducts, in a very thorough manner, a porcelain factory of which he is tho owner. The business is a prosperous one. and is run on lines lal'i down by the Kaiser. He designs many of the goods, and, moreover, sometime*; even engages new workman himself. Another Koyal manufacturer of china is the Emperor of Austria Hungary, j who employs ovcr'a thou sand skilled hands at his factory. Tiie King of Saxony owns a simi lar business, though it is of a less extensive nature. A Royal hot*'l-owner is the King of Wurtemberg. who owns two hotels that arc said to add about JJ.9,000 annually to his in come ; whilo tho Prince of I.ippo Detnu.'ld carries on a business in butter and eggs, its well as owning n brick l'actocy. ; TIuMxiucln Hvo loiiRnr investifa (ions just tabulated by the I New York, Board of Health. Tim I "Journal ...
CANADIAN COLD. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 27 February 1914
CAN.MH/W f'OU). The lull! Nov. Dr. Mason w]n? L1 ill Rupert's Laud as a missionary im'l n. decidedly unpleasant, experience uno winter. The cold then; is &lt;>f tcii so intense that mercury freeze:"; and thermometers are useless. You get frost-bitten all over, cars, chocks, nose, lmwls-all have theirj turn. | Oik'C when Dr. Mason was out j shooting (it was shoot game or , starve Hum), ho hocame verv thirsty, j A little hoar frost had .gathered on I the barrel of his gun and thought lessly he tried to lick it oft, but the intense eold of the mcta! drew his tongue, and it froze to the gun. Strong measures were obviously necessary. so grasping the gun in both hands lie simply tore it away and with it a piece of tongue larger than a shilling. The pain was intense, but he was luekv not to have entirely lost his tongue.
PART 2. CHAPTER III.—(Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 March 1914
PART 2. CHAPTER III.-(Cuutiuued.) Dick darted across the pnvemont,, and claspcd the outstretched hand. "Grenville, ray dear fellow !" he cried. "Why, I thought the was thousands of mile* away! When did you come to town V" "Three da\!> ago - got a month's leave," was the reply. "Awfully sorry but I didn't have a chance to look you up. Como nud lunch with me." "Can't ; have an engagement." "Let your tailor wait," Grenville laughed. "I'll tate no denial. 1 have so much to tell you. Come ,-il. >tis'" old man." Dick yielded and took a scat in the cab. It rattled up Kegent-street into Piccadilly, and stopped before Hut chctt's. The two were soon at a table deep down in i3i.it old-time re sort. It was like another world, with the soft artificial light shining on plate ntul linen, on the richly-colour ed mural decorations, on black-clad waiters moving noiselessly over the thick carpet. Dick glanced about the lunch room, which was moderately lull. Ho nod ded to several acquaintances, a...
(All Rights Reserved.) THE Secret Island. A Story of a Strange Exoiting Adventure. SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS PART. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 March 1914
(All Rights Reserved.) THE Secret Island.! Story of a Strange Exoiting Adventure. By W. Murray Gruydon, Author of 'Matthew Quln," "The Curse of the Curdeivs," etc., ctc. SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS PART. While on a cruise round the world in his steam yacht "Doadicea," Dick Valentine, only son of a wealthy English gentleman residing at Heron Court, witnesses u strange sccne en acted in mid-ocean. An ironclad cruiser stops the cargo steamer Golden Horn, bound for San Fran cisco, and forcibly abducts from the cabin Captain Paul Volbortb, ;> fam- ; ous Russian military engineer, who lias escaped from Siberia. The Uri- : tish man-of-war Malta, in answer to the steamer's signal of distress ar rives too late to be of any assist- ; ante, for the mysterious cruiser as noon as the Malta is sighted vanishes at immense speed. Die:c recognises one of the officers of the Malta to be . Lieutenant Grcnville. Six months ! ^V; l'iit-"'iUiin're 1 of the Orient J Bank through which his father is al most ru...
Great Mysteries of Science. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 March 1914
Great Mysteries Science. (By GARRETT P. SEUVISS-). Jf Sir William Ramsay is right in Iho conclusions that ho drawa from recent experiments of his-and he is strongly supported by Messrs. Collie and Pntcreon-wo may, be fore long, sea tho dreams of tho an cient alchemists fulfilled in ways of which they had no conception. The nlehcmists, who have hcon uni versally derided and laughed at un til (ho last few yearn, in which chemists havo been getting their eyes opened, believod that it was possible to turn baso mote-ls, such as lead, into gold. Modern science said : "N'o ! The different elemcnta aro fixed in their nature. It in idlo to think of changing ono into another. What they are they will remain." Then caino tho discovery of tho "radio-activo" sub3tances, 1 iko ra dium, and chemistry suddenly learn ed a now lesson. To everybody's astonishment it was found that atoms arc not, as had long been boliovcd, ultimate, indivisible pnrti cles, by tho lienping togothcr of which, in varying n...
HOW MUCH IS REQUIRED? [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 March 1914
HOW MUCH IS REQUIRED? Not even the spacious bedrooms of * |/aiuce contain enough air to last un ..handed throughout an entire night, and provide one occupant with :ia ar uo.spheie above the limit of physiological .upurity in the morning. -Wither tho : public nor tho law yet recognises: tho ! liiu»ro."u> between cubic^ i'eei of .'space md ci.-- c foot of air. Neither in btd t»oins nor anywhere else is n prae ; cable to provide an adequate number I t cubic feet of space to suii.ee w.tS- ut r-ntilation; wber»>a.N wry >V\v c'->;e I -c' of >paee will m: iikv if ii:;; j ?:.>i;red Iii:it the cuh'.c l.vt ? t" >. eii are adequate. The va!-;e . f e. ! :;(!... d. is merely to make Ihe proV.-n I i ventilation ea*?y, obriniing the .uliv created by draught-.. However ? i.y; your bedroom, then, you mu-i havo 'sioi'o cubic ieet &lt;>f air during the ;ii:*'\t .han those originally contained in t o c.()!11 when you i:o to bod. and for tin's rurj/o-o you musr havo the w...
He Asked for It. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 March 1914
He Asked for It.. The following bit' of repartee must, either have cleared the air or brought, on a stoi'Ju. W'hb'b rvsuH followed is not slatfil. An ollicer known by his friends to be a rather "close" man, lias had tunny a passage at arms with l;is wife by reason of that very close ness. On one occasion a friend hud ihe misfortune to enter mst. as the f»nir wore ending an n»'j;nmnni lynch ing some question of household ex penditure. Thr frit-nij was .iuM in timf to h»»nr the husband say : "Marin, you cannot hoodwink mc in these injiltcr.s. Po you think that- 1 haw Ihed all these y^ars for not hinxr V" "J shouldn't he at all surprised," was the crisp reply. A man's rout, should ho In id per fectly flat. with Urn HTonc side down. The sleeves should be spread out. smoothly, and then folded bark to the elbow until e»rh end of thr sJoovo is oven with tin* collar. Fold the rovers back and then double the coat over, folding it directly in the centre seam ami smoothing it out care fully.
THE DANGERS OF BEING MORBI[?] [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 March 1914
THE DANGERS OF BEING MORliTT., Thousands of people actually tVv.': !»'Ui>c.-ves to death every year by a. w:u£ their minds to dw.-ll on mo/hiu . .ibjecU. T'ue idea that one has so:ve uipient disease in om-V, -y-T« m. Uw ijoiiiju (-f financial n:iu. thai one »j fttrnj: on in life .v-lhouf. improving :o&lt;-|K'0ts--:inv of t/ ivo or a thousnmj milar thoughts ma cany ;i health.; an to a p;vi;iatmv zri\w. A luelan io!y t5o>:;..ht tha itself mind needs A- .-.'xh dc.c" urinit a >iysira! disease. It -leed* to !»*. er:i-K ited from the mir.d. &lt;>r it will ;:av^ n^t the -nnie re nit as a ne "!ec: e&lt;j ^.a«o wotrd have '"very nJ onu'it . .'Vi'i v e o: ' . i! " on ;md everv ai^in;* wo-rv shon d he r--si- ! lo th-: "ino^t, and tin pa: « .)'? shonVi rn.v *.lly protect-d hv bn? t a".d cJaei'.'u .:ousz;ht^. of which there orrr! J (o be . bountiful store in everyone's nos.-e don. Hri^ht companions are ciwupei hau drugs and pla*>tors. The inorbir 'nndition ...
Puzzle of a Piglet. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 March 1914
Puzzle of a Piglet. + .Mr. &lt;'nfeb I'casleo gn/«-d at his pig speculatively. It was a little j-'"Jl.irdly mnk&lt;' .a for a growing boy," Mr. IVaslec had said - and it rnpotvd about the pen ami stood \Vith Ih-jiiI uplilted lo (.'aid', pleading to bo fed. "f dunno what iie dooy with all tin1 sttiff we givo him to rat," ur ged Air. I'eusW, plnirdivHy. " ) don't. y-'^c wlierc lie puis it ! Ho':; s'Hii a mite of a thing, an\way. Mis appetite's something appalling. ".Just this mornm' -Ic«l, my lured man, took a bnmndng pailful of milk and stuff nut here and pour ed it into that, trough, and Mood here and watched that, critter cut ii]» the last mile of it. .led told inc the pig didn't make anything of eating it nil up-in just a ininuieor two, and then the oritter stood and squealed for more right on top of that. ".led wondered. just as I i!o, whore he Sound room for so much stuff." Mr'. TVnslee ruminated. " and he said the phg wasn't a parliele bigger alter he'd it. all ...
Tiger in a Balloon. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 March 1914
Tiger in a Balloon. HwMMiin pnpiM-K from the Par r.ust. | tii rilling a&lt;i vonluro*' of "AuV^/c/in'i/wr loonists with a tiger. Accompan ied by fiis fiancee, Mi-. J-'ob.ster, an American airman, well known in .Siberia, about a fortnight ago made an ascent from Vladivostock with the intention of rendi/ntf Kha barovsk, a town on the Amur. The balloon was a small one, unequip ped with a ripping valve for easy i!r«;iv. nls. The weather, howewr, proved unfavourable, ami tho airman resolved to land. i 1 e accomplished the descent, and, as the balloon ncared the ground, jumped out, hold ing tlx: tran rope, intending to dra*-; the balloon down to earth and as sist tin? t;irl l.o descend As soon as he had jumpod, however, hu n-.i lied a Siberian tig«T, which jump ed over the American, who had thrown himself on the ground, sprang at the enr, arid remained hanging while the balloon reascended. Mr. Fobst'M* had no weapon with him, but a big knife, and it was out of the question to urgo...
Compulsory Grading of Cream. STRIKING EXPERIENCES AT KORUMBURRA. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 March 1914
Compulsory Grading of Cream. TitlKINC KXI'KIIII'.XCr.S KOHUMIll'liKA. Mr .T. l'roud, manager of the Kor umburra liutter Factory, has fur some yours been u strong advocate of llic compulsory uradini; of cream. Recent disclosures as to the deter I ioratim; i[11;11i(y of Australian but lers justify his action in the mat'er. There can he no superliue huller, lie points out, . without tin* cream supply is of the hest. And as Ioiik as careless dairymen can ob tain as much for inferior or stale cream as is allowed, for the fresh article, they will not trouble to pro vide the latter. In order to brin:: about a sounder slate, of affairs, it is imperative thai re form should start at the dairy. The price paid for cream should he according to its quality. Any factory that pays more for its cream than its quality warrants .should he penalised. Where one factory accepts cream that has been previously rejected by another the penalty imposed should he sub stantial. Drastic as such procedure may se...
Circular Saws of Paper. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 March 1914
Circular Saws of Paper. Paper is at present used for all possible purposes in the industries nnd in all possible forni.s. It ha--* even boon possible by menus of compression ^ to give it a degreo of hardness comparable with ntone. so that it can be used ns building ma terial. The latest use for paper howrvrr is perhaps the most pecu liar. A fnctorv is said to ejist in England whi'-h is manufacturing cir cular 8«i wo from paper. These paper saws nro used for th* mann* fncturinj* of fine furniture, veneer and other thin plates of wood, which must bo treated especially carefully. Some time ago circular sows made from drawing paper were shown in an English exposi tion. The saws wero driven by an electric motor and produced Cino boards, which could not have been made better even by the finest steel saw. The wneers made in this way are mo smooth that the cabi net maUrrs can uso thcin without further pinning.
District News. JINDIVICK. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 March 1914
District News. [From Our Own Correspondents.] JINDITKK. ! . The School Committer ,hn[r] Saturday, 28th February. The 1 chairman (Mr Henry Petscliack), thanked the members for their regular attendance at meetings and for the harmony with which they had worked together. Mr Lyall (Head Teacher),thanked the committee for their assistance to himself and for their willingness to assist in all [natters pertaining to the good of the school. Mr Callaghan congiatulated Mr Ljall on his great success at the December examinations, three of his pupils winning scholarships. Such success spoke woll For both teacher and pupils, and he hoped the boys would continue as they had begun and prove a still greater credit to their school and teacher. The Treasurer, Mr Pretty, showed a credit balance of £4 18a Id. The annual election of the Si ho il Committee took place at the school on Monday evening with the following result-Messrs H. Pdtschack, A. H. Potschack, W. Petschack, R. Gleenon, D. Hut:hison, W. C...
SHE SAVED SOMETHING. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 March 1914
SIIK SAVK!) SOMI''.; MINI;;. A noted musie-teacher was giving a lesson to a talented hut carolcss pupil, and was rapidly oecominp im patii.'iil with her. Kiiuilly. at. a most complicated part of a dill: cult pivce, the ptjpil lifted her hands from the piano ;md made a wild) dash for her handkerchief to stop a threatened snee/e. It was the last, straw. "Oh." exclaimed the l^u'hcr, thrustinu her own handkerchief at |»or, "was there ever such a «;irl ! You lose your position, you !&lt;>sn 1 ynur ynu lose \ our hand kerchief- y. >u lose rvrr> t hing !" "Oh. II&lt;» !" responded (ho pupil, with a twinkle, "not everything ! 1 haven't Inst my temper." ('olTer is a fairly jjood air purt and a little Pnrnt on hoi com/s will purify a si -k room and j abolish b.id smells. Many physi i cianr. think highly of the bracing eJTccls of r.oHoe takon before they | visit eases of infectious disease.
ROKEBY; [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Independent, Buln Buln, Warragul, Berwick, Poowong and Jeetho Shire Advocate — 6 March 1914
BOKEBY; The congregation of the Union Church, ftokeby, are making con siderable improvements to the building, and at a recent meeting nearly the whole of the money necessary was promised. On Friday. 27th February, tho Committee of the Scarlet Fair held a euchre party and danco as a finale to the function- It was patronised in their usual whole hearted fashion by most of the residents, and resulted in a sum of three guineas being taken, which makes the net balance in hand from tho fair over £40, which added to the large amount promised in donations makes an early start with the hall a very easy matter. It has been decided to keep over all unsold articles and later on hold a small bazaar in aid of the piano fund, so that if possible the new hall beopened free of debt, as tennis court (which was litely opened) ie. On Frday evening tho music foi tho danco was supplied by Messrs Stainshy and J. Ellis, of Crossover, and Mr and Mrs Fogarty, of ltokeby. Mr Fair weather acted as M.C. To all ...