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(All Rights Reserved.) THE Secret Island. A Story of a Strange and Exciting Adventure. CHAPTER I. AN OCEAN MYSTERY. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 18 April 1914
(All Rights Reserved.) THE Secret Island. A Story of a Strange and Exciting Adventure. - +---e--- By W. Murray Graydon, Author of ..'Matthew Quin," "The Curse of the Cardews," etc., etc. CHAPTER I. AN OCEAN MYSTERY. _ /' Seven bells had just struck, signi fying that an hour yet remained -of the morning watch, when Dick Valen tinr turned out of his cabin and mounted to the deck of the Boadicea. With conscious pride his eyes swept fore and aft, resting in turn on the polished. brass railings, the ample deckhouse in the centre, and the fun nel with its tip of crimson. For this finely-built schooner-rigged yacht of about five hundred tons had been his own property less than six months, and the novelty of possession was not even beginning to wear off. From the deck he climbed to the bridge, where a rugged-featured man was standing alertly. "Good morning, Captain Brand," ihe said, cordially. "What sort of weather are we going to have ?" "Fair and calm, sir, I think," the skipper replied ;...
DOCTOR AND PATIENT. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 18 April 1914
DOCTOR AND PATIENT. The late Dr. Cruveilhier,. of Paris, was a man. of unbounded liberality One day he heard, that a poor young woman, whose husband: was a, clerk in the War Office, had' been taken-ser iously ill. He went, to see her, at tended her ,for a month, and finally brought her. round; At the end. of. this period he per ceived that the husband wished to ask him for his account, and for time to, pay- it. in. He. did not like -to hurt the young man's feelings, and,. noticing an Algerian carpet in the room, worth about fifteen.fr-ancs,. he exclaimed : " -"'What a lovely piece of carpet you bhae got there -!" "Ah ! doctor," said- the. husband, "If you think you would like to have it---" "I should indeed, very: much like to have it. Look here,. we will make a bargain. You owe me two hundred .rancs for my visits. Your carpet is' worth three hundred. Here are a hundred francs, and. I'll take- it- with me.. -And he left, glad to have done the poor people a kindness without wounding ...
A PUGILISTIC CABBY. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 18 April 1914
A PUGLiSTIC CAIBBY.. Mr.. Grant All.n used to tell of an amusing experience with a London cab-driver. - After leaving his publisher's, he hired a cab to drive to a brother novelist. On arriving at his destination he tendered the cabby four shillings, which was a little over the proper fare. The driver, however, was not satisfied, and wanted six shillingsr.., Grant AL len refused to pay more, whereupon the driver offered to fight him for it. Allen, who knew as much about the art of self-defence as the man in the. moon, was rather taken, back at the man's. request ; however, he agreed, saying, "The very thing, my friend will hold the money and act as refe ree, so come along." Cabby got down and followed him into the gar den. Allen then placed the six shil lings into his friend's hand, took off his coat, rolled up his shirt-sleeves all with an air of cheerful alacrity, and bade the man. come on. His anxiety was intense, but it relaxed as he watched the cabman's face, showing doubt, sur...
WHAT THE NIGGER THOUGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 18 April 1914
WHAT THE F?IGGER THOUGHT. Admiral De Horsey is an excellent raconteur, and from out of his fund of an:cdote, does not hesitate to bring forth a story against himself, if it be a good one. The follow ing is .one of the best, especially when told by the Admiral himself. It was when he was Commodore in the West Indies; and his ship lying in Port Royal harbour, Jamaica. One night he went ashore to dine with the Governor at Kingston, but forget to learn the password for the night. Returning on board after dinner, he was stopped at the dock yard gates by a sentry of the West India Regiment. "Who go dar ?" demanded the black warrior, bringing his bayonet to the charge. "A friend," came the reply out of the dark. "Wal, Massa Frien', what am de countersign ?" "That's all right,, you know me," said the Commodore. "Me know nobody no got dat countersign," and he brought his bayonet. perilously near the officer. "You no can pass h'yar." "But I am Commodore. De Hor sey." The nigger broke. into a ...
A MAN WHO WAS HANGED. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 18 April 1914
A MAN WHO WAS. HANOED. It 'was the custom in the' good old days, especial'y in Ireland, to hang condemned mcn for half an hour, an1i then hand them over to their friends. A man named Mahoney was hanged in this way. At the end of ha:f an hour his body was given, to his frie-nds, who put him in a coffin they had brought with them, and, galloped off with him on a cart. But, before they were out of sight of the gallows authorities, the corpse in the exuberance of his joy sat up in the coffin and shouted "Hooroo !" A "pall," terrified lest .his exhibition of vitality should cause the execu tioner to come after them, hit th hanged man playfully on the head with his stick, remarking, "KapT. qui'nt, ye divil." The sileacing was so effectual that the victim of it never woke again, but, was well and truly waked that same evening. There was no doubt that the blow on the head had killed him. The facts came to the knowledge of the authorities,' and a justice was ap pealed to for a warrant` for t...
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 18 April 1914
1+OUSEiOLD HIfNTS Honey in the comb eatenl freely, id' r ;pital pr'eyention of constipatioii. Sctch broth is greatly improved by the ,dditiuin of a dessortspoonful of sugar. For patent leather or glade kid boots; ur:iitlre cream makes an excellent polish. Gloves shoul&,not be removed during a Irtmove stains from light materials by ubbing with a piece of clean white ndiarubber. Flour thrown upon burning paraffin vill instantly extinguish it, while water )nly spreads the flames. Maidenhair fern can be kept green for t considerable time by singeing the ends >f the stalks.. Always shrink braid by wetting it thoroughly before putting on the gown, either for binding foot or trimming. A very good thing for a tired headache is to dip bandages in hot water and bifid iirmly round the brow. Two to three folds of common white maualin made wet, and ironed .to dry, makes a nice stiff lining for print neck hands. Aftcr washing the hair, and before combing it, rub in a little vaseline- i...
A NEW ERA IN THE FAR EAST. The Fight for Commercial Supremacy. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 18 April 1914
A NEW ERA IN THE FAR EAST. The Fight for Commercial Supremacy. Mifr. T. F. Millard's study of the Far East, contained in his book, "America and the Far Eastern Ques tion," recently published in New York is dominated by two opposite notes, pessimism and a story of progress. He regards the situation 'that has. arisen since the/close of the Russian war with alarm ; the Japanese. commercial policy in Manchuria is creating -a situation which may. re salt in war between Japan and America ; he has nothing but criti cism for the existing state of affairs in Korea; he is convinced that Ja pan aims at the domination of China. And yet, despite all this, he has to tell of world advance. A new Asia has arisen, an Asia growing daily more and more conscious of her own strength. MUKDEN. Take, for example,- his. description of Mukden. Ten years: ago few white men knew the ancient capital: of- the Manchu kings. In 1900 white refugees were tortured to death in, its central square 'amid indescribable s...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 18 April 1914
Department of Defence, Melbourne, March 16th, 1914. N OTICE OF TARGET PRACTICE. Target Practice will be carried on from the undermentioned Forts dur ing APRIL, 1914, between the flours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.:- Fort. Direction of Fire. Queenscliff ... S.S.W. and S.E. by E. Nepean ... N.E. and S.W, by S.E. South Channel W. All Forts from which Practice is carried on will fly a red flag from the masthead of flagstaff.. Occupants of buildings in the vicinity should open doors and windows. • Section No. 72 of the Defentce Act 1903-= 1912 reads ' No ships, boats, or persons shall come or remain within the prescribed distance of any ship, battery, gun or persoz en-. gaged in artillery or rifle practice, or shall remain in any position sQ as to obstruct such practice.' PENALTY,, FIFTY POUNDS, ' or the purpose of Section 72 of" the Defence Act, a ship, boat, or person, shall be. deemed to have come or remained. within the prescribed distance of a bat "tery, or gun, engaged in artillery prac ti...
THE HUNGARIAN GENTLEMAN FARMER. Most Contented Individual in the World. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 18 April 1914
THE HUNGARI.A Gilt i k [AN1 FAR?IER. - - Most Contented lndividual in the World. Writing on "The Hungarian Gen tlemane'Farmer," in the ''' Windsor," Baroness Orczy says : "He is the most contented indivi dual in the world, in spite of the fact, or because he knows absolutely nothing of what is going on around him. He does just read his ne~ws l a:-er which arrives daily from Bu da-Pesth, and has va.ue ideas that= all Austrians are thieves and scoun drels, and that therefore a union with Austria is necessarily fatal to Hun ary ; but, as a matter of fact, the political situation of his country does not interest him in the least; it does not affect the richness of his wheat or the weight of his maize heads. "A keen sportsman, he is unham pered by any game laws. In Hun gary no one is allowed to carry a gun unless he owns so much land, and the owner of land-and therefore of game-naturally makes his own laws for its preservation. "His chief characteristic is hospi tality, almost barbaric i...
Church News. Services on Sunday. EASTER DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 18 April 1914
..Church News,. Seirvices' on Sunday. EASTER DAY. CHURCH OF ENGLAND- -Preacher-Rev,. V. Watson Laidley; Th.L" H.C, 8, a,mu.. 1atins. u a,mu, Evensong METHODIST CHURCH Preacher-Rev. P. E. IMallalieu. Pt. Lonsdale, 7.30, Mr W. WH, Erigsmead. R.C. CHURCH Masses S and 10.: Eveuing devotions, 7.30?. ' ST. ANDREW'S ;r acIESBY ERIAN rCi-LURCH-. - . a 'reacher-Re.., Smpith. Macflaiii 'ThA. Saturday, April 18, 191.
No Offence Taken. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 18 April 1914
No Offence Taken. Indignant Passenger (to railway manager) : '!'Here, I say, I got a cin der in my eye from one of your beastly engines, and it cost me ten shillings for a doctor to get it out and dress the eye. What do you propose in the matter ?" Railway Manager : "Nothing, my dear sir, nothing. We have no use for the cinder, and you are perfectly welcome to it. No doubt, strictly speaking, you did go off with our property-the cinder, of course, was not yours-but we do not care to ma':e a fuss about such a small matter. Pray do not give the in cident a moment's thought." Mount Etna is the h1i4gt volcano Wn Euaoe. -
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 18 April 1914
Easter passed quietly, and there was not quite the usual number of visitors in Q.ieenscliff.. This was no doubt due to the uncertain weather at the end of the last week, Good Friday being an especially disagreeable day because of dust clouds. There was no rain as an ticipated, but visitors seemed not to care about going far out of town, and boating to any extent was ou't\ of the question. The enjoyment was of quiet character and maniy preferred remaining inside... Visi tors are now beginning to return to their homes., and' Queenscliff will shortly put on its quiet winter's garb. The Hygeja ran her last trip on Wednesday, and for a time the well known figure:of Capt. Patrick will be missed. It is understood the Ozone -wil continue her running until Eight Hours' Day. The rotunda being built in the upper park is progressing favorably and will shortly be completed.. It is suggested there be a special day of opening, inviting the presence of the originator of the fund and idea (Mrs Baill...
Notice of Motion. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 18 April 1914
: Notice of M-otion. The following. notice of inotion has been týtabled by Cr Thwaites, to be dealt with on Tuesday next. 'That the council forthwith apply for an order of the Governor-in-Counci under the Electric Light and. Power . Acts Numbers 1413 and 1694, au thorising it to use, lay, erect, con struct, put up, and place electric lines and works and supply elec tricity for any public or private pur poses within the municipal district of the Borough of Queenscliffe, and that the town-clerk be instructed to to take all steps, including the pro vision of plans, specifications, esti mates, reports, &c.. necessary for obtaining such order.'
LUCERNE. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 25 April 1914
LUCERNE. Lucerne is talked of more than ever now at our dairy meetings. It is a well lnoown fact that it furnishes the cheapest source of protein of any roughage grown. One thing strongly emphasized by the experts isthat it will not start under the ordinary conditions usually given other crops by farmers. Quite 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 kunown. After a field is well set it does not require as much care, and as one farmer said at a recent mIeet ing, '"the more you abuse it then, the better it does."--"Jersey Bulle tin." 1918.
MILKING MACHINES. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 25 April 1914
MILKING MACHINES. The New York experiment station at Geneva follows the experiment stations of some of the other States in an .endorsement of the practicabl;il ity of machine mil'ing. During the past five years the station has used a popular make that is on the mar ket and a careful record has been made of its work. Surely this ought to be a thorough test, and when the machine milking is 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 milking. "The Review" was the first of Ameri'can 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 ten years ago when we ob served intelligent dairymen, and es pecially the experiment stations, get ting satisfactory results from them, we were satis...
NIAGARA'S RIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 25 April 1914
NIAGARA'S RIVALS. When an idea becomes firmly rooted in the minds of the general public it is hard. to disturb. Ask the next friend or acquaintance you meet which is the greatest waterfall in the world; and he is almost certain to reply, without the slightest hesita tion, "Niagara." As a matter of fact, Niagara does not hold the palm by any means. The Victoria Falls 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 600ft. deep. The American Fall at Niagara is 1,060ft. wide, and the somewhat shal low water falls some 167ft. The C...
APPLICATION OF POTASH MANURES. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 25 April 1914
APPLICATION OF POTASH MANURES. --+-t- One important feature in the skilful use of "artificials is the proper sea son of the year to apply them ire marks the "North British Agricul turist"). This point has far greater significance than most farmers com monly imagine. Especially is this true in the case of kainit and potash manure salts, where success or failure may depend on the 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 be thrown away as far as the crop in question is concerned; it might even be 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. Profitable increases are given b3i both autumn and spring applications, but in almost every case au...
(All Rights Reserved.) THE Secret Island. A Story of a Strange and Exciting Adventure. SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS PART. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 25 April 1914
(Al Rights Reserved.) -------THE --... Secret Island. , Story of a Strange and Exciting Adventure. By W. Murray Graydon, Author of 'Matthew Quin," "The Curse of the Cardews," etc., etc. SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS PART. While on a cruise round the world in his steam yacht "Boadicea," Dick Valentine, only son of a wealthy English gentleman residing at Heron Court, witnesses a strange scene 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 Volborth, a fam ous Russian military engineer, who has escaped from Siberia. The Bri tish man-of-war iMalta, in answer to the' steamer's signal of distress ar rives too late to be of any assist Sance, for the mysterious cruiser as soon as the IMalta is sighted vanishes at immense speed. Dick recognises one of the officers of the Malta to be Lieutenant Grenville. Six months after his return to England, Dick learns of the failure of the Orient Bank throug...
Church News. Services on Sunday. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 25 April 1914
Ci1urcil News. Services on Sunday. CHURCH OF ENGLAND Preacher-Rev. W. Watson Laidley, Th.L. Matins and H.C. 11 a.m. Evensong 7.j METHODIST CHURCH Preacher-Rev. P. E. Mallalieu. Soloist-Mrs Lowe. Pt.'Lonsdale, 7.30, Mr W. H. Brinsmead. R.C. CHURCH Masses 8 and 10. Evening devotions, 7.30. ST. ANDREW'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Preacher-Rev. Smith MacBain B.A. Eaturday, April , 1ti . Saturday, April 25, l914.'
BIG DEALS. Some Famous Spot-Cash Transactions. [Newspaper Article] — Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser — 25 April 1914
BIG DEALS. Some Famous Spot-Cash Transactions. The sudden purchase of the Picca dilly Hotel for the sumh of £500,000 is a remarkable instance of a huge concern changing hands in a few moments. It was easy enough for Mr. Mallaby-Deeley to draw a cheque for half a million, but the compli cated nature of the deal is only ap parent when one tries to realise what half a million of money really is. But half a million down is by no means a record. There have been numerous sales of great English es tates .during the last twenty years, and more than £500,000 has been paid on at. least two occasions. One es tate A1one-the Kensington-realised over £600,000, and the whole trans action did not cover two hours. Even within the past three months two estates changed hands for £250,000 apiece. Mr. Pierpont Morgan has been as sociated with many big deals Some years ago he was shown a collection of old masters, and promptly pur chased the lot for one millior pounds sterling, drawing a single cheque fo...