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CHAPTER XLIII. IN THE NICK OF TIME. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 12 June 1914
CHAPTER XLIII. - . IN' THE NICIC OF TIME. Scarcoly a second after ho fired Volbortb was at tho window, which faced north from very nearly the mid dle of the house. Lucille joined him as quickly, and thrusting their heads out they saw Leon Montejo running like a deer-he was evidently not hurt-towards the right-hand angle. He reached it and disappeared, though his excited voice could still bo heard ; and at the other side of the house a clamour had already broken out. Dick, meanwhile, had stooped and lifted Mary from the floor. She was greatly agitated as she clung to him and between hysterical sobs she gasp ed : "Where is he ! Did you shoot him, Dick ? Oh, thank God that you came when you did !" "Compose yourself," Dick answer ed, hurriedly. "The scoundrel is gone -nnd worse luck. We must leave bore at oncc to join the marines who arc on their way to help to take the town. And one whom you know, Mary-an old friend of both of us will be leading them 1" "Who?" the girl asked, breathles...
(All Rights Reserved.) THE Secret Island. A Story of a Strange and Exciting Adventure. PART 15. CHAPTER XLII. MONTEJO'S ESCAPE. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 12 June 1914
, (All Rights Reserved.) THE ?" jSeGref Island. A Story of a Strange and Exciting Adventure. By W. Murray Graydon, Author of "Matthow Quln," "The Cureo of the Oardowa," etc., etc. PART IB. CHAPTER XLII. MONTBJO'B ESCAPB. Tbo Russian proved as good as bis word. Ho led his companions across tlio open spaco adjoining tho prison, , and then went tortuously through tli© darkest and narrowest streets that could lie found. To reach Gov ernment House without encountering people on the way was, of course, impossible ; out tho daring three, trusting to the excitemcnt and to the fact that their faces were partly concealed, pushed on calnily nnd swiftly. At every few yards they met armed men hastening towards the lower town, or pouring out of their houses. And tho tumult that rose on all sides baffles description. Children crying, women slirioking and sobbing, voices questioning in tones of wihl alarm, tho clanging of bells, tho dis tant rattlo of musketry and roar of conflict-theso things made...
Home-made Vise. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 12 June 1914
Home-made Vise. \ An ordinary monkey wrench that has been discarded is used in mak ing this vise. .. Tho wrench is sup ported 1>3' two L-sJmped pieces of l iron, fastened with a rivet through tho end jaw, and tlieso in turn arc bolted or screwed to Clio bench. The handle eud. is held down with a staple. The inside jaw is used in clampting and is operated with the thumb screw of tho.. wrench. Two holes bored through tho thumb A Swivel Bench Vise picco will greatly facilitate setting up tho jaws tightly by using a small rod in tho holes as a lover. Tho vise may be made into a swing vise if tho -wrench is mounted on a board which is swung on a bolt at one end and held with a pin at tho other as shown in tho illustra tion. Various holes, bored in tho bench on an arc will permit* tho board to bo set at an}' angle. A Devonshire lady onco sent to hor son a pair of trousers by book post, which is, of course, cheaper than purccl post. The postal officials wrote to her, "Clothes cannot be ...
THE FARM. ENGINES ON THE FARM. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 12 June 1914
THE FARM. ENGINES ON THE FARM. It will be very interesting if atii I Ustics could be obtained showing [ how engines have entered into farni ' ing and grazing operations. j The "Scientific American" recently stated that aB far as the' United (States are concerned, in 1911 tbrco .companies alone made upwards of 100,000 engines ranging in si7/C from ! 2 to 15 b.p. Eighty-seven manufac 1 turers reported that they had "sold tiaoc starting in business 655,000 en gines, while seventy-six firms report ed early in 1912. that their require ments for the year wcro at least 705,000 engines. ^ As nearly as can be determined there are 750 manufacturers of gaso line and oil engines in the United States, and fully 500 of these make a specialty of farm engines. Their output must be at least half a mil lion engines a year. It is safe to a« j sumo that there arc about 2,00Q,000 gasoline and oil engines on Amcricrn farms at the present time. The num ber is being added to at the rate of about 500.000 an...
An Audacious Postmaster. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 12 June 1914
An Audacious Postmaster. ¥ lie was- a postmaster, and rata ill his office were playing h«voc with the letters and postal packets; so lie / wrote to his chief, and his . chief wrote to his chief, nnd so tho mat "terV went-'on. till about six-months later, when he was older and greyer, lie recoived.. olhcinl - permission ; to keep a : couple of cats and provido for their cost in milk. . . For a /month all went well but then he?. w'us compelled - to ; lonvard to headquarters .tills ominous mes sage . : "I have the; honour- to inform you the senior" cat is absent '-without leave. What shall I do ?" n lie* rats wero, busy again; and it was impossible to wait another six months, so he* took the matter in his own strong hands, &lt; and wrote: "Ke absent cat. I have promoted the junior. cat, and have taken into Government service a probationary cat on ' full rations." The "powers that ho" are still marvelling at his audacity.
CHAPTER XLIV. CONCLUSION. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 12 June 1914
CHAPTER XLIV. -CONCLUSION. To describe tbe final struggle, the bloody carnage,* the desperate fero- ; Qity of the combatants, the scenes of horror and panic that abounded | j in the ill-fated town between the ! hours of midnight and two in the morning-these things would requiro | more space than is available. What ! took place while Dick and his friends j were rescuing Mary may be passed : over briefly. The formidable band of conspira itors, led by Archbold and Trask, easily took possession of the passage jto the upper town, and drove back ; tbe few who opposed them until the alarm brought Gore and a large ? force on the scene. Then the latter, attacked,with intrepid fury by the mutineers, and fighting no less .valor- I ously themselves, yielded literally inch by inch, retreating over their i jtlead from house to house, from ] | street to street. Meanwhile the great er part of the populace of the lower j town, who were unarmed and not in ' ' the plot, played of necessity a pas-! siv...
The Soundograph. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 12 June 1914
The Soundograph. » A veritable box of tricks is a no\\&lt; instrument called a uoundo graph, which furnishes all tho sound efTects used in conjunction with tho' operation of moving-pi:turo roa* chines. Producing the sounds which tako place in real life, it adds to tho realism of tho scenes depicted 011 the screen. 13y operating twenty-sovon diflcrent devices, fifty-four elTects can bo produced with it, among them tho tramping or running of horses, a thunderstorm, tho wash of tho surf, rain, wind, locomotive exhaust, train whistle, automobile, fire ap paratus in action, running water, crash of glass or dishes, fall of" heavy articles, tho firing of arms from a single shot to a fusillade, and many others. Tho instrument is 3ft. Gin. in height.
Too Great a Test. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 12 June 1914
Too Great a Test. Tho professor was giving a lector© on phrenology, and had aaked a boy to Htcp forward to act as a sub joct. After a caroful examination of tho lad's cranium, ho turned to tho audience, and said : "Ladies and gentlemen, one pro tubernnca on tho boy's head is par ticularly r well dovelopod. It is tho bump of philoprogonitivenoss. In this cnso it doubtless proves that tho dear lad has a docp., affection for his parents." Turning to tho boy, he asked, per suasively : ; "Isn't that true, my lad ?". i Tho boy hesitated a moment bofore replying. Then ho blurted out: "Please, sir, I likes inuvver all right ; but I ain't sure of farver." "Why, my lad, how is that?" asked tho profossor. "Woll, sir, if you must know," finished tho lad, "that thero bump as you're a-feeling of is whoro farver hit me Inst night with tho bucklo end of his belt." ;vv
Crisp Toasts. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 12 June 1914
Crisp Toasts. A rnTher cynical toast runs thus : . W omen-sho requires no eulogy ; she speaks for herself." : A gallant young man, in the same festal1 circumstances, referred to ono member of the sex ho eulogised an "a dolectnblo dear, so sweet that honey would blush in hor presence and molasses stand appalled." . At the mnrringc riupper .. of a deaf' and dumb coupic one guest, in &lt; the . specch. of tho evening, wished thein "unspeaknblo bliss."' : A writer of comedies was giving a .banquet in honour of his latest, work, at which a jovial ^uest gave the tonst: "The author's very good : health ! May he live- to be as old as his jokes." At another gathering were toasted "The Bench and -tho Bar ! If it woro not for the bar, there would be little, tiso for the bench." ' ?» As pithy was tho following toast, proposed at a shoemakers' dinner; "May wc have all tho women* in the' country to* shoe, and all the men to boot."
His Revenge. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 12 June 1914
His Revenge. A master hutcher gave his sales man a week's notice, and now he wishes ho had paid him off at once. A lady; came into the shop the . day. after lie received notice of his discharge, and was shown a loin of,, mutton.' ?."I'm afraid that is ratber to heavy for me," she remarked. ./ "I think not, . mum,"-'replied .'the man. "You see, the poor animal, died of rapid consumption and . fever, and consequently--" "But tho; lady had Tied,; and/ .he. replaced tho joint with a grin mY satisfaction. ' . ... .. "Sausages, sir ? Certainly," ho . remarked, to another customer, "We have the very best, J^ver since t.h«: muzzling order bus been in force Hut he,;too, had fled. And with a sweot,1 rovengeful smile, (be salesman hung them on tho hook again uud waited for tho next.
A Bad Blizzard. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 19 June 1914
A Bad Blizzard. One of the worst blizzards recorded for tho lust 25 years rccontly swept tho Atlantic coast, and hundreds of streets in New York were rendered impassable.' An' army of 17,000 snow-shovellers was engaged to clear the highways. .Tho city was threat ened with famine, for 110 freight trains with foodstuffs were ablo Nto enter the city. Terriblo suffering was experienced in tho poor quar ters,. and many deaths from ex posure wcro reported. Passenger trains in all parts of tho Stato were snow-bound. Seabright, Now Jersey, a popular seaside resort, was devastated for tho third time within two .months, and all along the coast' disasters to coastwise vessels were reported. All incoming liners reported encountering fearful weather, the captain of tho "Oceanic" declaring that the voyage was the worst he had ever experienced. Forty steamers arrived considerably overdue. Much havoc was also wrought in Britain, especially on tho West and South coasts. An iron ore vessel from Spain...
"Best Beggar in London." [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 19 June 1914
"Best Beggar in London." The Hon. Sydney Holland, chair man of the London Hospital, who has become Viscount lCnutsford .by tho death of his father, litis, been do scribed as "the best beggar in Lon don." The new -Viscount' is inJiis fifty-ninth year. His wife is a daughter of the fourth Earl of Ash burnham, and they have two (laugh ters. 3n his early years he was a famous swimmer, and. in 3877 wan fifth in the long-distance champion ship of England.. .. But it is for. his tireless energy 011 behalf of the Lon don Hospital anil- other charities that he.is ehie/Iy Icnown. Tho' ori ginality of his methods in securing the vast sums of money ^necessary to maintain his hospital, has shown that he has .110 peer;.oven amongst professional agents. Tie once offer ed a guinea to anyone- who would give him a line to fill a certain hoarding. . .That, he pointed out, gavo him six 1 weeks' advertisement while he was making up his miml which line to choose. '' On another occasion ho made good use o...
He Was Called. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 19 June 1914
He Was Called. A commercial traveller who had businoss in a small town recently was dotained longer than ho expect ed, and, missing the last train for the south, Was forced to put up at a locul hotel for the night. On inquiry, lie elieitod the information that the first train for his destina tion started at seven o'clock tho next morning. Ilclng very anxious to catch it, ho summoned the "boots" of tho hotel, and gavo him particular injunctions to ho sure and call him at six, so that he might havo plenty of timo. Tho "boots," a solemn, long-facod individual, faithfully promisod to obey his roquest, and as tho clock struck six tho following morning, truo to his word, opened thu bedroom door. Tho occupant of tho hoi was still asleep. "Boots" caught hold of him' by the collar of his pyjama suit, and, giving him a "\ignrous shako, exclaimed, in his naturally somewhat deep and sepulchral voice: "Sir, your hour luis come !" The feelings of the poor commercial at this ruthless awakening fro...
Discounting Racecourse Winnings. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 19 June 1914
Discounting- Racecourse Winnings. I A curious kind of discount business is carried on in conncction with the French. "I'nri-aiutuel" system of bet ting on tho racecourse. It should be explained that those who wish to bet on a French racecourse have to take a ticket for five, ten, or fifty francs at one of the offices of the "Pari-Mutuol." Each ticket is numbered, and tho number corres ponds with the number of tho horse; so that, in asking for a ticket, ono simply asks for No. So-and-So. The names and numbers of tho horses, ns well as thoso of tho joc keys, are shown on a largo board before ths start. After the start no more betting is allow'ed. When tho race is finished the money is counted, and all'the monoy placed on tho losing horses is divided among the winners in their proper propor tion, tho administration taking a percentage for expenses and tax. Jt will bo easily seen, therefore, that when your horso hns won, you are aljynys in a delightful state of uncertainty as to how muc...
FACTS ABOUT WATER. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 19 June 1914
FAGTS ABOUT WATER. * The extent with which water inin tfes with bod.vs apparently solid ifl &lt;2ouderful. The glittering opal* ?.tfhidi beauty wears as an ornament, ad only fliut and water. In every jrfaster of Paris statue which an «alicm carries through, our streets #6r sale there is one pound of water evnry four pounds of chalk. The 1 fftr we breathe contains five grains of tt&ter to each euhic foot of its bulk. .Jie potatoes and turnips which arc polled'for evil' dinner have,-in their state, the one soventv-five per and the other ninety per cent. . »f.. water. If a man weighing ten stone were -?Suoczed fiat in a hydraulic press, and a half stones of water wfinld rim out, and only two and. a stones of dry residua remain. A._ciati is, chemically speaking, forty fivij pounds or carbon and nitrogen, diffused trough live and a half pail futs of water. Xu plants we find water thus mingling in no less won derful a manner. A sunflower evapourates one and a Vljfrtcr pint...
Caulfield Post Office [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 19 June 1914
' Post Office .' .> I In a rcccnt letter to Caulfiehf1 Council, from the Deputy Postm3J> ter.-Gcneral, it was intimated thai* the question of the suitability of tho premises usetl for postal purpose.* at Caulfield (in the Town Hall l buildings), was recently the subject | of: a report by the senior inspector !. of the Postal Department, and that | the conclusion he arrived at was urv ] favorable' to the continued occi» j-paacy lor postal purpose^. It was l: desired thai a report be furnisheft . by the local'health officer in regard ' lo the condition of the building from : a health point of view. ! -At .last night's meeting- of the | council the, health officer reported ' that Ihe living rooms at the CauJ r field post office, are in a. musty coi>r dition, and' one room was quite I damp. In his opinion, tliesc rooms should' all be renovated, as in their present condition they were a menace_ to health. ' : . It Avas resolved to request . the health officer to furnish a more c...
JERUSALEM. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 19 June 1914
JERUSALEM. 1 Very shortly the sacred streets of the Holy City will hum with the noise of electric cars, and its more important thoroughfares will be illuminated at night with the brilliant clectric filument. Hs old picturesque walls and ntassivo towers arc to bo pulled down, and the city is to have an adequate water supply. The rapidity with which Jerusa lem is extending, through the return of the Jews in such largo numbers to the city of their forefathers, lias (says an "Express" correspondent) rendered these improvements neces sary.: Indeed, to the north and west of the old city there have sprung up, within the last decade, largo Jewish colonies, populous residential, sections, as woll as convents, hos pices, institutions, schools, and other buildings, with tht« result that to-day there is a greater Jerusalem without the walls than within. Four separate tramway routes are to bo laid down. They will all start from the Jaffa Gate, the prin cipal entrance from the city, and run outsi...
JOHN BULL'S BEST BARGAINS. [Newspaper Article] — Malvern Courier and Caulfield Mirror — 19 June 1914
&lt; JOHN BOLL'S BEST BARCA1NS. ? , V -: i NOTABLB INSTANCES OF NATIONAIJ HAPPY HITS. !Our diplomatists tiro not credited with being particularly smart (sayt .'Smith's Weekly,) when compared with tiiu.se it! other nations, particu larly llussin, but the sum total ol bargains wc have carried through is considerably greater than that ot any other tuition. The best bargain ever made liy Johu lluil is that which resulted in cur occupation of Egypt. 'In 1875 when the question of who should have the ruling voice in the control ot the Suez Canal was exciting diplomat ists, Jiurope was startled by the in tornmtion that Britain had purchased the Khedive's shares to the Cannl. amounting t» rtiui- million pounds. Tlio transaction not only resulted in "iving us u controlling voice in *lio°divcction. of the Cmuil, whereby, in lime of war, we could pre-, out an tnem'v from using it, but was a tremendous bit of business from the financial point of view, for the shares Are now worth' £22,21...