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HELP FOR ENTOMBED MINERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 14 February 1911
HELP FOR ENTOMBED MINERS. A device which manufactures breathable air, when required, for miners caught in mine accidents has been invented by an American 'ex pert. A double tank contains in one compartment, sodium peroxide and in the other water. A cock that can be opened at will connects the two. The combination of the che micals and water creates a flow of oxygen, and enough of the raw ma terials is carried in the apparatus to supply one man's demand for about thirty minutes. A nose and mouth piece are furnished to cover the face. The purpose of the device is to provide men with a portable sup ply of oxygen that will -enable them to live long enough to make efforts on their own behalf after an acci dent. A man can travel far in thirty minutes, if he can breathe freely and knows his ground.
AN ENGINE CLEANER. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 14 February 1911
AN ENGINE CLEANER. An electro-mechanical cylinder cleaner for petrol and other en gines has recently been introduced. The device consists of a small elec tric motor, which can be connected up with an ordinary lamp holder. At tached to the armature is a flexible shaft terminating in a niece of hard ened pointed steel. The rotation of the motor armature causes the piece of steel to vibrate at high speed. The flexible-shaft is inserted through a suitable opening in the cylinder, and the steel 'pick' allowed to vi brate on the top of the piston. This, it is claimed, will effectually remove any carbon deposit. The steel pick may be replaced by half-a-dozen dif ferent-shaped tools for use in the combustion chamber.
The Camera. HINTS ON FOCUSSING THE IMAGE ON THE GROUND GLASS. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 14 February 1911
TBe caleir ? * ? HINTS ON FOCUSSING THE IMAGE ON THE GROUND GLASS. There is one mistake in focusing which is very frequently made. The worker selects his object of chief in terest and, with a large stop, gets this as sharp as_ possible. So far no harm is done. But now comes the mistake of changing a large stop for a very much smaller one — often the smallest the lens possesses — and the exposure is then made without fur ther examination of the ground glass image. The result is that the small stop has flooded his principal object with a lof of neighboring de tail, and so its distinctive character is more or less lost. The following very simple but helpful experiment should most certainly be tried by every photographer who possesses a camera with a focusing screen. Find some quiet place, e.g., a country lane or quiet side street, where you have a number of easily seen objects of good size situated more or less in a row at different distances from the camera. Select one of the objects,...
WHAT IS RADIUM? [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 14 February 1911
WHAT IS RADIUM? What is radium? It is possible, says a writer in the 'Hospital,' that many of us will not be able to answer this question, not as the sci entist expects an answer (lor the ele ment is still in some respects a sci entific anomaly, as difficult to define in a few words as. the natural order Orchidaceoe, but in simple com monplace language. Briefly put, as Dr. Wickham puts it, radium is a metal, emitting radiations, which may be compared with a flow of elec trified corpuscles, with a velocity equalling that of light. These cor puscles are so light that a speck of the lii^tal may emit them for thous ands of millions of years without ap preciably diminishing in weight. When they come into contact with an electroscope they discharge it; when they strike certain bodies they illuminate them. The metal gives out both light and heat, and the source of this heat is still an unsolv ed problem. Radium is an element, an alkaline earth metal, akin to barium and strontium, with a ch...
THE PROVIDENT USE OF COAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 14 February 1911
THE PROVIDENT USE OF COAL. Professor H . E . Armstrong, re ferring in 'Engineering' to the consumption of coal in domestic use and in the gas industry, sug gests that the smoke nuisance can be mitigated, and coal saved, by first coking the coal at low tempera ture. 1 he gas given off during soft coking is very rich, and it gives a better and hotter flame than coal. It is, he says, absurd that the ord inary production of gas and coke should constitute a primary indus try, considering the waste of valu able by-products, and the fact that the coke produced is unsuitable for domestic use.
EASY B[?]S. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 14 February 1911
v EASY B^/fS. :A novel German b6ot has parti tions to separate the .toes. These terminate in soft pads, pressing against the foot, so that the thrust in walking is taken at the base of the toes instead of the point. Jam ming of the toes into the toe of the boot is prevented. It is expected that the deforming, of the feet now so common will be avoided by this arrangement, and that walking \%ill be more comfortable.
Culcairn Letter. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 14 February 1911
Culcairn Letter. ?? When the Harvest Days are over, Jessie Dear.' Thus sang an eminent shearing shed tenor or nine teener — I forget which — with whom I had the privilege of associating last year. The consummation has at length come to pass, for the last of the harvesters pulled in on Satur day, February 4, after the most prosperous season from a farmer's point of view yet recorded in the district. The finish was somewhat delayed, by rain, but it would have mil until the end of January in any case, and the sharo-farmer and free holder are both jubilant. The wheat stack at tlio railway yards is grow ing larger every day, but the bulk | has yet to come in. During Janiiiiry over 300 points of rain fell here. We had very few hot days in the month and so far February premises much the same. This kind of weather in mid-summer lias knocke.l the oldest resident clean out. He can remember no season like it, although he has a distinct rcoollectfon of every ono since he airl Pe'er Lawlor fough...
Claims Against a Contractor. CERTIFICATES GRANTED. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 14 February 1911
Claims Against a Con tractor. CERTIFICATES GRANTED. Before Mr G-. Stevenson, P.M.. at Lockhart on Thursday, the following claims were heard : — Robert James Woodward v. Albert Murphy for £3/0/8, for Avork and labor done. Defendant admitted. Maurice - Havwood v. same for £7/15/6. Admitted. Stanley Murphv v. same for £4/4/9; 'Admitted.' Mr l\ W. McCarthy said that each of the men -were employed bv Mr Murphy on ;i fencing contract for Mr R. S. Drummond. Mr Dnim mond owed the amount of £15/8/6' to the defendant and lie (Mr McCar thy) intended to apply for a certifi cate under the Contractors' Debts Act to serve on Mr Drummond. The P.M. granted certificates in each case.
The Rock-Lockhart Daily Train Service. A GOOD REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 14 February 1911
The Rock-Loclchart Daily Train Service. - ; u ; ???-'? ? A GOOD REPORT. ' Replying to a deputation intro duced by MrR, TTBall, M.L.A., on the subject of a daily train service from The Rock and other matters, the Chief Commissioner said : — The traffic at present dealt with on the line did not warrant a daily service. It would have considera tion before the issue of the next summer time-table, with a view to something being done in the direc tion indicated if the traffic justified it. The wh-, at specials run on the line during the busy season were for the purpose of lifting traffic as re quired, and it would not be practic able to run the trains to a fixed time table, although passengers were al lowed, to travel by them when de sired. However, he wonld instruct the stationmaster at The Rock to rs far as practicable, have special trains to Lock hart leave after the arrival of the mail train, and to return to The Rock in time for passengers to catch the mail train to Sydney. In refer ...
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 14 February 1911
Airangaiuents have been made whereby Neil Gow is to begin his career at the stud under the manage ment of Mr C. M. Prior, at Adstock Manor, Bucks. This announcement (says London '? Sporting Life ') dis 1IOSPS ci! Kmiilri- vnmm-j tli.if 1, .?,-,. been afloat as to the future of the sou of Mar-jo and Chelandry. From rime to time he lias Iven ?' named ' lor exportation to various parts of the world. Happily, lie is. for the present, at any rate, to remain in England. He will be allowed next season to servo fifteen mares at a fee of 95gns. each. All things con sidered, this is an exceedingly mode rate figure. Noil Gow. as is pretty generally known to Australian racing men. is a half-brother to Mr J. E. Stanley's imported stallion Traquair. Mr H. Oxenhain's colt by Fran cisco from Acrasia has arrived in Sydney, and been taken in hand by Mark Tlrumpson. Antagonist, winner of the Middle Park Plate at Christchurch, New Zealand, on Saturday, is enuac-ed in the A.J.C. Derby. A meeting of the ...
SIMPLE TIDE-MEASURING DEVICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 14 February 1911
*' SIMPLE TIDE-MEASURING DEVICE. A simple apparatus' is used, for measuring the height of tides. A wooden block slides easily in a grooved post. To the block a cord is attached, and slides over the pulley at the top, a balancing weight being attached to the other end. The weight of this is such that when out of'the water it exactly balances the wobden block. When the tide comes up the wooden block; of course, floats on its surface and ris es with it. The sea recedes in due course, but the block remains at the highest point reached. It is neces sary to pull the block down after each tide.
HOW MILK POWDER IS MADE. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 14 February 1911
HOW MILK POWDER IS MADE. The processes currently employed for making milk powder are based upon drying t-y heat. In a pro cess recently devised in France by Lecomtc and Lainville the action of cold is submitted for that of heat. The milk is poured into vessels similar 'to those which are used for producing blocks of artificial ice, and is cooled to a few degrees be low the freezing point (about 28.5 degrees F.). Suitable precautions are taken to prevent the water of the milk from freezing in a solid mass and to cause it to assume the form of fine snow. The congealed milk is then placed in a centrifugal separator, which revolves very rapidly. The snow crystals remain in the machine while the other parts of the milk arc expelled in the S»rm of .a soft, greasy paste, which still contains some water. The powdering is completed by placing the paste in a drying room heated to a moderate and uniform tem perature. The milk /powder thus produced has been proved by analy sis to contain all of...
USEFUL TREES. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 14 February 1911
USEFUL TREES. The 'breaitlfruit' of Ceylon is a remarkable tree. Its fruit is bak ed and eaten by the natives as we eat bread, and is equally good and nutritious. : In Barbatu, South America,; is a tree which by piercing the trunk produces milk, with which the inhabitants feed their children. In the interior of Africa is a tree which produces excellent butter. It is said to resemble the American oak, and its fruit, from which the butter is prepared, is not unlike the olive. Park, the great traveller, declared that the butter surpassed any made in England from cow's milk. Sierra Leone has a. tree which produces cream fruit, which ? '.1 is. agreeable to the taste. At Table Bay, near the Cape! of Good Hope, '.s a small tree the berries of which make useful candles. It is also found in the Azores. The vege table tallow tree also grows in Su matra. In the 'Island of Chusan large quantities' of, oil and tallow are extracted from its fruit, which is gathered in November or Decem ber, when ...
HOW SHAKING HANDS ORIGINATED. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 14 February 1911
HOW SHAKING HANDS ORIGINATED. Shaking hands is a relic of bar barism. It became the custom in the days when everyone carried a dagger in his belt and when one friend meeting another thought it necessary to attest the peacefulness of his intentions by extending an open palm. Then the other man could do no less than make a simi larly reassuring demonstration, and the grasp of these extended hands naturally followed. .Subse quently, byi a logical process of evolution, the handshake grew to be the conventional form of greet ing, and the refusal of a proffered hand was regarded as one of those' insults whose dishonour can only be wiped out with blood. Now ^ the custom is too firmly and widely established for its abandonment to be conceivable, and yet there are various things about it which ren der it .unsatisfactory.
THE PATRON SAINT OF SKATERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 14 February 1911
THE PATRON SAINT OF SKATERS. The origin of figure-skating is attributed by the Dutch, the first figure-skaters, not to a man, as one might have expected, but to a wom an. Liedwi was her name, and she is said to have flourished towards the end of the fourteenth century. It is recorded of her that while fig ure-skating in the year 1396 she had a nasty tumble on thence, and so hurt himself that she give up skat ing and entered a convent. Here she showed the same enthusiasm,, in* the religious life which had wf^iier, renown as a skater. .,, Fifty years' later, after herjdeath.ishe was,,can onisedj and since then she th as been Saint Liedwi, the patron *nint of skaters. Tfiere is a biography of her published in the year 1498. Fig ure-skating did not make, its way in to England till nearly 250 years af ter St. Liadwi's time. The first to be seen of it was in St. James' Park in 1662, when it was introduced by members of the court of Charles II.