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A Fine Failure. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
A Fine Failure. "f interviewed AncJrcd Carnegie in Brussels," said a nowspaper corres pondent. "The jrreat little mini talkr-d, course, about peace. "Flo told me thut pence ni'ist be prenrh^l gently, affectionately. Von ran never convert people by en raging them. You can't fight for ■ peace. "He said k peace Advocate of tho [ fiery, virulent, bitter school made a speech one night nt a banquet in Pittsburgh, uud when he'd finished uii old mnn shook him by the hand and said •• 'That was « fine speech, sir.' " 'Thanks. Glad you like it.' " 'Ves,' said the old man, "I liked it. Jirst rate, but, excuse me, sir, what are you for—peace or war ?' "
FROM BURIAL ALIVE. SNATCHED FROM THE GRAVE. SOME STARTLING ESCAPES [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
FROM BURIAL ALIVE. SNATCHED FROM THE GRAVE. | SOMR S'l'AKTLIXG ESCAPES I The possibility of premature burial is often denied, because in no post mortem examination during the lust fifty venrs hns life been present. Uut objectors forgot thi*t. in every , caso it was the established fact of death that demanded the post mortem examination. That other wise under abnormal conditions the risk does sometimes exist is shown by some amazing cases where peo ple have escaped untimely burinl apparently by the merest nreidont. The recent case (says the "Glas gow Mail") of the woman 1'itzpat 1 rick, the Jrish cattle dealer, who, after being- several hours in the parish mortuary, returned to Hie, is paralleled by the remurUablc case of an Accrington woman. Certi fied to have died of heart disease and exhaustion, she lay in her wind ing-sheet January morning 'in til rfsuM'itjited by the undertaker when he called later to measure the A molur garden hose vitli n tauk capacity of 40 gallons. The 2 li....
The cobram Conrier. ESTABLIS[?]D 1888. THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1014. Looal and General Items. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
'jpie (jfobi'anj (joni'iep. GsTADLi9nni> 1SB8. THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1014. Looal and General Items. The Season*.—Tin; benefit from the rains which fell throughout the district last month is fast disappearing owing to the dryness that lias prevailed since, and the green tinge in the pad docks is rapidly merging into the brown hue of summer. Weather conditions last Thursday seemed favorable for rain, but after a fow points had fallen the sky became clear again, and hopes of a serviceable downpour vanished. The lessons of past, years have taught most farmers not to "hang oft"' too long waiting for rain, consequently ploughing operations are now fairly getier.il, and clouds of dust mail; the location of teams. The soil is some what freer than was the case during the past three or four autumns, ami fair progress is accordingly being inade with cultivation, nevertheless a good soaking downpour is needed to hasten ihe work and save the wear and teut on shares. Over in the IJerrigan dis tr...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
Commonwealth JffoBanfc of Bustvalia .HEAD OFTIOE SYDNEY . This Bunk Is open for all classes of GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS »t ~ EQUITABLE BUILDING, COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE Al*> At Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Hobnrti Brisbane, ilockhampton, Townsvillc, and London. Coble reralttances «»a&lt;ia to, and drafts drawn on lonign placet direct. Foreign bi/Js negotiated and collected. Letters of credit Usued to any part, of the world. Dill* no?.):luted or forwarded for collection. . U.vikl».;' and Exchange Hminea# of every description transacted within ihe Oomntrui* wealth, Untied Kingdom and abroad. Current accounts opened. Interest paid on lUeU dcposilt. Advances niado against approved securities. SAVINGS BAN H DEPARTMENT Vlotorlan Central Offlco: 317 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE. SnutcfciB In tbc above cities and 2,000 Affoneiet at I'ott Olfices throughout the Commonwealth. Deposits from 1/- to £300* Interest at Z'i por annum. Deposits or Withdrawals tnay be made at any Uran...
New Brains for the Weak Minded. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
New Brains for the Weak Minded. That the feebld-minded may . "b« given rnoro grey matter—that is. lit era i)3* supplied with more brain* until they tiro normal—is within range of possibility, according to discoveries set forth at the Congres of Medicine in Paris when the method called "organotherapy" whs discussed. Only in recent years Dr. Drown Sequard met with considerable buc ce'.a in treating diseased organs with medicines made* tram *imilnr organs. That is, for trouble with the thyroid gland an extract mimJo from the tig roid gland of the she«jp was made and the treatment was fairly successful. For this reason this treatment is called "organotherapy," or building up or doctoring one organ with ox tracts from a similar one. Hut nil this is by no moans new. Jn fact it was practised two thousand years ago." Of course, in those days, such medical practice was extremely crude, and it may have been don* under a superstition, hut the. fact re mains this method was in use, and it is as...
The Waters of Babylon. GARDEN OF EDEN TO FLOURISH AGAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
The Waters of Babylon. ♦ (HARDEN OF EDEN" TO FLOURISH AGAIN. The Vali of Bagdad inaugurated thu Hindujfth barrage recently, Tho water, being successfully divortc«l into tho old Euphrates channel, han passed by Babylon. The completion of the Hindujuh barrage is the first step in tho great scheme worked out by Sir William Willcocko, the famous Eng-. lish engineer, for restoring fertility to tho garden of Eden. The work Has been done for the Turkish Government by Sir John .Jackson, 1 Limited, and when the whole scheme is completed Mesopotamia will again become one of tho granaries of the world. Tho total cost, it is estimated, will be about £15,000,000, but hs iho Turkish Government In 1911 had not the money in hand it wau decided to carry out tho work piecemeal. Ry tho construction of tho new barrage floods will be avoided in the territory below the daiu, and half a million acres of land which hnd lapsed into" desert will be fully irrigated and will become fertile once more. The next ...
EMERGENCY MAGNIFYING GLASS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
EMERGENCY MAGNIFYING GLASS. When in need of a microscope (or the study of botany, ono may bo raado In tho following manner : Bend a small who or tho stem of a leaf «o as to form a .small loop not larger than tho ordinary drop of water. When this is Uono plnco a drop of clear water In tho loop niul the microscope is complete. This .temporary device will prove valn ablo where n strong magnifying plass iH not at hftiul.
LIGHT PASTRY. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
LIGHT PASTRY. To ensure pantry being- light ami digestible, it is bettor to use the yolk of an agir, '"'(1 - one table spoonful of lemon juice instead of bnkii!g powder. Tile yolk of an egg contains mineral matter, which takes the place of the sodii in the baking powder, and the lemon juice that of trataric acid. The pastry can stand for a time, without bal>V ing, whereas pastry with Imkinu | powder must go into the oven nsi quickly as possible. - |
TO CLEAN STRAW. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
TO CLEAN STRAW. To clean wliito straw hnls rul) with i* slice of cut lemon, linse with cold water, nnd stiffen by brusluiitf with n brush dipped in a weak solution of gum and water. Mack straw huts should bo thoroughly brushed to remove dust, thou puluted ovet with u mixture of equal portions of gum and ink. "Political Candidate : "Gentlemen, my opponent Uiun't got a log to stand on." Voice : "Alt the more reason why he should have the # seat, tniftter*"
You Cannot be "Strong" Armed without "Strong" Jaws. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
You Cannot be "Strong" Armed without "Strong" Jaws. (By LEONARD K. nrUSHDERQ, A.M., M.n. In the primeval days, when the present and before the present me mories of man runneth not to tho contrary! of tho Vleistocene man, tho anthropoid, and homosjmjau pre cursors, if not ancestors, the ques tion of pabulum varied according to th« progress of the animal kingdom toward the superman. More and more steadily it approached the rauch-covoted animal victuals, con sisting of insects, grubs, reptiles, eggs, birds, and smaller game. Gradually flesh-eating replaced tho non-carnivorous diet, and soon hunt ing and fishing vied with tho tilled soil and tho vineyards. Finally life was really mado worth whllo by tho'inventor of cooking. The in troduction of cooking, like nil new inventions, even of the present day, led at once to an over-consumption of 1 he thing thus placcd enticingly within the reach of all. Man soon and since then began eating himself ■ into Bright*s disease, cirrhosis of j the l...
MUSHROOMS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
• AlCSllltOOllS. To" distinguish these .'from poison- J bus. fungi, sprinkle a .'little snlton the spungy part, or gills, jr they turn yellow they are poisonous; if black, wholesome. - A parrot belonging to the Misses Minks, of Claelon-on-Son,. had never laid an egg fur years until a few weeks ago. when, will) it de lighted "Hullo the bird Imiloil the nrrtvul oi ils first egg. Two days later it Uiil another. ft.
Food of the Kestrel. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
Food of the Kestrel. Boring a peregrination (says a correspondent) In tho island of Mull I was attracted by n kestrel hawk flying out from n rock. After a somewhat diligent search, there being1 many rocks* I discovered the eyrie, and in it were threo young kestrels at that stage when the brown feathers arc showing fairly well among the white down. Think ing this was an admirable oppor tunity of seeing what arc the food supplies of these birds, I hid at a distance to note what the parents brought to thoir nestlings. Even with my binoculars, howover, I was unable to discover, and the follow ing day I adopted different tactics. Shooting some ypuog rabbits I (again approached tho eyrie, when the pa rent birds were away. As in the habit of these birds of prey, the young ones faced mo with open beak and claws, but ttfter I had dropped bits of warm meat into their open mouths they naturally, after feeling and tasting the tit bits, swallowed them, and, liko Oliver Twist, were ready for more...
High Temperatures and the Eye. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
High Temperatures and the Eye. » The naked eye has always been the means otnplo5*ed for indicating high temperature, such as the melt ing of metals or heating them for rolling or forging. Until tho py rometer made its appearance (says the "Hard wureman") the eye was the only method employed for de termining the temperature. While moro or less inaccurate and suscep tible to the personal equation, the eve is still used in the majority of cases. The following . table will serve to indicato the temperature of a body as shown by its colour :— Beg. c. Deg. V. First visible red 525 977 Dull red heat TOO 1292 Turning to cherry ... 800 1472 Actual cherry red ... 900 1652 Bright cherry red ... 1000 3 832 Dull orango * 1100 2021 Bright, orango 1200 2192 U'hlto hent 1800 2372 Bright whitr heat 1100 2552 Daz./.llng white heat ... 1500 2732 This tablo is after that of Pouil lei, and the colour will depend upon tho person, as judged by the eve, j and, which is more important, the surroundings. In ...
Burglars' Microphone. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
Burglars' Microphone. The microphone is now uned by burglars for picking combination j locks. On turniug the lock a slight sound is made when the pro I er number comes opposite the working point, and this can oven be ' heard by a sensitive ear. However, 1 it is imperceptible to most persons, i but by using u microphone it is an ! eitsy matter to bear the sounds. A : suitable form of flat telephone re ceiver is employed, and it is ap , plied against the safe next the lock. | A pair of rubber our tubes are used with the telephone. In this way the sounds are heard which allow ! of opening the lock.
ONE WINTER'S NIGHT. PRETTILY PICTURING THE WOODS UNDER SNOW AND A BUCK-RABBIT'S FATE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
ONE WINTER'S NIGHT/1 PRETTILY PICTURING THE WOODS UNDER SNOW AND A' BUCK-RABBIT'S FATE. The old buck rabbit ntooped just within the entrance to his hole nod stared -out at tho scene—at th&lt;? white world of snow, at the still trees, at tho gathering dusk. Ho kept thero liko that for about fif teen minutes. That was becauso he was a really old buck rabbit ; a young ono would not have had the experience that taught him pa tience and caution. Thero wero many rabbits already out on tho white snow, adding thuir peculiar quadruplo tracks—with th: marks of the hind feet in front of thoso of tho fore feet, go that, the;' appear to bo going backwards—*o tho intricate lacowork of tracks M ready there. They wero vainly looking for foo:'; but they had eaten it all-up—evni the bark of trees—near tho warre.i, and would have to Journey far if they xneant to find it that night. This tho old buck knew. Ho also knew the risk. Suddenly ho turned* to stono. Thud, thud I' went his paws on the g...
King Talks with Veteran. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
King Talks with Veteran. Ail ineidont typical of the King's kindly interest in his olcl soldiers occurred last week, whilo his Ma* jesty was passing through Chilton on his return to London. Among tlie crowd of spectators was a vete ran wearing two medals. These caught the eye of the King, who at once stopped his motor-car and in dicated .that he would like to speak to the old soldier. The veteran, whose name is William Angell, told the King that he fought in the Cri men, and had been blind • for over half a century, having lost his sight in an engagement. The King, after expressing the hope that Angell might be spared for many years, warmly shook hands before resum ing . his journey. [ Colonel Benjamin Holmes, of Sum* rnit, . New York, claims to.'hav* used one razor for 53 years. estimates he hao shaved tiimMll | with It 11,034 times. 1924.
Treatment of Boils. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
Treatment of Boils. ; Irurunculosis is regarded by the author us of purely local affection •resulting i'rom successive inocula tions, ami consequent^' ■■the treat-.i i ment should be confined entirely to | the matter of dressing. Thus, . to i 'abort the hoi), he recommends that i a drop of iodo-acetone should be used.' A gauze compress is then applied, well saturated w'ith . .gly cerole of starch, to which Itus been [ added boric acid/ or oxycyanide of mercury. This is covered with ab sorbent wool, but no impermeable tissue should be used. The dress-1 ing is fixed -in place with a band-J age, and is renewed once or twice i daily. | To dry-up the boil, it should boi well powdered with talc to which i has been added a little .paraffin, i In this way. the boil is cured in i less than a fortnight, and succes-i sive inoculations .arc. avoided. ■ i