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Airship Travelling. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914

Airship Travelling. Captain C. M. Waterlog of tho Royal Flying Corps, states that a new material has recently been dis covered /or manufacturing the gna envelopes of airships. It practically eliminates the leakage c/ gas. The secret of its manufacture cannot bo discovered by examination or nnaly cls. This material, says our author - ity, will make tho airship a feasible commercial proposition as a I • ! sender-carrying vchlclo. Ha prop^", I sfes that airships running reguhtr.. | between London' and„ Paris will car-, fifty passengers, and do sixty an hour with ease and eonsforfc. As passengers pass through t'm turnstiles to tho airship, we nr.' told, their weight will be recorded. Those over 13 stono w'ould have to pay excess. Consequently gentlemen near tho limit would discard coats and wraps, and givo them to their lighter friends. All England would be furnished with lighthouses—the white upper light would bo the county one, and tho lower red light would indicate the sub-district. ...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
A Telephone Story. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914

A Telephone Story. The lata Sir William Precce was rather fond of tolling the following story. Sir William took no smull part in the introduction of the tele phone, and a commnnd to exhibit the new instrument to Qucc-n Vic toria .was received. Professor Graham Jlell,, the. iuvoii (or, :we«L7 -to Osborne . to lake* charge., "of tho - instrument ,there, I while;; Sirv W ilham was stationed:at. i Southampton;1. It - w«s.-.arranged i i that : a band- should piny at^ the i I London weiul * of *the w'ire,.- and that Queenv:sJiould .^Hstcn vto it ; about1 mite o clock* 1 „ * *' " Sir -WilJiam .-went.:to the. - South-, nmpton :.^onke - shortly -^before nine, but- could notget; into communica tion:.with ^Osborne. . Halt-an-hour later; however, ho heard what he thoughts-was .the Queon's voice, so after: a suituble remark lie connect ed tlia-\vire with ; London, and the hand plnyed the -National Anthem and another piece. . Tho music went through beautifully, and tho bnnd cwent home. - ; i Abou...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Australian Native Police. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914

Australian Native Police. In the earlier days of settlement in Australia the efficaciousness of the aboriginal in trucking ami bush work generally led the police autho rities to inaugurate a. baud of freo-, hmccs ns on oxperiment, with such j satisfactory results that a number I of such squads w'ere quickly organ ised. The savage noture of theso human bloodhounds revelled in tho chase, and they pursued it with <mgar enthusinsm nnd keen enjoy ment. When on the trail they would strip off uniforms, leaving only tho regulation peaked cap as an onv blem of their collfng, and, with car bine at ready, glide into the scrub and with fierce delight writhe and wrigglo their way wherever tho fu gitive might have proceeded. The regulations strictly prohibited in discriminate shooting. There were always plenty of J.lVs among the squatters, so that if ever an officer of native police wont pa trolling, without first having pro* vided himself with a warrant for the arrest of "one lJungare...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
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ON TYING KNOTS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914

ON TYING KNOTS. It is nlways worth while to en de/ivour to ho os nearly perfect ns possible. A well-tied knot is often n. matter of considerable moment, and may Insure the safety of lives and property, while many n serious accident. hnp happened, both on sea and shore, from tho wnnt of skill or euro In those apparently ensy opera lions. At first sight, few things would neeta to be mora rasv than tho tying of a knot ; but fo per form this simple operation well, that is, go as to produce tho elTcct , I required With the lensi labour and i tho greatest degreo of neatness, is tho result, of considerable practice, I nnd of some Judgment . i Tho following are a few of tho principles necessary to b«.j attended to in making good knots. In tho firat place, tho knot should be so mode as to prevent ilie cords with which it is formed crossing on«'h other «t right angles, for in such case there would bu nioro chanoc of the rope breaking than ii the strain wns in an oblique direction ; this may b...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
How Pigs are Saving Men's Lives. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914

How Pigs are Saving Men's Lives. The .despised pig.;, is doing more than ".supply us with choice roasts and chops-^he is now being led to slaughter in thc interests of science, and is proving of material assist ance to'surgeons in saving human* lives. It has lately ■ been discovered that a very young pig furnishes the bost| available skin for grafting purposes, j So useful has pigskin proved fori this purpose thai the operating staffs ; ,of a number of large hospitals do j not consider 'their-equipment com-; :plote / unless" they have a litter of j pigs ready at all times to supply •the . skin needed for grafting on human bodies. It tins.been fouled that skin taken from pigs when they are from two to six months old can be grafted on the skin of a man or woman far more successfully than th© skin of< another human being. Many sur geons, in fact. ar«» abandoning the old method of grafting human skin, and -are relying entirely upon the skin obtained from very young pigs for s...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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MAN'S PRIVILEGE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914

j MAX'S PRIVILEGE. I A farmer's wife, who had 110 very 1 romantic Ideas about the opposite 1 fc.\, was nsked if she wanted to | % ote. | "No. 1 certainly do not." she ex* ; clninicd with a xigorous twist at ' tin* churn dasher; "I say if there's ' any one little thing that the meu folks can do alone, for goodness sake let 'em do it. 1 The growth of opium-smoking in the French Nu\y Is causing some j alarm. *I*here are more than 100 o; iam «k*ns in Toulon, and others i exist in scleral of the ports.

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
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Progress of Science. LIGHT BY WIRELESS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914

Progress of Science. lilGXIT BY WiBELESjj. | From... wireless telephony to wire 'less light—such is the prograt .i.to j that certain bold s: irils have pro posed for the great advance of practical science. If wo had wireless light (writes Garrett P. Servlss, in the "New York American") it would consist ot' [ undulations caught by tin* antennae of n receiving instrument, hut, they; would he shorter than those em- j ployed for telephony, and it would j be the ove instead of the ear that1 would he impressed l»y them. j Tiic iiKin who had this Kind of light in .his house would ^ push a button and instantly the room would be illuminated by glowing wa\es caught out of the ether, where,' before their transformation, . Hiey hud been passing in a rtood of invisible billows. " j A distant river, rolling on its way, j would have the energy of its waters I transformed into the vibrations re-! quired to produce wireless light. Those vibrations would flow away, unseen, following the curves of the...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
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In Abraham's Country. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914

In Abraham's Country. The journey from Beirut to Alop po, scarcely longer In point of mile ago than from I-ondon to Manches ter, took us nineteen hours. A good-natured Turkish officer shared tho compartment, and helped to en liven the way, as well as to,keep undesirables from travelling with us. Beyond llama, on tho rher Orontc*. wo could see several of tho high water wheels which arc used to raiso water from tho river to the high ground on either side. Those naurn, as they nre called, are of hugo di mensions, somo of them nearly 70 feet in diameter. As tho wheel passes through the water, small boxes are filled with the fluid, and, when they reach tho top they empty their contents into a. trough, from which the water is directed into the necessary channels. Night and doy these wheels turn, and are only to be stopped by diverting; tho force of the water below into another course. Altogether, it is a curious example of Syrian engineering, and the crcaking of the wheels, together with ...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914

—w~— ECZEMA. Mrs. ELIZABETH ROBINS, of 256 Gougcr Street, Adelaide, S.A., writes the slory of her terrible suffer ings, 2*1/12/12. Eight years she was a martyr to the a&onyof Eczema, until she received relief from the almost ceaseless pain of this awful affliction through the use of 4 The voluntary offering of this remnrk nbJe tetter by Mrs. Robins is evidence itself of tier gratitude, nml H is cl«o Sroof that in cases where the blood i impure and skin disease is in* ' tensiti.d by this condition, the blood: purifying poners; of Clements Tonic are rapidly asserted. CLEMENTS TONIC LTD., "Your medicine has been a great blessing to me. 1 suffered with Eczerca for eight years ; my legs vrere swollen !• ib ftwfnl size tad coririd with watery Milters that would keep •a breaking. All.Out time I was con fined to my home,_ neTfrr beiny oat eTcep.t when tafcca-<o:tbe hospital. Ihey declined to take me ia and pro Bounced me incnrable. Your msdicino wai recommended to me by N...

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A Slippery Mystery. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914

A Slippery Mystery. f - After years of study scientists nre still in ignorance as to the.'origin of the ool, which is in many ways on exceedingly puzzling creature. For instance, ho will resido for years in the dark depths of the ocean, and then suddenly adjourn to the surface for a couple of years. lie is a horn wanderer, and appa- - rently quite indifferent to changes of climate ; for ho will warm him- ' self in the GuU Stream for a time, and then, all of a sudden, make tracks for cold water. After that lie may decido to try fresh water, and proceed to take up his abode in the river, travelling sometimes 3,000 miles-to do so 1 Neither, does the eel mind very j much whether ho is in the water or not, for he will make his way j over damp grass, even when quite young, to a pond or lake miles away. Here lie .may stay for years, but eventually he will pro bably return overland to the near est river, and from thence once more to the sea. .Miss Grace Tyson, an American actress who has Jo...

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LUKIES—HODGE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914

LUKIES—HODGE. A. very popular aud pretty wedding was celebrated at the Youanmite Methodist Church on Thursday, 2nd inst., the contracting parties being Elsie, eldest daughter of Councillor and Mrs Hodge, of "The Homestead," Dunbulbalane, and Nicholas J., eldest son of Mr Wm. and Mrs Lukies,   "Faversham," Katamatite. The church had been artistically decorated by friends of the bride. A special feature was an arch decorated with white flowers, from among which was sus- pended a wedding bell, the mono- grams "E.H., M.L," being used as a tongue. A horseshoe hung from the tongue gave a desirable finish to the splendid array. The bride was pret- tily gowned in cream silk poplin, with train from the shoulder, caught up with pearl trimmings. She wore the customary wreath aud veil, and also the bridegroom's gift of a gold band aud padlock bangle. The bridesmaids, Misses May Hodge and Louie Lukies, were charmingly attired in white silk, with tulle hats, and carried crooks nicely...

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Plucky Alpine Postman. RESCUES A TRAVELLER FROM THE SNOW. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 30 April 1914

Plucky Alpine Postman. HESC1/ES A TItAVJ3L,LEK FKOM THE SNTOW. The postmen of the Alps are fre quently called upon to render ser vices of a trying character whilst on their daily rounds. Very often they do so at the risk of their own lives. That they do not mind tak ing risks is proved nearly every day of the year, especially in winter. It is customary, during- winter months, for the Alpine postmen to keep an extra sharp lookout In case tiny ' unwary traveller should have met with mishap or have been overcome by the bitter cold- The mountain villages are very scatter ed, and it often happens that a peasant or other person travelling between ■ them requires assistance. Thus it is that the wayfarers who keep to the more frequented , roads are cenain of assistance should they meet with any.mishap. minor ava lanches, treacherous holes covercd with snow, and the sudden outbreak of a ; furious storm, .arc .among the dangers that beset /the. casual tra veller. . / r- — t«Just recently : a ...

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Cross Purposes. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 30 April 1914

Cross Purposes. OHiecr (questioning a recruit) : "Where do vou belong" to V". ; Kecruit : "IJ Company, sti Officer : "I iiiuun where arc . yoii u native oi Jtceruit : "Xo nntlvu, at- all. sli-,'' Oflicer : "\Wiere i.s vour homo ?" • Itecruil ; •' In thu Koynl.-ICuglneeTs sir." ' ' t J Ollieer (\uMly);.. '.'Where v is your birthplace^' Recruit : "Mere,sir'V <:?? pointing: lo a birthmark uu «rn»).. ■ : Ofticer (exasperutcdly)'; v Whuro u'cre you nlieMed V\ .. •• Hecruit : "Kyesifiht was tested at Hythe, sir. ' Officer (exhnusLedl>) . "Dash it all, man ! Where were your enlist ment papers signed ! Keeruil : "At me noiiom, sir." And then tho oflieer exploded.

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BETTER LET HIM [?]RAY. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 30 April 1914

illCITKi: I.F.T III.M Illi.W. A new story a! out Mr. Koosevelt is current in New York. One of I ho editors of the "Out loo\" wn.s niillin}'%r Mr, Koosc \ el < mi article that he proposed "to write in eoniloninnt ion of a states man who had just nnule a very foolish oration. "1*11 cull lii in. * * said the editor, "an ass." " No, no," said Mr. Koosevelt. "Pon'L call him uu ass. Print his speech."

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Seven Months in Antarctic Ice-House. FROZEN LARD EATEN LIKE APPLES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 30 April 1914

Seven Months in Antarctic Ice-House. ♦ KHO/.EN LAUD EATKN IAKK applbs. • Relating his experiences from n. medical point of viow, with Pap l«iin Scott's Antarctic oxpedition, Surgeon Alurj'ny Levick, nt. the Hull of the Koyal Society of Medi cine, London, told how his party lived for seven months* in nn "igloo"—a hut built out of a hard snowdrift, with walls of ire. The parly, he said, lived in n still atmosphere underground, where there uns not sufficient oxygen to sup port the combustion of a lamp, or even h match. This was caused by a blizzard and snow-drift, which had clogged the .entrance to the "igloo," and proved that far less oxygen was required to support life in a cold atmosphere thun in great heat. The lecturer gave an amusing ac count of the satisfaction with which a hut was discovered with nn abun dance uf biscuits, lard, butter, cho colate, nud "hoosh" (pemmican and oatmeal), and the ravenous manner in which some of the party feast ed upon the good things. They ate the ...

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A Column of Comments. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 30 April 1914

& Column of Comments. [Bv R. E. Flkxsbux.] At tho annual meeting of tho Junior Club the moinbars felt that they must ■ recognise the good work of their lion, secretary; and the chairman, Nipper Smith, said he would take suggestions for tho purpose. Thoroupon Ginger Brown, the treasurer, said he didn't seo why tho club couldn't afford a few bob towards something for their old pal, Dicko Jones, and ho would inove that "they write to Donald McDonald and ask the price of an honorarium." Billy Banter, the club's brilliant goal minder, said he would second the motion, but, ho added, "its 110 use getting a onrarnyuin unloss you show what Dicko got it for, and so I'll move that ho havo his prescription engraved 011 it.". Motion carried unanimously, amidst tumultuous upplauso. Judging from tho following tit-bit, which is going tho rouiids'of Ilivcrinn newspapers, when gentlemen of the cloth got together thny do hot spend all their time in discussing theological subjects or spiritual ...

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GUM CHEWING. MOST NATIONS HAVE SOME FORM OF THE CHEWING HABIT. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 30 April 1914

GUM CHEWING, v i MOST NATIONS UAVH • SOM'3 KOH.M OP .'THE OHKWIXG IIABl ]'. A habit whidi- hujs- inftdcfnstound-: i»K progress "dtiringi^MFolbtast? ^"inw vc^rs is that of- 'chctvingv ^M'hUUO tiitis fair to nvaK": that: of sinoking itself. In America thc;-ehe\vin£.hnlut n;i.^ lonjr been pronuncnw.: • >Vhat fist strikes the visitor:-Is the fact ilint upon every ■ mr there arc-linos m" umiii'ii whoso jaus ore incessant ly moving, .showing^ Ihat^.thcy ; arc* .•hewing- jjutn 4 * * fino aulhui'itv has stnted : lli«»t>siv million pounds' worth- of; gnin: is" :h''wi<l rarh year. ' .hi = Ilritfiin.the nnbjt is rapidly making"headway.-It ;n;i> rival smoking* -from the .fact hat truin-chcwing with-Avomen.Uikcs Hi»' plaro of smoking,'; aud'thcrcv^are mnr<» women than men -s At ihe same time, athletes are f?o ir.t? in largely for , chawing^.wlnlc 'nkinjr p«rt in sjucU:-;,sports':«.s lont bnll. Indeed thero-|iire ?~footl>all rhibs which have their^ONvn-special, b...

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The Cobram Courier. ESTABLISHED 1888. THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1914. Local and General Items. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 30 April 1914

'I'I'e (j^obi'anj ^oni'iep. IiariBtiansD 1888 THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1014. Local and General Items. Tiie April Rainfall.—The month | now closing 1ms not been a prolific one j as regards rainfall, the total registered ] locally being only 120 points, and yet' the diversified nature of the showers has had the effect of encouraging a fair growth of grass and materially assisting ploughing operations. The ground, however, is in need of a deeper soaking, for inspection shows that the soil is moist for about 3 inches only, while the dust that accompanies the plough also indicates an undesirable dryness. Mushrooms are to be found in a few paddocks, but only in places where the rainfall was heavier than in this town. Another warm rain of an inch or so would set the seal on tilings for stockowners, but even as it is the outlook for a plentiful supply of winter feed is very promising. C Riding Election.—Tn another column Mr Stephen Crawley, of Boomanoomana, announces his candi dature for the pos...

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How Fish Sleep With Both Eyes Open. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 30 April 1914

How Fish Sleep With Both Eyes Open. ^ it used to be thought thai fish never sleep, becau.sc their eyes ore never closed. In fact, .scientists at one time believed that the exist ence of whales and other large fish depended upon their sleeplessness and that if by any chance they dozed oft they would perish by drowning. Kcc.cn t discoveries .show th:it these notions are entirely erron eous. All fish sleep at more or less regular intervals, but they do so without closing their eyes,-'and their slumber as a rule is lighter and more easily dislurbed than that oi anv other living things. In studying how lish .sleep they should be observed - under . normal conditions, and not when stupefied b.v drugs, suvs IVofesxor . Louis Schulze, uf Uerlin. This* is. proved.: by the fact that if too. much - of -a drug is administered the fish swim sidewise showing that.sthcy- have lost their sense of balance:: -in the case ol human , beings we do- not dream of comparing their condit ion while drugged wi...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 30 April 1914

Commonwealth Ji&Banft of Hustvalia HEAD OPPIOE SYDNEY ^ Shit Bank U opan for *11 cImm* o! GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS at EQUITABLE BUILDING, COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE Aleo at Sydney, Canberra, AdcIxiJe, Perth, Hobart, Brtihane, ftockhanipton, TowntrJMe, and London. Gable remittances made to, a»d dr*fti?d!*'^tr on foreign placos direoL Foreign bills negotiated and collected. Letters of credit hsu*l to any part of the world. Dill* negotiated or forwarded for collection. Banking1 and Exchange-Bujinesu of every dewription tranuoted within the Common* wealth, United Kingdom and Abroad. Current acoouutt opened. Intereat paid on fixed depoiiu. Advance* made against approved aeourltici. SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT ViOtOHan Central OfBcOi 317 COLUN8 STREET, MELftOURMff. Bnaehaa Id the abore citiet and 2,000 Aeorioloe at Poit Office* throughout the Commonwealth. Deposit! from 1/» to £300. Interest at 9% poc annum* Dopoalt* or Withdrawal! taay be made at any Branch or Agency within the Common...

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