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Oldest Woman in the World. HOW THE HUMAN FACE HAS CHANGED. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 16 January 1914
Oldest Woman in the World. HOW THE HUMAN FACE HAS CHANGED. The grinning skull of the oldest woman in the world is now beneath a glass case in the large central bocll of the Natural I istory Museum at South Kensington for all the world to see. It was the discovery of the frag mentary remains of thiu skull that sent such a thrill of excitement throughout the scient itce world ia the late autumn of last yeatr. Mr. Charles Dawson, l'.SA... unearthed it from a pit at Piltldown Conmon, Sussex, in which he had been en gaged in geological excavation for several years. It is not an object., of beauty, even as skulls omay be regarded as vary ing in gracefulness, buti in her de fence it may be pleaded tmhat the woman was a semni-simian, conm hining in herself the traits of a human being with the characteris ties of the nape. Scietotits regard her as the one specimen extant of S"the missing link." 11cr age eludes one even now. She nlmay have lived .50,001 years ago, or 100,000, or even 2(0,000,...
TOO MUCH FOR HIM. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 16 January 1914
TOO MUCH FOR HTM. A woman appeared in court, and the magistrate noticed that the family name of the complainant was exactly the same as that of the de fendant. "Are you any relation ?" asked the magistrate. "I am," said the woman. "I am the defendant's stepmother and his mother-in-law." " What ?"' asked the astonished magistrate. "Hlow can that be ?" ''Well, your honour," said the wo man, "you see, his father is my hus band ; but before his father married me he had been previously married, and by that marriage his father be came father of a son, being him Willianm--as it were: Now, you see, I had also been previously married, and being married had a daughter by my first husband. And as a widow! I married this boy's father, my hus band, and about the same time his son married my daughter. And then--" '"Help 1" gasped the mkgs itrate.
When France Goes to War. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 16 January 1914
When France Goes to War. Compared with conditions in France, the life of a Blritish mayor is a little short of celestial, for it is on the French mayor that the whole elaborate machinery for the mobilization of the troops to defend la patrie turns. During a period of peace M. le Marie finds that his duties are more or less a matter of routine, but as soon as there are rumours of war in the air his re sponsibilities begin to tighten and increase. Even in a time of poli tical tension, along with the diplo mats of the day, the mayor is wor ried, for he must warn the parents of the reservists to keep their sons on the alert, must find substitutes for the doctor and chemist who mnay be sunmmnoned to follow the troops, arrest all vagabonds, aind keep a watchful eye on the wVater supply of the commune. Once the order for a general mo bolization is received, no detail, howe-ver small, and seemingly unim portant, must escape the mayoral eye. The mayor must even see to the "war trousseaux"s o...
Finger-print Cheques. THE LATEST IDEA IN BANKING. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 16 January 1914
Finger-print Cheques. 4-------- TILE LATEST IDEA IN BAN(KING. A new and novel use has .been found for the finger-print system, which has reached such a high state of perfection. Cheques are now signed by a finger imprint in St. Louis, U.S.A., where .the Commnonwealth Trust Company have started this strange method for the protection of depositors from forgers and the identification of foreigners who have accounts at the bank. The Com monwealth Trust Company is one of the biggest financial institutions tI the city of St. Louis, and Mr. R. L. Gurney, the manager of the savings department, was struck with the fact that many of the for eigners who wished to deposit money with him could not read or write English. Consequently certain risks were always being taken, and Mr. Gurney began thinking out a method of avoiding these. Among his de positors were Servianas, Rumanians, Greeks, Turks, Bulgarians, Jews, Russians, Germans, and Italians, and ultimately the bank management began a rough sy...
Memories of the Past. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 16 January 1914
Memories of the Past. -------+--- Yes, this is all true--things inm pressed upon the nmilnd stuff a mil lion years are still with us to trouble and worry maniy mten and WOflilUI. Every intelligent person knows that we have reached our present physical condition anl shape through a long process of evolution from the four-footed stage of exist ence. It is stated by scientists that we have over eighty rudinlen tary organs in onu' hody which were of use to us at one tithe, but about as tuch sx' tU xUs niow as a cart whip is to.an a iitotititmile. We can not cist. ,tT thieste uxsi''e's remnants -not iii tilant i'e nero tIions. It is necessary to iget these facts clenrly in the' mrind so that moro important facts r''irording the rem nints left in nmanrl's imemoiry may hbe apprei iatitt'd. I theft xx shall cease' to worry amiout toi's f that~. 'These are fears, super&lt;t it ielný, andi pec'u liar p"':chic list tit'uri'ices .lhich nmae O lie' star-chl x orth living for certain t'rs...
Why a Baby Can be Lifted by Its Fingers. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 16 January 1914
Why a Baby Can be Lifted by Its Fingers. A baly ten hours or ten days old is relatively stronger in its arms and fingers than it. ever will be as a grown person-boy or girl. Let the infant grasp your tore finger or a pencil and it will hang on without apparent effort while ycu raise it free fronm any support. It will also bend the limbs on the thighs and assume a swinging mo tion. ['his is only one evidence of the lasting power of inhorn habits ani instincti persisting in the evolution of man. When man was in the primitive state where ape-like he lit ed among trees, the alilit to firnmly- hold on to the branches was of the utmost. imiplortance. This ne cessitated the dec elolilment of a strong power of grip in the hands and nmuiscular force in the arias. In those days the mother nursed her ha by as she does to-day-on one ari. But she was ever on the wot I hi for eneties and constantly fleeing theti. When a tree-clintl im anibnal stit h as a leopard, alpproached to kill fir food, the...
HARRY LAUDER AND TIPS. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 16 January 1914
HARlY LAPPER AND TIPS. -lHarry- Lauder, the brilliant Scotch comedian. who is %isiting Australia in 1911. is very much annoyed at !the tipping system that is prevalent in America. Everywhere he travels in the United States servants ane anttendants attempt to touch him for small ;ratuities,. and Lauder very pIroperly declines to accede to I their thinly disguised dlemands. On the railways. where he often has to travel all night, the sleeping-car at tendants have been his particular. bane- They- want tips for all sorts of unnecessary and trilling services, and even expect something for giv. ing a rub to the passengors' boots. Lauder got even on onec of these pests recently when he had several pairs of shoes for a 'shine," care fully concealing their ownership, however, by distributing all but one pair under his neighbours' berths. By this iungenious method Lauder got several pairs of shoes polished for the price of one tip, and, natu rally, has chuckled over the matter ever since. Ric...
"Putting His Foot in it." [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 16 January 1914
"Putting His Foot in it." We are all liable to make mistakes. "1 never open my moath without putting umy- iftt in it," ias the de spairing remark of noe unlucky young i ut l1. but ho iad! the conso lation of knowiing that he was onli one of a large company of offTend ers. 'Think eforte VYou speak " is a good motto. so far as it goes. and urani mi Ua ih ht, avoid ed were this mnotto attendel to. A physician. on appearing at hospi tal one miorning. asked how many deaths there had been. ''Six,, said the attciaai "lut I galu t. a. ?iesdicine for seven." rgoed the ioctor. ''Quite ri ht . was the answer liut one aouhid t take it." A foreicn :maiist or a as asked at tahble if he o vould hlave some kip pered salmon. "What dio ofu mearn ly 'kipper ed ' " askedti he. ()h, its tir 1iaoe for preser ved, uansaerd his hfost. At a sen icte a h! shorti\ after the :ini sltr 'rax ell a it: sneh fervency thati his f iorh l: 'i n I ight lone he "kippered to te I ie Church of Scotlamn A toachesr in .1 a...
What Would Happen if the Earth Turned Faster. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 16 January 1914
What Would Happen if the Earth Turned Faster. It has been calculated that if the earth were to rotate eighteen times as fast as it does now a uman at the equator would weigh nothing and that if he jumniped in the air he would( remain there. The Tlan weighing nothing at the equator would weigh 200 pounds at the pioles, and varying weights Ietween the poles and the equator. There are nb planets that turn eighteen times as fast as the earth, but there are sonic where the force of gravity is entirely dlifferent to what it is here. On the moon the average man would weigh no inuore than lifty pounds, it has been estimated, andi could jump as many fect-that is, lifty feet-without trouble. This, however, Awould happen on any part of the moon, not because of the centrifugal force, as would be the case if n'e were spinning about eighteen times faster, but due to a lack of gravitative force on the moon.
HEADACHE-AIR MEASURED. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 16 January 1914
HEADJ)ACIIE-ATl MEAS1UREI An apparatus invented by Profes sor Leonard -Till was shown at the meeting of the 1British Association from the readings of which the state of the air in a room could be easily ldeternined. From the readings. of these curious ther mometers, IProfessor Hill proved that the stuffiness of a room does not give us colds or' headaches be cause the air ia bad .or used up. What is really fatal is that its stillness and warmth combined pre vent the body from losing heat as it should in the natural way. Of blind people eleven are men to every pine women. toll. Measuring labour from our pre sent standards, a. labourer would have to receive enormous prices at the poles and scarcely anything at the equator, for at the poles everything would be extremely heavy. while at the equator a man might pick up a small cottage if he could get a good grip on it, and carry it about. To go further south in the other heruisphere under such circumistan ces would mean more than it does ...
A BIRD'S APOLOGY. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 16 January 1914
A BIRD'S APOLOGY. -----+--- The story quoted in a conteln porary journal of a parrot who spoke through the telephone, recalls one, the truth of which it would he hard to credit. had not the inci dent to which it refers taken place in the presence of the lady .who tolh! the story to the narrator. It he caime so talkantive during the reading of family prayers that the head of the household was obliged to pause, and request the bird's remov-al from the room. One of the maids rose from her chair and seized Polly's cage. As she reached the door, the bird, with a final screech, ex claimed, to the astonishment of the assembled family, ':Sorry I spoke !"
AN OPEN AIR BED. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 16 January 1914
AN OPEN AIR BED. Sleeping outdoors is one of the luxuries of camp life that is be coming populaur among dwellers in the city. Heretofore, only those who had amnple house room for a sleeping porch could enjcy the fresh air and sound rest. that goes with an ioutdoor bedroom, hut an A.Xueri can inventor has solved the prob lein for the beneflit. of those with liuiteid space; even apartmient house dwellers can now enjioy a night in the open without leaving the flat. T'he bed is built upon a balcony that projects only a couple of feet be -onl thile wall of thie house. It is protected by a railing and an in sect-proof scrceen. 1it day the bed is roveredi by a domue of metal( that protects it fromn the weather. and at night, when1 the couch is in use, the occuipaniit shifts the ldome to the inner side of the bed, so that the outer side is uncovered. In case of rain coming on during the night, he can swing the donme back to its original position without. get ting up. For protection against ...
The Rubber Tyre. WHAT IT MEANS. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 16 January 1914
The Rubber Tyre. WHAT IT MEANS. (By ELIhERT HUBBARD.) An epoch is a pivotable point, something that changes old methods, cleans up the slate, and starts the gamenl of life afresh. In the lives of individuals there are Ipivotable points. Loss, calamity, grief, may be pivotable points tines when an issue bravely met aids; cubits to our stature. (:rent successes are usually Ihose whcre viettor is snatched front the JaOws of dlefeat. .And the old idea. of the Indians that wthen they killed at enoemn n they aI sorbced his strength into their own is poetically true. The greatest invention of nmodern centurries is the steam engine. TIhe principle of the expansive power of watelr usler 'Ieat was known to I'ythgtoras. who lived six hun direld ears Iefotire Christ. Iiowexer, the value of steam as a producer of powl)r was of no avail iuntil we lhad a receptcnle that would containll it. The' *tollinrg of ir on pint~s was the Ithling that madle the st&lt;r8 engiilie practicable. it was t...
PTOLEMAIC POTTERY IN MAZE OF LOST PASSAGES. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 16 January 1914
PTOLEMAIC POTTFlr~rl IN MAZE OF LOST I'PASSAIES. Workmien digging a well in the gardens of as-eI.LTin Palace, the magnificent. sumuuer residence of the Khedive, have discovered what ap pears to he a maze of ancient Roman subterranearn passagss. A quantity of very interesting Ptolemaic and ancient Roman pot tery, such as oil lamps, plates, and other household utensils, has been brought to light, also jars in which bones ot young children are placed. Inscriptions on tablets, coins, me dlallions, and statues have also been found.
General News. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 16 January 1914
General News. It nakes a lot of difference whether a house is your own property or not twhen the spirit moves you to set to work on the walls and chandeliers with a hammer. TIhis was brought forcibly to the mind by Mr. Archibald Kennedy ait the Coburg Court on TIiesdav. 'Mr. Kennedy was annoyed, and so lie played crazy in a house in Moore street, iihich unfortunately for him was stated to be the property of hisi wife. Still mnore unfortunatelyv that lady ihadil sold the house to anio t er owlnecr. 'Thus the vagaries of Mr. iKennudy hecaune accenituated - in re gail rt their illegality. He was fined t5. and ordered to pay £19 damages, lint unfortunately also Mr. Kennedy ilected to piiit up a twenty minutes' willing scrap with Constable Gregan before hauling downii his flag and being conveved to the watch-house. For this Litt-le hit of exercise he was also penal isedl to the exstent of a couple more pounds, with the alternative of a fort night's gaol. Mr. Kennedy is probably thinking ...
MINOR CASES. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 16 January 1914
1 [-NOR CASES. Cases against decfendants for drunk enness, and for driving without lights, or riding bict-Cles also illuitninated, foennel the early part of the pro Samn. Jennings was charged with riding a nmotor bicycle without a light, and further with making use otf.in silitinlg language on the occasion to Constable Butler. -Heo pleaded guilty to both charges and was tined 1Os. and os., w'ith 2s. 6Jt costs. r'espectively. ILL-USING A HORSE. Kew Oh. a Chinese market gar- dener of Stewart street, was charged with using a horse under "circum- stances involving cruelty on 4th De- cember. Mr. F. T. Hickford appeared to pro- secute on behalf of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Benjamin Wilmot, Inspector for the Society, deposed to seeing defendant driving a horse at the Victoria Mar- ket on the date in question. Witness saw that the aninual was lame and in &nbsp; pain. On the off fore-leg, it was very lame. Witness called defendant's at- &nbsp; tent...
Brunswick City Council. MONDAY, JANUARY 12. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 16 January 1914
Brunswick City Council. MONDAY,. JANUARY 12. Present: The Mayor (Cr. Millward), and Crs. Allard, Fleming, Hickford, Balfe, Johnson, and Jewell, M.L.A. The Following corresponldence was dealt with : Fron JT. MI. Shannon. writing with reference to cases against persons not fencing in excav-ated land, and re onuesting that the following resolution he passed: 'That Mr. Robert Ambrose Harrower, health inspector for and an officer of the Council of the City of 1Brunswick, be hereby authorised and empowered to institute and carry on all necessary. procerlings in Petty Ses sdons at 1aBiiiswick for etoirtcing conl nliance with, or for recovery of penal ties for non-compjliance with all or ders now nor hereafter to be made by this council under the provisions of section 277 of the Health Act 1890 aqajinst owners or occupiers of un fenced land within the municipality, which land has been excavated for brick-mnaking. quarrying, or other n--,noses.'- -Resolution agreed to. From C. E. Ogden, conf...
Brunswick and Coburg Dispensary. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 16 January 1914
Brunswick and Coburg Dispensary. The annual meeting of the above institution was held on Friday, 9th January, the president (Mr. J. B. Peverell) in the chair, and 54 dele- gates from the various societies were in attendance. The annual report was submitted, which showed that the membership of the dispensary was now 679, being an increase of 278 for the year, and the medical institute membership is 2854, being 19 increase for the year. The number of books present- ed for the year was 47,003. being an increase of 1108 over the previous year. The number of prescriptions dis- pensed for the year was 76,592, being an increase of 3985. The average number dispensed per day (including Sundays and holidays) was 210. The above figures speak for them- selves and give an idea of the amount of work performed by the head dis- penser (Mr. E. Coombs) and his staff, and it is also satisfactory to know that not one complaint was made during the year against the quality of drugs supplied by the dispen...
A Homesick Baboo. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 23 January 1914
A Homesick Baboo. The Bengali tUnahoo is a feature of Tndian life. A parrot-like Imemnory furnishes lhiin with a large andu var ied vocabulary, but as a rule he has a very huazy notion of the cor rect use of the English idioims which he enipl ys so freely in his coni \ver.at ion The result is inIi nitely- humorous, and adds miuch to the somewhat scanity jays of busi ness life in a tropical climate. Gokul Dis joined his palms in suppllication as he entered his tuns ter's otice. "Protector onf the po r,'l he sail, translating literally the high-flown Oriental phrases, "kiniidly grant the petition of your hmunible sloi e for ten days' leave of absence from this aboiniable city on account of acul e hoWc.e-ickness.' "lut. 1tthaoo." ezpostulatedi his purdlei1 master, "how can you be" iioutesick ? ..._.Your home is in this, tcity, and your parents, wife andl children are all witth you." "Yes, youi honour,"' replied Ba hoo, in despairing tones, " that is Sjust it. They are all here, and I ,...
Death of a Balaclava Hero. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 23 January 1914
Death of a Balaclava Hero. V scount Tredegar, a Crimean veterali, and much-esteemed land lord, died after a long-illness at Abergavenny, in his eighty-second year. Born on April 28, 1831, he entered the Army in 1849. Go ing out to the Crimea in 1854 with his regiment, the 17th Lan cers, Lieutenant Godfrey Morgan, ns he then was-serv-ed through the whole war, and was present at the battles bf Almai, Balaclava, and Inkerman. In a letter describing the famous chargo of the Light Bri gade at Balaclava, he said: "Grasp iig onr horses by the head, away we went., We had not got ninny yards before we were under fire of the first heavy battery on our left. On we went, the pace increasing, amidst the thickest shower of shell, shot, grape, canister, and minie from the front and flanks, horses and men dropping by scores every yard. The whistling and cracking of shells was beyond all descrip tion. Under this we went for three-quarters of a mile, the enemy's guns firing in front of us till we wer...