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Strangled by an Airship. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 19 June 1914
Strangled by an Airship. O)ne of the strangest of the many fatalities which accompanied the conquest of the air in Germany oc curred on March 5, 1912, and re sulted in the tragic death of the foreman of the 1'arseval 'advertise mentr" airship. The airship, which had made itself familiar to Berlin inhablitants dur ing the past year through its night ly flights for the display of illumi nated advertisements, had just fin ished a cruise, and had landed with accustomed ease before the shed on the Johannisthal F'lying Grounds, near Berlin. A landing squad, commanded by Bailooonmaster Nobers, was about to guide the nose of tho airship into the shed when a sudden gust of wind caught the machine squarely amidships, flinging het around and upward so violent ly that the men~ who had been hold ing the vessel down with ropes were lifted off the grounid. T'he meun hadl to let go the ropes, in order not to be dragged away; but the balloononaster held fast. In a moment he was 600ft. aloft, with th...
Fair-Haired Flirts. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 19 June 1914
Fair-Haired Flirts. "Ninety of every hundred respond ents in divorce cases are blondes," said a celebrated American lawyer, Mr. tlerman IL. lioth, recently.. "Blondes are vain. Blondes are fic kle. Blondes love no one well but themselves. Blondes invite flirtation and challenge insult. Blondes bear the trade-mark of the coquette. "They say, in effect, 'Catch me I am easily caught.' A blonde at tracts instant attention because she bears the trade-mark of the flirt. I1er golden hair is a challemge. She is the trouble-maker of the world." Mr. George Hiobinson, another di vorce specialist, adds his quota to the indictment of the bright-haired woman. "In the first analysis of a man's emotions," he writes, "even though the man be a fool, he wants a woman who is true, and the bru nette is nothing if not faithful. But it takes a man to win a bru nette. He must put up a fight for her, for she has a mind and will of her own, and a brain superior to that of the blonde. A judge of the United St...
THE HARRIERS. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 19 June 1914
THE HARRIERS. Brunswick held their annual 1-mile handicap during the Brighlion-Bruns wick half-time interval, which result ed in a close finish. Jack Baker (200 yards) wiuning from our youngest run ner. Will. March (250 yards), with Eric Fox a close third: time, 1.57. Intending members should write to the hen. secretary for full par-ticulars, which he will be pleased to give. Don't forget picture night. next Wednesda.y, 2.lth June. A good programme has been arranged. Last. season's trophies are still on view at Frank Hartley's, Next Saturday, as syllabus. Coburg (15), Essendon (27). Rich niond (13). and a visitor from St. Ste phen's ran from Lake Hall at Coburg on Saturday. The hares, Messrs. A. Cash and R. Murphy, laid a trail over six miles of very rocky country, in the direction of Preston. - and cross ing the Merri Creek enroute. The ground was found to be very hard and littered with boulders, which some what spoilt the outing. Two packs were formed, fast6s and slows, the former...
Colouring Copper. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 19 June 1914
Colouring Copper. Copper -and brass lend themselves readily to'a 'colouring process ani may be worked to all shades imagin able, excepting the lighter shades, which are :iost on a copper surface, as that I nietal cannot be given a tint lighter t;ha:ui its natural colour, says a 'correspondent of Sheet Metal Shop. :Zinc colours fairly well sometimes, ;.through a narrow range, while tin- is a hard metal to handle as regards oxide colours. SCopper can be carried through the entire range of shades, from a very light copper colour to the darkest brown, or even black, by merely oxidising the surface of the metal. Make a paste of iron oxide and graphite, With wood alcohol or with plain water, and apply this to the article, which is then heated inan oven or. over a gas flame. It is better to use alcohol, as it dries out much: qcuicker. The colour ob tained .?will .depend on- the amount of- iron oxide mixed with the gra phite, and the:i length of time the heat was - miaintained: : The more o...
FOOTBALL NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 19 June 1914
FOOTBALL NOTES. * It was Coburg's bad kicking thant lost them the match against Rich. mond District. J. Quirke re-appeared withl Coburg -having come down from Marlbor ough to play. He did excellent work in the ruck and has lost none of his old-time dash. J. Hun ington was about the best man on the ground. Coburg forwards will have to prac tlice oal-kicking if they want to be in the firut four. D. Gilbert lead his team well, and also playe-cd a good honest game. F. Pridham. Waterman and Roilly were absen t from Coburg, but hope to be p:layirg against Ev-erleigh. Weary Woolaeott worked very hard all day for Coburg. and played his best game for "his season. Coburg play Everlei4h on the Co hburg ground on Saturday, and half time the Coburg Harriers will run off a mile irace. A big attendance is cx pcted. F. Holder was as clever on the wing J. Leo was playing well till he got hurt. It is unfortunate, as he was playing excellent football this season. Coburg players are requested to be on ...
A Dangerous Gyroscope. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 19 June 1914
A Dangerous Gyroscope. The gyroscope is constructed scien tifically, and is, while moving roundi its axle, executing a circular move ment round a strong pillar sup porting it; a weight at the back inscrI'es tile stability of the appa rntus. The diameter of the wheel is about 13ft.- it is built lile a bicycle wheel, and bears on one side a metallic fac ing joined to the axlo by eight gir ders of iron; on the facing is fixe, a track composed of small wooden ha's, gi~ ing more ",grip" to the tyres. The bicycle is somewhat similar to ordinary machines ; the handles are vertical, the front fork straighter, and the whole a ifew pounds heavier than ordinary bicycles. The performer enltering it on his bicycle, conintence.s b, rilding ralidly thus impressing a reverse movement. to the gyroscope" when tlis has at tained a certain spe_'d, he blocks his wheels by a po .verfl etlort of the legs ; the gyroscope therefore pulls him backwards to a certain height. When reaching the point where the f...
GOLF. ROYAL PARK CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 19 June 1914
GOLF. ROYAL 1"ARK CLUB. Owing to the boisterous weather, the competitors at Royal Park experienced difficulty in getting good scores. One entrant, J. Wilson, returned a card at SG (14), 72. The principal others were: T. Reddoch 88 (11), 77; C. O'Connor 89 (12), 77; 3M. Collins, 88 (10), 78: A. 3Maunder 95 (17), 78; G. Smith 97, (19). 78; S. G. Hughos 101 (22). 79; R. Cathie 94 (14) 80; J. Johnson 95 (15), 80, and H. McKenzie 96 (16), S0. The second round of the champion ship was played simultaneously, and although Anderson returned a card of 91, he still maintains his lead. The results were: 1st round. 2nd. Ttl. G. W. Anderson .... 80 91 171 R. W. Brodrick ... 84" 89 173 T. Riddoch ........ .85 88 173 M. Collinus .. ....... 86 88 174 J. Wilson ........ 90 86 1761
THE MOSQUITO EVIL. TURNING THE INSECTS TO PROFIT. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 19 June 1914
THE MOSQUITO EVIL. TURNING THE INSECTS TO PROFIT. Employing herds of bats to de stroy mosquitoes isthe newest pro cedure in the campaign against ma laria. It has been put into effect in parts of Texas by Dr. Charles A. Z. Campbell, who recently colm mnunicated an interesting report upon it to the international 'nsti tute of Agriculture in Rome. I)r. Campbell observed that the hat's favourite food is mosquitoes, anrd that he needs a large number of themic to keep him in good condition. Tic also inhabits the caves in which the insects take shelter in the day time, and he is never bitten by them. By repeating this .observation sev eral days running, and making careful count of the undigested re mains of mosquitoes, Dr. Campbell calci'lated that each bat ate on an average 500 mosquitoes a day. Now, thought he, an army of a few thou sand bats would be a great assist ance in the war against mosquitoes. lie considered how squadrons of bats might be gathered together into one badly infested...
Brunswick Ladies' Hockey Club. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 19 June 1914
Brunswick Ladies' Hockey Club. -Brunswick played Monomieth at Yarra Park on Saturday las!t.. A few minutes from the play starting Mono mioth secured first goal, Play was vecry open with both sides. This made the game very fast. Second quarter both sides secured a goal. Third quar ter Brunswiel! secured a goal, making scores even. When Monomieth were tiring last quarter Brunswick secured the 3 goals iust before time was call ed. Scores were at the finish: Bruns wick, 3 goals; Monomieth, 2 goals. Goal-hitters for Brunswick wero:--e , Deance, S. Morten, E. Cox.
MUSIC AND LABOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 19 June 1914
MUSIC AND LABOUR. ------+----- An interesting development in con nectin with the loud-speaking tele phone is its use for distributing music during working hours in fac tories, warehouses, and1 other institu tions where 111men are engaged in work of a monlotonous character. It has lon:g been knlown that work requiring muechlanical skill without the necessity of mental concentra tion can be promotetd by supplying the workers with some kind of plea sant amusement that. will not take the attention from the work, and the loud-speaking telephone ap pears to make this possible on a scale not hitherto thought of. To ensure a Yorkshire pudding always being light, it is a good plan to add a tablespoonful of cold water to the batter just before plac ing it in the oven,
Compulsary Training. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 19 June 1914
Compulsary Training. To the Editor. Sir,-Finding I am unable to obtain justice, I write earnestly appealing to your readers to use their influence to protect. Australian laids in various mates from unjust treatment from the Defence Department. 3My own son at this moment lies int a solitary con finement cell in the Queenscliff for tress for no other misdemeanour than loyalty to his parents' views of Chris tian teaching, and thus our cherished right of parental control has been forced from us. Our Tom, a lad of 13. wa.s sen to Queenscliff on Wednesday nlast week for 21 days for refusing to train under the Defence Act. My wife and I are members of the Society of Friends. and hold strong convictions against military matters, a principle held viral for centuries in the religious views ,f the Quakers and others, and ho, ever your readers may differ from us on this joint, I am quite sure that as men and women they will agree that this is not the treatment for a bor of 16 even if he had com...
COBURG PICTURES. GROWING IN PUBLIC FAVOR EVERY WEEK. SATURDAY, JUNE20. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 19 June 1914
COBURG PICTURES. GROWING IN PUBLIC FAVOR EVERY WEEK. SATURD)AY, JUNE 20. Lore, or a Throne: A military fea ture film. 2000 feet., by the Imperial Co., will be screened: this subject is well spoken of by those who ought to know. MONDAY, JUNE 22. The Crook's Revenge, 2000 feet, by the famous Solig Co., who never turns out an inferior picture. Patrons of Lake Hall pictures pleae note that this is the last Monday night that pictures will be screened at Lake Hall. The permanent fixed nights will in future be WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY. An exceptional programme will be screened on the opening Wednesday, July 1st.
Popularity of Picture Theatres TWO MORE FOR BRUNSWICK. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 19 June 1914
Popularity of Picture Theatres TWO MOP!' PO. J31'UNSWICK. 1r. ,.nytol i- ,,, t erectin g a new pict.ure, thae.a' nr Mr. Pen dtr's ,1tary. .Sydny red. wit-h a rotun,!? :?, tback portion of the land hs,, ?,t ,-ilway rie..
The Province of Government. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 19 June 1914
The Province of Government 0 In one of the works under tthe nom de plume of "George Elliott,"' that talented writor makes one of her cha racters ascribe quite an awe to the word "Government," and even people of average intelligence, who consti tuto the mass, of humanity, the term "Government" has a mysterious im port. We all feel, or appear- to feel. what. Government is-we all intuitive ly recognise tha~t it is a certain idea of control by the oimmnity by cer tain representative institutions, exC pressing its directions or its authority by certain executive official acts. 3Bas tiat, that celebratled French econom ist., writes in this way in one of his essays: 'I wish someone would offer a prize for a good simple and intelli gent detfilition of the word-govern. ment. What an immense service it would confer on society. The Govern ment! What is it? w ihere is it? wha\t does it do? what ought it to do? All we know is, that it is a mysterious ptersonage, and assuredly it is the most soli...
WHY WOMEN SHOULDN'T FLY. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 19 June 1914
WHY WOMEN SHOULDN'T FLY. ------ ----- (Bly B. C. BUCKS, THIE UPSIDEh DOWN AVIATOIl) Flying is a mann's business, and :a woman hasn't the right typ:e of mind to engage in it successfully. That is the chief reason hy 1I don't approve of girls becoming aviators. On more than one occasion when I have-been up in the air with a lady passenger, the machine has side-slip ped or struck an air-pocket, and though I won't say we have been within an inch of death, we have certainly been in great danger. These things happen to the best airman, and cannot be avoided. Having righted the machine, and descended to earth, the pilot steps out with nerves all tingling, and he offers a silent prayer for his lucky escape. The lady passenger jumps out, her face wreathed in smiles, and gushingly remarks upon the aw fully topping trip she has made, and what a funny little turn the machine took half a minute ago. She has never realised that her very life hung upon a thread, and only the pilot's coolness and e...
POSITION OF RELIGIOUS OBJECTORS UNDER THE AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE ACT. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 19 June 1914
P08ITI(ON 01Fh REI 010 mi~lECli. O.lRS 'NDEI 1t T1 . 11 T.N s hA LIAN DEFENCE ACT. - 0--------- Many Chritine, apart p 'rom menm hers o~f the l'eciy tf Friends, holdi it incomol atibie with their views of Chris tianitv to take humn::' !if'. either sinI~1v or colleive'ly, vthy ],lieving ithat taking par in w r', , r i fiinm or same i.? wrone. ThI'M view -pohnt the S ciety o f F1ri nds a ln ,,h'r. have hold fotr centur ies, ati ito-,b y ' vreas mii thousands hughou n : i wo irld art accepting a simil:r positin. )uriin' modern iwarse. ',- s she Fi-anco-Prussiln War. ",uth African war. and the Blk::n war.i me-ilmers of the 'ociety of Friends ;lad. . volun tar ily came feorwn rd anl did : dical and relief work for both sides buht ro fused to do so as part of the i ehting machine of either side. Ti.ey also speint tens of thousands of ',oudis in relieving hardships resulting from thl wars which work they are sti I carry inug on at the Balkans. The potint it is desired to have clear is that...
A Remarkable Duel. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 19 June 1914
A Remarkable Duel. -----t--* There is always something weirdly fascinating in the accounts of des perate struggles to the death be tween duellists, when often chance, and not skill, settled the encounter. One such case was that in which V'illeneuve, a noted duellist of France, insulted the sister of a young Englishman named Talbot;, who thereupon struck him. As a consequence a duel was fought on March 5, 1805. The conditions that there should be two pistols-one loaded, the other not.. They were to be put into a handkerchief and drawn out by chance by . the parties, who were afterwards to take their stand at a distance of only one pace from each other. The first choice fell to the lot of the Frenchman, who endea voured to choose the heaviest ; the other was given to Talbot. They took their respective grounds, and so close that the muzzle of each man's pistol touched his ad versary. When both combatanta were ready the seconds advanced and took a lst farewell. Talbot shook his friends'...
Testing Milk on the Farm. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 19 June 1914
Testing Milk on the Farm. 1 To illustrate how a test is made, let it be supposed that a man has a dairy of ten cows, and suspects that four of the animals are "robbers," and wishes to find out what they are giving in money value. The es sentials needed for carrying out the test are a centrifugal machine re volving at a high speed whereby the bottle containing the milk can be whirled, and a few simnple pieces of glassware. The cost of the en tire outfit, large enough for a ten cow dairy, will be about £2. There are seven makes of machines, all hay ing their good points. In the long run, however, the best machine will be the simplest, and the same may be said of the glassware., Tlest bot tles are needed for both. new and skim milk and cream, and it will be well to have three of each of these kinds on hand. Correct results will depend upon having a good sample. Tn order to get such a sample of any kind of milk or cream- suitable precautions must be taken; as the fat globuleE rise rapid...