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Man to Fly without Airships. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 22 January 1914
Man to Fly without Airships. . ♦ French aviators «nd inventors continue to dovoto much time and thought to the construction of a machine which will permit man to fly entirely by his own exertion. No motor or other outside power en ters into the making of these small machines, called "aviettes," the fun damental idea being to propel thera by human force nlone. The results so far have not been strikingly suc cessful, but high hopes are enter tained -of several new "aviettes " now under course of construction. The formula followed by these in ventors, was obtained by M. I\log nnn, director of a Krench- technical school,, who, after years, of study, declares he has succeeded in trans lating^ the principles of bird-Might in to " mechanics. - By applying his for mula to the measurements of a bird, M. Magnan obtained the following dimensions for. an "aviette" of. the monoplane variety, whose.maximum weight, including the pilot, should not bo more than . '1*10 pounds : Wing surface, 5J2.G7 ...
"THE WITCH FROM NOWHERE." [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 22 January 1914
"THE WITCH FROM NO WHERE." "llass, Mass, lluesa Ispuam ; Nun ku Mluguii" (Ilrmg your gun ; here is ;i Witch). I grasped my shot gun which I usually keep loaded and rushjng out of the house I saw nn enor mous hinl (lying away with some thing in its talons. "What has lie taken ?" I asked the j i.eaniimy. "Oh, llass," lie suit!,'"he has tuken j our pointer pup." 1 was tunc! with rage and demand ed to know' what he was doing to allow the bird to come .right to ihe kitchen door and take uway my dog. Then I asked from which side the eagle came. lie said, "Jtass, she came from nowhere. 1 just heard a mighty rush of wings ami she was gone." .I tist then an old native whom I knew, came along and 1 told ,him what had happened -and how >my gun which J usually left loaded chanced to he empty. , • . lie said, "Even if it hud been loaded you would not have shot her, as she is ; AltngaM," - and Uien he told me the following story. "Years ago, before, the Boer .War, this bird came here, and •'as...
Accounted For. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 22 January 1914
Accounted For. Suddenly a white form appeared at. a window. All about leaped tho linn] /lames. A portion of the wall had fallen, and it was too hot for the firemen to go up after the punt, anyway. Hut, see! A noble hero dashes under the ropes, makes his way to the lift, and shoots tip to the third floor, where tho lonely form is still standing. Within about eight and one-half minutes he comes tearing out of the building with the life he had saved beside his own. Just then the entire building find the man ului held the mortgage on it col lapsed. About seventy-live thou sand people rushed over to see the hero—the man who, at the risk of his own life and without tho aid of a brass band, went to the rescue of oae lone man. " "I'was indeed noble of you," the people cried, with one voice. "Why did .von do it ?" "Well," said the hero, "[ had to. lie owes me two shlllinV
"Tails" of a Lizard. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 22 January 1914
"Tails" of a Lizard. ♦ With the higher animals, • as we have seen, -Nature t rusts to adapt-, ability, hut lower in the scale- she is much more obliging, actually provid ing her damaged children with new limbs. * Not artificial ones, under stand,. hut. with nice new ones, just as good as those lost. •■.■The marvel of the shell-fish which grows fresh covering periodically, has been described before, but it may not be as well known that •many reptiles arc both brittle and pos sess the quality of re-growing what ever part ; of. them : is lost. - The commonest .example,- ' of course, is that supplied; . bywthe.li/.ardsT? and it is'an awful: shock ' to sthe^ young na turalist i when .. lie ...makes^.thc; dis covery for.himself. • Slow worms, or blind worms, as they are. often called, are not as numerous as they - once were :- but they may . occasionally , be found, and the cry - of .'-snnUc'V is immedia tely raised. To air appearances the reptile, in question is ,a .small ser pent, • buU...
Poisonous Garden Plants. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 22 January 1914
Poisonous Garden Plants. f . Flowers of the jonquil, white hya cinth, and snowdrop all possess a poisonous nature, the narcissus also being particularly deadly, so much, indeed, that to chow* a small scrap of one of the bulbs may result fa tally, while the juice of the leaves is an emetic. ^ The berries of the yew have killed many persons, and it is pretty well known nowadays that it is not safe to eat many peach pips or cherry kernels at once. The lobelias are all dungerous. Lady's slipper poi sons in the same manner as does -poison ivy. The bulbs seem to be the most harmful.. Lilies of the val ley arc also as much so, says the ' Family Doctor.' There is enough opium in red pop pies to do mischief ; and the au tumn crocus, if the blossoms are chewed, causes vomiting and purg ing. Tiie leaves ami flowers of the oleander arc deadly, and the bark, of the cntalpa tree is very mis chievous ; the water dropworl, when not in flower, resembles celery and is poisonous.
A Kindly Burglar. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 22 January 1914
A Kindly Burglar. A. .London morning paper says : "A burglar ht Los "AngoJes hn« won a lifelong friend by a kindly action. He entered the house of a Mrs. Morris late at night, and met her suddenly on the stairs. His Vevol ver covered her in a second. "Throw up your hands !" he ordered. Mrs. Morris hardly seemed to sec him. She pushed him on oih; side, moan ing, "My Imhy is dying. I want a doctor." The burglar gripped her by the wrist. "What's the matter?" he demanded. • "It's croup," she an swered. The burglar put the revol ver back into His hip pocket . " I lmve five of my own," he said curt ly. "I'm out on this night lav to keep them from starving. I'll do what I ran for you." The woman stared at him, only half under standing him. "(let m«» a keHle &lt;»f hot water," he said. He mixed an emetic and administered it. and for an ~hour sat rubbing the child's chest with oil. In the end he slip ped out of the house quietly, whilo Mrs. "Morris was not looking. When the police ca...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 22 January 1914
49 Provost Street, Ntti. Mclb., 18/4/12. CLEMENTS TONIC LTD. "I hive been nursing fpr twenty years in Tas. mania and Victoria, so my experience covers a lengthy period. When patients are weak and low, a nurse ' anst know the best medi cine to give a patient. Some 1 have cursed have been so ill I never could have taken their case only I knew Clements Tonic would quickly restore (hem to health. What 1 am writing is founded on ex perience that amongst all piedicines Clements Tcnic is first. It is the nurses' friend, a reliable medicine that will restore the sick to health. (Signed) KURSE EVANS." #: Always keep this Medicine ou hand and vou wt:l keen healthy. H you get it YOU Glir HtiALTrf AND KKUEH FROM LOSS OF ST.KKP, tVKAK.VRSS AKTKR JU,N'-.v, CONSTIPATION, INDlGKr-TlON, POOR APPF.TITn.WKAK NEUViJS, fltttl lUUOUiNI-SS. All STORES .nJcHEMISTS SELL IT. A former who is buying a Cream Sop.tr •fcMttight as well "throwhis money to the %Mt* m to pass the special prices and terms ••"Dairymai...
Telephonic Information. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 22 January 1914
Telephonic Information. Tolophone Charges for conversations bo t woen V01MAM and tbo following1 places,— First Addit. S mill, 3 min. Ardroona i/- . !)d Barooga 2d . 2d Bcnnlla !/• • 9d Berrignu 8d . Gd Corovra !/• • Od ' Copprovo 8d , Od Deni'iqmn !/• • 9d ... 1 • . Od iic)iuca ... 1/4 . V lunley Gd . 3d ICnta aiatilo 8(1 . Cd Kutunga 2d . 2d Mithvala Cd . 4d Mooroopmi Ed . Od .JVumurkuh 4&lt;i . 3d Nalhalift 8d . Cd Shepparton - ... 8d . Od Strnlhrnorlon 2d . 2d Tocumwal ~ 2d . 2d Tun^amah 8d . Od Tntura 8d . Od "Wunghnu ... 4d . 3d Yurrawonga .Id . 3d Yarrowe.vah ... 2d . 2d Jerilderie !/• • 9d Calls boftt'ofln atiliscrihcrs bolon pine to Cobrinn Ksohan-jc arc charged for at tho rate of 2 calls a pennv. Medical practitioners connected with tele phone exchange?,at which a tiny servico only is provided, may have tlieir telephone lines connected during (ho niyht with subserbera to the wuiio exchange in anticipation of an urgent.c»«ll hwinj* ujurio for mtuJion) ntfcmlfitico du...
Household Hints. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 22 January 1914
Household Hints. Without hesitation, it can be as serted that xi sweet course in which Currants are the chief ingredient is sure . to please the entire house hold. ■ A diet of Currants - is not; follow ed by discomfort, digestive troubles, and other ills that > indulgence at | ■ meal times only too frequently bring i 'OH. ' ■ *! • The explanation is simple. " Cur rants are intended by Nature to feed and sustain the body. That -wonderful substance Known as grape sugar is : n most powerful nutrient— then the little touch of tartaric acid in the fruit gives it a delightful flavour and assists; the .gastric .juices. When- Currants ' arc taken, into.tbe ^nioutli7": rttic" palate^Vs— lmmedlatcly ploased ; that is a good sign, be cause Nature has made, most of her beneficial foods palatable. When the Currant - reaches that most important organ—the stomach—it starts its-- work.of nutrition. The powerful grnpe-sugar replenishes the tissues of the body which have been dispersed, by energy....
Ladies' Column. A NOVEL 'OVERDOOR DECORATION. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 22 January 1914
Ladies'Column. * A NOVEL 'OVERDOOR DECORA TION. Suggestions for practical, inexpen sive, and pretty decorations for the home nre always welcome, nnd in our sketch niny he seen nn extreme ly effective decoration, which con 1/0 arronged in a few moments above a door, nnd at the cost of ft few pence. It is composed of Japanese paper fans, nnd fans of both kiuds, the flat fan nnd th» fan made to fold up, nifty bo purchased in many shops for a penny or twopence each. Most of them ore particularly pretty and ornamental in-design, and in select ing tho fans for this decoration they should be carefully chosen to harmonise with the colour of the wall-paper on which they are to find a place. A largo "fold-up" fuii'Ms placed over the centre ;of.the doorway nnd securod in - position with one or lwot tiny tacks. ---Hound this fan five "flat:fans'*, arc ;arranged in the manner shown in the illustration, with their handles hidden away be hind the larger.
PTOLEMAIC POTTERY IN MAZE OF LOST PASSAGES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 22 January 1914
PTOLEMAIC I'OTTliltY IN MA/.I2 ; OF LOST PASSAGES. /Workmen iligKtaff it well in . .llio gardens oi Uus-ol.Tin ;Vulace, the magnificent summer residence of the Khedive. luivo discovered what ap pears to ho a iiin/o>vuf: ancient Uotnau subterranean passagss. A quantity of veryinteresting IHoloniaic ami ancient- Uoniau pot tery, such as oil lumps, plates, and other household utensils, has been brought l» light, also jars in which lioues Of younjj children Mire placed. Inscriptions on tablets, jcoins, me dallions, and statues havevalso been found. So siiuill : was a model: of the liner Medina, shown iiL the ''Jloilcl :E»kI neor" Kxhitjltion at tlio* /Koyul Hor ticultural-hall, London, Chut hunmu • linic •• had ; been employed .'ft for some of the ropes to keep ^thcni .. to u proportionate t>l/i". Av.Xaw'Zenluml ianneiv, lins* secured three toils 'of honey -fronr ■ llilrty fivc colonics of libritl .bees. - • - jit ••xOf?blind&lt;r~people eleven,>nro ■•men to o\ery, nine...
PROFITS OF SEALHUNTING. WHY YOUNG MALE SEALS ARE SACRIFICED. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 22 January 1914
PROFITS OF SEAL HUNTING. WHY YOUNG MALE .SEALS A HE SACRIFICED. 'Nations have quarrelled ami traders •have fought over thatinnocent am phibious creature,-.the.;fur seal, the breeding groundg of which arc the Fribilof Islands in Iho- North Pacific, .Just over twenty ■■•years ago the fur seal '--.becnine tho subject of much complicated controversy --between England, the United States, and other European nations, the up shot of which was that the Ameri can (Sovernment took steps to re gulate Die killing of fur seals in the i region of tbo I'ribilof Islands, in i order to prevent threatened exler I minntion ; and-at the present time every effort is being made to re store the gigantic seal herds whirh years ago: were to bo found in that part of tho world. Until. a few years ago th*y were slaughtered indiscriminately, mnles as well as females, fleets of vessels intercepting the seals as they arrived for breeding purposes on the islands in; June .and.; July, and spearing or shooting every ...
TURNING CITY WASTE INTO FOOD FOR FISHES. RAISING COBLESS EARS OF CORN, MAKING ARTIFICIAL EGGS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 22 January 1914
TURNING CITY WASTE INTO FOOD FOR FISHES. RAISING C0BL13SS EARS OF CORN, MAKING ARTIFICIAL EGGS. The interesting discovery has boon made by Professor fc>. A, Forbes, of the University of Illinois, thnt the wusto of Chicago is transform ed into perfectly wholesome food for fishes in the Illinois Hivcr. 1 This discovery is most important ' becausc it points the woy to in creasing the food supply of the wholo world. Nature did not' in tend tlml the immense quantity of nitrogenous material contained in sewage and other waste should bo thrown away, but provided methods for purifying it. | Wheu sewage is thrown into the water in immenso quantities by modern cities it is not only wasted but becomes a source of danger. On the other hand, when opportunities for purifying it arc provided it be- i comes useful. The city refuse, when thrown into j properly aerated waters, becomes food for a ccrUiin kind of bncterin. j These in turn feed th^plankton, the minute form of animal life which I furn...
MEDICAL VIRTUE IN EGGS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 22 January 1914
MEDICAL VIUTU'i: T.V EGGS. kggs nro most useful articles. JIuro are some German scientists pro claiming Hint' an eggshell diet breeds centenarians. Jn France -tlicy^juyc discovered another vir tue in them.According^ cT~fi*pn per" read by Dr. Amut before the So ciete Therupeutirpie, the membrane covering a newly-laid-ogg forms an excellent fertilizer for human skin. When a patient comes to him with a bud u'ound .. he wushes- it, covers Jt with tiny layers of egg membrane, and bandages iL tip.- In four or five days the wound is hculcd ai)d , a fresh patch of skin has grown.' Another- "Frenchman,;. ft chemist, doses his chickens, with quinine and other drugs in frequent demand, and sells their eggs at priced ranging from five francs a dozen, '('hesc are sold , to people who object • to tak ing their medicine neat, and ; are assured by the enterprising chenj ist that the .doctored eggs will do them all, tho good- tliey require. \ All olTer of £21,000 has been re fused for a carpet in th...
HEADACHE AIR MEASURED. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 22 January 1914
'PBADACHE-AIK'-MBASUHED. An apparatus invented by Profes sor Leonard Hill Was shown at tho meeting of the " Dritish Association from the readings of which the state of the air in a room could be easily determined. From tho readings of these curious thermometers. I'rofessor Hill proved that the stuflincss of n room does us'.u0,tlu--or__hendaches.,be cause-tho air is JLinil orj used up. What is.really mini is that its stillness and warmth combined pre vent1; tho body from losing, heat as it should in the natural way.
SMART REPLY: [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 22 January 1914
SMART REPLY: —: f . • ■ • The captain of a ccrtain • troop ship conveying a cavalry regiment to the Cape was noted for his wit, and at every opportunity Unit Offered r ho . loosed . his ' shafts of humour, to the chagrin and embar rassment of their largets. Sooner or later the stinger gets stung, however, and this chronic pun-ar tist wus no exception to thcirule. On one occasion, when about Uvo dnj*s out from port, hp approach ed a group of soldiers who were swabbing the forward deck, and, singling out a big, raw-boned Irish recruit, who was experiencing his first taste of sailor's life, he gra vely asked:— "Can you steer the mainmast down the forecastlc stairs 7" Quick as a flash camo the reply: ''Yes, sirr, I can, if you will stand; below and coil it up."
MAN AND HIS FUN. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 22 January 1914
MAN AND HIS FUN. Mnn that is born of woman is of | feu* days, and inordinately fond of | Fun. ] in the beginning, when Ins tuin lct is full of milk, and his soul of content, he lies upon his bock and kicks his heels in the air ; he says "Ga-ga" and "Ooo-go," and that is Fun. Doing grown older, he climbs a tree and falls out thereof ; he goes in swimming, and is well-nigh drown cd ; ho absents himself from school, at the expense of his cuticle, and that is Kun. He grows in size, but not in wis dom, for now is he in college, lie goes forth by night and steals tho signs of poor tradesmen; he marches in a procession of fools, and burns his books ; he gets drunk overnight, and reaps headaches in the morn ing, and that is Fun. He conceives a desire for the company of young women ; ho fol lows one girl about, and, wears her hair ; she carries his scalp in her belt, and she rests under, the shadow of his-ears, and that- Is Fun. In the end she throws him over, and the sunshine is gone out of...
Can We Suspend Life at Will. RUSSIAN SCIENTIST'S REMARKABLE CLAIM THAT HE HAS DISCOVERED A SUBSTANCE WHICH WILL ENABLE ANIMALS, INCLUDING MAN TO [?]BERNATE LIKE BEARS FOR INDEFINITE PERIODS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 22 January 1914
Can We Suspend Life at Will. ill'ssian scientist's 1u0ma1uc alilk claim that 1110 has niscovrciuou a sujistancg WHICH will enablh ani MALS, ixcludinc! man to 111in:uxa'ri;: ltkk iteaii.s l-oiti ixnisi-'initia ruinous. I Some astonishment was recently expressed at the announcement thatl Professor V. BahmoUelT, of the Uni \rrsity of Moscow, Russia, had in- \ w wiled ii compound which u'otild; produce suspended animation in men itiid animals. Professor UnhmctiefTs collabora tor in this discovery, Vrofessor, \!avim Itou.s.sner, 1ms timde the fol-! lowing detailed explanation of their j ? I ordinary sleep means a restoration i nut- energies, ami suspended nni m.itton will produce the same'effect | j„ a It loiter degree. 'I II.- manner in which we came to iii;il\i* uiir discovery was very ittler «••»! While Observing the feeding huUUs nf the bears in Siberia, i ujis tola by a Siberian hunter i jut i i ln*re was a colonj' of llu i'i,iis, «>r Siberian wild natives, in i!i.&lt; no...
(Copyright.) ERIC DACRES: A Romantic Story of Adventure during the Matabele War. PART 10. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 22 January 1914
(Copyright.; ERIC DACRES: A Romantic Story of Adventure during the Matabele War. By William Murray Croydon, Author of 'Under tho White Terror/* 'In tho Namo of tho Czar,' Etc., Etc. PART 10. ''Yes, this is rather n snug shol-j tor," ho replied. "For the. present, it will not be accessary to go deeper into the mine." "And are thoso terrible savages gone ?" "I hope so, darling. It is pretty cert nh)f at nil events, that, they . won't venture down here to search for us. They know that I am armed." "But they will wait for us to come out." "Yes," Eric admitted ; "and while they are waiting, help may arrive from Murdoch's, if the firing was heard there." | "And what if it was not heard?" Doris questioned. "Then it means that we must re main-here for a time," replied Kric; "but I don't anticipate a siege of more than"—* He broke off abruptly, and both heard sounds that made their blood run cold—a din of savage voices and the patter of naked feet. What this meant was unmistakable. The Kaffi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 22 January 1914
Pdblio Noiioes.K , ' Bosla> Bb Up J' ,■ BowlSt A' Lt Ointlemtn inleroitod in thei forma tion of a Bowling Club inCobram art invited to attend a meeting to b* held KS/buSt4U,}6"""""-. Barooga Water Traat. TENDERS are called for the sup ply of Charcoal, delivered at the Trust's Pumping Station, at per ton.' ALF. W. SMITH, Secretary to tbe, Trust. Barooja Water Trust. A LIST of th- Ratepayers of tbe Barooga "Water Trust can be seen by anyone interested at the Council Chambers, Berrigaii, aud the Post Office, Barooga. ALF. W SMITH, I Secretary to the Trust. mHE undersigned, -having-ai com* I p\ete Chaffcuttihg and Wood Sawing Plant, together with Portable Engine, is prepared to undertake all orders entrusted to him for Chaffcut ting or Woodsa»»inp at -Moderate Bates. Satisfaction (juarautoed. Address all letters to C. BARRETT, YAltROWErAH. VICTORIANRAILWAYS. RE!) OUil TIMBER. Tenders are invited for the supply and delivery of Sawn Red Gum Timber for use of Workamastora at Oakleigh an...