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The Cosmopolitan Harbour of Colombo. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

The Cosmopolitan Harbour of Colombo. Tho only br#sak In tho long run hmncwnrd from Auatmlia to Sue?. is Colombo, nnd thu welcome relief df getting nshorc after many days nt st.a ff,e prospect of glimpsing n new n»:>itry, wtt.h nil its novel Nights— niii only ho fHliy appreciated by tlmso whoso calling taken tiieiu Hnwn to tlie sen in ship*. Srrn-from the ocean at, u distance, (cvlwi rives a gruon blot nbovu l)U. horizon, f»r tl*o Island simply els In vegetation, and its shores t<i the very edge of the sand are jiiny'l ttlih countless cocounut ,m.s_perhaps the most graceful of ,.j{ ironical growths. Drawing nearer, v-11-' (\v,! *H c.usifiit by two ireinend»»uidy hmg sea walls run ning far out into tho Indian Ocean with a third running across them Ml right angles, lea\ing a break at c.tch of the l\vi) rorners sulbciently large l" admit shipping. This wwU i»,|*oit portion of the sea constitutes ColtMubo's famous harbour ; a huge sheltered space of deep water, pro- | \ idi...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Football Chat. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

Football Chat* [Br Mahmon.] Matches in the Q.V.F.L. commence next Saturday, and from a perusal of the list of fixturos for tho first round (printed below) it can bo seen'that no loss than 18 games havo to bo decided boforo tho somi-fiual nnd final games aro entered upon, which means that nt the earliosfc it will be tbo 19th of September beforo the second round is completed, and probably tho'lOth of' October befuro the premiership can be claimed. This is prolonging tho season loo far altogether, nnd I nm of opinion that when mid-September arrives most of the players will ngreo that it is too hot for football, while tho public will lio thoroughly tired of waiting for tho Bttni-fiiinls to commence. Of course with tou olubs in tho i Lengue it was poasiblo to shorten tho season by two ways onljv namely, by starting earlier, or by forming two divisions. Regarding the first-named method, it is very dilKcult in an agri cultural community for most clubs to Rot n representative team together ...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
PHOTOGRAPHING MOVING BULLETS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

PHOTOGRAPHING MOVING BUt. LETS. Moving pictures have unlimited possibilities, apparently, for the study of rapidly-moving objects. An apparatus capable of making pictures at the rate of 100,000 a sec ond has been made. With it Bcvcnty two pictures of a revolver bullet were taken while moving 10in. Pictures of n bullet passing through a stick of wood showed a curious condition. The bullet passed through the thin stick, and-was well on its way be yond before the wood gave any siR" of distress. Then some tiny splinters started out, following the bullet ; the stick began to split, and after the bullet had proceeded some distance the stick suddenly fell to pieces. No camera shutters are fast enough to take pictures at anything like this speed, so no shutter was used. Instead a series of electric sparks was flashed, the sparks following one another at the rate of 100,000 a sec ond, each spark making a picture. The film was mounted 011 a wheel about 3ft. in circumference, and the wheel was...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
WHAT MENTAL, ANGUISH IS WORTH. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

WHAT MENTAL, ANGUISH IS WORTH. "Thanks to an Arkansas jury," says the "Public Ledger," "we hnve the latest market quotations lor men tal anguish. "It came about in this way. A Joplin grocer telegraphed to his wife in Fort Smith, asking when a friend would join him in Joplin. His wife telegraphed back that the man was already on the way, but the message when delivered read that the man was dead. "The grocer, who loved his friend, \ sued the telegraph company for dam ages when he discovered that the man was still alive. He insisted that nothing less than £100 would com pensate him for the grief that fortu nately proved to be a futile waste of emotion. The telegraph company ar gued that as the man was only a friend and not a relative the grocer could not have suflered any mental anguish. "But the jury held a different view. It evidently contained some grocers' who believed that the business of weighing sugar and handing out pack ages of tea is not inconsistent with the possession of fi...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
A Hole 22 Miles Long. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

A Hole 22 Miles Long. The construction of a tunnel under the English Channel, connect ing England and France, has been practically decided on. France is ready to start at a day's notice. Mr. Arthur Fell, M.P., has just told the Koyul Society of Arts his belief that the tunnel- will bo begun in two years' time. Sir Francis Fox, the eminent en gineer, who has had 40 years' ex perience in tunnelling under moun tains and water currents, states that already a gallery 1,000 yards in length has boon driven from Dover, and so slight is the percolation of the water through the grey clmlk that a four-inch pipe working for, say, eight hours onre a fortnight enn deal with the percolation quite satisfactorily, Sir Francis also adds that in his experience lie had encountered more difficulties than the proposed tunnel can possibly present. For there can bo no scalding water or hot rocks, as were met with 111 the case of the Siniplon Tunnel ; nor yet nny of tho dilliculties met with in London stree...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
LETTER-SORTING BY MACHINERY [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

LETTER-SORTING BY MACHINERY | An interesting mechanical addition to the staff of the G.P.O. is under i going a probationary period at a Liverpool post-office. It is an elabo (rate mechanical device for doing a great part of the work of sorting hitherto performed by human hands. | In its operation the human clement is not eliminated, as the machine re quires to be "fed*' by hand with let ters, but thereafter it both simplifies and accelerates enormously the pro cess of sorting. j The letters are "dropped into a j series of slots ranged compactly to ' gethcr, each slot representing one of ■'the main "roads" into which for Post Office purposes, the country is divided for the distribution of let , ters. j From the slots the packets are spread out on to moving belts, which j convey them to the stamping ma* • chine, which forms an auxiliary of ! the mechanical sorter. The machines are estimated to sort and 6tamp five hundred or more letters per minute, whereaa the "record" for hand stampi...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
TO PRESERVE THE COLOUR OF APPLES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

TO PRESERVE THE COLOUR OF APPLES. To prevent apples discolouring during the process of cooking, im merse them for a quarter of an hour in cold water slightly tinc tured with lemon juice.

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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AIR BRAKES FOR AEROPLANES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

AIR BRAKES FOR AEROPLANES. A highly-ingenious device i6 about to be embodied in a new British aero plane now nearing completion. A difficult problem, which has al ways confronted the aeroplane de signers, has been that of enabling machines to land at a reasonably slow speed and yet fly as fast as pos sible. The necessity of this provision may be gauged from the fact that the modern aeroplane, vritli its lull load, weighs the better part of a ton, and that the usual flying speeds range from sixty to eighty miles an hour. Accordingly, Mr. A. V. Roe, the well known designer, has adopted the ex pedient of providing his latest bi plane with what may be termed "air brakes." These consist of flaps hinged to the rear of the plane*, and capable of being turned at right angles to the direction of flight, with the object of enabling the pilot to reduce his speed materially preparatory to alighting.

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
The Song-Seller. HOW POPULAR SONGS ARE PLACED. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

The Song-Seller. «. HOW POPULAR SONGS ABB -• PLACED. I am a. professional singer. I earn a good salary and nm engaged for ©very weak in tho year, and yet—I rarely sing to an audlonco numbering more than half a dozen, Vow of my songs aro sung to a finish, as my audiencc nearly always interrupt and say that they have had enough. But my employers never complain on this score. Often, one of those interrupted songs will put hundreds oT pounds in their pockets. I am, in fact, a song-seller. My employers are a firm of publishers. And my audicnce consists of come dians, impressarios, authors, and others who arc in the hnbit of buy ing tho copyright of songs for pan tommies,. musical comodies, and so forth. My working day as a singer bo gins about eleven o'clock in tho morning. It is supposed to end about six o'clock, at which hour most of thoso who aro engaged in entertaining" tho public get ready for their night's work. But often I am kept waiting and working until midnight. Some peo ple c...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
NORTH POLE DIOCESE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

NORTH POLE DIOCESE. Tho Rev. James Richard Lucas, Bishop of Mackenzie River, has pro bably the most curious diocese in the world, for it includes the North Pole. The diocese covers an area of half n million square miles, but the population is less than 6,000, mtide up of Indians and Eskimos and the famous Blonde Eskimos ; there are only forty white people, consisting of traders, police, and missionaries. The Bishop, who has braved the dangers of the rigorous northern cli mate for twenty-two yearB, i6 at presetit in Toronto, and is superin tending the building of* a mission boat, destined for the Arctic Circle, for work among the Indians and Es kimos. The boat will cost £1,000 when it has reached its f.nal desti nation at Herschel Island. From Collingwood, where the ves sel is being built, she will be taken overland to Athabasca Landing, on the Canadian Norflicrn Railway, and from there will start on her jounry of 2,000 miles to Herschel Island. She will travel first on the Atha basc...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
ORIGIN OF TRIAL BY JURY. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

ORIGIN' OF TRIAL BY JURY. A trial by jury is on occurrence of which we road every day. but how many of our readers know the ori gin of such a trial ? ~ The origin of trial by jury is very obscure. All that is known for cer tain is that from the earliest times the Anglo-Saxons and other (»er- i manic tribes showed a decided pre ference for the number twelve when forming a committee to determine upon the guilt or innocence of n person. The legal existence of jurors was first xecorded under the Plantage nets. During the reign of Queen Elizabeth a jury which could not agree was sent to prison, and also at the same period a banquet was generally given to the jury by the successful litigant. The latter fact naturally made the jurymen anxious to prove the innocence of their vic tim, especially when he happened to be weulthy. "Good gracious !" exclaimed a Vicar, as he met a village labourer wearily pulling a loaded wheelbar row. "It would be much easier if you pushed it." "Daresay," was, th...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
ANOTHER TALLEST BUILDING. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

ANOTHER "TALLEST" BUILDING. I Plans have recently been filed with the Bureau of Buildings, New York, for nti office building which, on its completion, will be the tallest in the world, reaching a maximum height of .894 feet G inches. I The structure is proposed to be built on the block bounded by Broad way, Eighth Avenue, 57th and 58th Streets. It will be fifty-one stories thigh, with basement and sub-base Iment. The facade will be of brick | and light stone, and the design will |bo ornamental, following broadly the .Gothic style. The building is to be built by the Pan-American State Association, and the tower is to be surmounted by an allegorical figure representing the Association. The estimated cost is £2,500,000.

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Little Danger of Burial Alive. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

Little Danger of Burial Alive. | T I There is a widcaproad bolicf among edxicated persons thnt burial while still alive is, though not probable, j at least possiblo. As evidence of , this belief ono has but to notice how many persona leave instruc tions in their wills for the taking of special prei'aiitionfi to guard ; against this most dreadful of ca tastrophes. When embalming takes place, of | course, there is no possibility of be ing buried alive ; yet beii\g killed by embalming Uuid, instead of be ing allowed to revive and spend many more years on earth, is not the fate one would select. Although thero is but one infal lible sign of death, namely, putre faction, yet thero are many other signs, no one of which is incontro vertible, yet that when taken to gether, evon in the absence of pu trefaction, make the diagnosis ab solutely sure. At a recent meeting of the Brigh ton and Sussex Medico-Chirurgiral Society, Dr. L. A. Parry discuss ed the various conditions that might be mistak...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Mysterious Noises. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

Mysterious Noises. The term "goufTrc" Is applied in Haiti to mysterious acoustic phe nomena, probably of subterranean origin, nml evidently belonging to the class of sounds known as. Vbrontidi" or "brontides" reported from var ious parts of the world. They seem, however,, to he much more varied in " character than the typical brontides of Italy, Belgium, etc. Sometimes they resemble the boom of cannon, but again are described as of deep, rumblings, bowlings, a. rushing sound, as of wind, a deafening crash, "as if a mountain of glass were shattered," and so on. They have h«»en known in Haiti from the times of Nforeau de St. Mory and the other early historians of the country. Ht. Martini Observatory, at Tort Prince, has undertaken a systematic 'investigation of this phenomena by moans of n questionnaire address*'! to numerous residents of the island, thus following the example <>f Van den Hroeck in Helgium, and Alippi in Italy. A dunlor was fined £J at llrrnt, Krance, fo...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
POSTAL RATES AND REGULATIONS [Where the term The Commonwealth is used in connection with these rates and regulations it includes Papua, Lord Howe Island, and Norfolk Island.] LETTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

POSTAL RATES AND REGULATIONS [Where tho term "Tho Common wealth" is used in connection with tiicso rates and regulations it ineludos Papua^ Lord Llowc lahmiJ, and Norfolk Island.J 'LK'ITKKS. I''or every } omicu or i'jnetinn thereof. l;or delivery witlihi the Comiiion wealtli 0 1 For Uelii cry in the liiitisii •Km pire , 0 1 for delivery in the New Hebrides, Liaiiks, unci 'J'orres .Islands .. 0 2 For <k :iivery-in other p'nees .... 0 -i letter cAftnsi" For delivery within the 'Commonwealth : Single, Id. each; reply, id. each half. Fov delivery in the Jiritis!i Kuipirc (seo list of places under "Letters")—Sin gle, Id. each. Fur unlivery in Xe\r Hebrides, Hanks, and Torres Islands—Single, 4Jd. each. For delivery in other places— Single, I'Jd. each. I post CARDS. . Single Postcards impressed with th« Id. stamp, and .Reply or double cards, each hall of which has the Id. stamp impressed thereon, may he transmitted to places uithin Uie Commoawe-fkh, and to vliosw* pl:ic«j?, enum...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
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Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

PciiLic Notice. IMPORTANT NOTICE. Alf. Fimister, Having purchased tho property OPPOSITE THE TOST OFFICE, COBRAM, Returns his host thanks for pnat frtvorn ami infornis tliw farmotH nud public of thusurrouhdirigdiatrnit that he is'S^w propnrc'rttdexecute ail kTnda of work' the trndo ntmost reasonable prices Shoeing <10110 by a First-class Trartosinan. Buggies, Gigs, nnd Waggons built lo order or repaired. Repairs executed with despatch Pii-m Implements) of nil kinds made to ordor or rcpairud. ChafFcutting. 'TO FARMERS.—My ClmfTcutting Plant Inis been thoroughly renovated nnd put in complete order for the present se;ison, nnd I am now prepared to undertake alt orders entrusted to me. The plant has bee/, plated in charge of Mr Nelson Lnivrencc, whoerui he relied on to give his best Herviees to the woik. Prompt replies will be'given to communications uddressed to ANtiUS McDONAU), Womboin. retailed at 7/6> We are offer ins: a limited number at 3/3 each, post fret;. 5 extra b...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

THE AUSTRALIAN ESTATES MORTGAGE CO. LTD. v/OOL warehouses, 573 to 579 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE WOOLa^GRAIN auction sales of v/OOL, hides, skins, tallow and grain weekly. ! liberal cash advances ON the ensuing clip of wool For Sale In Melbourne or Shipment tp London. The Company act Strictly as .Selling Brokers. advances ON grain. To Farmers! / If You Want Anything* in the way of Harvesters DsscXuStsvators Disc Ploughs Paring Ploughs : Engine Fittings Reclining Chairs Orchard Implements Chaffcutters Horseworks Scarifiers Harrows Winnowers Vehicles Horseshoes Or General Repairs, CALL ON Tel. Coforam Foundry, lo. 3. Station St., Cobram COA/S/G/y YOUR PRODUCE TO GETY MW1„ w WOOL, GRAIN, cS PRODUCE BROKERS, stock and station agiznts: FARMERS' CLIPS JUFESWUTY When desired dips are Reelassed by Experts at a total cost of one-eighth penny per lb. All produce carefully Valued by Experts prior to Solo. Clioat3 given choico of any 'Market. SPECIAL DEPARTMENTS ...» For the Sale of LAND. STORE ...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

The Orient Bakery, H. Anderson, BAKER. PASTRYCOOK AND CONFECTIONER, EAXK STREET, COBR-AM, Respectfully solicits the favor of your custom, and guarantees that none but the Very Best Quality of Broad aud Small Goods will be supplied. "Weddings, Dances, and Picnic Parties Catered for. HOT PIES OX SATURDAY SIGHTS. Carts visit all parts of the district.

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
A Tango in the Heavens. STARS WHICH WALTZ. INTO SPACE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

A Tango in the Heavens. STAIIS WHICH WALTZ. INTO 1 SPACE. To the great regret (says tho London "Pnily News") of a cheer ing crowd of holiday juvemloa, Professor Turner delivered tho last of his "Christmas lectures" nt the Itoyal Institution. At tho end of his chat—full of humour and very skilfully wrapped up instruction—ho tmrie his hoy and girl friends adieu in n nice Utile speech nnd wished them nil a Happy New Year. The professor And his j'ouru? friends hud just returned somewhat breath less and aw'ed, from un cxciting trip mnid the whirling atoms of the Milky Way, a ride on the shaggy hack of Ursa Major, and a most enchanting roundabout in tho cir rus of the Zodiac. On the way tho professor told his fellow travellers how to measure the passage of light from, say, Sirius to the human eye, nnd how to do lots of other things that happen between our own rolling star and brother tv.inklers in the firmament. Ho showed how light took time to travel, just as sound did. You could tell th...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
The New X-Ray. DISCOVERY WILL REVOLUTIONISE ROENTGEN'S SCIENCE, POSSIBLE CANCER CURE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

Tha New X-Ray. ——♦ ' ,JlSCOVEnY wii.l, hevolution jsu koentgen's science, x'O.ssiui'e canoeil cure. An entirely method, of produc ing X-rays has b(*i discovered by yr, William David Conlidgo, of Krlincctndy, in tho Stato of Now York. Experts unito ill declaring tli„t tho method will revolutionise tlio present ono of taking radio graph plates, and of X-rny trout meat. jjr. Quimby, chief of tho X-ray department of tho Now York Poly clinic Hospital, expressed grent en thusiasm. He said tho now method would completely revolutionise that now in "no, but ono or two years' work would bo required to make the application snfo in tho treatment of disease, except, in' tho hands of a skilled expert. The new tube gives X-rays of most rnmirUIile ponctnitiliff power, and, it is claimed, is controlled to n de cree undreamed of when Hnntgcn made his discovery. It is tho result of research conducted in the labora tories of the General Electric Com pany during a period of threo venr.s, and utilises th...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
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