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A Dangerous Gyroscope. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914

A Dangerous Gyroscope. The gyroscopo Is constructed scien tifically, and Is, whlla moving round its axle, executing a circular move ment round a strong pillar sup porting it; a weight at the buck insures tho stability of tho appa ratus. The diameter o! the wheel is about 13ft.; it is built like a bicycle wheel, and bears on one side a metallic lac ing joined to the axle by eight gir ders of iron ; on„tho facing Is fixed a track composed of small wooden -bars, giving mora "grip" to the tyres. Tho bicycle is somewhat similar to-ordinary machines; tho handles are vertical, tho front fork struightcr, and tho whole a few pounds heavier than ordinary bicycles. The performer entering it on his bicycle, commences by riding rapidly thus impressing a reverse movement to tho gyroscope ; when this has at tained a certain speed, ho blocks his wheels by a powerful effort of the legs ; the gyroscope therefore pulls hi in backwards to a ccrtnln height. When reaching tho point where the forco ascens...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Where Labour Troubles are Unknown. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914

Where Labour Troubles are Unknown. Strikes, lock-outs, and-labour trou bles in general un; unknown in the marble quarries on the Isle of Pur beck, Dorset. There every innn is n master, which accounts for this happy condition, of affairs. Nearly one hundred quarries are worked there, in which used to be a Hoyal deer forest, and the whole of the industry is managed b.v a curious kind of trades' guild, entitled "The Ancient Guild of l'urbeck Mar blers." All the marble belongs to the de scendants of the original Purbeck qiiarrymen who formed the guild, and no other person has any right in the quarries. None other is al lowed to join the guild. This pecu liar guild has been in existence for many hundreds of jears. As soon as the quarryman's son readies the age of fourteen ho is admitted to the guild, being apprenticed un der some member—usually his father —until he is of age. When he readies the age of twenty-one he is entitled to« bccome a freeman. | 16 Miles of Corridors. .Every four y...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
CONSUMPTION IN CHICKENS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914

CONSUiMl'TION^br '.CHICK ESS. So many precautions ore taken nowadays to save the public from the dangers of consumptive cows, Unit it seems' it. is a pity the pre* cautionary work does not ro n little further. An authority states, for instance, that consumption in chickens is on the increase. Thcro seems to be no reliable lest, nmln drug pnper asserts that there is a future for a diagnostic agent that will effectively spot the trouble nnd thus enable breeders to get rid of the affected birds before they conv municatc the infection to others iw the pen. A disagreeable girl—Annie Mosity. A Tory pleasant girl—Jennity Ho* sity, A smooth girl—Amelia nation. A clear case of girl—K. Lucy Date. A geometrical girl—Polly C*on. A llowor-girl—lUioda Uendron. A musical girl—Sera Nade. A profound girl—Mela Physics. A star girl—Meta Oric. A clinging girl—Jessie Mine/ A nervous, girl—Hosier leul. A lively girl—Annie Elation. An uncertain girl—13vn Nescent. A sad girl—Ella 0. "One of the prcacliers ...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914

HOUSEHOLD HINTS. The most difficult of all stains to j take out are those made by cofi'ee. I With care, however, the stain can he ! removed from the most delicate silk ! or woollen fabrics. Hub the mark ' gently with a little pure glycerine, ( then rinse it in lukewarm water, f lay a cloth over the damp part on i the wrong side, and press with a j cool iron until dry. Do not wet j more of the material than is abso lutely necessary. A very good way to prevent a cracked wash-hand basin from break- j ing is to paint along the crack I with white paint. Then place along it a piece of wide tape, the length of the crack. Paint well over this, and when dry it will be as firm as cement and last for years. After washing cut glass in the usual way in. soap and water rinso in water in which a little washing , blue has been dissolved. After dry- ] ing polish with tissue paper. This ! imparts a fine brilliance, which j quite repays one for the littlo extra trouble taken. "To make brown boots blac...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
WHY WOMEN SHOULDN'T FLY. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914

WHY WOMEN SHOULDN'T FLY. ,nv u 0. DUCKS, THE UPSIDE (W DOWN AVIATOR.) Flying is a man's business, and a woman hasn't tho right typo of mind to engage in it successfully. Thnt Is the chlcf roason why I don't approve of girls becoming aviators. On more than one occasion when I lmve been up in the air with a lady passenger, the machine has Hide-slip ped or struck an air-pocket, and though X won't say wo have been within an inch of death, we lmve certainly been in great danger. These things happen to the best airman, anil cannot be avoided. Having righted the machine and descended to earth, the pilot steps out tv/th nerves all tingling, and ho unci's u silent prayer for his lucky e.«cnpe. The lady passenger Jumps „dt, her face wreathed in smiles, nnil friishingly remarks upon the aw full,. tupping trip rfio has made, and "hut a funny .little turn tho machine took half a minute ngo. She has never realised that her very life hung upon a thread, and only Iho pilot's coolness and exper ienc...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
LEEKS WITH POACHED EGGS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914

LEIOKS WITH POACHED EGCS. Leeks share with onions a reputa tion for being peculiarly valuable from another than tx gastronomic view. Leeks are delicious served as follows :—Take six or eight leeks, one onion, a carrot, half a turnip, a bay leaf, a sprig of parsley, a liny piecc of mace, two ounces of butter, an ounce of Hour, half a pint of white stock, half a pint of milk, six poached eggs, salt and pepper. Cut the carrot, turnip and onion in to slices, trim of! the roots oi the leeks, remove the green ends, and cut the leeks into six-inch lengths. Put them into cold water ami bring it to the boil, then strain. Heat one ounce of butter in a stewpau, put in all the vegetables, herbs, and spice, and fry them slowly for fifteen minutes ; then add the stock, cover thp stewpan close, and cook the contents gently for', one and a half hours. When the' cooking is almost finished melt the rest of the butter in another pan, and add the. Hour, and fry together for a few* minutes, then put in ...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
CHAPTER III. BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER—A RIDE FOR LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914

CHAPTKR IIT. | IWiOTNEK AfiAIXST BUOTHEIl—. r A HI Din rOK I <11'B. I Gentleman C3corgi? ! The name hiul a drenjful signifi- | cance for nil three of the slinking! stockmen. It was the sobriquet or , nom dc guerre, as we may say, of } a mysterious bushranger who bud some little time before appeared suddenly in the vicinity of Huh-| yup, No one knew whore he came from or who he really was. | Single-handed, he had stopped and "stuck-up" the llri.*hane mail conr.h in u rocky defde on the road to t Cuninamella from llahyup, only ai | few miles outside the latter place, j terrorised the driver ami passengers by pretending he had a gang of confederates concealed behind' the ( boulders, and. bushes round, and made them all hand over their weapons, watches, purses, and pocket-books. Then he lmd cleared off with his booty on the back of his splendid racer-llkc coal-black horse, and tak ing with him the lender.; of the coach, calling out as he did.so, to the impotent rage and chagr...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Ladies' Column. BUTTERED CABBAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914

Ladies'Column. 1 BUTTEIIED CAliRAl! li. Required, one firm, good cabbage, two medium-si/cd Spanish onions, one ami a half ounces of butter, salt and pepper. Boil onions and cabbngo together in salted water ; the onions will need a little longer tinio to cook than the cabbage. Drain well th<? water front both, and chop them fine. Heat the but ter in a frying-pan ; put in the vegetables;, seasoning them well with pepper and salt ; let them fry for about fifteen minutes ; stir to prevent burning. If approved, a spoonful each of good gravy and vinegar may bo added before serv ing. Cabbage is one of the vegetables which require something more than plain boiling to make them spe cially appetising. In the spring, when quite young, a sprig of mint boiled with the cabbage is nil that is demanded, but at •:ortain sea sons of the year a more sophisticat ed method of cooking is inquired no make cabbage as palatable ns it should be ; and ns it is said to be a sort of corrective to por...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
End of the Earth. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914

End of the Earth. f • In a lecture at Edinburgh \\\c other day, 1'rof. Frederick Smldy suggested that our planet may he broken up and scattered as cosmic dust through the action of its own internal energy. Kndiouctivc . changes have revealed a hitherto unsuspected source of energy some thing like a million times as con centrated as any other known— such' as the combustion of coal. It is almost certainly this new-found source 'of energy that enables Xn- • ture to rejuvenate herself, and to keep active through the ages of geo logy and cosmology, where a million years 'is a. short period. The common rocks and materials of the enrth's crust all have a traceablc proportion . of radium and radioac tive materials—about one or two parts of radium per billion of rock. Such a crust* only -2H miles deep would generate , rarfium heat enough to supply the iossUo outside space, and .tmless no radium exists below this depth—an improbable supposi tion—the earth's interior must be getting steadily h...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
A Joker at Nap. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914

A Joker at Nap. + ■ The man who sent the first pri vate message over the Atlantic cable was commemorated in a recent "CornhiU Magazine." According to that magazine, it was William Gil pin, who was appointed Governor of Colorado by Tresident Lincoln in 1861. The line was ready for business on August G, 1866. At that time Na poleon III. was in the plenitude of his power ; his every movement was eagerly watched from both hemis pheres. He was believed to have his eyo- upon Bohemia. Mr. Gilpin was a man of humour, and it occurred to him that it would be a good joke to hand to the agents of the Atlantic cable this message.- for "the French Emperor:— Denver, Colorado, August . 4, 1866. .To Louis Napoleon Bona parte, Emperor, ' Tuilerics, Paris, France. Please leave Bohemia alone. No interference will be tolerated by this Territory.—William Gilpin. Mr. Gilpin wrote his despatch merely in the exuberance of hum our. The cable people, eager for custom, and knowing that the for mer Governor of ...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Australia's No Man's Land. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914

Australia's No Man's L*nd. There nrc parts of Australia which the white man traverses at his peril —the dry hind whero the bodies of thoso who perish from the intoler able thirst are found stark and linked, their hands bloody with dig ging for water, their eyes wide o;:en and white, their tongues swollen. No rivers water this deso late tract. There are no oases at which the traveller who has wan dered from the way may drink and | live. Convicts who escaped in olden ! days, prospectors of later times (says Norman Duncan in "Har per's Magazine")-—all have left their trail in blccched bones in this arid wilderness as a warning to those who would venturo far into its deadly embrace. H is in the goldficlds country of Western Australia that the first glimpse of tho waterless tracts of sand and spinifcx is obtained from a rocky elevation at tho edge of the habitable land. Here is seen tho very sorriest habitahlo Australian country. Beyond, a flaming wilder I ness—a red prospect, splashed w...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
People With Their Own Railway Carriages. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914

People With Their Own Railway Carriages. Many royalties and millionaires have their own yachts and their own motor-cars of exceeding luxurious ness, but few of them, compara tively speaking, possess railway car riages of their own. Vet some do, though .the average man in the street knows little about this. And in other cases there are Royal or well to-do folk who have n«>t actually built their own railway carriage, but who have an agreement or con tract with certain Companies to retain a splendidly fitted coach for their own particular use when tra \elling on the rails. Of the latter type is the arrange ment made by our King and Queen with some of the lines in England. | Since the reign of Queri Victoria some of the railways have always kept one special set of carriages for Koyalty's use, and this is what is generally called " the Ho.val train." The late King Edward, however, ■ had built, and kept for the sole use | of himself and his family, a car | riagc o£ the saloon kind on C...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Eyes That Follow You. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914

Eyes That Follow You. +. JIuve you ever wondered why the eyes in portraits painted in oils follow you ? There is something uncanny about it. Years ago super stitious people were afroul to go into a picture gallery where por traits of ancestors were to he found. Now we kuow that the thing is simply an optical illusion. To produce such an effect the eyes of the person represented in the portrait must he looking direct ly to the front, and not towards one .side. In such circumstances the pupil of each eye is necessarily in the middle thereof, with as much "white" on one side as on the other. Obviously, this relation doer not vary at all with.xthe position, as sumed by the ol server. The latter may stand far over on either sido of the picture, and yet, from his point of view, there is as much "white" on one side of each eye as on the other, and the pupil still in the middle. Such being the case, the painted image continues to look directly at hint'. In the palatini innnsion of a well kn...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
TO CHOOSE BACON. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914

TO CHOOSE BACON'. Select that which has n thin rind, firm fat slightly tinge;! with red, and tender, good coloured lean ad hering to the bone.' If yellow streaks are observed in it, it. should be re jected, ns this is indicative of its being rusty. When combing out a child's hair, if you start combing at the ends first, and then gradually work up ward, the knots will be easily re moved without discomfort. Go gen tly to work, and afterwards brush the hair thoroughly. j

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Telegraph Wires as Barometers. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914

Telegraph Wires as Barometers. I + A phenomenon with which most J people are familiar is the curious j noise mndo by telegraph wires. It , is acccpted as ordinary, and yet , there has been hitherto no final ex 1 planation. Many and varied are , the reasons given, hut generally it is ! ascribed to the action of the wind, which is supposed to play upon the wires as upon the strings of a harp. This explanation, however, cannot be accepted, because the noise is often heard, and in many instances at its plainest, on perfectly calm days. Another explanation frequently proposed is that the "tunes" are caused by the effect of alternating cold and heat, which, by contract ing or expanding the wires, causes them to give out a sound that is accordingly flat or sharp. This second theory, however, is al so inadmissible, because, in order to produce such differences of tone, a variation of temperature such as is never experienced would be ne cessary. What, then, is the real reason ? A third theor...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
A Daughter in Doubt. SETTING FORTH A GIRL'S PERPLEXITY AND TERRIBLE ORDEAL. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914

A Daughter in Doubt. SETTING FORTH A GIRL'S FER F1.EX1TV AND TKIUUI1LE OR PEAL. Grimly the doctor cloacd tho door of the .sick room behind him. "It —it is only a matter of an hour or so ; I enn do nothing. •'One moment," he added, gently detaining the girl, who was waiting on the stnirs. "Shs seems to have something on her mind. You—you will do all you can to act her at CftfiO ?" The girl nodded, and passed into the sick room. "Mother," she murmured softly. The dying woman opened her eye* "Kath I" she said, smiling faintly. "I am going now, dear. Hush ! You mustn't cry 1 t'-e that ! You— you've always been a good daughter, to me, Kath, and there's something I want to ask vou." "Ask anything, mother," sobbed the girj. | "It's about—about Jack Fair cloud. He—he will be out. of prison before Christmas. 1 want you to promise me that yon—that you will not marry him." recognition. WHEN LOVE IS ULISn. "Oh, mother ! Ask anything hut that ! lie is really innocent " "You believe it, darling,"...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Electric Power from the Poles. THE WORLD'S "EIGHTH WONDER." [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914

Electric Power from the Poles. Tllk'. WOKIJJ'S "ISIOHTII WON D14H." H is postulated that wo nre about to wrest a mighty power from (ho role*, which will render as nought I ho modern physical and mechanical discoveries. The Mediterranean is llio highway of the world's commerce ; the Sue/. Canal ifi waterway ; wo control both. The former is the heritage of even world-ruling nation ; the lat ter is a providential gift through a far-seeing man. The I'annina Canal ronfers upon America a monopoly that at present has no equal; but North and South Polar territory. nation holding these two axial points of our Mother Earth will havu the privilege of enjoying the world's things in comfort and ease, I do not say that we can hav« ail absolute monopoly—that is impossl l.j,._for many reasons. As wealthy as Englishmen arc reputed to be, or actually may be—alone they could not provide the hundreds of mil lions of pounds necessary to the scheme without plunging the coun try into financial crisis, if ...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Saved the "Topper." [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914

Saved the "Topper." A literary man, possessed of the learned degree of doctor, used lo take his midday luncheon al a well- j known West End cafe. One wet day the place was less fullv-altend ed than usual, and the miserable state of the weather induced most of the visitors to seek th»-ir various 'employments as speedily as possible, j When proceeding to follow their ! example, the learned doctor was as ; tonished to find, in place of his slutbhy and weather-beaten head covering, a snliso i.ill hat shining with sparkling brilliancy. He could only attribute this quasi magical change to the delicate at tention of some friend, and hast ened to display the acquisition, with no little pride, to his family. The next day »< voung man accost ed him at the cafe and politely re marked : "Doctor, allow me to claim my hat and to apologise for the appa- j rent mistake. The fact was. how ever, T had no umbrella, and you had one. 1 did not know what to I do to prevent my new hat from bein...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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NEWSPAPERS FOR PRISONERS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914

NEWSPAPERS FOR PHISONKItH. A London paper is now supplif laily to prisoners who have been a Jump Hill preventive detention pn ton for upwards of two yearn. r ioncra who have not been there 8 ong ure supplied with two Li°n 011 veekly papers.

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
INTERESTING ITEMS. BIRDS AND THEIR FOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914

INTERESTING ITEMS. BIRDS AND THE I It FOOD. It may not be thought that of nil animals birds are among the largest eaters. This means, of courai in proportion to their weight. Some birds nro known to consume two find a half times their weight of food in twenty-four hours. The heron, which has .a light weight of •lib., in spite of its size, is a strik ing example. One was lutely cuught which had just swallowed two Iroui, of ljlb. and 2lb. Wild pigeons are among the foremost enters, and j they make a most copious repast whenever an abundance of food is found. Thus cTsingle pigeon picket up 1,000 grains of wheat in one day. It is observed that the gases which water holds in solution have a marked efi'ect upon the wear of iron 1 and st?el tubes, and if ihc oxygen j is eliminated, the internal corrosion of piping is lessened to as much as one-tenth part in certain cases. Following this method the hot water piping used for\cenirul heating sys tems can be protected and will last much longer...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
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