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Lighting a Lamp at Six Miles with Wireless. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914
Lighting a Lamp at Six Miles with Wireless. Every week yields some new se cret to the electrical expert, and brings us a little nearer to the all button age. Mr. Marconi has pro vided us with the latest wonder feat in the form of a device for lighting a lamp by wireless power at a distance of six inlles. The bulb of the lamp was attached to a wireless receiver connected in its turn with a ro:eiving aerial wire. At the other pciit of ex periment a transmitter in space was linked up with a power of 100 h.p. As soon as the power was ap plied the bulb six mile.? nwny was lighted up, and remained alight so long ns the power was kept up. This experiment, Mr. Marconi hopes may he a forerunner of the use though not, perhaps, in our day— of wireless power for lighting and heating houses. "At present," he said, "tho first call is to push on with wireless telephony. 1 am now aiming particularly at. obtaining a distinctly audible message, which is ronlly more valuable than ' spec tacular ' call...
Strangled by an Airship. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914
Strangled by an Airship. One of the strangest of the many fatalities which accompanied the conquest of tho air in Germany oc curred on Mnrch 5, 1912, and re* j suited in the tragic death of the foreman of the Porscval "advertise ment" airship. The airship, which had made itself familiar to llorlin inhabitants dur ing the past year through its night ly flights for tho display of illumi nated advertisements, had just fin-' ished a cruise, and had landed with accustomed ease before tho shed on tho Joftumtistha! F^ing1 Grounds, near Berlin. A landing squad, commanded by Dalloonmaster Sobers, was about to guide the nose of tho airship into the shed when a sudden gust of wind caught the machine I squarely amidships, flinging her I around and upward so violent ly that the men tvho had been hold ing the vessel down with ropes were lifted off the ground. The men had to let go the ropes, in order not to be dragged away ; but the balloonmaster held fast. In a moment he was 600ft. aloft, with t...
A PLUCKY DOCTOR. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914
A l'U/CKY POCTOIi. A little ihornton Float It boy, throe and a-halt years of ape, hart three Humors on one hand crushed to be low the first joint in n mangle. It was thought that they would have to be amputated, but I>r. Pepper, who gave to the case daily atten tion, saved the situation and the fin gers. Without informing the par ents of his intention, the doctor grafted skin from his own arm on to the child's fingers on two occa sions. He had never known of am putation being avoided by such a means, but as the tops of the fingers were taken clean away, and it was absolutely necessary to cover the end of the bone, he made the sacri fice, taking eight pieces of living skin to complete the operations. To relieve toothache, rub baking soda round the tooth and riuse the mouth with hot water. To polish a black marble clock rub ov«r with olive-oil and finish with a dt&n ch&uois leather.
MUSIC AND LABOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914
MUSIC AND LABOUR. An interesting development in con nection with the loud-speaking tele phone is its use for distributing music during working hours in fac tories, warehouses, and other institu tions where men are engaged in work of a monotonous character. It ha*5 lon8 been known that work requiring mechanical skill without the necessity of mental concentra tion can be promoted by supplying the workers with some kind of plea sant amusement that will not take the attention from the work, nnd the loud-speaking telephone ap j pears to make this possible on a I 9cole not hitherto thought of.
Very Tough. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914
Very Tough. if— Here is a story from "Law and Laughter." Lord Mansfield was trying- a case in which an old man named Elm, who was upwards of eighty, gave his. evidence with re markable clearness. It turned out that he had been through life an early riser, and had led a singu larly temperate life. The Chief Justice, in a tone of approval, congratulated him, and made the remark that without such habits longevity was never attained. The next witness proved to be this old man's brother, who was more ancient than himself, lie also bore himself well in the witness box, and the Chief Justice rushed to the conclusion that he was equal ly exemplary in his habits. IJut the old man declined the compliment, lie said he liked to lie in bed late, and clinched the matter by adding j that he could not remember anight* when he had not gone to bod with out being more or Jess drunk. The barrister, who was on his feet, caught at this admission, and ox claimed : "Ah, my lord, this old man's case support...
To Tell the Age of an Egg. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914
To Tell the Age of an Egg. The method, explained bolow, of easily ascertaining whether an egg Is fresh or otherwise, comes from the Agricultural Society of Saxony. AH the apparatus required is a ves sel filled with water. Placed in the water, the egg, If fresh, will remain resting at the bottom of tho vessel In a horizon tal position, If, howover, the egg is not quite fresh, it will rest with tho big end raised higher than tho small end, and the higher the big end is raised the older is the egg. An egg threo weeks old rests diago nally at tho bottom of the water. A three months old egg stands actually poised on its small end. An egg* that is more than three months old will iloat. The reason why the egg acts thus, and itBelf answers the question. '"How old aro you ?" is simple. As an egg gets older it—unlike some persons—becomes more buoyant. The water contained in tho white of the egg evaporates, end this causes the empty spare at the thick end of every egg to become enlarged. The l...
Clever Birds. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914
Clever Birds. Among" the feathered tribe the bower-bird of Australia ensily takes the record for versatility, being at once gardener, architect, and artist. For it not only constructs a neat, tunncl-li' e bower framed like a Gothic arch, but can lay out .a gar den, discrirninately picking the or chard blossoms and arranging them into pretty patterns with impec cable taste. For gay colouring the pitta.don cinna of Borneo and Sumatra takes the Ieud, its feathers being every colour of the rainbow. The bird of Paradise runs it close, ami is in addition a dainty dancer. One species u" this digs a hole a foot in diameter, over which it places crossed sticks (as for a Scottish sword dance), and strews leaves ami rubbish over them, thus forming a floor on which it dances a pas seul. Hut the jacana ami ypecaha, both species of the rail, can go one belter ; for besides being splendid little dancers, they provide their own music the while. The world's record parrot is owned by l'«nron -Alfred ...
Tuning-Fork Tests. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914
Tuning-Fork Tests. The tuning-fork js tho latest mar vel of medicine. Di\ .lames Can tile, a doctor who . learned many I strange clinical secrets during his adventures in China, und who is to-day one of our greatest experi mentalists in tho field of tropical medicine, has discovered that tho tuning-fork cnu prove of great help to physicians. By vibrating a tun ingfork and moving it about against the body, the density of the organs situated beneath can be gauged almost to n hair's breadth. The fork used gives out the not© of C sharp; it has a specially-de signed striker attachment, so that it need not bo removed from its position for tho purpose of revi brating. Pr. Cantilo Jn certain cases com pared the results of his tuning fork method with thoso obtained by means of X-rays, and found that tho former were absolutely accurate. Ho believes that tho method will be very useful when dealing with bro ken ribs and other bones, and ho is now trying to tabulate the different sounds made by ...
WIRELESS WAVES AND BIRDS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914
WIRELESS WAVES AND BIRDS. » Observations made in parts of the | world whero there arc many wire-1 loss stations indicate that birds are disturbed in a singular way by the wireless waves. It is stated that gulls are apparently the princi pal sufferers, but that also large numbers of doves are in some way prevented from finding their way home when there are wireless sta tions in the line of flight. This strange phenomenon is attributed to some effect of the ether waves not yet understood.
The Song of the Shirt. NEW VERSION. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914
The Song of the Shirt. NEW VERSION. That there is a distinctly humor ous side, even to Antarctic explo ' ration, is illustrated by many ftmua [ ing incidents which Mr« Justice I Murray and Mr, Goorgo M&rstou relate in their book, "Antarctic Days" (Melrose). Both theso gentlemen belonged to Sir Ernest Shacklcton'a last expe dition, and they roluto how ono of tho members, a genius, "hit upon tho plan whereby you can always have a clean shirt, oven if you pos sess only two—always,without wash ing, be it understood. You put on a shirt; in a weok or two it be comes dirty ; you don the other one, and wear it till it is so much dir tier than the first that the first is clean by comparison, and you revert to it, and so on, ad infinitum." A makeshift in regard to trousers was equally amusing. "Finding tho trousers issued to tho shore party too complicated for everyday wear, or being, for some other reason, un happy in them, Mac determined to mako himself a pair out of a Jaeger blanke...
Colouring Copper. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914
Colouring Copper. A. Copper and brass lend themselves readily to a colouring process an'i may bo worked to all shades imagin able, excepting the lighter shades, which are lost on a copper surface, as that metal cannot be given a tint lighter than its natural colour, says a correspondent of Sheet Metal Shop. Zinc coloxirs fairly well sometimes, through a narrow range, whilo tin is-a hard, metal to handle as regards oxido colours. —— Copper 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 in an oven or over a gus flame. It is better to use alcohol, as it dries out much x quicker. The colour ob tained will depend on the amount of iron oxide mixed with the gra phite. and the length of time the heat was maintained. The more oxide in the coatin...
New Type of Lifeboat. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914
New Type of Lifeboat. Thc.lrishor lifeboat, which was re i cently on view at the Westminster > ltririge' ' landing-stag:?, is different from any type of lifeboat, hitherto carried by .-liners. Something liken torpedo in shape, she is composed of -two steel cylinders, no aminged that the inner cylinder, which is the pas senger carrier, shall ahvays hang plumb. It is claimed that the boat can be launched by a single wire rope; and that no davits arc re I quired. She is circular in section, and in* heavy weather passengers . can be completely enclosed by shut ting a steel sliding door which un der fair rind moderate weather con ditions would remain open. When closed, the interior is supplied with fresh air by n fan working at the bow end. Kor her size the passenger-carrying capacity of the boat is much larger than that of an ordinary ship's boat. She is fitted with a propel ler operated by hand power, and is supplied with iron tanks for the stowage of food and water. One of the quic...
Going Back to Nature. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914
Going Back to Nature. -Gustavo Xngel, a wealthy younjx German, in a delicate state of health, decided to return t&lt; the habits of his primeval forefathers, and become strong, or die it: the at tempt. lie discorded all clothing except what the hwv requires, eat only raw food, and slept on the bnre ground. The young man gain ed vigour rapidly, and has since married.
WATCHING THE ANTS AT WORK [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914
u'a'rrmvf! tmv. a vt« at \mi!k' In the London Zoo there is an experimental apparatus designed to show the life of a colony of ants. A large metal case with a glass top, which can be obscured by a cover, contains a huge colony of black ants which has boon carefully trans ported from the country and is in full activity. A pipe of transpnrent glass leads from this to a flower pot surrounded with a moat of water and containing a rose-bush covered with the green plant-lice, the sweet exudations of which are cov eted by ants. A second glass tube leads to a second pot similarly arranged, and from this «. third-tnbo is led to a shallow tray containing the kind of materials in which ants make nurseries for their voting. A duplicate system of return tubes has been fitted. When the colony begins to be active it is to be expected that the ants will stream along the tubes, milk the aphides, and rapture ami transport food material, which will- he placed for them in various receptacles.
IN OTHER LANDS. THE CZAR'S LOVE FOR HIS SON. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914
IN OTHER LANDS. » THE CZAR'S LOVF^FOn HIS SON. The Czar's lore for his son is snid by a Jiussi&n general to be an idyllic phase of the Imperial Fam ily. The father lakes his son with him on his walks nnd excursions, to military exercises and reviews, and, when he can spare the time, spends three or four hotirs a day with him in healthy outdoor work, making sand or snow castles, digging tren dies, cutting wood or ice, and boating. The boy also attends re ceptions with his father, and his training for kingship may be said already to have commenced. During the Czarevitch's recent illness the Emperor passed through a severe mental crisis,, which, it is said, would have taken a tragic turn if the boy hod not recovered. The Em press likewise spends all hur leisure in preparing the Czarevitch for his Knmily everywhere. The Empress herself tenches her son English. Kpecinl attention is paid to physi cal exercise, and for this branch of his son's education the Czar makes himSelf perso...
BIRDS SAVED BY MONKS [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914
HlliMK SWT.M1 RV ^rr.VR'Q "During a great storm the monks ' of St. llernard, in the Alps, saw a dark cloud approaching the monns-, tery. Knowing it was a flight of j migrating birds buttling against the tempest, thoy opened every* door and | window, and presently myriads of ] swallows entered and sank exhausted on the floors. The monks kept them during the night, warm and sheltered and when morning brfike, the doors and windows were again opened, and the birds departed to continue their flight to the warmer climate of the Southern regions.
WOMEN MULTI-MILLIONAIRES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914
I WOMKX Ml'LTl-JITLLIONAIRES. The oHicia! estimate of the for tune possessed h.v the daughter of Friedrioh Alfred Krupp is £14, 2' »0,nnr>. She would probably be even richer but for the clause in her father's will stipulating that this business of gunmakers must not be sold or turned into a limited com pany until ,1!)'J7. The richest per son in France is also a woman,! .Madame I.ebaudy, mother of theec-j contra* plutocrat who used to style himself Jacques T., Kniperor of Sa hara. She is worth at the lowest estimate eight million pounds. She holds her wealth in horror, and lives under an assumed name to avoid publicity. ller residence all the year round is a small flat at Ver sailles, where the domestic staff con sists of one servant, who is assist ed in the work bv her mistress. Ma dame I.ebaudy gives gway nearly the whole of her income, most of her donations being bestowed anony mously. I
THE DEAD SEA A HEALTH RESORT. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914
THE DEAD SEA A HEALTH RESORT. Sir John Gray Hill, a Palestine explorer, believes that the curative value of tho waters of the Dead Sea will some day make its shores a place of resort in the winter months for curative purposes. " I have found the use of tho Dead Sea water most invigorating,'* he says. "I get a supply at my house brought in old petroleum tins on donkey back*, and use it somewhat diluted for my morning tub/' It may be some time before the. inva lid tide sets that way, but the other attractions of the country should aid its popularity." "Does the baby talk yet ?" asked a friend of the family of the little brother. "No," replied the little brother, disgustedly. "He don't need . to talk. All ho has to do is yell, and he Rets everything in the house I worth having*"
Telephonic Information. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914
Tolephonic Information. Telophone Charge? for conversation* be tween COBHAM unci the undermentioned plaees— Addit. First win. ■'( ntin. Ardmona • ... 1/- • Od Baroo«a 1M ... 2d llomilla ... i/• ... !)d Bcrrignn ... ^&lt;1 Gd Corown ... ]/• ... 9d Oosgrovo ... Sil ... , Cd Demliquin 1/-. - . 9d Dovenish ... 1 /• ... Od ISchuca 1/4 ... 1/ Finloy ... (id ... :id Katanmtito ... 8(1 ... Od Kntunpa 2d ... 2d Muhrala .. . ... 0(1 ... 4d Mroroopna f'd ... Gd NnuiurVjah .... 4d ... 3d Nath.Uia ... 8d ... Gd Shepparton ... 8d ... .fid Strathmerton , ... 2d ... 2d Toenmwal 2d ... 2d Tungamah ,, ... Stl ... fid Tnturo 8d ... Cd "NVunghnu 4d ... ' 3d Yarrawonga -Id ... :id Yarrowevah ... 2d ... 2d Jerilderie !/• -. Sid Calls between sutiscribfrs lu'lnn: rim: to Colmun ksehanne are charred tor »t th ate of 2 cji lf« it penny. Mt'dienl prfii'llti. :!!'!'- f.MiiKr'tV r-itli te!e ii i hi ii,^ \ he null wiili ,-ul^ciluTS f" tin- -i.ill. cNr|)nn^t> j|) Ml'licip^tinU of an lU'Ut'iit mil hvim...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 18 June 1914
TT^JgH^LAS^TAILORsT BREECHES MAKERS. SHIRT AND BLOUSE Your Inspection Respectfully Invited when In the C/ty. 260 COLLINS ST., MELBOURNE. Andrew Carnegie built up his colns5.1l fortune by substituting mechanical power where animal power bad previously teen used. He realized that/uW is far cher.pcr than labour, ar.d applied that principle to his business with great success. In these days of high wages, and m those days of higher wages yet to come, those farmers who follow Andrew's wisa example will he those who succeed best. No fanner who ploughs 'JOG nere:-> or more per year can afford to'u^e the olfi methods, because he can save money and be more in aependent of labor by using a Traction 2£nginc for the work, ai::l if ambitious enough can plor.p.n for his neighbors beside, and at a good profit to hiir.K-1:. There arc nearly iiOO "I.H.C." Gasolcno Tractors in Australia— r.i:a:iut forty to fifty of all other mai:es ccm« hv.-d. The International Harvester Co. of Aust, (branches in e...