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New, Odd, Interesting. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 20 December 1910
New, Odd, Interesting. Knights of the Garter wear the em blem of the Order on their left leg. As a rule, a man's hair turns grey five years sooner than a woman's. Three times as many herrings are consumed as any other kind of iish. It is estimated that in England one woman in every six earns her own living. In Pitt's time an Englishman was fined £500 for selling a newspaper to a Frenchman. Twenty-one per cent, of the men employed in our merchant service are unable to swim. In Norway, persons who have not been vaccinated are not allowed to vote at any election. The ancient inhabitants of Sweden were the Finns, the modern inhabi tants of Finland. There is black, white, brown, and green amber, as well as that of the ordinary yellow colour. Russians do not eat pigeons, be cause of the sanctity conferred on the dove in the Scriptures. ? It has beijn proved, as the result of experiments, that the circulation of the blood is affected by music. Negroes On sugar plantations are said almost t...
EDISON ON SLEEP. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 20 December 1910
EDISON ON SLEEP. Edison, the inventor, may njjt conform to the ordinary „ rules of hygiene in his habits, but he cer tainly has accomplished a marvel lous amount of work. He takes six or eight ounces of food a day, and now sleeps for six hours, though tormerly he got along with three or four. He keeps a pair of scales in his bath room and if he begins to increase or diminish much from the regular standard of his weight he reduces his food a little or adds to it. He eats a great many things, but not a great quantity of any one thing. Edison's ideas about sleep and exercise are also original. He saysi: — 'Exercise is not ia regi men. When you eat much you need to exercise it off' and vice versa. My sleeping allowance of six hours is extremely generous compared to what it used to be for 40 years, when I slept three or four hours out of the 24. I made it six to please my wife, and. I trained her not to sleep any more than that.' Edison further says about sleeping that it is largely a ha...
A COUNTRY OF EARTHQUAKES. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 20 December 1910
A COUNTRY OF. EARTHQUAKES. Japan, which recently suffered a flood by which thirty thousand houses in Tokio alone were submerged, is pe culiarly the victim of elemental for ces. The only satisfarti^n lis people can derive- f«^''r.Ting in a country which contains fifty-one active volcan ? ? J 1 ? ? ? ? £...n Ucs uiiu iidb ail civeicigc ui duuut uvc hindred earthquake shocks yearly, is that in all probability Japan would never have existed but for the seismic and volcanic agency which has ele vated whole districts above the ocean by means of repeated eruptions.
"DO AS ROME DOES." [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 20 December 1910
'00 At ROME DOE8.' The saying 'Do as Rome does,' originated with St. Ambrose, in the fourth century. It arose from a di versity of the observance of Saturday. The Milanese made it a feast, the Ro mans a fast. St. Ambrose, being ask ed what should be done in such a case, replied, 'In matters of little con sequence it is better to be guided by the general usage. When I am at Milan I do not fast on Saturdays, but when I am at Rome I do as they do in Rome.'
CLASSES FOR ACTORS. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 20 December 1910
CLASSES FOR ACTORS. A recent instance of American in genuity is afforded by the device of an optician for the relief of stage folk afflicted with defective eyesight. Glas ses fitted with tiny lenses are now made for the use of the actor so af flicted, who, in deference to the char acter he is enacting, may not wear the regulation eyeglasses or specta cles. These special glasses fit close to the eyeball, and are hardly discern ible from the front of the house, ex cept when the footlights are at their highest point of illumination. The nosepicce, or bridge connecting the lenses, is covered with flesh-colored iraterial, which aids the illusion.
SEALING WAX LANGUAGE. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 20 December 1910
SEALING- WAX LANCUAGE. The latest stationery fad in Pans is attractive boxes containing twelve different colored sticks of sealing-wax, with the explanation that white is to be used for marriages, black for mourning, violet for condolence, choc olate for invitations to dinner parties, scanet for ordinary business, ruby for love letters, green for hope, blue for constancy, yellow for jealousy, pale green for letters of reproach, pale pink for young girls, and ..grey for friends. It will be observed that no specific color is designated as par ticularly appropriate for dunning let ters.
The Camera. COATING SKYLIGHTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 20 December 1910
The Camera. COATING SKYLIGHTS. A correspondent of the 'Bulle- tin of. Photography' gives the fol lowing formula for coating sky lights — Whiting, 13 ounces; ultra marine blue, roo to 120 grains; gelatine, i| ounces ; water, 24 ounces, Add to this — Glycrine, ij ounces; starch, % ounce; boiled water, 10 ounces. Alter all is dis solved brush it on the glass with a three-inch flat paint-brush. Warm the solution every time you move the ladder and stir it. Add water a little at a time as the solution is used, as it will gradually get thick er. The best effect can be produc ed by using the solution quite warm and when the sun shines on the sky light. The coating can be easily removed with a sponge at the be ginning of winter or in the spring before recoating.
THE EXPOSURE METER. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 20 December 1910
THE EXPOSURE METER. There are still a great many ama teur photographers who, for some reason or another, do not use an exposure meter. The old hand who has learned in the costly school of experience how to expose correctly may be forgiven for thinking that such an appliance is not for him, al though, if he occasionally finds his exposures not what they should be, he may well see whether the meter will not aid him. But the newer hand, who regards the exposure pro blem as the crux of the whole pro cess of photography, as indeed it j is, and seeks for the easiest and j surest way of passing it, has no ex- ' cuse for neglecting the means for doing so that are provided. The meter, like a thermometer, a foot -rule, or a pair of scales, is a good substitute for guesswork. We can not too strongly urge all those who want to take good photograph? to reduce their failures to the sihall est possible amount, and to work with an economy not only of time and trouble, but also of material, to get a...
THE BEST FUEL FOR SHIPS. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 20 December 1910
THE BEST FUEL FOR SHIPS. The advantages of oil over coal were illustrated in a recent trip of the Yale, one of the 22-knot pas senger steamers which run between New York and Boston. The trials were so satisfactory that oil will be 1 1 ? . t ? _i ? ? : - 4.1.^ usea exclusively on inese snips m mc future. Apart from the absence of smoke from the funnels, is the complete abolition of noise and dust due to coaling. Formerly, the Yale 'burned on a round trip 235 tons of coal, which took eight hours to get aboard ; in future it will take only an hour for an oil barge to pump into the ship's tanks the 48,000 gallons of oil which will serve for the round trip. The principal saving, amount ing to £100 a month, is due to the feet that eight operators do the work in the boiler room, where for merly forty-eight stokers were nec essary.
TO AVOID COLLISIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 20 December 1910
TO AVOID COLLISIONS. More collisions have occurred through the inability to check quick ly the forward momentum of a heavy ship than any other cause, and, re alising this, a Canadian inventor has designed a ship brake, the mam fea ture of which is a pair. of wings, or gates, as they are called, attached one on each side of the ship. The wings are made of steel, and lie against the ship's hull, pointing for ward. Under ordinary conditions they are held against the hull by means of catches on horizontal bars, but, when released, the force 6f the water rushing past spreads them out, and thus a double brake is formedr In conjunction with reversed propel lers these brakes are said to be cap able of stopping a large battleship within its own length, while, with only one of the wings open, a ship can be- turned around in about one third the time it has taken hitherto. Near the other edge of the brakes are heavy steel struts, pivotally at tached to the gates. It is claimed that the gates wi...
METEORS IN SUNSHINE. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 20 December 1910
METEORS IN SUNSHINE. Daylight meteors are great rarities. A person may look up at the blue sky on sunshiny days ten thousand times and never behold a shooting star. Another fortunate individual, whose gaze is more often directed to mother , earth than to the high hea: vens, may just chance to be looking upwards at an odd moment, and then catch the spectacle of a lifetime ! It is a bit of rare good fortune to glimpse a -meteor large enough and brigut enough to be perceived amid the sunshine. Few persons have ever seen such a thing, few persons ever will: When witnessed it is a sight to be remembered. Of course, writes W. P. Denning, F.K.A.S., in 'Great Thoughts,' there is not the vividness which a nocturnal meteor exhibits, there is not the blinding glare and splendidly lustrous effects which a grand- object of this class discloses at night, still, the daytime meteor has ~ a' novelty and a charm all its own. It is a picture to im ptess one, an event quite unexpected and of great nove...
PERPETUAL MOTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 20 December 1910
PERPETUAL MOTION. A Burton-on-Trent inventor claims virtually to have solved the problem of perpetual motion for stationary clocks. He was awarded a gold medal at the Liverpool Ex hibition (1902) for a clock which has never been wound up for ten years and is still going. A later inven tion eclipses that, for a new clock which he recently invented is actu ated by electricity served ? direct from the earth, without a battery, and its life depends on the almost frictionless working of the parts, which are estimated to last seventy years.
NEW BALLOON BAGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 20 December 1910
NEW BALLOON BAGS. The gas bags of modern balloons are made of a cotton fabric coated with India rubber in the most careful manner, in order to. assure perfect impermeability without sacrificing lightness. For all large balloons two layers of cloth are superposed _„ _i ' ' ? ? i. ? 1 i. ? TL. ? ana ueiueiiicu lugcuici. aiic uuici skin is covered, with India rubber on one side only, but the inner skin is coated on both sides. In. German i balloons the inner canvas is cut straight and the outer canvas is cut on the bias. In this construction gores with angles of 45deg. are used and the seams covered, which caus es a slight increase in weight. F rench balloon makers prefer to cut both canvases straight. Experiments show that the tensile strength of the envelopes thus made is approximate ly equal in all directions. Each method of construction has its ad vantages and its defects.
TO FORETELL THE WEATHER. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 20 December 1910
TO FORETELL THE WEATHER. I Smoke will often beat down just as soon as it comes out of the chimney when the weather is about to be stormy. Nearly everybody knows it is easier to swim in salt water than in fresh water. As salt water is heavier than fresh water, it is evident the heavier the liquid the greater the buoyant force. 1 he atmosphere exerts a buoyant force upon the smoke from chimneys in exactly the same way that water exerts a buoyant force upon a swim mer. Therefore; when the smoke 'beats down' «is soon as it leaves a chimney it must be concluded that the buoyant force exerted upon it is relatively small, and that the air is not heavy, but light. A light at mosphere, or rather a sudden lessen ing of the pressure of the atmos phere, generally takes; place before a storm. Therefore, the smoke from chimneys, if observed intelli gently, furnishes a pretty good weather indicator. 1
USEFUL LITERATURE. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 20 December 1910
USEFUL LITERATURE. It was hard work selling books. The volumes, one of which the agent had to carry with him as ~a sample, were very bulky and heavy, and no body seemed to want them. But the . agent was a persistent fellow, and ev en the stubborn Mrs. Butts could not ' send him away unJieard. 'We have an the books we can use, she was saying, 'and we really can't afford any more reading matter. Why, I haven't even opened the second vol ume of that Roman history you sold us last spring. Now, if you were sel ling one of those adjustable ironing boards ? ' 'I've got just the thing,' s-tid the agent, cheerfully. 'There are twelve books in this set, and you can use either one or two or three, and so on up to six, to tilt your board any way you want to. And between whiles, when your iron is beating, you have good literature right at hand.'— Youth's Companion.
A STANDING JOKE. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 20 December 1910
A STANDING JOKE. Trains were always slow and far be tween on the branch road. Nobody knew this better than the people at the junction— except, perhaps, those on the branch itself. It was an old story to them, and the jokes about the situa tion were many and good. One day the newsdealer at the junction station came home to lunch, grinning broadly 'What's the joke?' asked his wife. 'You look pretty well . pleased with yourself.' 'Oh, nething- particular,' he re plied, 'excepting an odd fellow from the end of the line said a funny thing, He'd missed the train, and there wasn't another for two hours. He came to the counter to buy some reading matter. He asked for a joke book, and 1 said I didn't keep them. Then he pawed over the stock, and finally said, ' Well, I guess I'll take a time-table instead.' '
A FAMOUS WELL. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 20 December 1910
A FAMOUS WELL. St. Winefrides Well, Holywell, is supposed to have marvellous curative properties, and the collec tion of crutches and the old leath er stays near it have been left by the lame and the halt, who went away perfectly cured. An old chapel is built over the well, the flow of water in which has been es timated at 100 tons a minute. The legend of the well is thai- Wine fride, a beautiful maiden, was pur sued by Prince Caradoc, and in his rage at not being able to marry her, he severed her head with his sword. The heacl rolled into the church, and where it rested there is sued a spring of clear water, its sides adorned with fragrant moss, which to this day is called Wine fride's hair. The stones are cov ered with a vegetable growth which being ruddy in color, is, of course, called 'St. Winefride's blood.'
OVER 1,000 YEARS OLD. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 20 December 1910
OVER 1,000 YEARS OLD. The Monk's Stone at Peterbo rough Cathedral is supposed to be the stone erected by Godric, the Abbot of Crowland, over the monks who were killed by the Danes when they invaded our country. It is a mass of Barnack stone full of mi nute shells. Large holes have been bored in it- for candles. On either side are six much- worn figures bear ing different emblems of Christian ity, 'while the roof is covered with carvings of leaves and foliage, in the midst of which is a Jpeacock, the favourite emblem of the Resur rection.'- On one side is the elate 870. One authority says that in all probability the figures represent the Saviour- giving his charge to Peter.
PAINT BRUSH HANGERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser — 20 December 1910
PAINT BRUSH HANGERS. Proper attention should be given to paint brushes, while in use as well as when laid aside.. Two small clips made of tin or galvanised iron, and fastened to one side of each brush, as shown in Fig. 1, will pro vide a means to keep it from slip ping into the paint pot. The brush can be hung on the side of the paint pot as shown in Fig. 2. This will allow: the paint to drain in the pot when the brush is not in use, and will also keep the Bristles straight and prevent them from bending out of shape as they would if ; the brush were allowed to rest on the bottom.