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1,250,000 Notes Without music. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914
1,250,000 Notes Without music. 4 H'hos been snift of J)r. IlansvonJ Bulow «n'f Uubinstein that, if every I note of music worth preserving luid. been .destroyed, they could between them have reproduced every'lino of it. -Von Uulow once gave a series of twenty piano recitals, without a lino of music/ and striking upproxl I mately a million and a quarter: notes, each of which h«/l to bo re tained in its exact position In'.his memory; and Verdi once, for a wager, played faultlessly an entire opera, drawn by lot, which he had composed fourteen years earlier, and of .which he was not allowed to see a note. The time has passed/* said the orator, haughtily, " when any man can hide himself behind a woman's ; etticoats." "You bet," commented the cynic in the back seat. "Those X-ray skirts have stopped that." "Did you hear that .Johnson had married his typist V" •/No. How are they getting on ?" "Oh, same as ever. When ho startw to dictate ahe take* him down,"
Why the Gleam Faded. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914
Why the Gleam Fa'ded. He.was nil enthusiastic canvasser, and even the sounds of battle rac ing within. - did not prevent . ins knocking at the door. A depressed and worn little man,- with a battered expression, opened.it. The caller expatiated- on the beauty, excellence and usefulnessof the book he was selling'. All was of no avail. At last u brilliant thought struck him. "We sell this book in padded covers with round covers, and would covcr all your books cheaply to match/' .Thu battered one .showed a gleam i of interest as he fingered a bump on I his forehead.; but the gleam faded. i' • "it would be no use," he said, dolefully; "there would still bo the crockery and fire-irons."
University for Jerusalem. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914
University for Jerusalem. Over '1,000 Jewish visitors, be sides f>00 delegates. who hailed, from all parts of the world, re cently met in Vienna for the* X Uh Zionist Congress, which will in all probability be best remembered in principle upon the establishment of o Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and appointed a Commission to attend to the preparatory steps. It is dilbcult to describe llio . entbu slasin wiLli, which the resolution was adopted : the crowded .-floor of dele gates . and the galleries "'thronged* with guests cheered lustily^ and in cessantly, and ,. .waved- handkerchiefs and hats, as-though in their fervid \ision 'they 'could already perceive the . stately .walls > of the Univer sity - in the Holy-.' City. The- grati fying, announcement was made that -Cl(5,000 had,; without any collec tion being, made, at oucc been sub scribed towards the' cost of the scheme. • ^M»er. "University.. idea • is :feaUy.-"(1oldqrj';vthan/ the "modern Zion ist movement.-OiougU it .w'a...
The Price of Peace. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914
The Price of Peace. T ! It co»ts this world far more to, keep the peace than to be engaged I in active conflict. More money is. .spent by the combined I'owers arid outside nations on the maintenance: of their armies and navies than the ordinary civilian would care to think about. To Kussia falls the distinction of spending the most on its army. The latest estimate of their expen diture works out roughly to £0&lt;V 410,500. Germany comes next, spending* something like £50,981,500 on its army. TCngland, of course, leads the way in naval expenditure, spending on its fleet almost as much ! as Germany on her army. Turkey found to her cost that ten and a half millions was too little to spend on her army. Vet Spain spends still less, but makes up for this by spending double as much on her navy. i France expends far more on its army than the navy, dovoting iMG,800,000 to tho former and i about half that amount to the lat ter. The United States' combined total for their land and sea ...
Repairing a Spine. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914
Repairing a Spine. I. • I While stories of remarkable and thrilling operation were being told to the congress of doctors in Lon don, a still more extraordinary font was performed, for the first time in England, at the Ortho paedic Hospital in Great' Port land Street. llefore rifty eminent surgeons of mixed nationalities, Dr. V. ~ IT. Allbee, of Xew York, showed how ho repairs • the de-I ceased spine of a tuberculous child,.! and so hastens the patient's rc-:| covery by many months. A child | four years old was anaesthetised; and placed on the operating table. The left shin-hone having ;been bared a splint three inches long and a third of an inch wide was cut from the tibia j by • a tiny ^circular saw- electrically driven. : This tiny, fragment was then fixed in-.'- the furrow left in four diseased- .verte brae, and tho surrounding tissues were .stitched over it. Krom start to finish the operation lasted but twcnty-luo minuter. D»\ AJIbee has performed 115 similar opera tions in the ...
Bridegroom's Adventure. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914
Bridegroom's Adventure. - :A young unci pretty Parisian bride to-be had a most unpleasant ex* pcricncc the other day. She was dressed in the traditional bridal robe, veil, and wreath of orange blossoms. The* equally traditional bridal carriage, with., its pair of prancing* horses, was at the door. ; The bridal party had assembled at the church. All thai was lacking was the bridegroom. An hour pass ed. The bride began to grow hys terical. while the riistruuled father* in-law was telephoning all over Paris to obtain news. After three hour-; hud passed, the bride used the bridal ^carriage to make a tour of the hospitals, the police- stations, nnd'JinulIy the morgue, but found no truce- of.the missing bridegroom. In the evening he appeared, fatigued and. dishevelled, but happy. Half and hour before the time fixed for the wedding he had gone to buy a pair of while gloves. While in the shop he noticed^ an eleganily-dresscd woman who-was making purchases at the same counter. When he went t...
Preserving Cut Flowers. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914
Preserving Cut Flowers. -Tiie 'fragrance - and freslinoss of :a. bouquet can he retained for tunny I days, ^ writes Miss U. lladdiflc, if | the following plan is observed : Ar- 1 range the stems loosely in a glass of.-\vatei\ place the glass npon a Hat, .shallow dish and Jill . the dish •The Moisture rising; from the Water will preservethc Flowers within for a Lone Time. around the ^lass nearly full of water, .then in\ert a Inrgo glass howl or fruit, jar ^over „thc /lowers, litt inn-it.■..vcveijly; upon the dish. The ' w« ten •• - Willi rise inside n tid outside,*, thus forming an air-tight receptacle for the%_. contents. The moisture continually produced in side of I he4 bowl envelops the lluwers in a * mistlike atmosphere.
About Eyes. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914
About Eyes. M. Bouchony de Grandval, a French writer, has published ft study of the appearances of inscriptions on the iris of the eye. The " Co logne Gazette" gives the following extracts :— i)r, Borelli produces, on the evi dence , of n physician of Montr pellier named Forming, the case of a young, man who had on the iris of his left eye an inscription in very legible Human characters :— "I«ouc soit Pieu" (God be praised !) Another ense is that oi .Josephine I.ouis. This young girl, was born in Paris in 1825. As she came of poor parents, they accepted the oft'er of a showman, and let her be ex hibited as a curiosity, first in Trance, afterwards in Ghent, and finally in England." On the iris of lone eye. ■ wns to be seen the word I "Xapoleon/! on the other " Km- j i peror." Well-known doctors, Ko-i ,'guettn, GJruldes, Cornaz, and Wilde 'examined the girl, and the last , named reported as follows :—"A few years ago 1 heard of a child on the retina of whose eye the words j * Napoleon...
Bridal Superstitions. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914
Bridal Superstitions. Superstitions regarding marriage are common in nil parts of the world. - One is thai u bride, oil leaving her: home for the wedding trip,' must Jstep into the carriage, /right foot' first. She should do the snme . whon : • shii first enters the home prepared for her after the bri dal trip; ■ :"A pretty custom which is tinged -with superstition is that of'the;:l>ride, • as she is uboul to leave her'home after the cercinony, tossing.;: her. bouquet among her fe male friends.- The one who catches j it, it is said; ; will he tlto next bride. A. favourite wedding day in Scot land is&lt; December Hist, so tluit the young :couple. can leave their old life .with.: the old vear and begin their married life with the new one. In Haly : 110 sharp-pointed wedding gifts are permitted. Since yIOOO-Ihe production uf beer in-."the.'/i United 'Kingdom has been decreasing, r,: awl is now about 38, 000,000 stundnrd barrels annually.
News from Round and About. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 5 March 1914
News from Round and About. Cobram A.N. A. meets to-night. &nbsp; Berrigan Shire Council meets next Monday. &nbsp; Mr Henry Tuck's Cobram stock sale takes place on Saturday. The annual meeting of the Murray Settlers' Association will be held at Strathmerton on Wednesday after- noon, 18th inst., at 3 o'clock. Where's your light ? Acetylene gas lamps from 5s, suitable for vehicles and bicycles, can be obtained from E. Eaton, Punt Road, Cobram. Dr G. D. Praagst, a graduate of the Melbourne University, and who has for 13 years past has been stationed in Murchison,Victoria, has purchased the practice of Dr Burns at Finley. An editor who started 20 years ago with 25s is now worth £10,000. His accumulation of wealth is owing to his frugality, good habits, strict attention to business, and the fact that an uncle died and left him £9998. The Cobram coursing club has been registered with the National Coursing Club, and application made to the &nbsp; secretary of No. 4 D...
The Direction of Aerial Highways. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
The Direction of Aerial .. Highways. Anmngst the eastern tales which M, Antoine UnJbind brought from f'on.stj!i)iim>j>lc about two hundred vmrs ago, (here was one about a „,„nnbiin of lodestone, which de stroyed ships by attracting and drawing out all the iron nails. This was before the days of manu factured electricity unci of electro iim^nels. ami no one know of the evidence of magnetic waves which might his used to transmit signals, itiid help vessels instead of injuring theui, but it did include the germ nl- ,i truth which lias only begun to be appreciated, and even as yet hut little utilised. To-day the in fluence "f magnetism .supplies not only the magnetic needle, by which a ^iii'le for direction is provided, Itul it also enables shore stations to send out tine* signals, checking the chronometer, and insuring cor net determination of longitude. It is pos«ibi&lt;\ says « writer in (he " Scientific American," that there may .vet b&lt;« developed such a cni...
Cupid on the Liner. TELLING HOW AN OCEAN VOYAGE BRINGS ENGAGEMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Cupid on the -Liner. TKI.LI.Vr! HOW AN' OCICAN" VOV A«B MKIN'GS EMiAUEMKXTS.'. t'upiil is nowhere in a mure fro-j lifsi'hH* mood lhn» oh bynrd ship, J awt lie ptuvs his -pranks impartial- ; ly in sjtI0011 and steerage alike. j "IVre is never a long, voyage with in at least one romance in which h* !ig»iros. * ' A Manchester man who .settled in I'nrmdn prospered so well that he ,l'^ ^nvn able to send to Knglnnd rimuch money for the. passage of his hrido. On the* day she should have nrri\i»d ho went up- to the station t" innt her—vainly. . He then made inquiries, and ultimately discovered that she landed safely at Qucbec, but li-iv Hie train at Montreal,. plat-, i»c her luggage in the; olficc- there in hnr own jmmo ami subsequently I'laiininir it ns Mrs'.' ! As (lie nmne she 'gave on the se cond occasion was that of a man w'ha had been among her fellow-pas> ^njjers. her old lover did not make farther investigations. I here was a singular parallel to *-his incident about twelve month...
Puzzle of a Piglet. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Puzzle of a Piglet. Mr. Caleb Peaslee gazed at his pig speculatively. It was a little pig—"Hardly make a meal for" a growing boy/' J\lr. J'easlec had said —unil it capered about the. pen and .stood with head uptiltcd to Caleb, pleading to be fed. "I dunno what he doos with > all the stuff wc give 'him to cat," ur ged Mr. reasle»% plaintively. "f don't sec where ho puts it ! lie's such a mite of a thing, anyway. His appetite's something appalling. .'Must this inornin'-Jed, my hired man, took a brimming pailful of milk and stuff out here and pour ed it into that trough, and stood here and watched that critter eat up the last mite of it. Jed told ine the pig didn't make anything of eating it all up in just a minute"or two, and then the critter stood and squealed for more right on top of that. 'Med wondered, just as I do, where he found room for so much stuff." Mr. Pcaslec ruminated, " and ho said the pig wasn't a particlc bigger after he'd, -pt all that pail ful. Just to make himsel...
Great Mysteries of Science. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Great Mysteries of Scienoe. (By GARRETT P. SERVIS9,). If Sir William Ramsay is right in the conclusions that he draws from recent experiments of his—and he is strongly supported by Messrs. Collie and ratersun—we ninv, be fore long, see the dronmr, of the an cient alehemlBts fulfilled in ways of which they had no conception. The alchemists, who have been uni versally derided nnd laughed at un til the Inst few years, in which chemists have been getting their eyes opened, believed that it wn.s possible to turn base inetals, such ns lead, into gold. Modern science said : "Xii I The different elements are fixed in their nature. It is idle to Um.l; of changing one into another. What they are they will remain." Then came the discovery of thr "radio-active" substances. like ra dium, and chemistry suddenly '.enrn cd a new lesson. To everybody V, astonishment it was found thai atoms are not. ns had long be.»u ' believed; ultimate, indivisible parti cles, by the heaping together of I which, in...
Woman's "No" all Powerful. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Woman's "No" all Power ful. A manuscript dealing1 with -Gudu la Rothschild, the mother of the great banking family, uud wife of Maier Amschel llothschild, the foun-1 der of the tituuicial dynasty, has just been unearthed in a fatuity that at her time lived in the Ghetto at Frankfort, Germany. Ono of tho most interesting entries is this : "Learning that another war was in tho air, I went to Mother Gudula, saying that 1 didn't havo tho money to buy off my son, that he w'ould probably be taken for the military and might be killed. Mother Gudula said she would see about that, and told mo to come back tho next day, for in the evening her sons would arrive from Lon don, Naples, Paris, and Vienna to talk business with her, for all theso great bankers went to seek tho ad vice of Mother Gusula in business mattors of international magni tude. When I wont to sec Mother Gudula again she was all smiles. ' He of good cheer/ sho said, *thero will he no war, I advised my sons agaiust it. Tho boys ....
Circular Saws of Paper. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Circular Saws of Paper. Paper is at present used for all possible purposes in the industries and in all poasibfo forms. It has ovon been possible by means of compression to give it- « degree of hardness comparable with stone, so that it can be used as building ma terial. The latest use for paper howetcr is perhaps the most pecu liar. A /acton* is said to exist in : England which is manufacturing cir cular saws fconi paper. These paper saws are used for the manu facturing of fine furniture, veneer and other thin plates of wood, which must !>e treated especially carefully. Sotn* time ago circular saws made from drawing paper were shown in nn English exposi tion. The saw» were driven by an electric motor and produced fine boards, which could not have been made better even by the finest steel saw. The veneers made in this way are so smooth that the cabi net makers can use them without further planing.
An Ingenious Defence. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
An Ingenious Defence. At Munchen-Uladbnch, an import ant West-German manufacturing town, a short tlmo ngo, a defend ant In tho police-court was ques tioned why ho had not answered ft summons on an curlier date, and, without further persuasion, he re plied that he had been unable to read the slgnaturo appended to the document, and therefore considered himself justified in doubting its authenticity. The iWcnd ant's solicitor eitlurgeil on the point of the illegibility of the signature, and surprised the court intensely by pleading that the illegible signature rendered the document totally void of legal value.! This originnl standpoint lie man aged to support with such a muss of legal precedent that tho court decided that a summons signed with an illegiblo signature could have no value in law.
Tiger in a Balloon. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
Tiger.in a Balloon. fJwssiiiti papers from the Far V'nst report (sa.vs the "Daily Citizen") a thrilling adventure of American bal loonist* with a tiger. Accompan ied by his finned. Mr. Kobster, nn American airman, well known in Siberia. about a fortnight ago made nn ascent from Yladivostock with the intention of reaching Kha-j barovsU, a town on the Amur. The balloon was a .small one, unequip ped with a ripping valve for easy rtcwvnts. The weather, however, proved unfavourable, and the Airman re.sohed to land. He accomplish*:*! the descent, and, as the balloon noared the ground, jumped out, hoM >ing the Iran rope, intending to drag the balloon down io earth and as sist th« irirl to descend As soon ; us ho hat! jumped, however, he n:» 'Weed a .Siberian tiger, which jump ed over, the American, who had : thrown himself on the ground, sprang at the car, and remained hanging i while the balloon rcascended. Mr. i Fobster had no weapon with him, j but a big. knife, and it was out of I t...
Was Nursed by Napoleon. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
w as Nursed by Napoleon. The centenary of tho battle of Waterloo will fall duo within tui*, other two years, and, naturally, old people who can roinembor that epoch making event are very few. Pro bably the most Interesting link with thoso old days is the centonarlnn at Neuilly, France, who claims that v. hen ho was a child ho was often held in tho amis of tho great Na poleon himself. Ho was born In 1807, four years before tho Em peror's son, tho Kinp of Homo With whom ho played i" the park at St. Cloud. TT« still pospe.viefi ono of tho dolls *vhMi contributed: to the amusement of "1/Aiglon,'-' os j Napoleon's Ill-fated heir has been, historically nlck-numed. Tho pa- : trlarch Is a bachelor, and without relatives. Tor fifty years milk has been his only food. ITo keeps a roof above his head and clothes himself decently on thirty cents a day allowed him by tho Assistance Fublique.
SHE SAVED SOMETHING. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 12 March 1914
sine SAvisit somrjihinc:. A noted music-teacher >whs giving a. lesson .to a talented' but careless pupil, iind avus rnpiUly i'ecoming im patient with her. . Finally, at a jinost complicated part of a dllli i cult piece, the pupil lifted her hands from tin? piiuio and inudo : a wild dash for her handkerchief to stop a threatened sneeze. It was the last straw. * "Oh," exclaimed the teacher, thrusting her own handkerchief at her, "was there ever such a girl ! \ on luse your position, you lose your fingering, ymt Inse > our hand' k^rrhicf—\ou lose everything I" "Oh, no !" responded the pupil, with a twinkle, "nnt everything! i haven't lost my temper." CoJToe ih ii fairly ^nurt nir pur: fipc, .'Hid a litUe l-urnt an (tot cinls will purify a si-.-k room and abolish b.ul snu'lls. Many phvsi riuns think highly m" the bracing effects of nofieo takon before they %'isit cases of infectious disease.