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Fashion's Toll of Bird Life. DANGER OF DISEASE IF SLAUGHTER GOES ON. CRUEL PLUMAGE TRADE. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
Fashion's Toll of Bird Life. 4----- DANGEIR OF DISEASE IF SLAUGIHTElI GOES ON. CIi'EL, PLUMIAGE TRADE. Following tile lead given by the United States, a large number of people gathered at the Whitehall [Loonms to express their approv;al of a Bill intended to prohibit the inm portation into the U'nited Kingdom of the skins and plumes of certain birdis. Sir IHarry Johnson, the famous traveller, who presided, said if there were no insects, ticks, molluscs. or worms, two-thirds of the world's disueases woutld come to an enld, anlld for the. limitation of these pests there was no agency so potent as birds. If the normal protection of birds were diininisihed, crops and orchards suffered. Farmers and fruit-growers of Soulthern E:ngland had comilained of the scarcity of swallows, due to the passion whirch1 prevailed in Italy and France for the destruction of snmll birds. Hunters who worked for the great trading houses obltainied the skins and plumes for the most part for dress trimmings and...
New Blood Specific tried in Hospitals. TESTS SHOW SUCCESSFUL WAR UPON BACILLI. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
New Blood Specific tried in Hospitals. - +--t---- TESTS SHOW SUCCESSFUL WAI UPON BACILLI. A new medical specific for the blood, found to improve the quality to a remarkable degree and give the blood power to overcome the gerns of disease has been put to the test in London hoslpitals. T'he investigation has been carried out clinically,. a se\ere test being a case with the b)lood decimal down several dlegrees below normai and which had tubercle hacilli. After a course of the specific in hospital, .vithout the advantage of sanator iuni treatment, no trace of the ba cilli could be found. The blood decimal was taken be fore, during, and after treatment, by the clinical examination of a few drops of blood taken from the lob, of the ear or the tip of the finger. In the case referred to, according to the physician's report, the blood decimal before treaetment was dowli to 6, two degrees below normal. After a course of the specific the blood decimal was~ found to Ibe 1.C -two degrees above n...
DONALD'S OPINION. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
Dt'YALI)'8 OPINION. Two HIiglhla tiers we're standing onu the pier watthiiig the boats setting out for the 1ishing-ground, when IHamish remarked : " She'll be a gran' fast boat, that skilT o' 3Mactavish's." "Ay, she'll be so," answered Du gald, "but she'll no beat Shon Macintyre's. She'll no haud a can'le to her, nor keep up to her forhye." A heated discussion ensued on'the respective merits of the two boats, and a third Iighlander-Donald MacPherson-arriving on the scene, the matter was referred to him for decision. "Weel," dlrawled cautious Donald, scratching his heat thoughtfully, "''if there'll be ony difference, they're baith the same,' tihen, after a pause "'especially Malctavish''s." A woman in the police-court plead. ed gnuilty to having had a little drink.utd,"r great pro 'ocation. Ilit h many people it is a great deal [of drink under a little lrovocation. Brown and Slimson, travelling salesmen. met on the train. "I have just come from Birming ham, w'here I did a tremendous ...
WISE AND OTHERWISE. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
WISE AND OTHERWISE. There is humour occatsionially even in a street accident. An episode in a Liverpool thoroughfare illus trated in a most practical way the danger arising frt the nuingling of fast with slow-moving tratic'. In this case a t ai-c;ln ,ni.ulgI all too elYletuatly \iith a laden lIorry, with thle resllt that otie of a n!ulltl)er of large sicks cont iti g a white sub stance, which ftmi-ed t1- lorry's bur d!en, was dislled. retr openl. andtl its cuntntls ditsgorgedl upon the street, f'raiiing a white ia rantidal lheap! several feet ill circuuitference. For sotao littie timtie the pile ina peded the !rogress of traincas and other vehcicles, there blirg ito suit aide instrument at itniit for remoi' ing it. Whilst the in;passe due to the lack Of mea:ns of ui raising the obstructit n continued t he irony of t:'e situaticiO n5 w Cas ealed, in the ords i t`scribed upon t he remain in .-Pks int tt. tipot the lorry, whichl shit twi, th? coiteinits to be self-,a isintg' ilour. "'i...
The Divorce Town. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
The Divorce Town. Nevada's divorce trade. with its headquarters at. lueno, must soon slow down under the new law, which brings Nevalda in most essen tials into line with the other States as regards divorce. Hitherto an applicant could arrive at R?eno one day, remain a week or two, enjoying society amongst the divorce colony, and then suddenly migrate, with the object of not returning for another six months, when the case is down for hearing. Henceforth to secure a Ileno decree one must actually live within the State for a year. It was still possible, however, to take advantage of the law up till June 30th, and this was the cause of a great rush to the city right up to the last moment. The throng of new-comrers experienced great dii ficulty in securing apartments, the hotels and boa irding-houises being crowded to bursting point. If cold baked potatoes are dipped for a moniment in hot water and then placed in a moderate oven till warmed through they are quite as nice as if freshly ba...
Mechanical Midgets. AN ENGINE THAT A THIMBLE COULD COVER. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
Mechanical Midgets. AN ENGINE T-HA'T A THIM-BLE COULD COVEl The woman who wears a tiny gold wrist-watch pIrobably never dreams that she bears nabout with her a marvel of minute work~manship. Of the screw's used it takes nearly 13',000 of a certain kind to weigh a pound. Lnrder a mnicroscope theo, anppear in their true character-petr fectly-lfinished bolts. The pivot ofi the balance-wheel is only one two, hIndre.!th of an inch in diaometer, and the gauge with which pivots are classified( measures to the ten thousandth part of an inch. :Each jewel-hole into which a pi'vot fits is nlabout one five-thousandth of ant inchi larger than the pivot, to pier miit sullicient play. The finest scrw for a smalI-si.:d wat(ih lias a thread of 2(GO to 'it illch. an! wceiglhs onlle one-huiirel and-thirty-th?. snus dth of a ,,,'' Jewel sials of Sapph i,!', rub, or iai'et are Cirst s5a ed into snbus one-liftieth of an inch thick, and are shellackedL to plates s, that they nmay be surf-aced. Then the i ...
CHOCOLATE PUDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
CHOtOLATE PU DIItNG. As a change from phlum pudding, some may prefer a steamed choco late pudding made as follows: Beat 14 yolkls of erg's and a cup ful of sugar until very light, and add 3 tableslpoonfuls of milk. the same quantity of grated chocolate, and a teacupfiul of pastry flour. lea nt thorouighly, then lighttly add the stiffly beate," whires of the egcs. F'ill a butterted ring mould with thits, steamt for 1) hours, and turn out. Cover with chocolate icing, and fill the centre with a gil of cream. whipped stiff with a table spoonful of sugar, half a teaspoon ful of e'sence of vanilla, and sonie powdered ratifa biscuits. P'ile the cream high in the middle and gar nish the chocolate icing with rata fia biscuits.
DUNLOP RELAY TEST. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
DUNLOP RELAY TEST. As all followers of cycling know, Coburg cyclists are, so far, the chainm nions, holding the fastest time in the Dunlop relay test. Tlhe winning teanm at the end of April is to receive £100. The Ixion Club, composed of riders such as P. Hehlir, G. Travill, V. War rick and others, hasdecided to put Co burg on their merit. The Ixion Club are going to attempt to lower Co. burg's time at Lisborne the secohd Sa turdav in April. T'uns, if:they Iowefr Coburg's time, they leave Coburg the small margin of a fortnight to beat them; bUit Coburg supporters need have no qualms, as thi Cobuirg men are all in fine fettle and will cause soile surprises when the test conies. Coburg have already won £10, as the Dunlop Co. offered £10 to the leading team at the end.of January. Coburg lowered the Perth :.ceib's (Western Australia) record, after Perth had the lead. If Cobuirg have to race again, . " . . L " ". .. . :;'% ' - C. Southern (who was absent in Syd ney during the test) will ...
PLAIN APPLE TART. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
PLAIN APPLE TAR'T. Time to bake, one hour; if small, half-an-hour, 1Required : Apples, a teacupful of sugar, the peel of half a lemon or three or four cloves. 1Talf-a-pound of puff paste. Rub a pie-dish with butter, line it with short pie-crust rolled thin, pare some cooking apples, cut them in small pieces, fill the pie-dish with them, throw over thcn a cupful of fine moist sugar, three or four cloves. or a little grated lemon peel, and add a few spoonfuls of water. Then cover with puff paste crust, trim onf the edges with a sharp knife, and cut a smnall slit at each end, pass a gigling iron around the pie half' an inch inside the edge, and bake in a quick oven.
MISTAKEN IDENTITY. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
MISTAKEN IDENTITY. A stor. is told of a log-roller who, while working on a log drive, fell into the water. 1-Ie struggled for a while, and at last, dizry and nearly exhausted, managed to graspl a big log andl hold on to it. The current was so strong and swift that it carried his body! under the log, until his feet stuck out on the other side. Just as a comrade grasped him by the shoulders he cought sight of his own feet iprotruding on the other side of the lug. "1 can hold on a bit longer !" he gasped. "Save the chap that's in head first, if you can."
C. MUTTON. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
C. MUTTON. C. Mutton, who has a small injury, unfortunately did not ride on Satur y. He is a very promising rider, and a member of the I.C.C.A. He has many track races to his credit, and no doubt he will take some beat ing in the forthcoming road season. HTe has been training on the Vello drome this week for the I.C.C.A. Car nival..
SPANISH NOUGAT. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
Sl'ANISII NO:UGAT. HIequired.--l1alf a pound of lbest icing sugar, 6( ounces of blanched al monds. 2 whites of eggs. t table spoonful of orange flower water, 63 drops of ratafiz essence, almond oil. Cut the almonds into three, length ways and warm them in the oven. Put the sugar, orange-water, and whites of eggs in a saucepan, and whisk them together over a slow heat, till they are quite stiff, like meringue. Stir in the almonds and essence, and allow them to become quite hot, then turn the mixture in to a tin greased with almond oil. Smooth down with a cut lemon, and when set, cut in squares. Or the nougat may be turned into small moulds, three inches in length by one and a half in breadth. Time, about half an hour.
EIGHT HOURS' SPORTS, WARRNAMBOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
EIGHT HOURS' SPORTS, WARR NAMBOOL. On Monday, May 18, an interesting programme of sports will be held. in rluding many bicycle races. Many Mfelbourne riders will take part. W. Teal, up to the present, has not an nounced his intention of riding. Sports will also be held at Benalla and other country places. W. Teal will probably be riding at Benalla. St. Patrick's DaV. ... Southern has not announced the .meetings he will-ride at.
The Cost of Victory. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
The Cost of Victory. - Fighting the forces of NaLturo is Ian expensi e business both in life and money. The Pananla Canal, which now joits the Atlantic to the l'acilc Ocei, hiis cost thotnsanids of liten their lies, in tollitionl to the £80Q, s0.055 thant it has cost to make. WVhes this gigantic task was first uinertakcn by lie Lesseps, for the 1 rench. he was, telI on all sides that hie \was attel!,titngi the ilnpos sille, anld subsequent el ents seemed to show this to be the case, Workmen dlied from fever like flies, and the di licslties were such that eventually the work was a!,andonedl, the greater plart of the costlx machi.iery Ibclog left to tihe tender mercies of a tropical cliinate. In all ablout £1.,,O00,J05 i \\as en tirely lost. In 1901 the lnitled States under took to carry on(,I thle \work, aad, siice then alii l now, Ihave spent. a a additional £65,000,t00. Forty thousand IImen have \iorked unceas ingly, beset by floodl, fire, land slides, earthquakes, and disease. B3u...
Detachable Heel Plate. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
Detachable Heel Plate. Although this device night be tho!gSht at first .glance to be a hirseshoe, it is i::'n irealit a de tachliblet: i-eiplnatc for the ordinary wailking- shoe. The pawirs, pli\otall atltached to the threce uprigihts. hav e poirnlts' itcntldlet to engage the sena i of the heel of the shoe, these points being held secunIcly in the seaFrn bL slprings.