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Brightness of Stars. ITS CAUSE. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 16 April 1914
Brightness of Stars. ITS CAUSE. The distances of fixed star* were first measured about 1840, when Bessel found a parallax of l-Hrd se cond for 61 Cygni, and Henderson one of about 1 second (afterwards corrected to J second), for Alpha C'entauri. A parallax of one second corresponds to a distance of 10,200,000 million miles, or light years. Heviewiug the pro gress to the present time, 11 r. laiWrence fiichardson, in u late lec ture, mentions that the best recent parallax determinations have bet obtained by photographing stars 1 show their apparent changes of position as compared with stars much beyond them in nearly the same line, and in this work tlie Yer kes telescope has excelled, with an average probable error of only eightieth of a second, or about one 20,000th of an inch on the photo graphic plate. Direct parallax fairly reliable of about .10 light years, within which .distance there are probably 1,000 stars. The few ness of near bright stars indicates , A New Use for the Inven...
How Long will Prize Fighting be Permitted. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 16 April 1914
How Long will Prize Fight ing be Permitted. &lt; Just recently they had what they called a boxing match in Canada. Before the boxing began, by way of showing how respectable it was, a elergyniau was introduced, who made a little speech and said that boxing was very nice and harmless. Presently the men began fighting. And this happened, according to a local description : " The gong sounded. ' McCarty waited for Pelky, wearing a smile. When Pelky w as ... within range, Luther led a left. Pelky easily side-stepped and swung short an easy right to head. Luther once more resorted to a left jab, but again it was sliort. Failing to draw Pelky into a lead, Luther rushed. Pelky side-stepped and put a left to the jaw. "McCarthy swung a glancing right to Pelky's ri'bs and made another rush. Pelky met him with a short right hook to chest, which some claim landed about two inches be low the heart. McCarthy clinched, and at the cmll of the referee shoved Pelky back. McCarthy then raised h...
Why "Bottled up" Temper is Always Harmful. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 16 April 1914
y, Why "Bottled up" Temper is Always Harmful. • The destructiveness of an explosion ■la in direct proportion to the amount of force exerted against the expansion which it produces. This | analogy holds true to a very great j extent in the matter of temper. I Anger is an emotion ; that is to , . say, it is a definite physiological Btate, induced by a condition of the mind. The balance of the Imdy Is so delicately adjusted that at a time when there is no unusual ex- ' cltement in the mind, the impulses and the organism accommodate themselves to each other. Jiut if either be over-stimulated at the cost of the other, trouble is bound , to ensue. The power of a nwi- j chine—to givo a simple Illustration : —is adjusted to a certain load, and i .If that load be lessened or in- | creased . n great strain is put on the machine ; ns, for example, the "racing"- of a steamship's screw Woe.i her sU'i'ii is pitched out of water, and the necessity for chang ing an autonjobilc to a low-speed clutch...
(Copyright.) ERIC DACRES: A Romantic Story of Adventure during the Matabele War. PART 6. CHAPTER XII. HOW THE RIVER WAS CROSSED. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 16 April 1914
(CopyrigM.) v---e.kiu DfiCRES : A Romantic Story of Adventure ^during the Rflatabele War. . By William Murray Gray (ion, Author of 'Uglier the White Terror,' tin the Name of the Guar,' Etc., Etc. PART 6. CHAPTER MI. HOW THE RIVER WAS CROSSED. Eric and the Boer had rushed out ' lifter the second Matabelo, hoping to j get a shot, but they went no fur ther than the rock. As they return ed rapidly they saw the dead savage', dragged from sight by the deep current of the river. j Haygarth had crawlod to tiie j mouth of the hole, carrying a ride. 1 "1 thought I might bo nee-led," lie , said, "What was going 011 ?" j Eric, briefly explained. | "It shows how dangerous the ro- : gues are," he added. " Those two Kattirs had not gone away at all. ; They suspected that I was hidden in. some place about here, and they fllmbed down the bank to in vest i • gate. One lies at the bottom of the flyer, but the other unfortunately gave .us the slip." ! 'It is indeed unfortunate," as sented Haygarth. "An...
Macaulay's Prodigious Memory. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 16 April 1914
Macauiay's Prodigious Hemory. i ''Haeaulay,'' 'James Stephen onco .wrote to Greville, "can repeat all Demosthenes by heart, all Milton, and practically the whole of the Bible, both in English and Greek ; besides this, his memory retains pas sages innumerable of every descrip tion of books, which in. discussion he pours forth with incredible fa cility." As a child of eight he repeated every line of "The Lay of the Last Minstrel " after one read ing ; and on one occusion he kept sea-sickness at bay by reciting the whole of "Paradise Lost," during a j voyage from Holyhead to Dublin. But evon Macaulay had not a more prodigious memory than Cardi nal Mczzofunti, who, before his ' death, could write and converse fluently in seventy languages, with all their, variants of dialect—ton gues ranging from ■ Chinese to Czeschisb, and from Welsh to Wul- | lachian. A single reading of a grammar was sufliciont for his com plete mastery ; and in three weeks he became so proficient in Portuguese that ...
Obituary. ALFRED HARMER. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 16 April 1914
ALF.R1C I) HAHMER. After sull'ering patiently i'oi- six long years with bronchial asthma, which was borne with christian forti tude, Mr. Alfred Marnier, of Bulwer street, passed away peacefully at his residence on Easter .Sunday evening. Born in Sussex, England, on March !)th, the late Mr. Harmer was a little over 7(i years of age. fie landed in Australia when ipiite a young man, in the rear IStii, and arrived in Ten terfiold the same year, when lie com menced his trade of a bricklayer. Many of the main brick buildings erected in the town were built by him. He used tl u: lirst bricks manu factured in Tenteifield by the late Mr. M". T. Iiill, lirst in the erection of Mrs. Young's brick cottage in House-street, and later the residence in Molesworth-street now occupied by Mr. I'ruxner, which was erected for the late Mr. Trhy. Other buildings erected bv him were the old School of Arts, Hind's Hour mill, the chemist shop at the corner of Rouse and .High streets, \\ oouwanl s Maryland bto...
Driving an Express Train. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 16 April 1914
Driving an Express Train. The general public has no idea what the driving of an express trai'n means. It 4s no exaggeration to say that while the train is running, tho driver's whole life is in his work, and that he has no time to think of anything else hut his engine and the signals ahead. An express train often travels at the rate of sixty miles an hour, and then signals will be passed every four minutes, and it can read ily be understood that an engine travelling at that high rate of speed will require constant attention. The strain on a man's mind work ing an engine a long distance with out stopping is very great, nnd could not bo endured for many hours together ; besides, it would not be safe for an engine to travel more than 180 miles without being examined, and thill distance is about the maximum any engine runs on one journey. Two such journeys are a good day's work for both man and en gine. The average time on duty for the men is nine hours n day, beyond which they are paid...
CHAPTER XIV. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 16 April 1914
CHAPTER XIV; Eric swung stiffly out' of the saddle, and limping--across a vine covered porch he found himself in a sitting-room that had an unmistak able English look -about it, and showed refinement, taste, and means on the part of the missing owner. Tt contained easy chairs, rugs, a couch, several musical instruments, a shelf of books, and two tables. On the walls wore a few prints and some paintings in oils and water colours. Here Eric was joined by Haygarth and the Boer, and 110 time was lost: in attending to the imperative needs of the three. A good breakfast'was; served to them, the proprietor of the house having left it well .stock ed with provisions. Eric ate heart ily, but he was too tired to talk' much or to ask any questions. Nor did he have a chance to do so, ow ing to Phil's constant attentions. Meanwhile, preparations were taken so far as was possible, for averting the threatened peril. Carter was the acknowledged leader, and he re lied to some extent ' on the Ameri ca...
Characters from Thumbs. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 16 April 1914
Characters from Thumbs. Just as the chin gives quulitics to the face, so the thumh marks the personality of the hand and is an unerring index to n man's natural strength or weakness of character. The ' man with a long, straight thumb, square at the tip, possesses good mental capacity, and can al ways be relied upon to carry out successfully any work with which lie may be entrusted. llis tempera- ; meat is even and judicial ; he is a born governor of men, overcomes difficulties, carries himself with dig- J nity, and by his ability to concen- , trate all his faculties upon the matter in hand, combined with his tenacity of purpose, rapidly becomes a power amongst his fellows. j If the thumbs be long, thick, and j heavy at the tip, with the joints prominent, a tyrannical and cruel j nature is indicated, everything being viewed from an intensely selfish standpoint. A short, straight thumb show's obstinacy and driving power. If very thick and heavy at the tip, a brutish, unreasoning dispo...
CHAPTER XIII. A THRILLING MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 16 April 1914
CHAPTER XIII. A THRILLING MEETING. The first impulse of the fugitives was to make off quietly to one side, for they believed the speakers to be Kaffirs. But an instant later they were undeceived, and with a thrill of joy they recognised English words and English tongues.. At least Eric and the Boer showed their re lief on their faces ; but a close ob server might have suspected that Fergus Haygarth was far from pleased. "Many of the native police talk English well," he whispered. " We had better hunt a thicker part of the bush and He low." "These are not Kaffirs," Mynhart replied, doggedly. "I will stako anything on that. They are white men, like ourselves." .lust then a horse neighed within twenty yards, and a voica called out distinctly : "Come, partners, we may us well push on to the river. You lead, Carter." Several other voices heartily assented, and at once tho muffled patter of hoofs was iien I'd. "Mounted men !" Eric exclaimed, eagerly. "The scout is with them, and perhaps P...
School of Arts. MONTHLY MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 16 April 1914
MONTHLY MEETING. The usual monthly meeting of the committee of the above was held 011 Tuesday evening. Present : Messrs. W. Reid (President), Connor, Clark, Telfer, Mitchell, A. Reid, Kline, Parker, Whitton and Stevenson. . The absence of Messrs. Doyle and Bate was apologised for. Mr. Connor agreed to act as Sscerc tary. The minutes of the last meeting and sub-committee meetings were read and coniirmcd on the motion of Messrs. Mitchell and Kline, The oidy correspondence was a let ter from Mr. Pavel, custodian, apply ing for annual holidays from Friday, April 17th, to Monday, May 4th. It was stated that Mr. Pavel would make the same arrangements as last year for the carrying out of his duties. The application was granted on the motion of Messrs. Kline and Clark. Accounts. The following accounts were passed for psyment on the motion of Messrs. Mitchell and Telfer :—M. Larracj-.fi 1, T. Weir 15s, Mrs. 11: E. Walker 17s, Postmaster General .£2 .Is iOd, Al cock and Go. 8s 5d, Heiron it S...
Border Races. MOST SUCCESSFUL MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 16 April 1914
MO,ST SUCCKSSFIJ.L MFHTIXO. Officials.—.) udgo, Mr. T. 0. Kemp ; Starter, Mr. T. Morgan ; Clerk of i Course, Mr. Mark Long ; Timekeeper, Mr. W. "Warner; Hoard Steward, Mr. 11. P. Walker : Flag Steward, Mr. Cecil Smith : Clerk of Scales, Messrs. 0. Heydon and C. (.1. Lei.s : Stipen diary Stewaid, .Mr, Church, of Quirindi. The :10th annual' race meeting of the Border .Race Clul) eventuated on Easter Monday, and both in attend ance and fields was the most .success ful held for many years, if not .since the inauguration of the Club. In previous years the .Dundee races, held on the same day, and which has a more liberal programme, attracted the horses, but it was not so this year, the largest field at those races being three horses, whilst at the Jjorder, the lowest field was three, and the largest seven, and with all that good closely contested races, in only two races, the Flying and .Border Lbiudi eaps, did the winners get homo with ease. . •' As in past years a large crowd journeyed ...
To See Through Paper. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 16 April 1914
To See Through Paper. ^ A very remarkable experiment which any one can repeat with very little trouble bus been unearthed by a contributor to "Prometheus," in an old number of the ".Mechan ics' Magazine " of the year 1829. Take a piece of paper of such thick ness that, when it is laid upon a piece of printed matter, tire charac ters must show through, but. can not lie read. Placing it over a printed sheet, impart to it a circu lar motion to and fro, and to your surprise you will find that now you can read tlie print below the paper. It is rather, difficult to explain this peculiar effect. The explanation of fered in "Prometheus" is that the paper iias a number of thin places in it, and by rapidly moving it over the print, every part of the printed matter is exposed in turn beneath one or the other of the thin places in the paper and thus the entire print can be read. Jlowever that may be, the experiment is interesting and very simple, requiring for its per formance only the simplest...
A Vacuum Experiment. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 16 April 1914
A Vacuum Experiment. A very , interesting experiment may be performed with two drinking [ glasses, a small candle, end, and piece of blotting paper, says " The I Pathfinder." The glasses must be | the same size, and of the thin-glass kind. The candle end is lighted and set in one glass, the blotting paper is well dampened and placed on top of the gluss, and the other.: glass inverted, and its rim placed exactly over the lower one. " and pressed down tightly. The candle will burn up all the oxygen in- the glass and go out.. - s The air in the glass being hehted will expand, and some of it will be | forced out from under ~ the ' moist paper, and then, as the portion re- ] maining cools, it will contract and draw the upper glass on the paper and make an air-tight joint. The upper glass can then be taken up, and the lower one will cling to it.
Clamp for Rail Dressing. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 16 April 1914
Clamp for Rail Dressing. The materials for ordinary farm fencing are now generally prepared at the estate timber yard,'and with the aid of a good sawyer and cir cular saw the most unpromising stuff is converted into various uses. ■The system, without doubt, enables a lot of wood to be employed which would otherwise he burnt ; but for field work sawn rails are not to be compared with those that are cleft, as in cutting them the run of tho grain is not taken into account. When preparing rails by hand the axemun uses a damp like the one shown in the sketch. It is about 4 feet long and a foot through, and is made out of n rough log of not much value. A notch wide enough to admit any piece of timber likely to form a ruil is cut half way through. The rail is fixed in this with a wooden wedge, as shown, and is thus hold secure whilst the axeman does his work. The clump is kept from rolling by four pegs driven-into the ground. A veterinary surgeon never angs out a sign bearing the le ;end "...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 16 April 1914
Owing to the ecarcity of stock and in order to avoid a further rise in the price charged for Beef and Mut toni, the undersigned butchers of Tenterfleld have decided on and after the 4th April to sell for cash only. Signed, P. J. KELLY, A. & R. CRISP, T. A. LANDERS. CASH PRICES. d Leg Mutton 5£ Chops 54 Shoulder Mutton 5 Fore-quarters 5 Half Sheep 5 Bodies 5 Pork Chops 8 ■Pork Joints 6 Ordinary Steak 44 Rump Steak 5£ Sirloin Roast '54 Rib Roast '44 Fillet Steak 7 Corn Round 4§ Corn Beef 4 Flanks 3 Absolutely HO BOOKING. 1914:. We are again in the front Ranks All depletion of Stock during the Festive Season has already been refilled w ith the latest and best JEWELLERY BEAUTIFUL JEWELLERY., •WATCHES THE BEST WATCHES CLOCKS, STERLING SILVER GOODS, SILVER E.P. WARE, OPTICAL GOODS, etc. Sight Testing and Spectacles to order. Repairs a Speciality. Our Service is Good. Our Goods are Genuine. Our Prices are Strictly Reasonable. ^ S Watchmakers, Jewellers & Opticians. GEORGE B...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 16 April 1914
Tailoii.—Now is the time to order your next Suit. There is no need to send out of town for it us you will get better satisfaction if you leave your order with II. Woon, the Tailor, next to Itoyal Hotel. Ask your friends who have had Suits from him, they pvill convince you that you cannot got as good value elsewhere. Call in and see the New Season's Goods and make youi; choice, it will pay you.* McGoorty knocked out Dave Smith in the 10th round at the Sydnej' Stadium on Saturday night. Smith had the best of the fight for eight rounds. The fight between Jell Smith and Pat Bradley at the Sydney Stadium 011 Monday night drew an enormous crowd. The contest was strenuous, hut the American had the better of it on points. Bradley was game, but his opponent knew too much for him. Bradley took a good deal of punish ment and doggedly refused to be outcd, His condition was so bad in the 1 Otli round that the police stopped the fight and Smith was declured the winner,
The Meat Trust. [Newspaper Article] — The Tenterfield Courier and District Advocate — 16 April 1914
The following paragraph is from the National Provisioner," the official journal of the 'American Meat Packers' Association :—Australians have been interested in the arrival of Mr. I M. Hodgkinson, representing the Arm ours. It is expected that arrange ments will be made to acquire or erect works in Queensland alongside those of the Australian Meat Co., but in the meantime Mr. Hodgkinson has got in iirst with the purchase of 5000 head of cattle from Sidney Kidman, tho cattle king, and these are to be killed at the Government meat works at Adelaide, South Australia."