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GENERAL'S MISSION. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
GENERAL'S MISSION. The only effective or possible means of defending Australia arc those on which General Sir Ian Hamilton is it present engaged—the standardlza :ion of Australian forccs with those Df the Empire. For the cause of Imperial military solidarity, it is of small consequence whether the armies are formed by compulsory service, as in Australia, or voluntary enlistment as in Great Britain. When once the battalions are in working order the methods em ployed in gathering them is immate rial. The great fact is that they are there waiting for the master-hand to nould them into one great Imperial force, to whose agenry by sea and land, Great Britain and the overseas Dominions will owe their very exis tence. It is to the navy that Aus tralia's allegiance is most due. Such authorities as Lord Kitchener, General Homer Lea, Admiral Mahan, Admiral Henderson, and General Sir Ian Hamilton have one and all em phasised this fact. The latter in his rjtiiet, yet emphatic manner has des cri...
A War Correspondent's Beginning. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
A War Correspondent's Beginning. When the Zulu war brc?ke out in j 1879, the editor of the " 1 i 1 > f News" sent for a man who had so- : lirited work from him. The in.in was new to him. anil tho editor' wanted to see if ho was worth any- j thing as a probable v. ?.r c •vro$- ' pondent. llis name w:«s Archibald Forbes. The yomii; iinn arrived. j and was shown into the editorial j room. The chief regarded him in ; silence for a moment or two. not- ; inp all about him. Then he said. | suddenly, "When could you he ready j to start for '/.uluUuid it wc agreed j to send you there as o'ir corres- > pondent ?" I^ikc a fla*h c.atnc the answer, "To-morrow, sir !" That rjuick reply delighto-l the editor, and Forbes gut the job. How he won fame and wealth from his mission in now a matter of his tory, 1-17't.
Why Rhodes Was Single. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
Why Rhodes Was Single. Some pood stories of Cecil Miotics are told by one of his private sec retaries, Mr. Cordon lc tfueur, K.H.CJ.S. . ... "He tried to gis'e the impression, of being without. feelimr.*' we are told, "but nothing is more absurd, lie was crammed with sentiment to his finger tips, but adopted a bru tal manner and rough exterior to cover up the.weakness of sentiment, and thus many a broken-hearted man and woman left him with the impression—entirely \ erroneous—that he was a callous brute locking in human sympathy." Ithodes was very careless about his clothes,- and when travelling .-would niaVc - u favourite, of on** particular coat, rami wear it every day. One such favourite he at last ordered to be . sent to the tailor to be cleaned and mended. . Mr. lc Sueur - re ceived it back next day. with the following note :—VI>e«r Sir,—Here with the Wight Honourable C. .1. Khodes's coat uncleaned and un mended., We reirret that all we can do with the garment, is to make a n...
WORLD-WIDE NOTES. NEWS FROM EVERYWHERE. BLOOD WASHED AND USED AGAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
WORLD-WIDE NOTES. NEWS FROM EVERYWHERE. BLOOD WASHED AND USED AGAIN. Aii experiment which may prove jpoch-making in the history of medi :ine has been performed before the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Hiology by three doc tors from the Johns Hopkins Univer sity at Philadelphia. The blood from a living dog waB jntirely removed, cleansed of impuri ties, and returned without interrupt ing a single heart-beat. After the dog had been placed under the influence of ether, an incision was made in the neck and shoulder, lay ing bare the carotid artery and the jugular vein. One tube was connected with the firtery and another with the vein, and ; the entire blood circulation of the | dog was propelled by the action of j the animal's heart through an elabo- i rate coil of tubes of an aggregate length of fifty feet. 13y the use of a salt solution through which the blood was parsed, whatever impurities existed in it were removed. Professor Abel, who presided over the demonstra...
PICTURES OF 200 B.C. WILL BE PRESERVED. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
PICTURES OF 200 B.C. WILL BE PRESERVED. Steps are being taken to send an archaeological expedition to.the Jeg mari Cave in the , Ramdayal Hills, Orissa, to secure as complete a set as possible of the extraordinary series of paintings which hare been found there.- . . : . ThcBe paintings arc supposed to date from the second century before Christ, and in. any case cannot be later than the first century B.C. They are. of great interest, but lie in remote jungles, difficult of acce3s. | It is considered of the highest im portance that a series should be se cured before time or vandalism has obliterated the best of them.
"LIFE EXTENSION" INSTITUTE FOUNDED. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
"I.IFK KXTK.VSION" INSTITUTE KOUNDKD. A new organisation to prolong hu man life scientifically, known as the Life Extension Institute, has been incorporated in N*ew York State. Ex President Taft is chairman of the board of directors The institute will he supported pri marily h\* the life insurance compan ies. Kvery policyholder in one of these companies can have expert free ex amination whenever he desires, with a full report to he sent to his family physician. Others may have the same treatment for a small fee. It will also issue frequent bulletins on personal and home hygiene, and will seek to spread advice broadcast how to keep well and prolong life. After paying a f> per cent, divi dend, two-thirds 'of" the other, earn ings of the institute will be used in a gratuitous extension of the institute's usefulness.
Salt Soil for Crisp Radishes. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
Salt Soil for Crisp Radishes. - * In niuny a section of this, and, in fact, other countries where the soil is fertile, it has been difficult •&lt;i recent years to grow* as fine :risp radishes as wero grown in for mer years. The trouble arises from the fact that a long hnir-Iike worm or magpot cuts into the radish and spoils it for use. These worms are not considered dangerous, but they are ruining the radish crop in nany localities, and until recently it was a serious question how to rid the soil of these pests. They are white in colour, and about the size of a thick hnir up to that of a he«vv knitting* needle, and they vary in length from one fourth of an inch to one inch in length. They burrow in the flesh of the radish, and in places almost entirely consume the root. They are less troublesome along the sea shore, and some of the sandv gar dens near the sea level have 110 radish worms at all. This is evi dence they do not thrive in salty ground. Experiments have shown tha...
Lassoing Alligators. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
Lassoing Alligators. Shooting alligators is tame sport j compared with the met hods adopted ! by Mr. L,ce and his tw'o sons, who have an alligator business in Fro- | serpine, Xorth Queensland. If you ^ fancy an alligator as a pet, all yoii have to do is to order one from Mr. Lee. who will deliver one to whatever age or size yon wish. With lasso and do?s h&lt;* raptures them alive, but it is perilous and exciting business. 1"here is no dish nn alligator likes so much as a nice dog, and, knowing the reptile's i weakness in this respoH, Mr. I.ee baits his trap with a yelping ca nine, who, however, suiTors no in j«ry. On the sloping bank of a creek in fested with alligators Mr. L*c con structs a trap, consisting of a bar rier composed 01 sticks and brush wood, with a small hole like the entrance to a kennel. Behind the barrier he places a dog as bait, and the barking of the animal soon attracts the attention of one of the reptiles. As it scrambles to wards the barrier the dng, w...
POWER FROM THE ASSOUAN DAM. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
POWER FKOM THE ASSOUAN DAM. The Assouan " Dam on the Nile can be called upon to furnish a large amount of hydraulic pouer for operuting an clectric plant ; it is estimated that it would fur nish no less than 150,000 horse power. During the five months in the autumn and winter the water of the Nile acrumulates in the dam, and when it overflows the height of the resulting fall and the j?reat vol ume of water would furnish some 150,000 horse-power. Current could be used for the manufacture from the atmosphere of nitrogenous pro ducts for use as a fertiliser. This would be of great value to the country, for it is stated that i'g.vpt imported no less than £700,000 worth of fertilisers during the last year. The time has passed/' said the orator, haughtily, " when any man can hide himself behind a woman's petticoats." "You bet/' commented the cynic in the back scat. "Those X-ray skirts have stopped that." • The Nile is now lower than it has beeni for two hundred years.. It is . providentia...
Circumstances Lied in Life Melodrama. DOCTORS' EVIDENCE RESCUES GIRL IN GRIP OF COINCIDENCES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
Circumstances Lied in Life Melodrama. DOCTOHS' EVIDENCE HKSCLICS G1HL IN (Jllir OF COIXCl HEXCKS. One of those melodramas in which, the heroine is wrongfully ao-used of murder «ncl survives tlirot» arts full of woes has been staged i" real life at the Welsh \illauo o;' Prestatyn. J'ut in -the real life drn.ua the hero ine wns an eighteen-year-old ser vant girl. Alio* Hughes. and her troubles have been cut short by an umnelodramatic inquest. Alice was moid to Miss Hum phreys, a holy of .V'. &lt;ine night follx hear.l high words botwit.is- j I .'ess and jr«. and tin* unstress sent for the \illage constable. .Later the maid ran from the house and locked the door behind her. J.ater still, the police got into the house. and there found the mistress dead, with tin* murks of fingers upon her throat. Here were all the elements for Act I. The police gathered them up and arrested the moid, who protested her innocence. Iiut the clouds were as gloomy above her as they were in ao.v Act I...
News from Round and About. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
News from Round and About." Constable Humphryis, late of ^Numurkah, has .received notico of pro motion to the charge of the Yackan dandah police station. The question of a proposed new two-story brick Komau Catholic con vent, to cost £21)00, ia being con sidered to keep pace with the demands of Tocumwal. The Bev. Malcoltngon has accepted i the call offered him by the Presby terians of the Berrigau parish, aud will bo inducted to the charge at au early date . The question of tho bulk handling o£ grain is to be considered -by the Inter-State Conference, which is too sit at the end of this month Victoria desires that two or inorg Siates should establish bulk hanlliuj .simultaneously in order to make tli system more economical and effective At a special meeting of the newly elocted committee of the Shepparton Agricultural Society hold on Saturday the annual election of office hearers took placo. Mr T. H. Koe was elected presidents Tho -retiring president (Mr J. M-M'Nabb) was made a life...
Mr. Dianell's Weather Forecast. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
Mr. Dinhell'B.. Weather Forecast. The following weather forecast for 1914 has been issued by 'Mr- J. B. Darnell, of Lockhart:—' March.—After 17th, rain to showery. April.—Pi ret week showers; between the 8th and l2th-cyclonic storms, likely to cause .damage,, princi pally to the. eastward. Then on to iho end of May thowery to stormy weather, lind. of June or beginning of July general showers. August.—4th to 8th showers in parts. About 21st cyclonic storm ;! eastern parts principally effected. Septcmbor.^—After first weok showery to stormy. • V ;. - - October and November.—On.the dry Bido, with heavy' winds and"cold nights ' " December.—First " week showers ; 15th to 19th general showers. . The above shows-very much the same conditions as 1913, and 1. con- i sider will give similar results. Fallow 1 and early, sowing, will, giv.e best .re-.j turus. . ... r
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
Public NotrcEs. \ NNUAL MF.ETiXa Murray SettW a. Association, Strath merlon,, SAT O'Jt*. BAY, 21st March, 3 prtu. All members are requoBtcd to attend.. ... \ . Public Hotioo. ALL persons found Shooting, Hunting, . Fitfhiug, or otherwise.Trespassing on Boomanoooiana witltout' • written authority will be Proiecutod without, respect to persons. , .. • • Wm. Hat, Manager. Pablio Notice. All persons trespassing on our orchard prop erty at Barooga without permission will bo. prosecuted without respect to persons. QUICK BROS. Public Notice. Persons found trespassing on my property or shooting and hunting with dogs, will bo proscouted without respoot to persons. JOHN DICE, "Cobram," Cobrain East. Barooga Water Trast. TENDERS' are hereby called for the 8heathing, with two inch timber, of Eight Culverts on the Trust's channels—labor and carting only. Tenders will be opened on the 31st of March. The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. ALF. W. SMITH, Secretary to the Trust. Goulburn ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
J. McNama.iia & Co's Sat,ua. MUCKATAH. Saturday, 28th March Commencing at 1 p.m. sharp. GlgantlciUn reserved Clearing- Sale Of 17 Horses, 70 head of Cattle, 420 Sheep, Pigs, Machinery, Implements, Dairy Utensils, , Seed Wheat, etc. J.McNAMARA. AND 00. Are favored with instructions from lira Puniell, sour., and Miss Parnell, i who h'ivo leased all their land, to soil ) by public auction at the homestead, about four miles from . Katnmatit", the whole of their Stuck and Plant, comprising— ;■ HORSES. 4Heavy Draught Geldings, 3 to G ' years old, all splendid workers;.2 •. young heavy draught mares, served i hy • Koyal Standard; 4- unbroken draught coltg, 1 and 2 years old ; 1 yearling draught filly ; 1 medium . draught, 2 years old ; 1 spring cart . mare, 6 years old, by Col. French; 2 splendid ponies, 4 and G years old, well-matched, and broken to saddle and harness. CATTLE. .20 head of splendid young dairy cows, all great milkers, and duo to come in early ; 10 very forward spri...
A Lake of Soap. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
A Lake of Soap. * I One of Nature's marvels is to be , Feen in the north-east corner of the State of Washington. H is a . lake which bears the name of Soap Luke, and is three miles in length by one ! mile in breadth. The water in the lake tastes like n mixfire of soap ■an«J salt, and its ;.»e'.«ilinr proper ties are such that when the water ; is heated no soap is required for a | bath. lor as soon as the water j comes into contact with the natu ; ral oil of the .skin, aud is gently rubbed, if forms a beautiful lather. The only drawback is that when applied to the h&lt;»ad, one's hair is apt to turn from its natural co lour to a dusty red, if not washed with fresh water. In other words, it bleaches, th&lt;» soda in the water no doubt beinjt? the cause of this. The Soap Lake is well known, throughout America, on account of its wonderful healing properties. Indeed, it is asserted that its waters provide a cure for all the ills the i flesh is heir to. Rheumatism, skin | ...
Fire-Eating Commander. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
Fire-Eating Commander. There was a Nelson-like Welshman named fJriflith in the reigns of King William and „ Queen Anne. CtriMith .Was a poor fisherman, whose sloop had been taken by a French privateer, while he and his crew—another man and a boy— were transferred as prisoners to the privateer. At niijht the French watch, having fallen asleep on deck, were brained by llrillith and his two mates, who fastened down the hatches on the rest of the crew and brought ihe»r prize triumphant ly into a ilritish port. King Wil liam rewarded flriHith with the command of a twent\-gun man-of war. from which he earned promo tion in the reign of ijueen Anne to a ship of thity guns. While in this command he got in to ' a dispute with a French cap tain in a neutral Italian port about the relative merits of the French and JJrilish navies. "In a general engagement," said the French captain, "I allow that the Ilritish usually win; but in a duel of ship with ship of equal ton nage and number of guns we sh...
Discovery by a Woman. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
Discovery by a Woman. Mr. Hellinshurst, a geologist. who, under the instructions of the Official Ktceiver, has been engaged in .1 survey of the' estate of the laio Prince Mahotned Huktear Shah, hes reported valuable discoveries of de* posits of gold, copper, iron, asbes tos, manganese, and mini, writes the "Central News" Horubny correspon (lent. The estate, sn,\s Mr. I [linshurst, possesses millions ot' tints j of iron ore, Averaging I." to 7" per [cent, of mete. I. The discovery was (consequent upon a gift to a San j thali M'omnn, aged 11m, who, undfr j the persuasion of presents of a shawl ' and a few rupees, disclosed ihe se cret place in which she had been working gold freely for some fifteen years past. A trinl shaft was sunk on the spot, ami quartz \n'lding l*'M ounces to the ton was found. The richness of the deposits indicate that the estate is capable of producine wealth in fabulous amounts.
Fire-Eating Commander. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
Fire-Eating Commander. Jlicre was n Nelson-like Welshman iinmtMl Crillith -in the reigns of king William and Queen . Anne. Gnfhth .Was a poor fisherman, uhosc sloop had been" taken . by a J-rench privateer, while he and his crow—^another , man ami • ^a boy were "transferred • as . prisoners • to the privateer. At night- the'French watch,having fallen asleep on deck, were brained by • CJriflith "and' his two- mates, \who fastened down the hatches - on ? : the; rest of the • crcw aiid- brought their, prly.ertnunipha'nt ly into a: Jlritish : port. v King ' Wil liam rewarded (•rillith with the command of a twenty-gun mnu-of* war, from which he earned promo tion in the reign of Queen Anne to a ship- of thity guns. Whilo.in this command he got in to a dispute witli- a J'rench cap tain in a neutral Italian port about the relative merits of the French and&lt; Jtrittetr navies. "In a general engagement,V said the French captainT "J allow, that the llritish usually win; but in a duel ...
For Fat People. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
For Fat People. With the awakening of scientific medical men to tlio great possibili ties offered by electricity; striking developments nrc to i>e cxi^cctcd. The diathermy treatment". of Prof. T\ . Nagelsclnnidt is applied in both medicine and surgery—the medical form- being- described as the passing of electric rays of high temperature through the diseased part, -and the surgical application; us a bloodless cautery ju which tho :ehrrent; reaches the tissues through a*'kind, of knife-edge. . /Pwo*illustra tions were lately t given by tho inventorof the process at the Lon don Hospital. The first operation removed a large blood tumour on the inside of tho cheek,; and the sc .eoiul took away a large patch of lupus, or tubcrculous.skin. In the; first operation bv ordinary methods i there would have been risk'of fatal bleeding, while other cure- of; the second case would have required : months. Another ; use' of electri city by lYof. Nagelschniicit is - in producing . intense but;"pai...
Living for Over 300 Years. RECORD LONGEVITY AND LAZINESS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
Living for Over 300 Years. KECOlfD l.ONCiliVITV AND LAZINESS. Quite erroneous is the popular belief that a toad can live for hun-&lt; dreds of years, even when buried in rock or earth. At the -same time it can survive for a long time in very disadvantageous /circumstan ces.- Upon ,*■Kastou Tleath," foi\in stance,; part of the -Marquess of Kxoter's estate,. near ■ Stamford,* a living'.full-grown toad has:just been found in a cavity in tlie solid lime stone" rock eight and a> half 'feet from • the surfaco. After, a fe\v«days' exposure ;to" air and light, and with access to water, the creature assumed '' normal . colourings .and markings,:, though it _ ultimately died from av; wound "received during blasting operations. How long the toad had been in captivity is not known, but according to scientists the toadvcannot' live without food and air" .for more than - two years, its.span of ; life, being' usually limit ed to . about: forty years.' ?■ ;• The average person is apt to ...