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Tobacco, Foe of Germs. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
Tobacco, Foe of Germs. .T. While it lias long been known that tobacco smoke is a valuable proven live against infection during tho. epidemic of a contagious disese, it is only recently that an analysis of smoke-laden air In an ISast-End district 1ms been contrasted with equally dense air in which tobacco fumes were lacking. These analyses have shown that more than one half of the harmful germs had been destroyed by the tobacco smoke. This fact has unconsciously been the means of preventing large loss of life, as was noted in tho recent cho lera epidemic in Germany, when smokers in cigur factories were found to be immune to cholera, and wherein tho victims wero mainly from the non-sinokers of the city. Kxperiments conducted in a cho Jcrn-strieken house, one floor of which was occupied with a cigar factory, led Professor Wcncke, of the Imperial Institute of Berlin, to the conclusion that the cholera germ cannot, endure tobacco smoke. It was found that saliva containing virulent germs ...
To Catch the Fowls. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
To Catch the Fowls. Nothing is more disturbing than to attempt to catch nn active fowl running loose in n meadow with no iiid I ut your own pair of hnnd#. The device illus(rat-?d herewith is, made fr*>ii* nn old broom-stick, ft I pk*e»» of strong iron wire, nnd n 1 small length of fishing net, though i n vuriety of other similar materials I will answer the same purpose. j 1 With tlus net in your hand, the pro I ectlure is ns follows. . Scatter a few grains of corn so ns to nttrnct the fowl to within reasonable dislancc of you, and while the bird is in nocently feeding quietly drop the net over Her, give it a sharp turn so that she is tumbled into it, and she is secured.
Germ of Whooping Cough. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
Germ of Whooping Cough. That whooping cough is caused by the bacillus pertussis, discovered by Drs. Bordet and Hongou, hns now nt Inst boon proved beyond a doubt. "Masses of minute bncil- I li jufcst the edithelial cells lining j (he windpipe, «nd tubes that, lead I to the lungs.* Their action is chiefly mechanical ; they interfere with tho normal movements of the cilia by sticking them together ; iti this way the germs furnish a continual irri tation, which results jn the symp toms peculiar to the disease." Drs. Mallory and Jforner now announce the results of experiments upon pup pies. They infected theso animalB by injecting the sputum of whoop ing cough patients into their noses' and throats. Six weeks later the lesion characteristic of the diseaso was found in their windpipes. Nor mal puppies that associated with them caught, the diseaso. Tho ex perimenters were able to find tho bacilli clogging the cilia of tho cells of the mucous membrane of the puppies' throats.
Lures Mosquitoes to their Death. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
Lures Mosquitoes to their Death. | Mosquitoes in Epping Street have become such a pest that-fears of ; malarial fever inspired the Dis trict Councils to call a conference to decide upon the best method of stumping out the danger. Epidem ics of disease arc anticipated if such an active fever-breeding agent as the mosquito is lefb to' multi ply unchecked. At Walton-on-the-Xaze - two or three years back swarms of mosqui toes annoyed visitors so much that ! the season was quite, spoilt. The ; action of.the local authorities lii i spraying all ponds and marshy i places with paraffin, however, clenr i ed the district of the insects.-; i Just at this moment, an. -electrical engineer points out another method i of exterminating the pests. i The idea originated. in experiments i in harmonic telegraphy, in which a i musical note of a certain 'pitch was produced by electricity. The.opera i tor was amazed to find that when i the note was* raised . to a certain i number of vibrations-• per set'o...
MRS. MALAPROP'S CAR. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
JlUS. -MALAPJiOt"S".;CA1!. .'."I have,."/said Mrs. Mala prop, "a beautiful car, with a cymbeline body, dispatchible and denounceable rims, epileptic springs, electric starter, infernal expanding brakes, automatic wind-shield, black-untrammeled head lights. interval puwer plant, flash jubilation, three - point indention, three speeds horrid and one per verse, amateur on the dashboard, aggravated ebony rim vui the steer ing-wheel, copellerator. throttle ped dler, sanitary transition, juiup-spark intuition, jimpson bearings, a sot of lean gas-primers, and all other ex cessorlffl." 14X9.
Absent Treatment for Plants. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
Absent Treatment for Plants. , , A jirm;of foreign florists gave an interesting- demonstration- during- the summer.- It consisted of a huge tin . pair of .water standing in the ; shop- window on a tuble about four feet from the floor. Hanging over i the edge of the pail were strips of j muslin varying in width from one I to three inches. -These muslin strips were (irmly anchored inside the pail by means of-:weights, while the other end rested on flowerpots arranged in a. circle around the table. "Wc arc giving this demon stration," the.ilori.st told an inter viewer, 4,to sho\v people how to water their plants when they shut up their houses and go away for four or five days at a time. The water soaks slowly through the mus | lin strip which varies with the si/.o t of the (lower pots. A pail uf this : size will: supply all these flowers for u week."
Device for Cutting Corrugated Iron. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
Device for-Cutting- Corru gated Iron The accompanying illustration shows n wrought-iron block ".which is very useful in the emitting of cor rugated iron. Fig. 1 shows the block, which should' • be/ about Oin. uido, :and Jin. thick, at the mini mum depth, and is of wrought iron.- Fig 2 shows the cutting I j tool, which is an ordinary cold chi t sel. Kig. 3 shows the .cutting of ! mi oval hole such as might be re quired 1 for a pipe' passing through i n plate. . The • block•. can "also bo i used for cuts in any direction, and is. just about as handy as any roofers would want to have.
Beverages for the Nation. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
Beverages for the Nation. I Norwegians are one of the mast j temperate of Northern nations, consuming1 but *16) pints of beer ! anil of brandy per head of popu lation. The Dane drinks on the average 150 pints of heer, but little wine, and only*- 3ti pints of brandy each your. The Suede manages to i ; consume 8L pints of beer and 13 of . spirits. The ltussian driuks7£| pints uf \odka. and the same amount of beer. The, Frenchman, however, takes LOG ^ pints of wine, 15 of beer, .48 of brandy. The Bri tisher soothes himself with U pints, of whisky or gin, y of cluret, and 2128 "of beer. The Dutch man will drink 5-1 pints of beer and 112 of brandy. Taking - every German province to obtain an aver age, it is found* that the German consumes JS7£ pints of beer, 10J of wine, and 9J of4 spirits. In Munich, however, the average amount per head rises to 0120J pints, being the highest of any province, whilst the lowest average obtains in the northern province of Als'atia. Hero the inhabitants ar...
NEW SOURCE OF RADIUM SUPPLY. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
NEW SOURCE OF RADIUM SUPPLY. ' Paradox Valley, in South-Western Colorado, is snid to have become the richest radium-bearing field ^in, the I world. A Bmnll supply,, from pitch blende residues, hnd previously b'en found in Colorado, and this, with the other limited sources in Austria and in Cornwall, practically completed ,the radium-bearing field. | The newly-discovered source Is due I to the enterprise of the Crucible Steel J Company of America (Pittsburg), j among the largest producers of high speed tool steel. " This company uses vanadium ores in the manufacture of , its speciality, and, the supply of the ores from South America falling low. it "was decided to prospect in the Paradox Valley. A largo trait of mineral-bearing land was purchased, and it was found to contain not onlya large tonnage j of vanadium ore, but rich deposits of uranium, from which radium is ex-] tracted. What this means; in actual money's worth may be gathered from the, fact that a gramme of pure me tallic ...
SERUM FAILURE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
SERUM FAILURE. M. Marino, of the Pasteur Insti tute, in Paris, has proved the failure of nnti-tuberculous serum. The dis covery turns on the fact hitlrrto un suspected in bacteriology, that the microbe of tetanus cannot multiply in a tube of culture of Koch bacilli if the latter is more than ten to fif teen days old. M. Marino's experi ments will have an importint bearing on future researches.
WIRELESS RECORD HELD BY AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
WIlllil.KSS RECORD HKL.D UY AUSTRALIA. With characteristic enterprise, Aus tralia in beating all other countries , in her wireless equipment, every point 1 °t her 12,280 miles of seaboard being 1 encircled by a chain of stations. 1 l'.ight of these stations work day and night with an official range of two thousnnd miles. ltecently, the Port Darwin station established a record by sending mce sages which were picked up at a Lake Huron Station 9000 miles distant.
GREAT AMBER DIAMOND NEEDS REGAL BUYER. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
GREAT AMBBil DIAMOND NEEDS' ' ' REGAL BUYER. Enormous in size, and glorious |n colour, n diamond is just now in Lon don awaiting the advent of some princely purchaser. It was found in the dry bed of tile Vanl Itivcr, (,'ape Colony, by Mr. H. Bowker and Inn partner, their only reward tor stren uous months of toil, but a big uno when it, came. It weighs 178J carats, and therefore ranks amongst the greatest of the world's gems. But its glory js its colour, which is that of red amber. At present it looks very like a nice piece of barley-BUgnr with polishes indentations .and- rounded-ofl corners. Mr. Bowkcr has shown it to several dealers, but lias not yet cflccted a sale. They seem to think it is much too big for them. Experts gawd with 'astonishment at the quid-looking man who, calling on them, unrolled a hit of wash-leather and placed before them one of tile most remarkable stones they had ever seen. ] All were agreed as to the beauty oi the diamond and its immense value. [One said : ...
AUTOMATIC HOP-PICKER. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
AUTOMATIC HOP-PICKKR. ; After the steam plough, the clrr trie harvester, and thj mechanical milking machine, the automatic ho'> picker has come to do away with tlr slow hand-picking methods employed by the hop-growers. The hop-picking machine is already in urc on the Pacific const, at the Del Paso ranch of the Clemens Horst Company, Ltd., and waR recently in spected by a committee of brewe? from San Francisco. The hop vines are first cut ofT about two feet from the ground, and haul ed from the field to the picking plant into which they are fed by attaching the cut end to a vine grasper. These graspers draw the vine be tween a double set of picking drums fitted with V-shaped fingers. The fingers catch the hops and pluck them from the vine, which nt the end of the operation is thrown out cleaner picked than if the work had been done by hand. One machine will pick twenty-eight vines a minute, and the working ca pacity of a machine is about 50,000 lb. of hops in a ten-hour day. The b...
CHAMPAGNE FOR ASKING. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
CHAMPAGNE FOR ASKING. - Celebrating his fifty-sixth birthday by- entertaining old people in the vil lage near Welbeck, the Duke of Port land at Whitwell said that whenever the vicar liked to make requisites to Welbeck on their behalf, the dueh 08s and he would only be too glad to see his pockets bulge with cham pagne bottles or anything else that tfie parishioners might require.
PREHISTORIC RIVER NEAR SO[?] WAY FIRTH. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
PREHISTORIC raVER NEAR SOt, WAY FIRTH. Excavations for the sea wall con structed by the Cumberland County Council at Allonhy, a little .water place. on the Sol way Pirth, revealrd the mouth of a long-lost river. It is believed to have dried up hundred?, and perhaps thousands of years ago. ! Prom the depths of the strata, thr character of the banks now uncover ed, the tree trunks dug up, it is evi dent that the mouth of a deep river, with steep banks lined with trees, formerly existed there. An inland upheaval .doubtless took place by which the springs were cut off and found other rivers to take their waters, so that the disused channel gradually filled up, and the encroaching tide covered up all traces of the estuary.
LAW TO CHECK FIRE FOE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
j LAW TO CHECK FIRE FOB. 1 Recently, in England, there came into force one of the most bcneficcnt Acts ever passed by Parliament. Hy the Fabrics (Misdescription) Act n stern check will be put upon unscru pulous manufacturers who jeopardise hundreds of lives by- labelling the highly inflammable flannelette they sell as "safe." It now involves very heavy penal* ; ties to sell flannelette or any text;le fabric, in any form, to which is re tributed, directly or indirectly, any quality of non-inflammability uhi h | it does not posseeB. If it is non-in flammable it must have passed the I tests prescribed by the Home onice, land be up to the official standard. Local authorities are empowered t&lt;> enforce the Act and seize and submit to tests any flannelette they mav suspect of infringing its prov'slon*. The first fine for infringement is -WO, after that -C,"0 and no less, and the fines may be multiplied very much a« one piece of flannelette may be guilty of many modes of infri...
RADIUM CURE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
RADIUM CIIUK. I)r. A, Jacobi, an em'nsnt. N'" York physician, announces that has cured himself of a cAnrrrow* growth In the nose by means of th« radium treatment. Three application* sufficed. Pr. Jacobi is eipbty-three years of ape. He attaches prcat valu* to radium lor certain forms of cancrr but still advisee the knife fh internal cases. A' first-class ocean steamer requires the eervicea of ^bout '129 firemen,
BLAZING SHIPS. OVER A THOUSAND LIVES WERE LOST IN ONE DISASTER. IN ANOTRER NOT A SOUL LIVED TO TELL THE TALE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
BLAZING SHIPS. oVl'lt A TUOUKAKIi MVHS WKKK LOST IX ON IS DISAS'J'KU. . IN ANoTMKK NOT. A HOUI.MV.KI) Til TKLL TMK TALK. Tlw recent lerriblc disaster in -mid-. Atlantic to . I lie British liner. Vol turno has, unfortunately,.beenjniral n number of times, Kiro at ?&lt;fn is the most dreadful catasfro I'ho ivhirh can overtake u ship, for r>Hrn even \vl\er\ assistance is .at hand—in the ease of the Volturno tni jjront Atlantic liners stood by helpless—it cannot be • rendered; •lust five years ago; in November r.inK, to l»c exact, the sleanier'^ar ilinin caught fire vso6n. - after . leav-, bur Malta. Captain Littler.'wheeled his tliip round ami tried to tuako the port again, but fears •■for tho s.ifety of the powder magazines ca'isrwl the garrison ami the nnval authorities to warn the-vessel ofT, and she had to run U|>on the rocks outside the harbour.* * ^ boats of all kinds hastened to render assistance, but thc.v.could-not near tha doomed vessel owing t" the high seas wh...
Why Nervous People are Happiest. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
Why Nervous People are Happiest. Nervousness is n high tension of ihr nervous system. It Is rather do sirnble than otherwise to he several , d^rees nervous. Well controlled nervousness is a sign of good breed ing in human beings just as in ntu mills. The higher bred the horse i)],. more sensitive and the more ilHimtely responsive is the animal. In a crisis the animal has greater fort iuide, bearing pain without Oinehing. This the self-controlled nervous person also does. Again, jj well controlled Hie nervousness stimulates to more and better work. Nervousness, if ill controlled or ,,,>1 at all controlled, is, on thp rouJrary, the cause of suffering to the person, of annoyance to his ns mm-mIcs, and of incfllctano' to both. I .neont rolled nervousness causes flighliness ami irritability. These lower the vitality and impair the functions of IJio heart and the di g.-sti\e apparatus. Abrupt move irieitls. .shrill voices, hasty speech, iiiid impulsive, uncertain actions are Kigns of t...
THE AEROPLANE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 19 March 1914
THE AEROPLANE. The exhibitions of flying given by Mr. Harry Hawker emphasises in a marked way Australia's distance from the centres of knowledge and science. Before the marvellous flights which we have lately had the opportunity of &lt; watching, no tangible result has been'i peon here of one of the most drama-' , tic,eventful, successful, vet tragic ef-'; forts of mankind. i Hart and Hammond certainly de- i monstrated in some slight degree the | wonders of aerial motion, but since &lt; then, the advances made in the work i of harnessing the air to man's ser-, vice has been almost fabulous. To' gain pome slight idea of the many! mile-stones which have been passed in i the aeronaut's progress, we have only' tn look back to the first attempts made by the Wright Brothers. I A few years back their aspirations • were regarded indulgently as idle dreams, and their enterprise, enthu- . siasm, and devotion to science as fu tile and foolhardy. The latest news of the surviving...