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EVOLUTION OF THE HORSE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
EVOLUTION OF THE HORSE. r ! Dy tile law of compensation Nature is evidently busy re-adjusting mat ters. In these dayB of humans de veloping vegetarian tastes, it is not surprising to learn that horses, to equalise matters, arc suddenly be coming carnivorous. A peaceful country animal who had previous'y | led the simple life and! satisfied his appetite" on chad,With an occasional flavour of oats introduced, was left standing in front of a Melbourne res taurant l>y his unsuspecting owner recently, : Like all young creatures; the horac was impressionable, and the tempta tions of city, life allied to the heady .whiffs of steak and "onions which emanated from the open door, prov ed too much for his serenity, and un hesitatingly he kicked over his'chall box and tramped into the dining room. Unfortunately he had rccJcono l without his cart, which jammed in the doorway and stopped his entry. A wild glare of -wnsatislied desire shone in his eyes, which gave back stare for stare of the ama...
How Alcohol Makes You Slow and Inaccurate. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
How Alcohol Makes You Slow and Inaccurate. - ♦ j Tho common theory that a small quantity of alcohol at tho right time nmi placo and in moderation is really helpful nnd serves to bring out aomu latont power of I ho body js not sustained by tho following experiments : j Tho lato l)r. IUdgo nmdo same ex periments at a hospital on a group of ten people, comprising inedtcul students, porters, and nurses. He ' put up at tho end of a corridor a row of letters, and got each mem ber of tho group to walk slowly from the other end until the lcttors ; could bo rend, of course changing tho order of tho letters in oach , case. A mark was made on tho, /loot* to show tho spot where tho! reading was done, and tho person's initials placed beside it. Then ho supplied them with beer In quantl- j lien ranging from hnlf-a-plnt to as little as one-sixteenth of a pint. ; On repeating the test, not ono of the group could now read tho let ters at tho spot whero they for merly stood ; all had to go nearer. Jn...
AN ANCIENT WEAPON. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
AN ANCIENT WEAPON. A curious stone weapon, extremely heavy and shaped like a "mere" (a email and effective Maori club), but fitted with a long handle, was recent ly found by a New Zealander in a cave in the Waikaremoana district. It is so heavy that it requires two hand to lift it, and it is not therefore likely to have been a weapon car ried in battte. Some of the Maoris themselves suppose it was merely ! used for dispatching prisoners taken in war, others that it was left in the; cave by Te Kooti in his historic trek . from Waikaremoana in the 70's. The probability is that it is very much older, and belonged to the Tuhoe or 1 Urewera people, who fought in the earlier days all over that district. |
For Pulleys. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
For Pulleys. Iii llio accompanyint? sketch, 0 represents « piece of line sbufthig which is used to carry pulleys driv ing various machines by leather belling. Curiously enough, a belt will not stay cm a pulley with a rim, «s shown by t,lir* fitjurc^A, but will crerp tip over one of the ris ing sides and cojko olT. /Ml bolts tend to rim into the highest purt of n driving pulley, and for tills reason pulleys are made with a rim, us shown by iho figure H. (Jibbs—"Personal appearance is ft helpful factor in business .success," Dibbs—" Yes, and business success is n helpful factor in personal ap pearance."
A NEW VERSION. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
A NKW VRItHION, Mr. Taft's triumphant announce ment that he has beer able to it-' duce his weight to a more reasonable figure rccalls one of the many little stories told in conncction with h's stoutness. He was trying to catch a train one day, but, though he ran as hard as he could, he missed it. lie turnrU to those about him with a regretful sigh : I "Ah, well," he said, you know uie , proverb : more waist less speed !'* |
Wireless Works Best During Storms at Sea. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
Wireless Works Best Du ring Storms at Sea. ♦ I Mysterious as the transmission of ! wireless messages seems to the aver ago lny mind, thero nre phases con* ucctod with wireless telegraphy whicjij > bafflo tlio scientific mind as well. , 1 Certain atmospheric conditions arc known to bo more favourable to tho transmission of wireless messages than others. Thus, the reach of nn instrument is always longer at night than in the daytime, and on a night following a cloudy day tho reach is many times ns long. Tho ideal condition for transmission is a cloudy day across water, and many scicntific minds arc puzzling them selves to find some explanation for • this. Professor A. II. Taylor, on the subject of wireless, calls attention to tho fact that tho explanation I usually accepted is hardly admissi-, ble. According to this theory sunny days cause ionization of the air, that is, they cause disintegra-1 tion by ultra-violet rn.vs. But Pro-' 1 fessor Taylor points out that ioni/a- j | tion oc...
WORLD-WIDE NOTES. NEWS FROM EVERYWHERE. SENTENCE BY TELEPHONE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
- WORLD-WIDE NOTES. NEWS FROM EVERYWHERE. SENTENCE BY TELEPHONE. J notice by telephone is tiie litest innovation in New York, and people who have hitherto made invidijus comparisons between the law's de lays in the States and the dispatch with which judgments nro delivered in Kngland will now have at last one American model of which to be proud. Deing Christmas, Mr. Joseph Ueall, a city Judge, was not on ^hc bench when a young couple were brought in charged with kissing and hugging in the street. Ordinarily the pair would have been sent to the cells for the night, but the Clerk of the Court remembered that it was the festive season, and in a bright moment decided to ring up the Judge at his home and ask his advice. "Is that you, Judge?" asked the Clerk, Pause. "No, there's nothing down here to day except two prisoners — a young man and a girl charged with disor derly. conduct. Hardly worth your while coming down, and it's Christ mas Day. Mugging and kiss'ug." The clerk put his hand ...
A Ruben's Portrait Recovered After 264 Years. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
A Ruben's Portrait Recovered After 264 Years. The accompanying illustration of a long-lost portrait of Charles the Bold, by Jtubcns, is cf supremo in terest from both an historic ami an artistic point of view. The picture/, which has been missing since it was referred to in lG'il as " No. 9G" In the catalogue of Ku bens' effects found in tho artist's possession at His death, was lost to sight for 261 years.
Longer Life for Middleaged Folk. BERLIN PROFESSOR SAYS RADIUM SOFTENS ARTERIAL. TISSUES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
! ; Longer Life for Middle aged Folk. HRKUN rUOKRSSOH SAYS HA jiwm^okvinS-s MiriuiiM. ■■■■■■TISSUES. 'It has been* propounded that thr hardened arteries of niiddle-nij'vi people may he restored to genuim1 health by the use' of radium, «n&lt;l if Dr. Saubcrman"s theory bo correct then the -nearest approach in thr elixir of youth has been discovered ,I)r. Sauberinan* has also discover ed a form of gout which ho culls '"Knglish gout;"' and which is due to the : consumption of strong lea. Weak\tea/ ns.consiiined on the Con tinent, does not 'produce this kiii'i [ Of tfout,. which is due to oxalic nci'i, : and not. .uric acid as in ordinary gout. . His radium apparatus, so he told the members of the Kontfren So ciety in Jjomfun; consists &lt;»t" earthenware receptacle, containing minute amhunt of radium, whirli is placed at the bottom of a plaw bottle. The bottle is filled with water, and in the course of time the water becomes charged with radiu'n emanations. Hadiuni rema...
CHAPTER VII. BESIDE THE SEA [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
CITAPTKU VI t 1IRSIUK THE KKA Vida was mnly for her drive •' along the sands, In whito. with just, ft touch of Mark at tlimnt anil wrists, a big, while hat sha dowing her exquisite face sts u„, shady hnts immortalised by f;ains , borough shaded the faces of the beauties in oblon time, she was in- J deed a fair picture. '■■■ | Over sea nod land a soft, evening ? haze Jay. The waves trembled in :i waning crimson. It was tho hour ^ for romance, for rapture, for love, Yida looked intently and serious- 1 ly into the mirror, as she gave Hie .Inst touches to the lace «t her v j throat. ■>. j "JIo does love yon—he does low " V you !" she said, the softest, tender- : est pink- rising in the satiny pal lor of her cheek. "Von ure » very ■; lucky young woman, Mrs. Ilether- i ! ford.—very lucky. Sidney is going i , to reveal his heart to you to-night. j Can you believo it V How is it you can. look so calm, although' ! your pulses nrc capering like mad I things ? lie is coming to-night, ) soon...
Student of Nature. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
Student of Nature. ? "Thnnks," b«I(1 the tragedian, set ting down his glass and nbsent mlndodly pocketing my change, which lay upon tho bar between us. I "Jinny; thanks .for your good . opin i ion. I always study from Nuturo I —from ■ ■.■Nature, ■ sir. In my acting t you see reflected, Nature herself." I "Try tliis "cigar, said ^nn admirer of Isalure, reverently. "Now. wlicro I did you study that expression of [ intenso surprise that you assume in the second net "From Nature/' sir ; from' Nature. To securo that expression 1 asked nil intimate personal friend to lend me Ave pounds. lie refused. This caused irie 110 surprise. I tried several more. Finally, I struck one who wns willing to oblige 1110, and,; as he handed mc the money,,I studied in a glass the expression of my own face. I saw there surprise, but it was not whut I wanted. It was alloyed wftli suspicion tlint tlio sovereigns might be had. I was in despair." . : ... "Well ?" said the other, breath lessly. "Tlicn an idea str...
A THRILLING TALE. ENGLISH FAMILY'S PLIGHT IN PERU. EXTRAORDINARY NARRATIVE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
a thrilling tale. I.-NULISU FAMILY'S PLIGHT IN nsiiu. KX'l'ltAOIiDINARY KAHUATIVE. Tlio remnrknbio story of tho ad ventures of nn F.nglish family In Hie interior of Peru was related to i, Central News representative by Mrs. Evelyn Ankers, who is tem porarily resident nt Twickenham. Mr. Sydney Jtayniond Ankers, the lady's husband, Is nil engineer,-who was cngnged to take n motor launch to a Spanish rubber mag nate, the launch being intended for use in the conveyance of rubber on the Amazon. Sir. Ankers decided In take with him ills wife and his little hoy Derrick (Jim.) Alivs. Ankers \vns the first white u'oninii to penetrate to Mndre ilc Pios, and her nppearanco there caused something like consternation among the native women or the district, who ultimately gained suf ficient confidence to approach near enough to the white • woman to tear away every button from her dress. When the motor launch iind boon put together, mid the Indians had heen drilled in the handling of it, the Spania...
FOR SALE, A MOTOR-CAR. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
FOR SALE, A MOTOR-CAU. A motor-car jB to be h-d for a mere none in Philadelphia. Its bs» owner, Mr. Stewart Owens, a stud-nt at. the Philadelphia College of Phir mncy, has just died ns tin rrsult of the car crashing into a tree nt'er narrowly escaping collision v i h ii telegraph pole. He was the seventh to lio killed by the car. The first nccident occurred in March, 1011, when the machine fell over an embankment and ki'l d i in of the occupants. In January, 10]2, it swerved and plunged into n cnnnl, and its five occupants wer? dro'ird. Now it has slain its seventh, mid 'he present owner is saiil to lie wilihg to dispose ot it for a mere song.
ELECTRICITY IN ANTAR[?]. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
KLRCTMCITY IN AN'TAR"1I". Dr. Mawson in describing the terri fic storms that his expedition experi enced in Antarctica, said th;it tin snow beaten on the face by the win 1 formed an impervious icy mask, with the stifled breathing, and in the dark it was not unusual for very uncanny effects to be produced. Blue lights, for instance, would plow on the tip of one's nos?, ears, and parts of the clothcs. This phe nomenon was a very remnrkable fea ture of the region in whicli thrir main base was situated. Terrific winds, driving particles of snow before them at a low tempera ture and high velocity wrr* sufilci nt to explain the fact that the atmos phere was surcharged with cbctr city. The electrical chargrs cscaped into the stirround.ing atmosphere, and this showed itself as what was cilbd "it.. Hlmo's fire. It was seen almost daily throughout the winter month*, and was very strong on occasions. Meteorologists frequently received considerable shocks from instruments when changing the char...
M.P'S TO BE CINEMATOGRAPHED. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
M.P'S TO BE CINEMATOGRAPH HI). A, Paris cinematograph firm h^s just signed a contract with the French Government under which it has obtained the sole right to take cinematograph pictures at ths Cham ber of Deputies. The company proposes to make a feature of films showing the Chrimbrr actually at'work; but it is preclud ed under the contract from recording any incidents in the nature of "scenes in the House." Among the members the innovat'on ie regarded as likely to be of great value as a means of giving their con stituents visible proof of their devo tion to their Parliamentary duties. The sum to be paid by the company to the State for this novel privilege is^iMSO per annum.
THE WORLD'S GREAT NAVIES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
THE WORLD'S GREAT NAVIES. The question ol the upkeep, growth and expansion of the British Navy is ono which vitally aflects Australia, , and as the time for the announce- , mcnt of the British Naval estimates falls due, the Commonwealth shares with the rest of the world In the in terests involved in the answer which Britain makes to the enormous ad vance in naval expenditure amongst other nations. i Seven years back the naval esti mate of .CVM ,000,000 was regarded as excessive; to-day something over £51,000,000 is the amount which is to he spent during the forthcoming y;ar. The question which agitates states men and thinkers of to-day, is how in the future it will he possible to keep pace with such an enormous rate of increase. The great consola tion that Britishers possess is the knowledge that our huge navy owe* , its being entirely to British revenue, J while most foreign countries --- Gcr-1 many, for instance—are undergoing a financial draining through having | had recourse to ...
TAPERING OFF. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
TAPBIU.vg off. A novel appeal was made, and not 'n vain, in the Magistrates' Court in Arrow, in the south of New Zealand, /ecently by a resident against whom he police had applied for the issue jf a prohibition order, who asked to )C allowed access to the hotel for a 1 touple of days in order that he ■night "taper off," while at the finmc i .ime he promised to bo "square" within a week. [ A sympathetic bench decided to ve the defendant another chance, wid the case was adjourned for a j-veek iif order to arcertain whether ■)i" not the promises would be- kept.
A HUBBLE BEGINNING. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
_ A HUBBLE BEGINNING. Australia now contains about DO million sheep, and the annual value of the pastoral industry excceds 50 million sterling. In view of this, it Is interesting to turn to the origin of the- merino sheep in New South Wales, where the pastoral pursuit nad' its origin. In 3803, Captain John Macarther, *ho- imported the Frst merinos to Australia, was on a visit to London, md he delivered an address before a meeting, over which Lord Hobart □resided. I 4,I consider it my duty," he said, 'respectfully to represent to His Majesty's Ministers that T have found 'rom an experience of many years, the climate of New South Wales pe niliarly adapted to the increase of ' 3ne wool sheep, and that from the • unlimited extent of luxuriant paBtnr iges with which that country abounds Trillions of those valuable animals nay be raised in a few years with )iit little other expense than the hire if a fev; shepherds. The specimens of vool I have with me have been in spected by the best jud...
Fact and Fiction. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
Factjand Fiction. in the "JUNiliUes of Irish Life," )>y W. S. French, is this anecdote : —"I have hoard a story that upon 0110 occasion the IJishop of London asked the celebrated actor, Oarrick, if he could explain how it was that he and his clergy failed to arrest the attention of their audieuces, al though they preached every Sunday of the realities of the world to come, while lie (Garrick) filial crowd ed houses with the most rapt atten tion, although they knew perfectly well that all he was sitying was fic tion. •' The reason is very plain, my Lord/ replied Uarrick. ' You deal with facts as if they were fic tion. I deal .with fiction as if it were fact.' "
A Brush with Fate. TELLING OF A STARTLEP 1'OX AND HOW HE SURPRISED THE GAMEKEEPER. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 2 April 1914
A Brush with Fate. TELLING OF A STARTLEP 1'OX AND HOW HE SU11P1USED TIIE GAMEKEEl'EK. (By 1". ST. MA US. The frost king hud come to the ,world in a night, and the grass on Abe "rides*' in the bristling covert was flashing and dancing as if cov ered with a carpet of a thousand gems. JJut tin: frost King had al so brought his grim prime minister —cruel famine. Muny of the deni zens of the covert, therefore, were returning to their lairs hungry that morning. First and earliest came the badger —and that was fate for him—a low, grey shadow, grumbling to himself j because the ground hnd been almost too hard for even ins strong claws to dig .'or his favourite roots ami bnJhs. Next mine a disconsolate owl, flapping along low and silent, hun gry because his night's work hod produced only three mice and a shrew instead of twice as many. Last of-all came the fox—red, ras cally, and reckless. Not alone was j lie, fcr a fine fat rabbit come with I him—in his jaws. lie only, it seem* ■ ed. Knew h...