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A Cheque Unexpected. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 9 April 1914
A Cheque Unexpected. An amusing story is being told of an incident of Lord C'urzon's schooldays. His handwriting in in lho.sc days loft something to be desired in the way of legibility, mid he once bad the misfortune, after writing two letters, to put them in to the wrong envelopes. One whs to a relative: the other to a chum with whom he was in 1 lie habit of discussing his relations. The rela tive received the criticism which should have gone to the chum, and the young Etonian was wondering how on earth he could get out &lt;V tho scrape, when a letter arrived from tho relative in question con taining a note reading something like this : "Can't read a word of your four pages, but guess you want eonio money, you young ras cal;" Accompanying the note was h welcome chequc. To improve the flavour of an apple pie, sprinkle" the fruit with J«hm> juice after it is filled into tho crust, ''and cover with tiny pi'i'es of butter, then add the sugtir r.nd nutmeg or cinnamon.
ON PROBATION. TELLING OF THE HARD LOT OF THE HOSPITAL BEGINNER. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 9 April 1914
ON PROBATION. T1,u,[N(i ok'TUB IIAIll) lot OK TIIK. HOSPITAL JlliGlKNICH. It is the rule with most hospitals | tluW before nny woman is definite lN accepted to train for a nursing &lt;nrcer, she shall go first of all on ,, iln'c months' trial to prove If ,s|,c is suited for the work. The jroniTdl opinion of nurses and medi c„l men is that a wlimau who is strong enough to hear the strain of this trinl throe months,. is strong enough 1" stand almost anything! Though it souiuls like nn absurd paradox, it is the undoubted truth tlmt 1 h&lt;* hardest*worked women in the- hospital arc those who know the |(»,,Nt about., and have Hie slightest experience of nursing. The woman who becomes a hospi tal probation*"!* without having a dn'p love for the work—without being really inspired to beeonic a r},(fS&lt;._\vili find the life full of in •rcssant sacrifice of time and strength will find it nlso a life of terribly hard and exacting work. KKOM Til 13 KIKST. I'rom the ve...
Stone Age Folk Living in Arctic. MR. STEFANSSOS DESCRIBES MEN 10,000 YEARS BEHIND TIME. FINDING BLOND ESKIMOS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 9 April 1914
Stone Ago Folk Living in Arctic. MI!. STF.FANSSOS nESl'UIBES MEN 10,000 YF.AHS HF.II1M1 TIME. FINDINC. HI.ONP ESKIMOS. Kcw books have boon published rc- J cently of preater interest than "My Life With the Kskinm," by Mr. V. j Slcfnnsson, the famous Arctic ex plorer, just issued hv Messrs Mac millan. He tells of four years spent amongst the.se most remarkable and primitive folk of whom ho speaks In the most afTeel innate terms. He says :— I have lived uith the f-'sktmo un til they hav"? become us my own people. I pass my winters in their houses and my summers In their tents ; I dross as they do, eat u-bnt. they e;it, and follow the pome across the tundra to pet my food exactly as th'\v do, and 1 have ciinic to feel that 1 under stand them as well as f do my own people. In the Jbdphin and Union Straits i he fr.und tiibes &lt;»x Eskimo who. in intflliijonee and material develop ment. a &lt;en>rd lo him JO.no*> years Unbind the rest of the world. It was as tho'ieh ...
BOTTLE-SORTING BY TOUCH. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 9 April 1914
HOTTIJi-SOHTING HV TOUCH. j One of London's queer trml»s which I enjoys a pre-Christma«? rush th»t j of tho empty-bottle sorting at the jl.ondon Hottle -Exchange, ofl UWc'* 'fiiarsRond. These bottles have been salvaged fron dustbins, cellars, tin ; holds of ships, and wherever bottles | go astray. j Every year at least two mi'lion j bottles, aftftr many wanderings, find j their way to the Hottle E\ch>n r*. | They are sorted and returned to j their rightful owners, who pay «" ! annual subscription as wrll as n tow .'shillings a gross for returned hot j ties. beared on the , bottl*\ as it , were, a sorter nt the exchange must i be a man of ke,'!ii eye and d 1 c tc j touch. .AH that be has to guide hi" . in thousands of cases is the embossed (name on the glass, and swiftly, un erringly, and with almost uncanny I deftness he picks out a bottle wlrcli j has wandered from Glasgow and pu'fi ,it in a case bound for the North. f Mrs. K. JI. Stttlcy, of Washington, ! Kansas, received her t...
Newest Marconi Discovery [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 9 April 1914
Newest Marconi Discovery The newest development oi wire less telegraphy «;is demonstrated at the inhibition of the 1'hysnul So ciety of LoimIoii in the Imperial College r»f Science recently. This invention aims at the detection of the direction irotn which a message conies. When tho perfect!.* iiu»*«i messages are sent out from the KitVel Tower to all the Atlantic liner-;, the men who receive them Uno.v where they coine from, ami report d:i!y to the captains of their >hips. A sudden wireless rry across i lie sea. how ever, illicit be (iiflere'il , and, in the tumult of n sinLiru ship, it is just possible that the position may not lu; currectly called. This new apparatus snl\e> hall oj the difficult ie.s. II.ill .iii'l no mor&lt;*; but the splendors of its achievement ninv be very great. The hub that it cannot accomplish is the direc tion *• 'l he wireless ra\s. No one as yet has disco\ered how t«> *»end them like a scan-blip:!.t in a?u de finite direct ion—they go o...
UNIQUE ASTRONOMICAL PHOTOGRAPHS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 9 April 1914
umwu astronomical" photo . GRAPHS. v ! A uniijuc" photograph, rcpris:ntini! a phenomenon. ..observable from only one small "spot on ^the earth for n single Bccond in many., centurifs, was brought to .notice the oth-r d;y 1 y • Professor A. \V. Bickerton. .The occasion was the open-n,; nt Merstead of the: private o'servaio y of Mr. J. H. Worthington, whore re markable, photograph was a spectro gram of the totar solar eclipse of '1!H2 in Portugal. - , The discs of the sun and moon dif fer. in apparent diameter on account I of their, varying- distances, but dnr ing this eclipse the app ire-.t ri-ei . jvere exactly the same, and (or on- - second . in that bit - of Portugal I lie discs exactly overlapped.' ■ The moon covered the actual photo sphere of the .sun, leaving exposed the reversing layer,. chromosphere, and corona. Such conditions, in I l ice of the usual rainbow-tinted s'rc>k, gave in the photograph a sris'of, rings, each clement bcing_in a difler ent position according to t...
Tangos of Other Times. DANCING DAYS AND DANCING WAYS OF OTHER GENERATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 9 April 1914
Tangos of Other Times. DANCING DAYS ANT) DANCING WAYS OF OTHEIl OENERA TIONS. Just as tho tango has now taken the dancing world by storm, so did tho xvallz n century ago. There was the Mnnic outcry about it. too. Coming to us from Ber lin by w«jy of Paris, it wns donoun red its "this imp of -(Jermany brought up in France." Hut the younger generation. both men and women, took to it enthu siastically, nnd in n little while the *alt7. had practically ousted the older dances. lis popularity contin ued unabated for above twenty years, when it was temporarily eclipsed by the polka craze. The polka come originally from Hohemia, whore it has been danced by tho peasants from time imme morial. Its introduction into fash ionable society was due to .Josef Nerudn, who saw a girl dancing it ore Sunday afternoon in the mnr* ket-plnco of Elbelclnitz, and noted down the melody nnd steps. The cra7.e for the new danco broke out first nt Prague, nnd spread thence to Vienna and Taris. A French dancing-m...
HOW THE CANAL COUNTS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 9 April 1914
I HOW TIIK CANAL COUNTS. Although the construction of the Pannma Canal in admittedly one of the greatest engineering feats that has ever been accomplished, the canvl is by no means the longest in the world. In fact., it comes third on the list of ship canals, the Suez Canal being ninety miles, the Kiel ('ami sixty-one miles, and the Panama Canal abojut fifty miles in length. But the last named has cost fullv three times as much to make as did the Suez Canal ; and if it succeeds in paying its way the United SUtes Government will have cause for much satisfaction. On the other hand, t.h&lt;* benefits the canal will confer upon the world are inestimable. The new route from London to San Francisco; for example, is at 1 a$t 6,000 miles shorter than the old; whilst the distance by sea from New York to San Francisco has been re duced by 10,000 miles. In conse quence of the opening of the canal, surprising trade developments are certain ; and in these, as a glance at a map will show,...
Shame of Bird-killing. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 9 April 1914
Shame of Bird-killing. Lord t.'ur/.on deserves the thanks ctf all lovers lor his splendid speech at the annual meeting of the lloyal Society for the Protection of Bird*. Mis eloquent denunciation of our national barbarism oii^bt to shame us into action. When a rare bird is sc«*n we kill it. and call it sport. London is the renin* of the tratlie in plumage. In It'll •1L",,f> humming birds wej-r sold. •J,,,7on birds &lt;•' paradise. and 1 li**,1 »0(i i^rets. rh»*se beautiful birds art* bein^ extirpated in order to pander to the vanity of women, The white eyret. for in stance. is already e.vtjnrt in China. Lord Curzou n:«ks : "Why should a woman be admired less if instead of wearing the plume of an eg»vt she wore in her headdress a plume made of bristles, jut", or glass }" Another evil which ought to be .stopped is the wholesale slaughter practised by gamekeepers. The loveliest bird in this country _ is the kingfisher, and yt it is killed because* it is sup posed to devour y...
MILK JELLY. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 9 April 1914
MILK JELLY. Milk jelly or blanc mange is nour ishing ns well ns refreshing and if carefully flavoured, is generally liked. Tlio flavouring should be varied as much ns possible. To add a small quarter-pint pot of black currant, jelly to a pint of the blanc-mange flux ours it very pleasantly, while brandy, almond, lemon and vanilla can altfo be used to mnicc variety. .lunket is an excellent food, aud, if served with whipped unri flavour ed cr^Hin, is extremely nourishing. Milk soup is delicious if carefully niadp, and quite Inexpensive. To mnkn it, put one plot of milk inn double saucepan, or in a well-cov ered jar that can be put in a oven. Add to it a little of any root vegetable you happeu to bavo on hand—turnip, carrot., onion, celery, artichoke—cutting them into small pieces iirst. Let simmer gently till the vegetables are tender, then strain, pressing the vegetables gently to get out the juice. Thicken slightly with arrowroot, add a flavouring of pepper and wait, and just before...
POSTAL RATES AND RECULATIONS [Where the term "The Commonwealth" is used in connection with these rates and regulations it includes Papua. Lord Howe Island, and Norfolk Island.] LETTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 9 April 1914
POSTAL RATES AND RECULATIOHS [Where the term "The Common wealth" is used in connection with these rates nud regulations it includes Papua. Lord liouu ishnil, and Norfolk Island. J LEXTEliS. For every £ ounce or fraction thereof, b'or delivery within the Common wealth 0 1 For deJitery iii the Britifth Em pire .. 0 1 S'or delivery in the New Hebrides, 13auks, and Torres T 'lands ..0 2 For delivery in other pJjfcef... 0 LETTERCAUDS. For delivery within the ConunonweaHh : Single, Id. each; reply, Id. each half. For delivery in the JJiitish Umpire (see list of places uudcr ,4Lctterj>'')---fcii» ^ gle. 1(1. each. For unlivery hi New Hebrides, Hanks, and Torres Islands—Single, 'M. each. For delivery in other jdaees— Single, 2id. each. POST CARDS. Single Postcards iuipiussed with th« Id. stamp, and Reply or double cards, each half of which has the Id. htamp impressed thereon, may bo transmitted to places within the Commonwe.ikh, and to iboso places, enumerated u:.&lt;:cr ' Letter...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 9 April 1914
Pl'DMC Notice. IMFOBTANT NOTICE. Alf. Pimister, Having purchased tlio property OPPOSITE THH TOS'e OFFICE, COBEAM, Returns his best thruikB for past favors nud inform* tliw farmers and public of thtf»urroundiDgdintrict that lie ia now pMpared to execute all kinds u' wstk the trails at roust reasonable prices Shoeing done by a First-class Tntdesinnn. Buggies, Giga, and Waggons built to order or repaired. Repairs executed with despatch ftm Implements of all kinds made to order or repaired. Chaffcutting. TO FARMERS.—My Chaffcutting Plant has town thoroughly renovated ami put in complete onlcr for the present scutum, and J am now prepared to undertake all orders entrusted to mo. The pltmt has been placed in charge of Mr Nelson Lawrence, who can bo relied on to give his best services to the work. Prompt replies will be given to communications addressed to ANGUS McDONALD, Womboin. FORSTER'S No. 357.—This High grade SUver-plated Razor is equal to ay razor retailed at 7/6■ We are offer 5Ci l...
The Tale of a Teal. OUR NATURALIST DESCRIBES THE TRAGEDY THAT BEFELL NO. 7158R. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 9 April 1914
The Tale of a Teal. OUR NATURALIST DESCRIBES THE TRAGEDY THAT BE FELL NO. 7ir.81t. Somuwherc months ago, in a InmT beyond tho North Sen, when he was only a little chap, and had swum nmong his brothers and sisters in a nice reedy pooJ, he had been caught by two ol'l gentlemen, and had been j .adorned with n isilvery-looking ring placed on one leg. Then he had been set at liberty again. lie dirt not Know that .the ring had letters—an address, in met—and a number upon it, and that it was hoped (hat whoever found .him Again dmd or alive. in any part of tho world, would report his number to tin- address on the ring- Nor did be know that the gentlemen were Ccrmnn professors ♦•ngnged in prob ing tho great mystery of where the birds gn to. They bad marked - hundreds of birds in this way. lie was only a little chap now, a veritable miniature duck, a pocket wild dw'k—a teal, in fact —no more than fourteen inches lomr, but he was in -a way wonderful. The won der'lay in the markings of his ches...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 9 April 1914
The Orient Bakery. H. Anderson, BAKER. PASTRYCOOK AND CONFECTIONER, BANK STREET, COBRAM, Respectfully solicits the favor of your custom, and guarantees that none but the Very Best Quality of Bread and Small Goods will be supplied. "Weddings, Dances, and Picnic Parties Catered for. HOT PIES ON SATURDAY NIGHTS. Carts visit all parts of tie district. THE AUSTRALIAN ESTATES AND MORTGAGE CO. LTD. WOOL WAREHOUSES, 573 to 579 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE WOOL"® GRAIN AUCTION SALES OF WOOL, HiDES, SKINS, TALLOW AND GRAIN WEEKLY. LIBERAL CASH ADVANCES ON THE ENSUING CUP OF WOOL For Sale In Melbourne or Shipment to London. The Company act Strictly as Selling Brokers. ADVANCES ON GRAIN. To Farmers! If You Want Anything in the way of Complete Harvesters Chaffcutters Disc Cultivators Disc Ploughs Paring Ploughs Engine Fittings Reclining Chairs Orchard Implements Or General Repairs, CALL ON Horseworks Scarifiers Harrows Winnowers Vehicles Horseshoes James Grant Cobram Foundry, Tel. No. 3. Station St...
Steel Barrels Made to be Nested. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 9 April 1914
Steel Barrels Made to be Nested. A new and Ingenious typo of steol barrel so designed as to permit compact storage when shipped enipty la to be placod on the uiarkot abroad. The chief [e.ituro about this barrel Is that it is made iu halves that ar» exactly similar, with flanges provided so that any two halves can bo bolted together to form a complete barrel. In the shipping world bulky articles like barrels, when shipped empty, arc charged at bulk tonnago rates. Bar rols of this type, whoa nested com pactly, will bo entitled to weight rates, reducing tho shipping chargos materially. This invention brings to mind the fact that In tho old days of the whaling industry ships were often compelled to put to sea with out proper ballast because of tho I fact that all tho available spaco was ' occupied by empty barrels.
"BARONESS" PUDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 9 April 1914
"BARONESS" PUDDING. A most exceedingly good pudding. —Jib. flour, Jib. stoned raisins, Jib best kidney suet, \ sniull tcuspoon ful salt, i pint milk. Iloil 4 4 hours without stopping. This Is very rich, and servod with cream is delicious. "Well, did you discover anything in Stump's past life that we can use ngaiust him ?" Petoctive : "Not a thing". All he ever did before he came here was I to sell uwnings." I Election Agent, : "Why, that's j*at j what we want. We'll say that lie hat boon mixed up in bo me deelded I ly shady transactions/'
Why Many Smart Children Have Stupid Parents. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 9 April 1914
Why Many Smart Children Have Stupid Parents. f, fact that has puzzled not only I ho e agonists, ■»,t Iay me» woll, is the circumstance that frequently normal children, who are not defi cient in Any way oithor mentally or physically, aro liorn ot feoblo* minded parents. Tlioro aro huu ,ir(,iii; of woll authenticated in stances of t)»s sort of record, aj)il thrv linvo worked considerable dis comfiture to those eugonlsts who be lieve that fcobie-mlndo.l persons should lie prohibited from marrying liprausc they bellevo that their off spring is bound to bo like their parents—deficient. ■fir. Charles Davenport, a eugenic expert, explains this particular state »t affairs In the following monitor : II must be borne in mind that the menially deficient arc not all defi cient in the same way. The term is a very general and comprehen sive one, and is stretched to include stupidity so extreme as to consti tute utter inability to grasp any thing at all, as well as criminal trend of every degree. ...
HOTEL FOR "DOWN-AND-OUTS." [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 9 April 1914
HOTICI, FOR "DOWN-AN'!)-&lt;)l'Ts_" A hotel for "down-and-ou V v:hi h has just been opened in C'lrrairo l»v Mr. Charles Dawes, a millioinire bank president, is filled every ni^ht, while many are turned away for lack of accommodation. Mr. Dawes erected the house nt ?l' cost of .U20.000 in memory of Irs ro-j Rufns, who was drowned. The hotel provide* a hath and a night's lo:l«r inj* for 2Jdt whilo private rooms can be secured for lid. The rules of the house are framed so as not to hurt the pride of any of the ffiicRt.fi. Soup can be obtained for Id., coffee at the same price, and other food in proportion. • Kvery niffht the place is stonnel by those who wish to pet in out rf the cold, a lino of n?ar*y /no men 'awaiting entrance. The house accom modates only 300, and the s'rucelcK for priority of place in the line arc pitiful to behold.
Sixteen Million Channel Tunnel. WILL, TAKE FOUR YEARS TO BUILD ACCIDENT-PROOF TUBES. FOOD SUPPLY SAFE IN WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 9 April 1914
Sixteen Million Channel Tunnel. rcru, TAKIC FOL'li YID/VKS TO IHIILT) ACCIDBST-rm'IOK " TUKES. ' l'OOI) .SUPPLY SAFE IN' WAH. All the fascinating details of that I'ip projcct, tlic tunnel between Eng land nnrl Krauco, have been given to » meeting of the Kranco-BrltlBh Travel Congress. The cost of the rhaniH'] was estimated nt £10,000, IMH) by J^iroii Emil d'Erlanger. The KugHsh and French companies would onrh contribute one half of this sum nnrt cacl> would build miles of the tunnel, the Huron explained. 1 rom ihn entrance at Dover the tunnpl u*oiili1 under the Channel lor » length &lt;«f twenty-four miles, fmprjrinc: at Saturate, near Calais. A Urge power ntatlon would pro file motivo power for the trains, as u«'l| electricity for lighting, *nd compressed air for the purpose "f ^'nidation. Hnrnn d'lCrtanfior thought the t»nnnl would rapture nt least f»5 I'fTivut of the Continental passen c^rs, who at, (he normal rate of >pnrly increase would number 'J,O00, nt its open...
PASSING OF THE "BULL'S-EYE" [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 9 April 1914
PASSING OF THE "DULL'S-EYK •• For the past two ycarB the City (London) police authorities have l«en conducting experiments with a view to discovering a new type of lamp lor the use of the uniforme I mem bers of the force when on ni'.;ht iliity. The tlcfects of the present lamp in use—the antiquated colza-oil lantern —have long been rccognised by u,e authorities. The new clccir'c lamp with which the City Police will t)G equipped at no distant date will con sist of a four-volt lamp in the k|i:1pc of n large button about the size ol n half-crown piece. This will bo nillxed by a hook to n buttonhole 011 the constn' lc's tunic, and attached by nil invisible wire connected with nil ncci nrilat r cur ried in a specially made inside breast pocket. The wearer, who will be able to manipulate the light by meirs o' nn outside "button," will lie in po.«s r sion of a perfect signalling anpiira tus. The accumulator sys'rm w 1: have the advantage that it. enn lie recharged at anytime withnnt w utc ...