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Should All Ugly Men be Hanged. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 9 April 1914
Should All Ugly Men be Hanged. 'Die old low -of mediaeval Kurope, that "if two people are accused of a crime and guilt cannot, definite ly be assigned to either one of them, the ugliest one is to be bung ed," bids fair to come ir,to opera tion again, according to the latest 1 developments of penology. | As an outcome of tho l,ombroso methods of treating criminals, the importance &lt;V the relation between the shape of tho body and the character of the mind now is con sidered very closely, ami ih#» time is coming when a man a&lt; fused of crime will have far less ebnuee in a court of law if his general person is ill-formed than if he is a model of grace. 1 Although, /or a ronf-iderable lime, the measuring of criminals by the Jiertillon and other systems was intended only for purposes of iden tification, lately the usefulness of these measures has b»vn extended. For example, if a convicted thief has long, thin lingers, there is more likelihood of bis being a confirmed ...
Marker Attachment for a Garden Rake. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 9 April 1914
Marker Attachment for a Garden Rake. A good way of-making. tlriJls or seed rows of uniform width mid depth is to have an attachment for thognrden rake as shown. 'The de vice -consists" of a piecc'^of tin or sheet metal haviug „V-shnped pro jections on one edge the width of tin* i out*. The other edge of "the iiielul is inserted between the teeth ou the rake. Thus it can he easily, drawn over the garden- bed to: mark, the rows. After the seed has heen planted, reverse the tin and use it^as t\ hoe for Tilling the rows. • -\
THE FARM. Water Requirements in Plants. (W. C. Palmer, Agricultural Editor, North Dakato Agricultural College.) [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 9 April 1914
THE FARM. f Water Requirements in Plants. (\V. C. rnlnior, A^riciilturxiI Kdilor, North Daknlo Agricultural Col- I Ieg«.) hifferent crops require different amounts of wot or. These amounts also vnry fur each crop under dif ferent climatic conditions. A know ledge of those water requirements of the different crops may in n mea sure serve as a guide in selecting the ones best adapted to certain sections. Briggs and Shantz of the Bureau of Plant industry, Wash ington, O.C., have carried on in vestigations in the water require ments of different crops at Akron, i Colo., and at AmnriHo and l»al hart, Texas, in 101.0 and 1011. The results of these experiments arc given in Bulletin Xo. 281, Bureau of Plant Industry. The average of these experiments are as follows: Pounds water required to produce a pound of dry matter (whole plant) —millet 127o, sorghum l!0f>, jug weed 17">. tumble weod 1277, Hus sian thistle JKM, corn JW50, buck wheat ."78, oats (>U, *nveet~ clover 7U0, Held peas...
Reindeer Meat. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 9 April 1914
Reindeer Meat. IJoforo very long people in Eng land inny draw a steady pnrt ol their mcnt supply /roni the* reindeer herds of Alaska. So sa,\ s the Government. Bureau of Kducaticn, which hus charge of nil the Alaskan reindeer-—the rein deer service in (hat Territory bt'ing pnrt of the school system—looking across the world to Hnlnm. Already considerable (juantities of reindeer meat are b«'ing shipped from Alaska. A recent shipment. from Xome comprised carcases, bought by a Ncold storage com pany from Eskimo herders. All of it found a rendy market, some find ing its wny across the Atlantic.' This, however, is only the begin ning. It is estimated by the bu reau that there are in northern and western Alaska at least 400,000 square miles of treeless country, worthless for agricultural purposes, which would furnish pasturage for I reindeer. Advantage of the opportunity is sure to be taken because of the money in the busi ness, and then men who arc pio neering the notion believe Alaska wi...
Barb Wire Maze Cutter. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 9 April 1914
Barb Wire* Maze Cutter. °. ♦ A Queensland ; dairy farmer sends along: a description of a device he Jius Jut: Tor.1 .cutting" lijs nutizo by means, of'barb wire :—4&lt;It is sim ply necessary// - he says, "for the horse .to. which the wire is hit ched to be led> around; the break it is: proposed c to. cut;. so that the w'hxv in its ^forward motion, will be kept Every stalk will be suwu through close to the ground, with not a: root, disturbed. Where evcr n little hillock has been thrown up nbovo the surrounding surfaces, the barb will saw right through it. On thistles it was a failure, as the [ barbs became plugged with tough grass. For l.his reason some im pro\ements on the luirbs as teeth me necessary before the principle can be generally applied. A demand for such uii appliance should cer tainly be met by the manufacturers. In the meantime much good w'ork can be performed by ihe barb wire in the hands of a practical num." When the Grand Duchess Olga, the Czar's eldest da...
BRAX BISCUITS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
BRAX BISCUITS. Mix in a basin Jib. of flour, $lb. of bran, l£oz. of brown sugar (1J tablespoonfuls), and a quarter of a teaspoonful of salt. Press the lumps out of n quarter of a tea spoonful of baking soda and u quar ter of a teaspoonful of crcam of j tartar, and mix theso with the other ingredients. Crumble into the dry mixture Jib. of butter, and, when j quite fine, moisten the whole to a j very stilT dough with buttermilk, j Turn on a floured board, knead, | and roll out thinly, and cut into | rounds the size of a teacup. The I rounds are baked on a greased tin in a moderate oven for n quarter of an hour.
BANBURY BISCUITS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
BANBUT1V BISCUITS. In n basin mix fioz. of flour ond 2oz. of cornflour, adding to these 3oz. of castor sugar, a quarter of a tenspoonful of baking powder, ajid u pinch of salt. With the tips of the fingers crumbla in finely $lb. of butter, afterwards adding 2oz. of 1 currants, washed, dried, and picked. Moisten tln»se ingredients to a etiff dough with a w'ell-boatcn egg ; and ! then turn mjtf knead well, and roll out thinly. The dough cut into rounds the ni/o of a breakfnstcup, the round bcii>£ placcd on n greased tin, and baked in n moderate oven until they become a pale yellow co lour. A9 a rule theso biscuits tnk&lt;? about a quarter of an hour to firo.
The Magic Oven. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
The Magic Oven. To let the fire go out, and to go out- yourself, and yet bo able to produco u hot and appetising dish at a minuto's notice on your return /mm a loivg walk, shopping, or a visit to a picturo-pftlaco, sounds impossible. Hut nil you havo to do is to got u sugnr-box, with a lid, or a small tea-chest, costing, say, Gd., and two pennyworth of hay, sufticiont* to fill the box. Place, beforo you go out. your stew or hash, or what ever it is, in the box quickly, wrap it round with a pieco of old blan ket, embed it in the hay, close tho lid tightly, and the cooking will go on slowly for hours. The stew should be just short of boiling point when put in the box. To line the latter with felt or 1 other non-conducting material is an improvement, ns the heat is con served stilt longer. Kenew the hay from time to time. Klipsou : "Young Waggles has Kot ■ the laugh turned - on himself in his i little joke against the Mazes Kire Insurance I'ompnny.". KIopsuii : "Mow ?" Klipson : "He in...
Ladies' Column. VARIOUS BISCUITS. GINGER SNAPS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
Ladies' Column. 4 VARIOUS BISCUITS. GINGER SNAPS. Mix iu a basin 41b. uf Hour, aud add to It a pinch of salt, 2ot. of sugar (two tablespoonfuls), a tea spoonful of ground ginger, tho samo quantity of«Jarnaica. pepper ,t. a.small shako of whito pepper, and a quar ter of a teaspoonful of baking soda with the lumps pressed out. Into these ingredients crumble 2oz. of butter, and moisten (ho v.holo to a stiff dough with a little golden syrup. Turn tho dough on to a floured board, roll out thinly, cut into small rounds, and bake on a greased tin Jn n slow oven for from a quarter of an hour to twenty minutes.
Fainting and Other Fits. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
Fainting and Other Fits. * A celebrated physician • recently said : "I wish you would do some thing to teach people the difference between a fainting fit ami an epi leptic /It. Von sec, a fainting fiti is • produced by the Mood leaving the hwid. It is important to re member this, because it determines the method of treating tho.se afllict ed people when no doctor is near, and because everyone occasionally finds it his duty to go to tin* help of some person in a fit, without a moment for reflection. Jet alone in quiry. "If a person faints he ought to be laid down flat on his back, for this will facilitate the return of blood to his head. Indeed, nature has provided for this, for a per son who faints will fall down and soon recover if no one interfered. On the other hnnd, a person with an epileptic or cataleptic fit, indi cated by convulsions and frothing at the mouth, ought to be propped np, So as to facilitate the flow of blood from the head to the lower parts of the body, which may...
Monastery Besieged by the Mad. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
Monastery Besieged by the Mad. llecuubc a monk named Innocea-1 tins, of Moldavia, Russia, was Bald to have instantly cured a lunatic of his madness, a great crowd of pea#ants besieged the monaatery bringing their mad relatives or friends to bo heated. It appears that in that pnrt of Russia lunacy is very frcrjiumt, owing, it 19 sup posed, to the use of unrlpo mal/e | Instead of luuvcned broad. JJut the i ignorant and superstitious peasants; believe that the mud tie.ss ia caused : by an us II spirit taking up his ! abode in the soul of hU unhappy victim, * tturi, 'believing that Inno ceutius has tho power to eabt out devils, thousands have lately appeal ed to him on bohalf of their lovod one*.' A newspaper correspondent tells ub that Moldavia had buconw such an "absolute inferno of the mud," that the Government banished Innocentius to another monastery in the extreme north of Russia, on a river callod tho Onega. Uis fol lowers confounded this name of the river with the Omega of the A...
Fatal Wolf Trap. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
Fatal Wolf Trap. ♦ A telegram from tli«* town of lie in GaliWa. brings news of a horrible catastrophe. owing to tho recent heavy snows, numerous hands of hungry wol\«»s had nlh'd tho dis trict with panic. Tin' inhabitants, tiivd of hattues. decided to h-ave I lie n-mains of a dead cow o»»1m&lt;I&lt;' (lie v Wage, haling' previous ly iu.i«*&lt;-iril th&lt;« >anu' with a power ful poison, \ pariy of gipsies m« ri\cd short l\ afterwards, uiid camp ed ta-ar tin- poisoned eow. The leader collected Die pieces of llesh, which were afterward^ i-tiiiMiiucil by the part\. A few uttftuUvs htter the wretches weiv svi/ed with vjo lent internal pains, »ml of them « i •&lt;! ;»'.er tcrrilde suffering*. which' no medical aid could t»
Fishing Tales. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
Fishing Tales. Among the most interesting con tributors to Mr. F. G. Aflalo'fl book of fishing wtories Is Lord Des« borough, who relates some remarkable facts regarding tarpon fishing. The tarpon, cv lish which sometimes readies n length of over 7ft., and j may weigh as much as 2101b., hns peculiar jumping propensities, and if ono happens to jump on to a fisherman, or even into tho boat, the consequences may bo disagree able. Lord Pesborough says that tho most exciting nnd exhausing "Take my advice, ma'tiiu—and I cliargo you nothing for it—don't go to law in this matter. To. tell you the truth, you simply haven't a leg to sta that is, you have no case, at all, rau'am." fights he ever had with tarpon were with three fish ho hooked exact ly in the loidcHo of the back. How they managed to get hooked in that spot Is not easy to determine, though the experience is fairly com mon, it appears. Lord Desborough's last fish in Florida was a gigantic shark, which seized a 2001b. tarpon that ho...
Hatching Chickens from Shelled Eggs. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
Hatching Chickens from Shelled Eggs. I»r. Stewart 1'aton, a biologist, has found out how to take a hen's • 'gg out of the shell and ninke it develop artificially. For this pur pose he uses a sterilised - solution ot water containing-seven percent. 01 common suit, to which a little calcium chloride and- potussiuin chloride are added.. With this lie fills a glass dish. Their lie takes nu egg, wipes if off with a steri lised ' rag saturated -*\vith pure alco hol ; (so as to wake it ijerm-frce), and, with the aid of a forceps (likewise sterilised),-opens the egg hi such a wav that the cut edge shall he smooth. I .'Mien the contents of the egg are| allowed to slide gently into the] dish, whereupon it quickly rights! Itseli, sothat the embryo tV the m-i ture cluck is; on top. The egg thus treated • is taken irom : an ordinary i incubator, alter undergoing about! twenty-six hours j os incubation. I When tins process is careiully per-1 lorined it is . accomplished without: injury to the -em...
Houses Without Nails. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
Houses Without Nails. In Alberta, Canada, there is a vil lage of houses- which have been con structed without nails; As a mat j terof fact, little or 110. hardware of any character • -has entered into 'their- construction, - These houses have boon built by lfnlhcnhiu immi grants, and their architecture is quite novel. Their, first attempts at housebuilding are usually of the kind they had been accustomcd to. over-in Europe, and '-their*-build ings arc of. tho typical* Ruthcnian style—log, pitch-roofed, thatched, and wide in the eaves. In many cases tlieso buildings are put up without n dollar's worth of hard ware. Kven the dopr, un alTnir of slender twigs woven and laced to gether, swings oil home-made hin ges and is latched with a wooden hasp. The floor is of hewn logs, un-. nnifad. The roof, as the favourite ftusainu roof nlways is, is a won drrftil fabric of poles and cross pob's, through and over which has born woven wheat straw, ten in ches (hick, packed tight and solid, and la...
ELEPHANT HUNTING. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
ELEPHANT HUNTING. ]n hunting the elephant in Africa, t aptain r. H. Stigaiid gives Hie r&lt;\^ilt. of thirteen years of peri lous experience. He «li&lt;l not always surreal in securing the animal tliat. »hs being hunted. In regard inn' inridcit of this kind, he writes : -"It is dilttcnlt t(i combine the "i'snrhim; task of_ hunting *,,e* with a conscientious P1*1'* lerninnce of one's work, ami, if one tri'Hl to. the dinners are one does Mli badly. In this case 1 was «»• '»ble to devote another day to the billowing of the wounded elephant. *1t uns the two paths whieh de puted tin; old hyena,' said one ««f th&lt;> Swalialis to console me I1-'!* f ln.v disappointment, referring *«» a j folklore slory in which a hyena i came io Lhe fork of tu'o paths and | rould not make up his mind which ,0 take. 1 "inally his right legs Ir'K-d io lake the right-hahd path his h-ft legs the left-hand one, >"ul ho split in two." ')n at least one occasion the hun ter liccaiiii...
COLD INDEED. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
COLD INDEED. "A man from Canada flat in the lobby of a New* York hotel listen ing to cold wewther yarns. These yarns jjrvo very convincing exam ples of Iho suffering and hardship occasioned by lust winter's exces sive* cold. Finally the Canadian coughed and said :— '•Your cold weather yarns, gentle men, make a Canadian smile. You think you'vp ha&lt;l a cold winter down East hern, but up my way, from Inst November clean through tu March " Ue paused, struck his ehnir arm with his fist, and said— "From last November clean through to March, our hot water bottle** fro7c solid in our beds every blessed night." In a suburban electorate the can didate was lichitf raucously heckled, and, though an amiable man ns a mh\ hi» was provoked to the sug gestion that llie conduct of one man in (hi* imvtinj; at least was asinine. "If I'm an as*," roared ihe in-| terjectnr, "there's two of "s here. I la ! ha !" "l'\e notito&lt;l you," suid the can* didat«\ quiolly. ' I've heard you bray...
Measuring the Stars. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
Measuring the Stars. ♦——— (Ily KIXiAlv fjUCTfc'.N' LAKK1N.) "Will yon give u ""I* °f »" '•he stnrs whose distnncoa have lioen ,l,.|iTiiiiiiC(l (about forty-five), to-, get her with I heir distance.-) nml times for transmission of light therefrom 1 «•>' asked. 'I'll.' list is no longer forty-live or /illy stnrs whose distances nru thought to lie known with nny &lt; 1c jrrco of accuracy. Modern celestial photography has brought, the list dou'ii to seventeen whose paral laxes ore greater tlmn 0-5 of 1 .second of nrc. Till' word parallax must first be explained. A circle contains 1, ^(111,111111 seconds, minutes or :h;ii degrees. Co out to u Hut pluin free from obstructions such as trees and houses. and draw nn accurate circle whose circumference is in length) l/jOit.oim inches, almost miles. ] Make marks I inch apart, then each division would ho I. second of are. Then si mid in Hie centre of this circle ami the divisions could not l.e seen without a powerful tele scope. l!o ...
EXTRAORDINARY FATALITY. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
KXTHAORDINARV FATALITY. j Strain or exertion in fastening his collar was the medical eiplanation at a Liverpool inquest of the flinliit'ii i death of James Hewitt, telegraph operator. The man, said l'r. dial ' lenor, might have had slight influ* enza, which always aflected the heart. Many people, he added, suffered 'r0/11 .influenza without knowing it | in thin caae the heart | healthy, he thought heart failure fol ; lowed sudden exertion. T J J o jury rtC" ccpted this view. Kiuh scales, if they are nrnnll an(* i bright, are worth about four shil | lings a pound in France. They flr&lt;? made into pearls, buttons, and all I kinds of jewellery /or the Indies and China. There are at Ieaat ten million nerve fibres in the human body. A needle puaaefi through 80 opera* | t(ons in the course 'of manufacture
JUST SUIT HIM. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 16 April 1914
.7l\st suit him. i "Wh;U pftwt have you — nw—unser ved foh nie. Miss Coat horn?" ^ asked youn^ Snpleijrh &lt;.t; the fair manager of the atna'eur theatricals. "Why, really. T\Tr. Snplcigh." sho 1 replied, "['in nfraid J'vo overlooked .you, and all the parts have been assigned. Oh. by the way. then* is Kt ill the part, of the heroine's father. I think thai would about Til ' you." f "The pawt is wonlly of little—aw* —consequence, (lonelier know, just bo I'm one of the—aw—actahs," said ' . Snploffrft. "What am I—aw*—sup posed ' to do in the' pu'.vt ?" *'\Vell," answered the manageress. J "as the heroine Is? supposed to be' an orphan, I'm afraid it will be ne cessary that you should remain dead." Mr. C\ Silvester Home, ■ M.l'., ypealiitg at Hford recently-, stated i •N - -that GO per cent of the Hritish Army are total abstainers. He paid* a high tribute to the splendid work of the Labour leaders in tho temper ance campaign.