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PEN PICTURES OF THE PAST. A QUEEN AND HER LOVER. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914
PEN PICTURES OF THE PAST. A qiJKBN AXP HKIl LOVI5H. (if nil Uie thrilling iijcident.H con- ' ncctert with tho French Revolution none rouI«t be more tragic than those wltlcli ended Mio lives of Marie Antoinette, tho beautiful ijueen of France, and Count For* .son, her lover. When Marie found herself. l-r«n$porlcrJ lo the (lull de corum of the French Court she was hut a child of fourteen and exquisitely beautiful. Her husband, fhn J^iuphin, was too much absorb ed in his own (|Uestionable pur* suits to spare a smile for his pirl uif&lt;». and no wonder that she .soon i it . 11 tit it- nil. \t ihe beginning of Januar.v, 1771 l .ih' ca me to JWuruinetle in the pcr V,M ,.j' fount Fersen, a young Swedish noble who wns on a visit (&lt;> the French Court* and soon tin? w|.|'iw'td f&lt;mgm? of HCiiiidtil uns wag tfing. Ihit the storm of devolu tion wns about lo burst, and Fer s»»ri was ready to shield tho woman }}»• Invri from Die dangers which «.'rT gathering nroun...
World's Biggest Land Deal. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914
World's Biggest Land Deal. Tho stupendous land Hale about which everyone Is talking, ami which j has resulted in (he transference of &lt; nineteen of London's richest areas from the Duke of Bedford to Mr. Mallaby-Deeley, M.P., for tho Har row division of Middlesex. The property, which is known as the Covent Garden Estate, is situated in no fewer than twenty-six streets, among them being Southampton Street, in which the oiNam and build ings of Ucorge Newnes, Ltd., are situated. No neighbourhood is richer in his torical associations, whily the land and property is of such fabulous value that the price paid bt\ Mr. Mullahy-Peeley for the estate must have exceeded by an enormous sum that given for any other simrle pro perty. The price realised by the salo is just under which works out at the rate of Ul.VS.Ooo per acre. One of the most interest i ing facts regarding the gigantic sale was that the negotiations lasted only u few weeks, the bargain being con cluded by Mr. Mallahy-Pe...
TELLER TRICKED. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914
TKU-KIt TRK'KHH. Hy a cute dodge two men defraud ed a GlaHgow lmnk.oC.C7, t'icn mi\rie good their cKCiipc. They went into the hank, and, laying down, 1J&lt;' dollarn, naked for gold in exchange. The teller counted out the gold re quired and laid it down, but just then the men intimated that the> had changed their minds. ■ At the same moment they lifted their dol lars, and before the teller had quite realised the position they were out of the door. On the money being counted it wan found that £7 of gold was amiraiug.
Revolt of Prisoners. OUTBREAK AT CAIRO. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914
Revolt of Prisoners. ♦ OUTBREAK AT I'ATKO. The revolt of convicts at the Statu Penetentiary at Maca lister, U.S^A.,, was u somewhat snmll affair com pared with ihe recent uprising of Egyptian prisoners at Cairo. The plot for the outbreak had been skil fully mude and kept a profound se cret, being known only to those pri soners 'who were to take part. It was totally unexpected by the autho rities, and found them quite unpre pared. About 7 o'clock oik- morning, just | after breakfast, (he prisoners tvere taken into the big yard for th^ir usual exercise- Thwre were only one or two guards on duty, and thny were anned only with whips with which to lukih .any- pi-isonei* who1 might prove refractory. Suddenly a peculiar set of sig- ! nals were made, and before the guards had recognised their signifi couco the whole uioli were upon them. They were unable U* cop* with the onrush, but managed to at tract the attention of the anncl. guards. The "soldiers on duty quickly reach ed the platform w...
WELL-DRESSED THIEVES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914
WEIArDRESSEP TH1KVES. | A flbort time ago a bull was givfi , at the Albert Hall, London, tn aid ; of a charity, and opera-glasses were ! placed on hire for the use of those people who might wish to use them. | "After the hall was over*' it was discovered that thirty pairs of these j glasses were missing ; but not, ns i might perhaps be expected, front the cheap Keats. As the glasses were lent I to help the charity, ami as the miss ing glasses had to be paid for out of the money raised, this seems to be a particularly mean form of theft. As a matter of fact, about four pairs of opera-glasses out of seven hundred are stolen from the theatres every week. These glasses arc ■ not placed in the pit or gallery, hut only in the more expensive seats. Tho Hlectrophone Company, wh&lt;» supply the glasses that are for hire in about twenty-five London thea tres, «ay that they h&lt;ivc lost some thing like twenty thousand pairs in tfie last ten years, and that two thousand three h...
Bible Facts Varified. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914
Bible Facts Varified. Everybody hns heard of the Cali fornian big trees. Their testimony is now being adduced to verify the ( stories of the long, long ago, as told in tho Old Testament. Tlu« rings of these forest Titans have been rend as an open book, mid 1o ! they hark bnck to the days of ' the Prophet Elijah and the sore ; /limine that nf)licted poor Palestine .sotne §,70* years before the coining I of Christ* | It is a far cry front tho acrid j wastes of Asia ^iuor Mo the mant ling* fo'res'ts of the California moun- ^ tains. Hut no uncertain tale do. the big trjlCS 'tell of bygone davs now that their story has been read j In* Prof". Ellsworth Huntington. n| very eminent authority on the sub- i ject. It in shown that the growth rings in the mighty masts of pine l indicate that in general the same climatic changes look place un f'ali- j 1 fornin as in Asia Minor as shown! I by its almost prehistoric trees.' Kings - and curvus indicating these! , changes disclose a remarkable re- j...
INSURANCE AGAINST MUMPS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914
! INSURANCE AGAINST MUMI'H. The underwriters at Lloyd's d's plav .V keen sporting instinct and considerable courage in the rhVs which they undertake. They arc quite ready to insure againpt any contin pcncv, from shipwreck to twin*, for varying premium considerationR. Th* most rocent occasion to which thev have promptly ri6en is an cpidnui" of mumps amongst the members &lt;f their institution. Three months' policies are issued on payment of premiums from Ks upwards, insuring a certain sum per week in case of a firBt or a pccord attack. The former is the more ex pensive, as "mumps"*is a peculiarly infectious complaint, and . thee s I less chance of getting it a second j time.
Well Served. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914
Well Served. A rather amusing Incident .■ occur., reddurimj the creation of a .factory in l.ancn&hire. ... - ■* A ncwvhand,'-an Jrishman, had bren take n on as labourer, and. the' hit? nnl for inortnr was a sharp whistle. Just below the bricklayers.- who were Inking up the walls, wore the ioincrs, who happened 10 he ...fixing, tho floor-joists. One day a -happy 'thought .•struck 'one of ihem to plav. . a trick on ! J'addy. IVesvnlly, a ^ whistle was ♦tfi -.n, whereupon "thiL. new „ hand : liilrd Uio hod with mortar . and its i rended. When he'jjot to-the top ' the bricklayer said :— - . "I didn't whistle for any mortar," "1 thought ye did," said the hod "I didn't. So go down again, ami i | dor.'t brin^ any more tintit- J j : wliistle." - ! S A few minutes elepsec:, When »t siiiir*]> whistle wjh hwd xtitjiin. I'p ; went our friend, atu!,* with an air i of certainty. said :— ! "Sure an* ye whistled this tohne?" "I didn't." said the bricklayer. "Th«'ii who did uhMle?" an...
FIRST WOMAN CHLOROFORMED. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914
FIRST WOMAN CHLOROFORMED. The death of Mrs. Agnes Thomson, the first woman to inhAle chloroform occurred recently at Streatham, at the age of eighty-three. She was n niece of Sir J. Y. Simp son's wife, and, with her father, Commander Petrie, was present at *»2 Queen Street, Edinburgh, on the eventful night, November 4th, wh*n the great discovery was made of the use of chloroform by Sir James (then Professor) Simpson. On that occasion, after Sir Jjunts and his Assistants had recovered from the effects of the experimental doses upon themselves, Miss Petri■» came forward to be experimented upon, and proved a most happy sub ject under the influence of the dru?, as when falling asleep she made tha remark, "T am an anjjel, a beautiful angel ! How are you all down there ?"
AUSTRALIA'S RECORD SCIENCE CONGRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914
AUSTRALIA'S RECORD SCIENCE CONGRESS. In ft few months' time n record leathering of scientists will be held in Australia. The Hriti^h Associa tion for the Advancement of Snienc\ to hold itn enlightening and inter esting meetings in t fir Common wealth, and both nntionnlly and in dividually wo appreciate the impor tance and signiticance of such an event. Professor David, the Australian President, has just ivturned from Kuplanrt,-and is able tu furnish »omf interesting particulars a * to thecom as mnrrross, and the eninent men who will participate in it. He pays : "It is obvious that in the 400 num bers who intend to visit these shore* next .fulv ami August, the elite of British science will be splendidly re presented, and a great f aturc of the visit of the? association will he the Ventres piven in the evening to I ir^e audiences. These will all be more or less available to the public. Two of the four owning lectures to be given i-i Sydney&lt;^*ni he public lecturcs, at which ...
THE FARM. Catch Crops. THEIR VALUE AND ADVANTAGES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914
THE FARM. Catch Crops. TUiillt VA-LL'B AND ADVAN TAGES. | A "catch" or "stolon" crop is one that ie grown between the regular nnnual crops of tho rotation, and , ; which is not considered tho main crop of tho year. Tho chiof crop 1 of the year occupies tho ground 'during the summer months, while] tho catch or "interpolated" crop 1ms j its nctivo period of growth in the | autumn, and perhaps also in tho j spring. In market gardening the j practice of growing interpolated crops is quito common, but in or* dinary agriculture it is restricted in cold and temperate climates, and is only extensively practised in warm countries such ns Italy, whero numerous secondary cmp* are suc cessfully grown after tin; ordinary corn harvest. In Great j.tritnin tho practice is most widely followed in I the southern parts of England, I whore the winters arc short, the au j turns mild, and the spring early. In the north of Kngland and in Scot ' land, where tho rlnnuto is moro se ! vere, catch cropping is ...
POSTAL RATES AND REGULATIONS [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914
| POSTAL RAT'ESAND REGULATIONS [Where the term "The Comraon treuith*1 is used in connection with Uiesa rates and regulations it includes Papua, Lord Boivo Island, and Norfolk Island.], LE'lTEHS. Eor evorj J ounce or, fraction thereof. For delivery within the Common weatth 0 1 For delirtry in tho' British 'Em pire .. 0 1 For dolivery in the Now llobridos, Banks, find Torres .Islands .. 0 2 For 4plavery in-other places :? . .. 0 2J LEEEER CABRS$^ - . .. I£or« d eli very * wi uj i n the Commonwealth: fefngJo, la. each j reply,' Id; cach half. J?or denVo&y in the British Empire (sea list of places under ''Letters'')—Sin gle. Id. each. Por delivery in Now Hebrides, Banks, and I'lrrcs Islands—rSingle, 2d. each. For delivery in other places— Single, 2$d. each. POST CARDS, Single Postcards impressed with th« Id. Btanjp, aud Reply or double cards, each half of which has the Id. stamp impressed thereof, may be transmitted to-places within the Co mmonwenhh, and to iboeo places, enumera...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914
Pcblic Notice. IMPOKTANT NOTICE. Alf. Fimister, Ilaving purchased tho property OPPOSITE THK POST OFFICE, COBRAM, lie turns his bost thanks for past favors sud informs tbc farmers and public of thesurroundingdiatrict that he in now prepared to execute ;all kinds of "work' - tlie trade at must reasonable prices SlioeinR done by a First-class Tradesman. Buggies, Gigs, and Waggons built to order or repaired. Repairs executed with despatch Furm Implements of all kinds ma'le to order or repaired. Chaffcutting. TO FARMERS.—My Chaffcutting Plant lias been thoroughly renovated and put in complete order for the present season, and I nin now prepared to undertake all orders entrusted to )»o, Tho plant has been placed iu charge of Mr Nelson Lawrcnce, who can bo relied on to give his best services to tho work. Prompt replica will be givcu to communications addressed to ANGUS McDONALD, Womboin. FORSTER'S No. 357,—This High grade Silver-plated Rator Is equal to any raior retailed at 7l6■ We are of...
Quaint Picture Postcards. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914
Quaint Picture Postcards. 1 There is no doubt that for tho . decline In popularity of the picture postcard the eccentric and often vul gar card is* responsible to a very great extent. Tho market has, of course, been "over-produced," but the artistic landscape or portrait is not likely to fall from favour al together. - As jn somo other de partments of commerce, many origi nal ideas in tho production of pic ture postcards came from the Con tinent. A French firm were respon sible for the introduction of a card bearing a spirited picture of a cat fashioned out of the remains oi* an old silk hat, disporting on u roof drawn in the new art style : also for a portrait of Sarah Bernhardt, the costume heing made up of pieces cV cloth. Another card, produced in England, was certainly a good means for the education of the youn ger generation, as well as of a pleasant pastime, being one with shaded outlines of various flowers ready for colouring, having the ne cessary pigments attached to the c...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914
The Orient Bakery. H. Anderson, BAKES. PASTRYCOOK AND CONFECTIONER, BANK STREET, COBRAM, Respectfully solicits the favor of your custom, and guarantees that none but tlie Very Best Quality of Bread and Small Goods will be supplied. "Weddings, Dances, and Picuic . Parties Catered for. HOT PIES OX SATURDAY NIGHTS. Carts visit all parts of the district. THE AUSTRALIAN ESTATES AND MORTGAGE go. LTD. wool 'warehouses, 573 to 579 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE WOOLand 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. Tootoids For Constipation, Biliousness, Bad Breath, Headache, Indigestion. Delightful Family Medicine To Farmers 2 If Ton Want Anything1 in the way of Complete Harvesters Chaff cutters Disc Cultivators Horseworks Disc Ploughs Scarifiers Paring Ploughs Harrows Engine Fittings Winnowers Reclining Chairs Vehic...
To Prevent Accidental Poisoning. AN INGENIOUS "CORK" FOR POISON BOTTLES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914
To Prevent Accidental Poisoning. _» AN ' INGENIOUS "CORK" FOB POISON BOTTLES. | Recent distressing misadventures by poison brings to mind that many clever people have been for years I trying to devise a means of pre I venting such mishaps. I Many clever doviccs have been pat ented to minimise the risk of acci dental poisoning, but either owing to the difficulties of placing the in vention successfully (from the finan cial point of view) on the market, or for some othor reason, none of these devices has over yet been taken up. But at lust a possible solution of tlio problem hns been achieved. THft Becret of Itn future success lips in its simplicity. Tho device i3 merely a tiny brnus plate, fastened to any cork, with two tides indent ed in such ft way that tho pressure of it« "troth" on tho fingers would remind the drowsy or tho roost careless person that the poison bottle wns being handled. Fi*cd between tho cork and the spiked brass is n ribbon, which goca round Hie nock of the bott...
TUBERCULOUS MILK. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914
TUnEROUI.OUS | The dangers of an impure m'lk Kup | ply are brought out in an import ant article on "The Infection of Chil dren with the 13ovine Tubercle Rici1 lUK," by Dr. A. Philip Mitchell, rrsi ! dent. surgical officer at the Sick j Children's Hospital, Kdinhurgh. ; The paper is the results of cxprri . ments and observations carried nut in connection with cases in the Hos pital with which Dr. Mitch?l is con nected, and confirms the dcc'sion of ^ the British and German Commission ers that the bovine virus can he com municated from animal to man. Cow's milk, he declares, is rrsp ■» sible for 90 per cent, of the capes of tuberculous cervical glands in in fants and children in Kdinhurjih and district, and in a leading article deal ing with the investigation the "Bri tish Medical Journal" states thiit "it is legitimate to conclude that the tuberculous milk is the common cause of tuberculosis in the bone-;, joints, and glands of the infants nnd children brought up in And around Edinbur...
A Column of Comments. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 23 April 1914
A Column of Comments. [By B. E. 1?lbxsiiu.\.] Thero was a big Miiaonic flaro up at' Q'ungnmab last Thursday night, ant] nfter'tho mystic rites of tlio installation woro over and tlio victuals had been disposed of tlio members set out for tlioir rospcctivo liomea, all feeling con tent with themsolvos and tlio world at largo. A number of the fraternity went from Cobram per motor cur, and «t tlio outset of the homeward journey they encountered the civic ironclad going its customary rounds, the horses in which took fright at the ear (or its aroma) and bolted up the main street, eventually swerving into a aide street mid upsetting tbo cart and its contents over the roadway. Purtunately the driver of the sanitary dreadnought was &lt;m foot at the time, and ho did a Sheffield sprint after his steeds while" tlio mo tor car followed at a safe dis tance, hut as no one was hurt tlio car proceeded on its way, the occupants not even stopping to help the Pilgrim retrieve his cargo. Next m...