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Life Among Lunatics. THE EFECT ON KEEPERS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 7 May 1914
. I Life Among Lunatics. I -t — '''Hi'. K1TCT ON KKKl'KKS. Tim I'opuluv miscottL'opUon fts to Uiv lr«Mlnu»nt, environment, ,,n^ 'Inily lifp of the illtunt**S of InsU .1'itiutis fur the criminal insane te wi\v ^ri'al, and IV. Kthvartl H who has pr^tit oxpcrienru in tlu» m;tUvr, has set out to t'UW it up. All inhTi'sliMj; point which l>l* Williams vovtTH is that of ihc rtfoct »'I Ui«. | fi'uliai* lii'c upon ollifhilsj jiikI l ei-; its «-uutuH*lv'l with such j ifslituti.ms. SuitouimIoiI by mi at- \ "uisplu-n' uf ((elusions ami hnMm'in:i~ | '""'S Mr. Williams iitsims that tlii'sc j 1','u 1 ly lti'-oiin* ntoro h'\ol I lu'ir ' m.rnmlily is arcn ''"'•■'I, iiu'l. Ity v^'iistiiv o( lh*' cou stfuM Hirt'sHng upon Own" aU»*n '&lt;"*» (1f nlfl (,vj| ri^u)Ij* of lack of r^lriiinl, Uu\v learn In r,,rittin liMiiloricies of their own. If l ^ vlsltUig an institution in lo feel ttat "if he were to remain th«r« for a few dnj-4 he would go crazy." The peculiar people, sights, and sounds no en...
AN ESSAY ON HEALTH. WHAT NOT TO DO TO KEEP WELL. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 7 May 1914
AN ESSAY ON HEALTH. WHAT NOT TO DO TO KEEP WET/L, I Man drinks whisky, and that cloga | Lho valves ; he drinks beor, and clogs tho wheels ; he swallows lomonado, ginger-ale, buttermilk, i ten, coflce, nnd cocoa, and then wonders why the boilers do not burn. ]f you should take an ox nnd put him through a like performance he would bo doad in a month. Tho simplest and plainest laws of health are outraged every day by the aver ago man. Did Adam smoke V Did Eve wear | u corset ? Did Solomon chew to bacco ? Did Ruth chew choco lates ? Did the Children of Israel make for a beer-garden after cross ing the Ued Sea ? Did Kebecca chew bonboons and icc-ercam and call for soda-water ? Adam was the first man, nnd was made perfect from head to heel. How long could he renujin so after eating plum-pudding before going to bed ? Suppose lie had slept, in a bedroom five by seven, with the win dows closed down, the doors shut, and two dogs under the bed ! Suppose Eve had been laced tip in a cornet, worn...
COMFORTABLE FEET. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 7 May 1914
OJU'OnTAitLE VJ5JST. Jl is utterly impossible to keep .well unless tJ»e feet arc kept dry and warm nil the time. Dr. llntler recommends in a iwcnt ; paper that it cold and .dry. tho , feet should he soaked in hot water ; tin minutes every nijfht ; a'"1 1 when wiped rind dried, they should _ be rubbed well wilh 10 to 1". drn|is of sweet oil, which should be done patiently wilh the hands, rubbing the oil into (ha soles of the feet . r particularly. On £cttin£ up in th0 morning, dip both feet at once into water, as cold as the nil* of &lt;h() room." half-ankle deep, for a rnimit in slutjinrr, bah* a minute or less in winter, riibl.jn^ one foot wilh ihc oilier; then wipe dry, anil, if con veniojM, hold them to the lire, rub bing them until perfectly dry a n't warm in uvery part.
EXPERIMENTING WISELY. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 7 May 1914
KXI'KlilMKNTIXC! WlSliLY. "Vc5,"snid tho old A f«*ic« 11 ex plorer. *'I onro found myself in dan ger from a lion at n time when 1 had no weapon with which to pro trot myself. So I tried tho very experiment. which you have just suggest e lr-oi' siltini* down and staring al him." "Ah !" exclaimed the srientist. "That is interesting. And did the experiment work " 1\m f«vt ly—perfect h ! Why, I he lion didn't even oO'er to touch mo.-" The sciciiiisi rose to his feet in a sta'e 'of uns't excitement, ami was l)«xinninx to bubble something about confirmation of his theories when the explorer interrupted. "You sv&lt;\" h«» rwmrfccO, pulling contentedly at his cikm*. "I chose to sit on a high branch of a very lull tree."
BURIED IN A WINE CELLAR. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 7 May 1914
• IIITIUKI) JX A WINK UKU.AIi. M. Sconce JJolquct, the O'Viicr of famous vineyards in the iwmuuh* district, wlui 11 io&lt;t recently. h*tt !l will in which ho expressed a desire to 1>o buried • in one ol* the cellars «»i Ms picturesque chateau, which '* several centuries old. "Mis rutin! was taken (luwn into a hitf cave in the midst of uim\ barrels and win.* presses, mid it whs nl th&lt;» fo«»t «>» a winepress that (he Mineral set'.i'a took plnrc. The colHn was buricl in 1 he cellar. Fellow-passenger " Pardon nn* . your necktie ims been stirkiuc &lt;"Jt for sume time. 1 refrained from trll iiiK" you sooner because those .voutiff Indies seemed so much amused." •Farmer : "Thankee ; an1 the oil from that lamp has been drop pin* on that light overcoat o' yoiira for the lust ten minutes, hut every one seemed so tidied thut 1 hutod to ispuil ilief fun."
Motor Roller Skates. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 7 May 1914
Motor Roller Skates. ? One of the interesting- novelties to be seen nt the recent electrical, show nt the Grand Control Palacc, New York, was a. pair "of motor roller skate#, adapted to be /driven by electricity obtained from a bat tery carried by the wearer of the skates. The inventor of this- ma chine demonstrated ttic practicabil ity of the skates by making exhi bition ■ rnms around the building and nslo on. the sulewalks outside. Each skate is provided with an extension to the rear, on which is supported a small * two-pole, mo tor. The armature shaft cariies a sproket pinion, which is connected by chain to a sprocket wheel on the rear., roller axle . of the skntc. The motors may be connected to one or both colls of the battery as' desired by means Of flexible wiring. However, in the j)referreiJ* form the battery is strapped to the back of the skater, (.'urrent lo the motors is controlled by twu button swit ches, one to each motor, so that the skater may conserve his battery by c...
Strange Coincidences. SCIENTIFIC AND LITERARY PARALLELS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 7 May 1914
Strange Coincidences. SCIENTIFIC AND LITERARY I'AKAlJLElis.' In the lives of most of- us cuhici* donee has played a pari. Probably nine out of every ten people cnii re nd! events and da^gs which', coin ciding with one nnothor, ure a source of wonderment. There arc .some coincidences, however, which arc of such a charnetcr as to call for more than casual comment. ' In the November issue of * The Strjuid Magazine,' for instance, there is .i photograph' illustrating a phe nomenon only visible in the trop i' s-ihnt of sunshine at noon when in. shadow is thrown by objects *■ vj'iiH»d to the sun's rays, the ex I'hnmi ion being that the ship upon which the photograph was taken v'as at the moment in the exact na •Ih nf the sun's zenith. The phe nomenon was observed 21::«! record '■■1 I'.v Mr. W. It. Cibbs in latitude I.Hlcg. South, in February of last I \&lt;*«r. and it is a singular coinci dence that precisely the same phe nomenon was witnessed in 1SS1 or by l.'aplain W. M. Cibbs, ...
Escaping from Dartmore Prison. AS SEEN BY AN EYE-WITNESS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 7 May 1914
Escaping from Dartmore Prison. AS SEEN BY AN EYE-WITNESS. Tt is about a quarter to five in the afternoon. One convict party is j being marched hack from the bogs, warders close to the ranks, civil | guards some yards out. Another party is coming back from the great quarry," * short distance /rom the prison. They pass through the archway under the road, and get in the open. Suddenly a convict in the quarry party breaks from tho ranks, and stooping, doubling, running like a deer, makes a dash for the woods. The bog party is halted, and they -wnt'.'h, tensely fascinated. Their hands clench and unclench, and in the eyes of some there flares up for the moment a dangerous light. 13ut the guurds, with rilles ready, close in on them. The man who dashed and ran in close to the low wnll which goes round the wood. A minute, and he will be over, and free. Two, three, four shots ring out. Tho buckshot finds him, and ho falls. As he lies against the wall more shots are fired, A motor-car was pass...
NEW X-RAY MARVEL. IMPORTANT INVENTION. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 7 May 1914
new x-ray marvel. —♦ IMI'OHTANT INVENTION. \ hcoto of prominent American l-hvflirians und physicists were by « demonstration of an entirely now method of producing X-rays, discovered by Mr. William p. roolidge. This demonstration followed a dinner given to the in ventor by dr. G. Cole, of New York, and after it was over the physicians, niuiiy of them X rjiy experts, united in declaring that Hi«* method will revolutionise the |,n.s&lt;>nt. one of faking1 radiograph plntcn and of 2C-ray treatment. A UKVOIiUTruN*. In speaking of the new method, l«r. fpiimny said to a "Daily Tele ijr;iph" representative it will com l letelv revolutionise that now in im'. but one or two years' work would be required to make the ap I It iition .«nfe in (be treatment of except in the hands of skill ,>il experts. The new tube gives X-ravs of tiie most remarkable pene truling power, and, it is claimed, i- controlled to a degree utulream* nl of when Kontgen made, his dis covery. It is the result...
Where Peril Lurks. DESCRIBING ONE OF THE MOST UNCOMFORTABLE JOBS YOU COULD HOLD. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 7 May 1914
Where Peril Lurks. DESCRIBING ONE OP THE MOST • UNCOMFORTABLE JOBS YOU COt'LT) noi.D. If you llko a bod to sleep in. if you're fond of having your meals in ponce, if you suffer from nerves, or If you like to live in ordinary com fori, don't become an ongineor on a torpedo-hoAt destroyer. You won't like it. Imagine what it would )>o like to eat. sleep, and work in a hot oven, with a pound of dynamite for company, and somebody trying to j Jay ragtime on the door with a hnmvnor. That will give you a rough idea of our life when wc are really working our hardest. J Luckily, that doesn't have to Imp pen very often. A destroyer is built for speed. Nothing else founts. It is a fea therweight which has to fight heavy weights. Its only chance, in at tack or defence, is speed, It slips through the darkness towards its prey, some monster Dreadnought perhaps. There is a splash as the torpedo enters the water. A mo ment's silence, save for the muffled throb of the destroyer's engines. Then a d...
GLAD-EYE MEN. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 7 May 1914
GLAD-I3YK MBN.' Forty Chicago septuagenarian* have formed themselves into a "Club «f borrowed Time." With .the object of outwitting Father Time, the fol lowing ruloB were drafted for tin: guidance of members by their pru dent, Mr, A. T. Hemingway, himself a man of. seventy-live "Remain a boy till the end time. Be married. Be moderate and temperate in all things. Head your Hible. "iSmilo when yon retire, smile whrn you awake, smile when thin.s wrong, and keep on smiling." NTo person under seventy is eligible for membership, and every new mem ber must pledge himself "to keep young and to cultivate the glad eye" for the rest of the time that be re-% mains on earth. A novel and interesting remedy for sca»Bickness consists in showing mov ing pictures in the drawing room of n liner during a storm. The effect is said to be aiirprifliugly beiiellcial.
NOT HER INTENTION. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 7 May 1914
NOT HER INTENTION. "How are you getting on at your ! now place ?" asked a lady of a ^irl whom she hod recommended for a situation. "Very well, thank you," answered the girl. "I'm glad to hear it," said the. lady. "Your employer is a very nice person, and you cannot do too much for her." "I don't mean to, ma'am," the innocent reply. When starching holland pinafores, put a. little strong tea into the starch. This keeps the garments a good colour. . Uefore baking potatoes, let thorn stand in hot water for fifteen min utes. They will require only half the time /or baking, are more mealy and palatable, and if they are baked in a gas oven, the saving in gar. is considerable. - . .
HORSES THAT CATCH FISH. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 7 May 1914
HORSES THAT CATCH FISH. j On the const of North Carolina' there ure several miles of low, Bandy shore where nothing grows except a coarse grass, a few salt-water weeds, anli wild parsley. On these hanks lives a strange breed of half-wild horses known as "hanker ponies/' These creatures are generally about twice the size of Shetland ponies. \ Bverv year the herd-owners drive the ''hankers" into pens, brand the foals with the proper mark, and catch some of the older anLmals to sell to the dealers. North Carolinians gay that the beasts must be starved into eating grain, hay, or grass, for they have always lived on the* rank salt marsh grass of the mnr6hc-s and on tiah. They catch the l.sh for themselves a»- low tide ; with their hoofs they dig deep holes in the Band below high water mark, and when the tide falls they greedily devour the ttsli that arc stranded in these holes. Often they light briskly over (in especially tempting morsel. i In captivity these strange horses ; are intelli...
'TIS DOG'S DELIGHT. BRINGING UP PUPPIES IN THE WAY THEY SHOULD GO. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 7 May 1914
'TIS DOG'S DELIGHT. BRINGING UP PUPPIES IX THE WAY THEY SHOULD P.O. A spoilt child and an unbroken I dog— there arc no two greater nui | sances in an ordinary household. ! and both lire far more common j than they should be. I Tho writer recently visited the house of some wealthy folk where an immense and very valuable Rus sian greyhound was the jkM of the family. This dog prowled about the place at will, obeyed nobody, and w'ould thrust his greut head between two people at the dining-table, ami —if not watched—actually steal food from a guost's piato. | Needless to say, few gliosis ever | accepted a second lnviiAtion to tho house in question. .Tust as a child must be taken in hand as soon as it is old enough to understand, so a puppy's train ing' must begin at the earliest pos sible age. The writer breeds %'ox terriers, and , their education begins at the ape of j n month to five weeks. J At that age tho puppy enn be taken from its mother for 'o few hours , each day, and can br han...
THE LAND OF TAXES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 7 May 1914
THE LAND OP TAXES. Everything in Japan is taxed. There are stamps on all bank cheques, and when you pay your bill your receipt has a Btamp. livery business is taxed according to the amount of its volume, and every prd lor. chaiifteur, and jinrikpha mnn pays a license. There is a tax on medicines, on sake and liquors and on Japanese soy, the s&uee which the people use with their food. AU incomes pay taxes, and th'se grow with the amount of one's pro perty. There are about eight millim families in Japan, and all are ex pected to pay a certain percentage if they make more than £35 a year. There are, of course, taxes on lands, which now run from 3 per cent, upward to 17 per cent., accord' ing to the class of the land. Ttrre are inheritance taxes,, mining,, t^xes, taxes on stock exchanges, and the is sue of banknotes. There are customs duties on every thing imported, and there is a spe cial tax on travellers, whether they go by steamboat, steam train, or on electric car. This tax...
Coffin-shaped Bottle. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 7 May 1914
Coffin-shaped Bottle. America has boon stirred of lute by frequent report* of people being poisoned through accidentally tak ing bichloride of mercury (says n New York correspondent). Mr. ]/C derle. Commissioner of Health, has been collecting samples of the dead ly drug from all parts of the coun try in order to nwertain what pre caution* are being taken by manu facturers. Meetings nre to be or ganised to vonvder what action ahall be taken. Meanwhile, one large 'firm of druggists have adopted « cof fin-shaped bottle for containing 1 ho ! poison. As an additional precau tion, the bottle is provided with a spiked surface, so that it cannot be mistaken for an ordinary bottle hi the dark. _A skull and crossbones and th« word "Poison" in raised let ters serve as further ornamenta tion. It will, it is declared, be im possible to mistake this for any , other bottle yet made. The cooler eggs are the quicker they will /roth when whipped, so they should be beaten in n cool place. A pinch of s...
A Music Martyr. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 7 May 1914
A Music Martyr. ♦ Ho waa a pianist, scarcely out of his teens. He had been sent abroad by wealthy friends for a four years' course in his chosen art; had thereafter spent a year on the concert stage, and behind a van guard _of newspaper reports of his success abroad, he wan n©u&lt; corn* ing home. When his train drew Into the sta tion and cnmc to a stop, the i pianist, evincing the artistic tem i peramont in his hair as well as In; | his manner, descended to the plat form. Al the samo timo the crowd of enthusiastic townspeople drew aside to allow htfi proud but mod 1 est mother to bo the firat to wol come her son. When she reached Win, liowever, she suddenly save a gasp and stood stock-still, storing at Mm. The next moment she burst into sobs and fell on his neck. "Henry, ray poor limvy !" the good woman cried. "They told mo you were doing so well over there and makin' money plentiful. My poor, poor boy !" "What's the matter, mother ?" ex claimed (he bewildered son. "What ma...
POSTAL RATES AND REGULATIONS [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 — 7 May 1914
POSTAL RATES AND REGULATIONS [Whore tho term "Tlio Common ivealUi" is usocl in connection with theso rates and regulations it includes I'apua^ Lord Uoire lslanil, and Norfolk Island.J LETTED S. - Kor every J ounce or fraction thereof, b'or delivery within the Coimnon wen-lth 0 1 For delivery iii the British '-Em- . pile , 0 1 5'or delive'ry'in the New Hebrides, and Torres .Islands . * 0 2 For delivery in other places .. .. 0 2} F*nr.df>li\*r*'rv u-tilnn tiin fV»niinnnu*f\nlHi ? L'OT^Qciiycry uiinm.tiie vommonwcaiui: Singlo, Id. each; reply," Id. each half. For delivery in the British Empire (seo list of places under "LfctteiV)—Sin gle. Id. each. For delivery in New Hebrides, Banks, and Torres Islands—Single, 2d. each. For delivery in other places— Single, 2Jd. each. POST CARDS. Single Postcards impressed with tin Id. stamp, and Reply or double cards, each half of which has the Id. stamp impressed thereon, may be transmitted to places within tlie Commonweahh, and to thoao places, ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 7 May 1914
Peblio Notice. IMPORTANT NOTICE. Alf. Pimister, Having purchawd tlio property OPPOSITE TIIK POST OFFICE, COBRAM, - Returns Wb t>ost thni>k*for pant favors slid informs tin farmers anil public .of tliusuiroundingdiiitrict tfcat lie is'noto pruparvil to «xeoute all kinds of-work the trade at must reasonable priced Slioi'liiff duiio by a First-class Tradesman. Buggies, Gigs, and Wagqona built to order or repaired. Repairs executed with despatch Farm Implements of «11 kinds made to oidci or repaired. Chaffcutting*. TO FARMERS.—My Chaffeiilting Plant j lias been thoroughly renovated and put in j complete order for the present season, nnd I am now* prepared to undertake alt orders entrusted to me. The plant ha* been placed in charge of Mr Nelson Lawrence, who can be relied on to give his best services to the work. Prompt replies will bc'gtven to communications addressed to AKCiUS MCDONALD, Womboin. FORSTER'S No. S57.—This High, grade Silver-plated Raior is equal to nuor retailed at ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 7 May 1914
To Farmers! If You Want Anything in the way of Complete Harvesters Chaff cutters. Disc Cultivators ^ Hbrseworks * Disc Ploughs Scarifiers Paring Ploughs Harrows Engine Fittings Winnowers Reclining Chairs Vehicles Orchard Implements Horseshoes Or General Repairs, CALL ON James Grant Gobram Foundry, Tel. No. 3. Station St., Cobram OL COA/S/G7V YOUR PRODUOE TO D ALGETY &co LTD., WOOL, GRAIN, &lt;£ PRODUCE BROKERS, '■ stock and, Station agents. FARMERS'GUPS A SFESIALITY When desired Clips are Reclassed by Experts at a total cost cf one-eighth penny per lb. All Prodtico carefully Valued by Experts prior to Sale. Clleats given choice of any ilarket. SPECIAL DEPARTMENTS For the Sale of LAND. STORE and FAT STOCK, TALLOW, SKIN8, ' HIDES, FURS, BUTTER and DAIRY PRODUCE. ( QuIbeTs Sheep Dip. . n ) Kemp's Patent Sheep Branding Liquid. AGENTS i? OK J Wormo Speciflco Sheep Drench. ' Nobel's Glasgow Explosives and Chllworth Powder*. Melbourne Olfloe, 40J 171 Bourke St* WOOL. WOOL S...