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PEN PICTURES OF THE PAST. A USEFUL INVENTION. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
PEN PICTURES OF THE PAST. « A USEFUL INVENTION. In 1765, at Denver, near Down ham Market, Norfolk, there waa born to-Matthew Popper Mnnby, a. captain in the Welsh Fusiliers, a son, who was christened Georgo Wil liam. The latter was a schoolfel low, and in those early days a groat admirer of Nelson. He ap pears to have been trained for no thing in particular, but remained at home up to his manhood. In timo he became a captnin in the, Cambridgeshire Mil It in. Later on ; ho obtained the posl of barrack master at Yarmouth, and there, ac cording to his own account, the in- ' caption ot the rocket apparatus oc-1 curred to his fertile brain. ! ft was during an easterly gale, in Febr'iary, 1S07, that Mnnby was ono of a crowd whom circumstan ces comnclle&lt;l to be the helpless wit nesses of the wreck of the gunboat Hnipe on Yarmouth beach, when some threescore of her crew were &lt;ir&lt;; wned within half a cable's length ot dry land. Tn his youth Manby had shot a l...
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 — 21 May 1914
POSTAL RATE8 ANO REGULATIONS [Whore the term "The Common wealth" is used in connection, with tlieso rates and regulations it includes Papua, Lord Howe Island, and Norfolk Island.] LETTERS. I?or every $ ounce or. fraction thereof, For deliver# within the Cotumou wcalth 0 1 For delivery in tho British'•Em pire ,, 0 1 For delivery in the Nov/ Hebrides, Bonks, and Torres ;lslandg ..".0 2 For delivery in other places .. .. 0* 2J' LEFTEIt CARDS. •: Fod delivery -witliin the'Commonwoalth: Single, Id. each; reply, Id." each half. For delivery in the British Emniro (see list of places under "Letters )—Sin gle. each. For aeuvery iu New Hebrides, Banks, and Torres islands—Single, 2d. each. For dehvory in other places— Single. 2}d. each. POST CARDS. Singlo Postcards impressed with tht Id. stamp, and .IlepJy or double cards, each half 6i which has the Id. stamp impressed thereon, may bo transmitted to places withiu the Commonwealth, and to those places, enumerated under "Letters," to which lette...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
Pcblio Notice. IMPORTANT NOTICE. Alf. Fimister, Having purchased tb« property OPPOSITE THK POST OFFICE, COBRAM, Beturns bis b»»t thank* for past favor* and informe tkefamerm imd-'f iib1;&lt;5?;of thL'suiT8undiDg(li»triot tbat he i« now prepared to execute all kind* of work the trade at mest reasonable prices Shoeing dune by n First-class 'I'rndoHinaii. Buggies, Gigs, and Waggoni built to order or repaired. Repairs executed with despatch Firm Implements of all kinds made 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 am now prepared to undertake all orders entrusted to me. The plant has been placcd iu charge of Mr Nelson Lawrence, who can bo relied on to give his beet services to the work. Prompt replies will bo'given to communications addressed to ANGUS McDONALD, Womboin. FORSTER'S No. 33*—This High grade Silver-plattd Rixor U equal to tay r&zor retailed at ...
WOMAN AIR PUPIL KILLED [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
woman air rurn, kiij.kh The fourth woman to loso her lift in nn aeroplane aeddent was kilhM just, recently, near Versailles, France, I with the airman who was teaching her to fly. j Mine. Hose Ainissel was I akin.' j her first lesson in aviation with Uw I airman Ilernard when the accident occurred. f Kxactly what happened i* n°^ (Utile certain, but. at about fiOft. or 70ft. from (lie ground Mnif. Ainissel, was seen to snatch at the? steering apparatus, and the aero piano (lushed headlong to the ground. Hermml and Mine, Amissol «'prn ' breathing when they were picked up, but died within an hour. I | 'J*ho nightingale's sonj? ',c hoard nL n distance of &lt;• mi'0' j Wo arc almost nil of us slaves of phrases.—Mr. lialfour.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
The Orient Bakery. H. Anderson, BAKER. PASTRYCOOK AND CONFECTIONER, BANK STREET, COBRAM, Respectfully solicits tlip favor of your custom, nud guarantees that noue but the Yerv Best Quality of Bread and Small Goods will be supplied. Weddings, Dances, and Ficuic Parties Catered for. , HOT PIES ON SATURDAY NIGHTS. Carts visit all parts of tlie district. THE AUSTRALIAN ESTATES AMD MORTGAGE GO. LTD. i;: -wool. WAREHOUSES, 573 to 579 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE W 00 L andjG R AIN AUCTION 8ALES OP WOOL, HIDES, SKINS, TALLOW AND GRAIN WEEKLY. LIBERAL CASH ADVANCES OX THE ENSUING CLIP 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 Anything1 in the way of Complete Harvesters JChaffcutters Disc Cultivators Horseworks Disc Ploughs Scarifiers Paring Ploughs Harrows Engine Fittings Winnowers Reclining Chairs Vehicles Orchard Implements Horseshoes Or General Repairs, CALL ON James Grant Cobram Foundry, T...
HETHERINGTON AND HIS "TOPPER." [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
XIETIlEniNGTOX AMD HIS "TOPPEU." It w'as on January 13, 1707, that Mr. Hetherington, the London haber dasher, sallied out for his famous walk in the Strand, wearing a hat the like of which had never been seen before in thnt important thor oughfare. It was high-crowned and narrow-brimmed, and boro n family resemblance to a section of a stove-pipe. Our 'unsophisticated # forefathers fir«t gazed in wonder, then hooted, and the incident terminated in a po lice court. The presiding magistrate having solemnly declared that in the home of the brave and tho land of the free every Jaw-respecting citi zen had the right to wear the head igear that suited his taste and com plexion, Hclheriiigton returned in triumph. The "Times'* praised hi* courage, and after the usual stages of ridicule and animosity the top hat triumphed. H was. it is true, really only a revival. Were not those grim old Puritans, who, with Cromwell and treton, "bound kings in chains and nobles with links of iron," as fam ous ...
FRANCE'S FATAL HOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
FRANCE'S FATAI; HOl.'K. Although even to statesmen of ex perience the political horizon of Europe appeared to be cloudless on the very eve of the I-Yunco-Uenmm War, which came like a bolt from the blue, their blindness to coming events was due chiefly to the fact that the augurs kept their gaxe turned in the wrong direction. Their eyefi were on the Khinc ; but it wns over the Pyrenees that the little! cloud, at first no bigger than a man's hand, arose. Ah a matter of fact, the storm Y>egan to brew as far bnck as February 1 1, 1870, on which date the Provisional Govern-: mont of Spain, headed by Marshal I'rim addressed a .letter to Prince I Leopold of Huhenzollern, offering' him the vacant throne. The offer, indeed, had been ten tatively made and declined several times in 1SG9 ; but this time it j was accepted, though King Wil- J li«tm of Frussia gave only n re luctant acquiescence, and returned n decided refusal when Prim en deavoured to obtain a promise of Prussian support in fn...
A CRIMINALS' NEWSPAPER. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
A CRIMINALS' NEWSPATEH. | A novel newspaper has appeared in St. Petersburg, called the "Vaga bonds' Gazette," It is intended fur circulation among the criminal class, and its chief contributors are well known to the Russian police. Signed articles relating the details of fam ous coups are an important feature ^ of the new journal. ,
NATURE'S MONUMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
NATURE'S MONUMENT. It is seldom, perhaps, that Nature erects a monument to a person's memory ; yet in a small cemetery a few miles east of Nashville, in Brown County, may bo found an object bearing that distinction. More than soventy-fivo years ago a man named Allcorn mot v ith an nccidont which resulted in his death, and ho was burled in tho cemetery near his home. Tho coflln was hewed cut of a part of a poplar troe and made in* to two nections, \ few years later a small sprout began to shoot from tho erudo coffin, and not long after wards a small poplar treo began to spread its branches over the grave. Within a few years it had grown to largo proportions, and during the long period since it flrst appeared above tho ground tho tiny poplar sprout has grown into a treo that measures several feet In eirctimfer onro and towers above all others in tlie vicinity. Its branches spread far out in all directions, and many perhaps who pass near by aro attracted by tho towering poplar, though ...
LOOKING AT THE CEILING TO TELL THE TIME. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
LOOKING AT THE CKIIJNG TO TKLL THK TIME. Awaking in the night and wonce*" ing what time it may be, who has not longed to sec the clock without getting up and striking a light? To make this longing easy to satisfy, a firm in Paris has just put on the market a clock that by pressing a j button is made to project a picture i of its face in a ray of light upon I the ceiling. | The clock, which looks like a young | cannon, stands upon a box contain ' mg three dry batteries. Its mcchan I ism is in a metal tube, at one end of .which is an ordinary dial. The push | button can be placed under the pil , low or upon a table beside the bed. ) When one wants to see the time in 1 the night one presses the button; j this lights the lamp, which projects i upon the ceiling a greatly magnified j picture of its face, 60 that one can ilie comfortably in bed and read tho time at a glance. Another push of the button extinguishes the lamp.
INGREDIENTS OF A MUD PIE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
INGREDIENTS OF A MUD PIE. A bacteriologist recently found his , Iittlo boy making mud pies in a. park «t Lyons, where a playground is reserved for children to enjoy themselves. Curiosity led him to make an examination of 0110 of the pies. The following is said to bo his estimate of the number of dan gerous microbes in tho few cubic inches of earth with which his son liar! been playing :— Diphtheria 1,800.000 Measles 2,450,000 Smallpox 900,000 Lockjaw* 000,000 Dysentery ... 000,000 Pneumonia f>0f>,000 'IMborculosis 1120,000 A nood dinner sharpens wit, while it softens the heart.—l>oran.
ICE-SCOUTS FOR LINERS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
ICE-SCOUTS KOH LINIiHH. Motor - boats an ico - scouts arc among the lntost innovations to he adopted on Atlantic liners. One which has just arrived In the Mersey is about the size of a life-boat, and has a 30 h.p. engine, portable masts, and a covered-in cabin. It is fitted with wireless telegraphic and submarine signalling apparatus. These motor-scouts will be (sent on ahead in foggy weather to report by wireless the whereabouts ot ice or other unsuspected dangers. They will also be of great value, if occasion arises, in towing life-boats from burning or sinking ships, and for this purpose a reel of wire rope, half a mile in length iB "fixed in the stern. While the household is asleep in Buckingham Palace there are two | men who never rest. They are the firemen who patrol the Palacc con (tinually during the night with keys which will enable them to open any room in which fire is suspected. N'o place is better guarded against lire than Buckingham Palace.
BEER FROM THE BANK OF ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
tlEEIl FROM THE DANK 01&lt;" ENGLAND. | The Bank of England lias the right in common with some other old-es tablishnd businesses, to sell beer by I retail. This power was granted by I Charter in 1094, and it has never [been taken away from it. The Bank j could, therefore, if it choso, start in business as a public-houso to-mor row, or it could send round a special "Bank of England" brand of, say, [bottled stout, delivered in its own i drays at your door, with a facsimile of the chief cashier's signature on the label of each bottle as a guarantee I of purity. I The Bean and Chapter of St. Paul's I Cathedral can also lay claim to a 1 similar privilege, with the right, in j addition, to brew their own beer. | Paul's brcw-houso formerly stood 1 at the corner of the cntranco to | Doctors' Commons from the Cburch | yard, andi an average of between sixty and seventy thousand gallons of "strong ale" were brewed there every year. The sale of this, -how ever, was confined to the Cathe...
MAKE WIRELESS MUSICAL. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
MAKE WIRELESS MUSICAL. Residents of the Champs de Mars, I the former sight of great exhibitions t and now one of the most beautiful quarters of Paris, have long com | plained of the loud crackling noise of the wireless telegraph apparatus on the Eiffel Tower as an objection able feature of the localit)*. The nuisance was removed with th? installation by the military Authori ties of more powerful machines for the purpose of doubling the efficiency of the station. A feature of the new appliances is that they arc fitted with "musical antennae," the effect of which re sembles an aeolian melody instead of the whip-crnckir.^ noise. The au thorities are now considering the form of an audible signal to be flashed from the lOiflel Tower at noon each day giving the exact time to the entire city. A leading London (1,'wly reports tin1 narrow escape of a Cossack, nnmcil Chourtenko, from interment alive. It appears that the man's ileath was duly certified by the Russian authori ties at Karpovskaj...
A DUELLING ACTOR. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
A DUELLING ACTOR. Jamtt Quin, who died on Jan uary 21, 1776, was a fmo actor, a popular man on the stage, . and ft popular man in his rotirement at Bath, whero ho ruled tho social board, even as Beau Noah rulod tho ceremonies of tho Pump Room. Thnt ho was anything but of a peaceable disposition his duelling record shows. On one occasion, during a performance of "Cato," a slip was mado by an actor named Williams, whereupon Quia slipped in an impromptu gag-lino. Williams, greatly upsot, waited to intercept Quin as ho went to his lodgings. The latter, seeing a drawn sword in tho band of Williams, promptly drew his own weapon,,and, dofonding himself coolly against a rash at tack, ran tho unfortunate follow through tho body, killing him on tho spot. Quin surrendered himself at once to Justice, and tho /act that ho was the person attacked, and that ho only -defended himself from n man who sought his lifo, carried suf ficient weight to lead to a verdict of "Manslaughter," which in thoso da...
BEAN MILK. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
BEAN MILK. I 1 ' The problem of discovering n sub stitute for milk, which for years has t baffled the patience and ingenuity of j experimental chemists, has at last | been solved. . As is so often tile case in scientific knowledge, it is to Germany that we owe our gratitude for this economic . victory. A couple of years ago the ' question was widely discussed, but j the difficulties in the way appeared ' insurmountable, and the public rc- ! garded the matter more as a dream ' than a possibility. One or two chc- ! mists, however, backed their hopes ' by steady, patient work, with the re- j milt that synthetic milk is now an ' invaluable commodity, actually on ! the market. ! ' The new milk is (fuite indistinguish- ' able from cow's milk ; it is smooth | | to the palate, nnd excellent cheese I | and butter can he made from it. As ; in cow's milk, the principal consti- j ' tucnt is casein ; but in the artificial ! : fluid this commodity is obtnined ' from the soya bean. To the casein i...
GIGANTIC FISH. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
GIGANTIC FISH. The year 1913 will long bo re membered among salmon anglers as that in which the biggest salmon caught in a Scottish river for 28 years was landed. The fish, which was caught in the Tweed towards tho end of the year, scaled 551b. four hours after being landed, and is the heaviest taken from that river since 18S6, when ono of 57$lb. was caught by Mr. Pryor from the THiko of Roxburgho's water. If tho recently-landed fish had been' weighed immediately after capture, it is estimated that the fish would have attained closo upon 571b., for the longer such a fish remains out of the water the lighter it becomes. At all events, the Scotch 55-poun der was the largest rod-killed sal mon of the Tweed aince 188G, al though it should he pointed out that a salmon weighing 581b. was also taken in the Alton River, Norway. Anglers tell many thrilling stories of the struggles they have to land a 401b. or 50lb. salmon, but it must lie tamo sport compared with tuna-fi«hing in America. In ...
RUBBER-PLATED BATTLESHIPS? [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
RUBBER-PLATED BATTLESHIPS ? We understand that a new inven tion in regard to armour-plating is being tested unofficially by the Admi ralty. The principle of the invention consists of sandwiching rubber in be tween layers of Harveved 6teel in place of the solid steel slabs used at present. The matter is being kept Bccret, no names or places being given, but it is claimed by the inventor that the thick wall of rubber would tend to act towards a shell much in the same way as a sandbag does to a bullet, only, if anything, more effi ciently, on account of the bufler-like consistency of the rubber. The new armour-plate would be es pecially adaptable to Dreadnoughts, and the total thickness on and below the turrets would be about 18in. to 20in.
Your Feet Weigh More when You are Asleep. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
Your Feet Weigh More when You are Asleep. You often hear a person complain of his head feeling heavy after a long: shop. As a metter of fact, his head i; considerably lighter, and his Ief.s and feet just that much heavier, when he gets up than when he wei.t to bed. Kxp-'rinunits have shown that if a man goes to sleep on a bed sus pended exactly at the middle point of his weight his head begins to tip r-lowly up and his feet go down. This is due to the fact that when wo sleep the blood in the brain goes of! to the other parts of the body. The moment the brnin wakes to life again it draws the blood back. Another of tho curious facts brought to light by scientists who are fond of trying to solve the mystery of sleep is that when 0110 Is fast asleep some part of his brnin or several pnrts of it may at tho snmn time be awake. A man may walk, tiilk, sing, or soIvq mathe matical problems, and yet at the snuic time be safely in the land of nod. It wins hard or impossible to de cide what par...
FLYING THE ATLANTIC. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
FLYING THE ATLANTIC. ! The world's aviators arc growiiv: holder. The much-talked of flight across the Atlantic is emerging from the region of dreams into that of practical work. Ten years ago such a flight, or, indeed, any flight by hu man beings, would have been regard . ed as a mad and impossible projcct. i Hut now it is neither mad nor im possible. Flying is Ions past the stage of the. balloon, in which the oc cupants were wholly at the mercy of the wind. Aeroplanes have accom plished marvellous flights both as to altitude and distance. j Already a machine has accomplish 1 ed a journey only three hundred j miles short of the distance across thf* Atlantic, between Ireland and N'ew j foundland. It was a stupendous un j dertnking, and one that illustrates : the magnificent hardihood and enter i prise of tho men who put it into ! operation.