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One On the Tourist. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
One On the Tourist. y "[ s'poso if I should try *o rido thnt nmchlno I'd break my ncck ?" said a gawky-looking fellow, as ho lookod at tho bicycle against the lninp-post. "No, you wouldn't," replied tho bicyclist, winking at tho bystand ers. "It's tho easiest thing in tho world to do. Anybody can rido one of those machines if he only thinks so." "I want to know4," exclaimed tho gawky young youth. " D'yo think I could stay on it if I got on ?" "I know you could." "An* mak' 'or go ?**• "Of course." "You're tryin' to fool me." "Don't you want to try It 7" And the tourist in knickerbockcrs winked slyly oncc more nt the in terested spectators. "I.Iow do you keep from falling off the thing ?" "All you've to do is to climb on, start it going, awl keep going. Just try it. Here, get on." The gawky young man took hold &lt;/ tho Mcycle awkwardly, and trun dle.! it out to tho middle of the road. "It isn't quite as good a ono as I've got at home," ho said, as he mounted it and started do...
Wages in South Africa. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
Wages in South Africa. » South Africa la perpetually fac«d with the problem of keeping ity 170,000 coloured workers in order. Tho white miners naturally disllko the native labourers, bccauso their presenco tends to keep down the rato of wages. For somo time It has been an understood thing between masters and men in tho Transvaal that na tives should not competc with whites in occupations that demand skilled labour. No black was therefore al lowed to bocome an engineer, car penter, stonemason, or bricklayer. Gradually tho door is being opened, and the Transvaal whites feel that they will shortly ba forced to work on the same footing as the native, just rs fellow-whites in tho Capo' Provinco already do. At present in tho Transvaal a white miner rocclves about £1 per day of eight hours, whilst tho native gets less than iit per week, and is mado to work raoro hours. No coloured man is allowed to hold a blasting certificate, although many of them could do tho work as efficiently as their...
CHAPTER XXIX. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
CUAPTKIt XX|.V. Hiuu'hitii; the lloor below, Theodore (•riggs found hi.s employer pacing the room in a statu or nervous ex citement ami exhilaration. "Come in, firings, come in !*' and In; pointed with his draped arm to a telegram on the luhle. "Head it !" It was twilight by this time, and in the red light at the window (»riggs opened 4.ho yellow square of potfer. W«g it only the crimson from the west that made the words geem written in it- ha*o of blood—thoso direful w'ords sent fr6m the West by tho paid watcher of Mr. Fair Jeigh 1 Haritnn found guilty of murder in tho fust degree. "H'ro !" and Theodore Origgs tnp ped the paper with his spectacles j "So that menus the worst for him— the very worst ! " l'oor devil ! WpII, Mr. I'aii'leigh. you ought to besntis [ fied now. Whatever grudge you have against this man. it's going to lie glutted with « vengeance." There _was silcnce in the room, and then from benonlli tho folrls ' came slow, earnest words tinged hy ' an eager longing thnt ...
ARMY SLANG. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
ARMY SLANG. * Thero is more slang, among ^oldiers than one would find at all tho schools In England. Some amusing examples wero given by Corporal P. L. King, of tho 2nd Life Guards, in tho Household Brigade Magazine." A "Tom Clarke" is a swab, and it also "a kiss. Ilenco one may hear a soldier refer to "Tom Clarking his ! straight missus," which means kiss : ing his protective bride. Nobody | knows who tho original Tom Clnke was, "A touch of the Lawrence" means ! a fit of laziness. A pennyworth of bread and cheeso is known as a "rimer" for somo in scrutable reason, and tea is "dirty 'ot." Meat is "saddle flap." To "put half a gaugo on" any thing is to do work for a man for sixpence, which mny have some con nection with tho fact that a half gallon can is known as "half a gauge." A matt wearing a muffler is in "burglar order," and is open to the question, " heve are th«? ferrets ?" Tf anyone has an unpleasant sur prise he "drops about seventeen holes." Should you o.gree with a stateme...
Longest Aerial Cableway. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
Longest Aerial Cableway. A remarkable aerial cableway, about 75 miles long, is soon to be built across the mountain barriers separating tho famous Vale of Kash mir, in the Indian native State of Kashmir, from the pliiins of the Punjab. It will be by far the long est cableway in tho world, says a consular report ou this subject ; the longest at present being one of twenty-two miles in Argentina. The plan of constructing an ordinary railway into Kashmir has been pro nounced impracticable on account of the loose conglomerate nature of the soil in this part of the Hima layas, which causes innumerable slips and the falling of huge boulders into Kashmir, extending about 200 miles between Rawalpindi and Srin agor, was only built with tho great est difficulty, and with much loss of life due to slips; while its mainte nance costs the Kashmir Govern ment about £-100 a mile per annum, chiefly spent in repairing slips and bridges. Tho projected cableway is likely to cost about £303,000, and wil...
NEW USE FOR AEROPLANE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
NEW USE FOR AEROPLANE. A dctcctive named Shade, who owns n hydro-aeroplane, with which he is wont to nmiiBc the guests at the fashionable hotels at Miami (Florida) gave a demonstration of a new use £o which the machine could he |iv.t by flying 21 miles after a steamer in chant- of a supposed thief, a negro boy, who had left there for Bermuda. The negro was suspected of having stolen a diamond brooch Irom one ol the guests nt an hotel nt which lie was employed, and when Shade hoar ded the vessel the brooch was found in the boy's pocket. Shade nt once brought him back a prisoner, the af fair occupying less than an hour. The steamship was equipped with wireless, and the detective was thus enabled to learn before starting that the boy was on board, and that the i vessel had been delayed by the low ncss of the tide.
WORLD-WIDE NOTES. NEWS FROM EVERYWHERE. RED TAPE AND A FIRE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
WORLD-WIDE NOTES. ♦ NEWS PROM EVKRYWHBR». RED TAPE AND A FIHE. A Lille correspondent reports a singular Incident on the Franco-Iicl gian frontier. A firo broke out in a shop at Herseaux, just beyond the border-line, and the Belgians asked for the services of a motor flro-cn gine from the French village of Wnt treloB, close by. The firemen turned out promptly "to answer the call, buc on reaching the frontier wcro stop ped by the Customs officials, who elected to treat them as motorists, and demanded their papers. They were, of course, unable to prol'iee them, and wcro accordingly forbidden to take their cngino over the border. Happily, however, a way out of the difficulty wns found. The engine W!i3 stationed on the Frcnch side of th.*. frontier line, and a sufficient length of hose-pipe was forthcoming to en able the firemen to work on the burning house, which was only about a hundred yards or so further op..
SUBSTITUTE FOR SEARCHLIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
SUBSTITUTE FOR SEAUC3HI.I,.,,.., Some remarkable experiments with a new method of Illumination lor the purpose of naval work at night-time have been carried out by a German battleship of! ono of the North Sea naval bases. The object was to Rnd a substitute, in various, contingen cies, for the present searchlight, which has the. drawback ol disclosing its source of emission. Tubes filled with calcium carbide, were fired from a special gun into the sea. On rising to the surface the carbido came Into contact with wntor and was transformed into acctylenc gas. This was automatically lit, and ; gave n tremendous flare of several J l thousand candle power. A tew ol I these projectiles, thrown around an enemy, would place him at a great disadvantage for a considerable time.
Drastic Cures for Colds. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
Drastic Cures for Colds. Tbn Duchessc do Lousada slates in an English paper that flhe has an infallible euro for a cold. She did not discover it herself, but it was revealed lo her by a friend in Scotland in 1880, since when she hftK nevnr hnd n cold of nny kind. Here is her recipe "I was Jishing in Scotland In tho autumn of 1W8G. and had a bad « cold. One of our guests told me that if X would do what she told me X would never have a cold again. I did it next morning, and have not had one since. "After my warm bath I was to sponge my throat, back of the neck, ears, and face with the coldest water X could get for about two minutes. It is very simple, but not agreeable in cold weather until one gets used to it. Some of my friends who have persevered like my self have had equal success, but I am afraid that some of them shirk the remedy in the winter, and, of course, that is no use." There is a more drastic method of destroying microbes. If anyone has n heavy surgical operation which n...
An Armoured Aeroplane. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
An Armoured Aeroplane. It appears Chat the CJernian War iH'pHrtniont took the lead in pro tecting aeroplanes by armour plat ing, and after this the idea was taken up in France, where several armoured flyers were to he seen at the last Varis Show'. However-, the French army did not go extensively into the matter before attention wn.s called to it. by two events, one being the experiments made at the Toulon arsenal in firing upon aero planes last year, and the second the results of the first war in the Bal kans. It was then recognised that all • aeroplanes were vulnerable when flying below* *1.000 feet, and with the present system of observing, a machine needs to fly as low as 2,000 to 12,500 feet in order to see the state of affairs on the ground. It would thus be exposed to artil lery and infantry fire. Two solu tions irero presented for protecting aeroplanes, first to armour plate for the men, motor and devices, or only to protect the aeroplane guns, and in this case keep the fligh...
FILMS FOR POLICEMEN. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
FILMS FOR POLICEMEN'. The films which are to be shown to the Paris constables represent al most every possible incident of a po liceman's duty, and have been care fully acted in the most realistic way. The young "agent de vUle" will be shown how to take charge of ft lost child, how to intervene in a dan gerous .quarrel, how to handle a drunken man. Ail the games of chancc which are forbidden by French law will be acted on the screen ; the diflcrcnt types of wrongdoer, with their characteristic implements, wea pons, and dress, will be shown. There will be a Mm entitled "The .Story of a Crime," depicting all the processes of justice from the arrest up to the final scene in court. Final ly, to inspire the young officer with emulation, hr will be shown the pic t'«r*c ,,f who h.ive mot. death in the execution of their duty, and &lt;-f rhosc who have won the Cross of the Legion of Honour for bravery.
A Strange Insect. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
A Strange Insect. The a well), as the Mauris or na tives of Aevv Xenlawl call it, or Hipialis vireseens, »*K naturalists term it, is found in New Zealand, and is a vegetable caterpillar of from 3in. to lin. in length, and, so far, science has m>t been able to say whether it is a vegetable or an insect. It is alwa>s found at the foot of large myrtle trees that have beautiful red flowers on the steins, and a beautiful creeping clematis us white as the snow. The aweto buries itself anfong the roots of the rata, a few inches be low the ground, and there lhcs un til it is well grown, when it under goes a most wonderful change. The sport of « vegetable \fungus, term ed l\v naturalists Sophoeria 1 to bortsii, fastens itself to the neck of the caterpillar, just between the head and the first ring. jind then grows upward to the height of from din. to Nin. Many people~~asserl that there is never more than one stem, but such is not .the case,- for some have been found with two steins, al...
MEAT TRADE METHODS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
iMKAT TIIAPR MHTHODS. Sow that Australia's moat export-j in# trade promises to be Bitch an im portant industry here, it is necessary that the latest methods of packing and handling should be understood and utilised. To accomplish this end ; the Commonwealth Veterinary In spector (Mr. Cherry) will shortly pro-' ceed to America to investigate the j conditions of the meat trade in that country. | A notorious thief, who was arrest ed at Philadelphia, was found to! hrtve devoted a creat part of his ill- j gotten (rains for the past three years I to the maintenance and education of | two little ovphan girls whom he had . adopted. j
Latest Engine Freak. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
Latest Engine Freak. There appears to be something al luring in tho making of the very ■ smallest machine of its Kind ever ' put together, says the * I.oromotive j World/ The competition in mak-I ing the smallest steam rngine has been very keen, but the limit si'ems to have been reached, ami Tiny ' Tim, weighing Just. four .grains complete, is the latest freak, Tt. is made of go hi and steel, ami is so fimull that a housefly senilis large in comparison. .It takes over J00 stich engines to weigh one ounce, almost. to weigh a. pound, and more than otnon,000 to weigh n inn. The shaft runs in hardened and ground steel bearings inserted in the gold bed. These bearings or»> counter bored from .the insido to forma self-oiling bearing. The flywheel has a steel centre and arms, with a gold rim, and the complete wheel weighs one grain. The cylinder is of steel, with octnjjonnl base, highly polished. The stroke is one-thirty-seeond of an.inch, bore thrce-hundredths (►fan inch. Seventeen pie...
FARMING FOR GIRL CONVICTS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
FAK.UINt; Kort GIHI, CONVICTS. Avery interesting expci imcnt is be ing tried on a farm colony near Philadelphia, U.S.A., where the cul tivation is carried out by 400 girls who have been committed from the prisons of the State. Instead of go ing to a reformatory, these offenders, young in ape but old t ften in vice, are scut to serve their sentences on this farm. Under the supervision of trainei women agriculturists they do all t!.« farm work with the exception of vhe heavy ploughing. They are girls from eight to eighteen, and their tools, made specially for them, are lighter than the usual farm imple ments. A very marked improvement in health and general physique iias been recorded in nearly every vas.?, due to the helpful conditions find out-of-door life.
You Can Grow Glass in Your Face. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
You Can Grow Glass in Your Face. 1 A litllo hoy, who shall bo called Arthur Lovcjoy, complained somo time ago of "glass growing in his face." JIc had consulted a few family physicians, all of whom were very much puzzled by his trouble, but unable to achieve anything in the way of a successful remedy. Finally ho consulted the writer. Upon examining the little fellow it was discovered that u most cur ious condition existed. Spread broad-winged across his cheeks and nose was a butterlly-shaped area peppered with what superficially ap peared to be little sebaceous glands or ordinary pimples and blackheads. In fact, many alert but quick-glancing medical men • had taken this skin trouble of Arthur's to be only a resistant, stubborn variety of acne—the chronic eruption that appears on the faces of many young persons. Luckily, a painstaking1 search of the face I his time proved that each so-called acne pustule, instead of containing the usual inflammatory mixture, hold within its cavity a v...
As He Fell. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
As He Fell. Mrs. Mai-Haggis was visiting her husband, PoutfflJ. i'* Hof*l'it h1. J>ouyal, looking rather _ like n bundle of washing. toy back in bed suffering in silence like the hardy Scot that ho was. "An' to think that my l.higjo' should fa* doon the 1 ift-shaft. richt from the top to the bottom o' u seven-storey buildin' ! Hoots, but it's a mur-rry you're no' kilt, my Uvd !" "Ay, it is that !" said lhiu^ul j wearily. ''While \e whs fallin\ Puggy," mur mured his pretty little wife, put ting her head a trille closet' u» hN, "did ye no I hi nk oj* your uec with', all alone in the house?" "I only mind (lilctki(t** once. and that was as I hurtled past tho fuurth iloor." "And what did \ e think, buggy, lnd ?" "1 minded th/»t I'd left mo roat i on the siviitlh Iloor with a .wx pcnce in the inside pocket J" If a gloss is desired on linen add a tenspoonful of salt to the starch when tanking.
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. If bright saucepans uiul kettles have to be used over a smoky fire, smearing n .little urease over . the bright part will prevent the smoke from blackening the metal. If washed after use in hot water, the pnn will be as bright us ever. When washing silk handkerchiefs a little care is required to prevent them from turning yellow, and to avoid this they should never be boiled or have any soap rubbed on them. Make a lather of finely shredded white soap and luke warm water, wash and squeeze the handkerchiefs in it ; press out all tho moisture possible and dry them quickly. Iron while they are still damp, though not wet. If the disagreeable sae'l^ of fry ing pervades the house, examine the bottom of the frying-pan, and you will find it covered with burnt fflt which smells as soon as it is hot. To prevent ilie .smell, bolides wash in *v the pan with strong .soda-water just after it has been user), it is necesxury to boil it out in n larger vessel with soda in the water. R...
The Cobram Courier. ESTABLISHED 1888. THURSDAY, MAY 21, 1914. Local and General Items. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 21 May 1914
*jpie (frobpctii} ^aiiriep. BstABLUHMD 1888* THURSDAY, MAY 21, 1914. Local and General Items. Coursikg.—A meeting of members of tlio Cobram Coursing Club will be next Tuesday night, 2Gtb inst., at the Grand Central hotel, when final details may be arranged lor the opening meet ing to take place on Wednesday, 3vd June. We learn from the secretary that good support has been promised by dog owners, and it is anticipated that the stake for sixteen dogs will be readily Riled. The membership of the club already numbers 32, and a nice total is expected by the date of the -first outing. ■ Handbills giving all particulars regarding the Opening Stakes will be sent on application to the secretary, Mr C. W. Block. Alleged Libel.—A cluim for£219 damages for alleged libel is set down for hearing at the Yarrawonga General Sessions on. Wednesday, 27th inst., the parties being Patrick Ryan, inspec tor of/weights and measures for the Shira of Tungamah, plaintiff, arid Harry Taylor, storekeeper, Cobra...