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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914
Commonwealth >Banfc of Eustvalfa HEAD OFFIOE SYDNEY Ihli Ban* !i open for *U clmti of GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS *t EQUITABLE BUILDING, OOLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE Alio at Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, IJoWt, BrUbane, ftockharapton, XowniTiUe, and London. Cable remittance# mad* to, and drafts drawn on foreign plants direct Foreign bills negotiated and oolloctM. Lcttere of credit Uiued to any part ot the world. Hill* negotiated or fprwatded tor collection. Banking and Rjchange Bminesi of every description tmniacted within tn# Common, wealth, United Kingdom and abroad. Current acoouate opened, lutereit paid ou fixed depoiiu. Advances made afahiat approved eecuritiee. SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT Victorian Central Offlcoi 31T OOLLINC STREET, MELBOURNE. Branchee tn the above cltlee and 2,000 Affonoios at Poit OlHce* throughout the Commonwealth. Dtpoalta from to £SOO&lt; Intorwt ait 3% per annum* Dopooits or Withdrawal* may be mad« at any Branch or Agcney within the Commonwealth J...
QUICK WORK. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914
QUICK WORK. A steel bridge was recently remov ed nnd replaced by another, . nenr Victor, N.Y., on the Lehigh Valley Railroad, in the remarkably 6bort space of under five minutes ; and this was done without any delay in the traffic. The new bridge, which was put in place complete, even to its ballasted tracks, is a plate-girder : structure, with a span of 103ft. The main girders are ten feet high, and it has a solid concrete floor. This mass was rolled into place in three min- | utes, and was ready for immediate use. The old bridge was rolled out of , the way in a minute and three-quar- j tcrs.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914
In Memoriam. ItOWE—In loring remembrance of Edward ("Shubie"), who wus killed ut -forth Fitz* roy on 23rd May, 1913. A sudden change—at God'a command he fell, He hnd no time to bid his friend* farewell ; Hie summons came without a warning given, That bade bim haste to maet hii God in heaven. Oh, lorcd one, d«nr, we miss you horo, From (he home you loved so we!' ; We pray thut God has found you rest With the angels of the blest. —Inserted by his loving uucle, aunt and cousins.
TO PREVENT COLLISIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914
HT PREVENT COLLISIONS. In consequence of the frequency of railway collisions in various parts ot the world recently, the directors of the Western (State) Railway, which forms parts of the Newhaven-Dieppe route to London, are conducting a series of experiments with a new de vice which, it is hoped, will render it impossible for engine-drivers unwitt ingly to run pftBt signals. The new apparatus, which, from its shape, is known as the "crocodil?," is placed between the rails near the distance signals, nnd is so arranged that when the train passes over it connection is made with the engine in such a way that a powerful siren on the engine at once warns the dri ver that the signal, although, per haps, invisible through fog, is againBt him.
The Cobram Courier. ESTABLISHED 1888. THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1914. Local and General Items. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914
"Jflie (jfobpaiij (jfoin'iep. Established 1888. THURSDAY, may 23, 1014. Local and General Items. A -Nick Rainfall.—Showers of rain began to fall throughout this district 011 Monday night, and when the quantity was registered at the local post office on Tuesday morning 41 points were recorded. Another shower occurred later on, but it did not materially swell the total. Report* from neighboring places stiow thut the showers were not general, as only 26 points were obtained in some gauges. The rain came in nice time to help crops and grass along, and the present outlook is very promising. Tulkphone Extension.—No less than twelve additional applications have recently been lodged to become subscribers to the Cobram telephone exchange, as under :—Messrs F. Steer, B. Weiss, J. Grant (private residence), A. Dunleavy, R. Bergin, P. Qjinane, Win. Hay (Boomanoomana)', Quick Bros., C. G. Knight, Wra. Heffernan, A. J. Macpheison, and the Barooga Water Trust's hcadworks. A number of new lines wil...
Coursing. COBRAM CLUB'S FIRST MEETING NEXT WEDNESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914
Coursing. CO 131!AM OfiUII'S FfilST .'MEETING X Jixr ~UrJi!).\" KSDAY. Complete arrangeinonts for the first field outing of tho above club, which takes place next Wednesday, were made at a meeting of mem bars lield on Tuesday night, when every detail was planned in a manner thafc certainly deserves success. The event to be decided is the Opening Stake, a sweep stake of .£1 Is each for 16 dogs of all ag«8. No money is being added to the j stake fur the initial meeting, owing to the club desiring to expend u certain amount on material, etc., but it is ! intended to allot funds for the purpose at the succeding meetings, two at loast of which are to be held. Nominations for the forthcoming event close next Tuesday evening at S o'clock, and tho draw takes place immediately after. "Within half-an liour of the draw it is expected tlmt printed cards will be available to nominators and tho public, and same may also be obtained at the coursing grounds next morning. It has been arranged to mee...
Rather Awkward. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914
Rather Awkward. An Austrian banker went to Vien na on business. He arrived in thy e*. ening, travelling with a large, handsome dog. They put up^ at the hotel, and next morning the gen tleman went out, giving orders that care should be taken tlmt his dog did not stray front the house. The chambermaid wont to make up the banker's room. Bruno was very pleased to see her, wagged his huge tail, licked her hand,, and made friends thoroughly, .until, her business being done, she was about lo leave. Not so. I.lruno calmly stretched himself full length before the door, lie explained, as perfectly as possi ble. that ho knew his duty. No one should leave his master's room in his absence. When the girl tried pull tho door open sufficiently for her to slip out, he growled and showed his teeth, and finally tried them on her legs. The woman's screams brought another maid, and yet an other, and then in succession all the waiters. Hruno was glnd to let them all in, but he allowed no one out. The roo...
WORLD-WIDE NOTES. NEWS FROM EVERYWHERE. VANISHING BIG GAME. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914
WORLD-WIDE NOTES. ^ ♦ NEWS FROM EVERYWHBBB. vanishing big game. The Big Game of British Bast Af rlcn, outBlde of tho three preserves of the colony, Is rapidly vanishing and,. According to W. T. Hornaday, "Is absolutely certain to disappear In about one-fourth the time that it took South Africa to accomplish tho samo result." Hornnday points out that the prc Gont legal bag limit is ruinously ex travagant ; for £50 any man may buy tho right to kill 300 head of hoofed and horned animals of 44 species, not counting carnivorous ani mals that may also be killed. Thus the richest big-game fauna of any one spot in tho world, which na ture has been several millions of years in developing and placing there, seems likely to bo wiped out by man within the next filteen years.
Fortunes from Feathers. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914
Fortunes from Feathers. The development of tho ostrich roaring industry in South Africa is being regarded with the greatest satisfaction by peoplo in other coun tries interested in the business. There is scarcely a homestead in South Africa where one will not hoar people talking of tho profits of ostrich farming, and there is no doubt that judicious investment in this business is productive of sound profit. Jn twelve mouths 517,70'.) lb. of ostrich feathers, valued at £ 1 was exported from South A/rica, and these figures are steadily rising. As a matter of fact, this really wonderful export industry has been J the cause of the distribution of up &lt;■ wards of two million pounds among the l obulation of the Capo. And oven though tho output is still In creasing and promises to increase nt an even greater rate later, ttafl marvellous market still bears Up, says the ' East .African Standard.' The ostrich-bearing indust rv has established hundreds, even t hou sands, of persons o...
THE AUSTRALIAN YOUTH. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914
THE AUSTRALIAN YOUTH. In a critic possessed of the sym pathy, breadth of mind, and power ol perception such as General Sir Ian. Hamilton possesses, the Austra lian boy has been singularly blessed. When the General's efforts to in terest, and expound the day's man oeuvres to a body of young soldiers was met by the trainees turning on the other elbow and dreamily survey ing the future with the help of the ubiquitous chewed straw, Sir Ian did not mete out a just reward by writ ing a severe indictment as to the low intelligence and bucolic slothful ness which animates the youth of our •and. He did not jump to "the conclusion that a world-famed warrior, a man to whom is entrusted the task of criticising, educating, and reporting on the overseas forces, one who has risen to the top of a great service, and who bears half-a-dozen foreign decorations on his breast, should hold as little interest and appeal to such slight intelligences as the offish manners of those raw recruits im pliec. On ...
Restless Youth. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914
Restless Youth. 11 happened far away down in Cornwall. The branch-lino trn in ns usual, twenty minutes late—was crawling along in that tired, lazy way peculiar to the halmy West. ; and the .tourist from London, to wile awny the time, fell into conversation with llie veteran farmer facing him. "Ay, ay," remarked the country man, in answer to a question, "my old father 'tends to that.—always 'as done, so long as I remembers." lie stroked his beard reminiscently. I "Ninety-eight year old, my father bo —come Saturday." "Xinety-eight years old and still working ! You don't say so ?" "Ay, ninety-eight come Saturday. And born on the old farm, too, 'e "Keally ! And is his health still good ?" inquired the tourjst. The rustic shook his head. " 'Tain't up to much just now." he said. "D'vou know," he added, in a sudden outburst of confi dence, "sometimes I don't think farmin' quite agrees with him."
DRUM-BEATING CABHORSE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914
DRUM-BEATING CABHORSE. | A cnb-liorsc, which is often seen on one of the cab-ranks near the Church of Saint Sulplce, Paris, is well known in the neighbourhood ne the horse that playB the drum. Cocotte had a habit of licking ft sore she had on her shoulder, and cabby, to cure her of tho trick, hung a toy drum to her collar. When sho tried to lick the sore Cocotte used to bang her nose on the drum. The horse lias now grown so fond of the little drum that she looks quite un happy if it is taken away. "The noise Cocotte makes beating the drum," says the cabmnn, "often attracts fares, and bo it icrves a double purpose."
DEFENCE BY NET. AN ORDER THAT STIRS THE GREAT, GREY BATTLESHIP TO AMAZING ACTIVITY. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914
DEFENCE BY NET. ' 4 AN ORDER THAT STIRS TIIE GREAT, GREY nATTLESlIIP TO AMAZING ACTIVITY. I The great, grey battleship is stran gely silent, but the officers ami men grouped on forecastle, rjunrtnr-drck, and amidships show that something out of the ordinary is about, to hap pen. Tn every other Hhip in the anchored fleet we can see the white-clad groups 'standing in their ordered ranks, for it is close on 9.20 a.m , mid the admiral has announced his intention of putting tho vessels un der his command through some evo lutions. Tho staccato notes of "three bells" —f).30—ring out across the water, and at tho same instant a couple of flags go soaring up to the flagship's masthead. Indistinct and distant though they are, the signalmen on , the bridge have spotted their mean ing, and before we quite understand what is happening there is a shrill I squealing of pipes, and the boVun's mates on deck are shouting at the pitch of their powerful lungs T "Out net defence !" ITOUXJ) TIIK CAl'.STAX...
MODEL CATHEDRAL [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914
| - MODEL CATHEDRA?, A model of Cologne Oathedral-one of the architectural wonders o! the world—which cover* a ground spaco of thirty-two feet square, line Just been complotcd by William Pollit, a Rochdale . labourer, after twenty-four years' work. Not a single nail has been UBcd in the model, but the whole hna bo.cn carved out of selected wood, and a good many pockot knives have been worn. out. Some of the pieces of wood used are so tiny that they had to bo pick ed up on a pin point and placed in position. No fewer than 24,000 sepa rate pieces are used in the construc tion of the two spires on the west front alone. There are over 1,(100 statues on the model, 280 of which are fitted in the three doorways in the west front, 110 in the north doorway, and lio in the south. The interior is lighted by electri city, and a phonograph arrangement worked by electric motor is installed to represent the choir, while there is alBO a special arrangement to imi tate the cathedral bells.
The Spread of Leprosy. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914
The Spread of Leprosy. ♦ This dread disease is causing nlnrm to tho French Government, and tho Ministry of the Interior has asked Dr. Mnrchoux, of the Pas teur Institute, to report upon mea sures best fitted to prevent any fur ther spread of tho disease. Leprosy is a contagious malady, but exact ly how it is communicated remains a mystery, No less than ?> per cent, of tiio sower mis of 1'ari.s arc leprous, and the number of lepers in l'nris alono has increased in a few years from 50 to ilOO. The conditions under which the disease spreads have changed but little in the provinces Mnrrhoux's opinion, there is no groat reason why the disease should not again bccomo the scourge it was six or seven hundred yenrs ngo unless greater precautions are taken. The spread of leprosy in Paris and throughout France generally recalls the estimate made recently by Dr. Uayon, Leprosy Ke.search Bacterio logist to the South African Govern ment, that there are at present "from to 30 lepers, perhaps mo...
To Catch Criminals. MORE EFFECTIVE THAN FINGER PRINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914
To Catch Criminals. MOKF, Kl'FEC TIVE. THAN' KlMJKll I'll],NTS. That your pores will toll who you are is the assertion of Dr. Kdmond Locurd, director of the Police La boratory at L\ons, France. Br. Locurd has been for many yenrs em ployed us an expert to identify sus pects and criminals by the finger print system, but he now identifies persons by examining enlarged pho tographs wiiieh show their pores clearly. I)r. l.ocard has found that in any individual .the characteris tics of the pores are always the ' same, but that in no two persons ' are they similar. | The number of pores in a given area of skin remains the same throughout life. The number per square centometre nuy be any where between nine and eighteen. The average pore is bet ween eighty and two hundred and fifty thou sandths of a millimeter in diameter, , but in the individual it is invariable. I Different persons have pores of dif ferent shapes, some circular, some clliptical and some irregular in shape but only one shap...
AUSTRALIAN FLYING CORPS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914
AUSTRALIAN FLYING CORPS. Though much criticism has boon levelled at tho authorities regarding their tardiness in tackling tho ques tion of aerial defonco, thero is much truth in their argument that whilo nir war is in the initial and experi mental stages, an elaborate airship building programmo would bo unrea sonable in the o.mbryo condition of our dcfence schemo. Although our first submarine and aeroplanes will shortly bo familiar fafctors in Australian manoeuvres, ex port opinion holds that owing to our insulated conditions, aeroplanes will never prove of any great benefit to us in time of war. Any invasion would hnvo to como from tho sea, and the protection of the seaboard is our only moans of defence. To this, hydro-aeroplanes or hydro-planes will be the indispensiblo form that our aircraft must tnke. As an example of tho invaluable aid these machines give, an oflicer in the naval manoeuvres in Scotland recently flew f.fty miles out to sea in his hydro-acroplano, and located a s...
DREAMS. A SCIENTIST'S VIEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914
DREAMS. A SCIENTIST'S VIEWS. Professor Freud, of Vienna Uni versity, has published a book en titled "The Interpretation of Dreams." Professor Freud is an investiga tor and scholar of ripo experience, says the "Xew York World"; there fore, his book is not written for children, but there is much profit in it for nil of us who like to think that we are grown up. .Notwithstanding the eflcrts 'put forth during several thousand years, little progress has been innde in the scientific understanding of dreams. Professor Freud says that all the material composing tho contents of the dream originates in the exper ience of the dreamer ; perhaps in little incidents belonging to some forgotten past, which become strange ly interwoven and are made to live : again in a different setting. ■ Moreover, dreams ure always re- ; lated intimately to one's personal- j ily ; "are absolutely egotistic," to j use Freud's words. The behaviour j of Lhe memory in dreams is "sure ly most significant for every the...
News from Round and About. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914
News from Sound and About. Tlio dato of tho ininunl R.C. ball at Strathmerton has been definitely filed for "Wednesday, August 5. The library rooma and entertainment hall of the Nuinurliah Mechanics' Institute are to bo re-modolled at a cost of £1300. I Tlireo residents of Beuallft drew n £100 prizo in Tattersall's sweep on tho Newcastle Oup. Auolhor party of fir drew a scratched horse, und I divided £30. Tho town of Finloy is still on the up grade, and building operations are aclivo. A fine convent building is now being erected, and four now shops are about to he proceeded with. Tho Victorian Vaccination Act lias some very august 11Miters, to wit, Mr "William Watt, the Premier, who was recently fined £2 for not liavinrr his child vaccinatod, aud Senator Kussell, who was fined £1. That popular old veteran of tho show ring, Desmond, the horo of a hundred contests, is to retiro from active service, and spend the remain der of his days in retirement on his owner's (Mr A. Judd) station,...
Wedding. O'CONNOR—COLOMBINI. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914
Weddlug. O'CONNOR—COLO JIBUTI. A very pretty wedding wan celo bratod at 8t. Mary's R.C. Cliurcli, West Melbourne, on 25th ult., when Mr Jolm Joseph O'Connor, fourth eldest son of Mr and Mrs P. O'Con nor, of Cobrain, was unilod in tho holy bonds of matrimony to Miss Elizaboth Colombini, third daughtor of Mr and Mrs P. Colombini, of Cob ram. The liev. Father O'Ryan offici ated. Tho brido, who \va3 Riven away by hor brother-in-law (Mr It. Itoche), looked charmingjin a pretty dress of cremo silk, trimmed with vnloncionnes ; lace, and adjustable lung train from I the waist, with frill of wido valenci ennes lace at bottom. SIio also woro a beautiful wreath^nnd veil, ami car tied a pretty shower bouquet of witite carnations, camolias and fern. Tba brido] was nttouded by two brides maids. Miss K. O'Connor (sister of bridegroom) woro a pretty drew of crcme silk, trimmod wiili shadow lace aud pearls, and also woro a black vol vet hat, with largo whito plume. Misb Ella Coloinbini (sister of br...