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Fun in the Engine-room. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

Fun in the Engine-room. f : : As n nli\ engineers are anything biH. n frivolous class of men ; but occasionally one comes ♦ across a joker. Recently a solumtvlooking inclivirluat strolled into the' engine rooni mid nskerl Mr. Ctiippy, the light-hearted second, : to give hiiu n little information about his en gines. ' "Why, v.corlainly, said Gappy. "These two brass knobs over there nre called the jcremididlcrs, and that thing like a distorted mangle is the freezer. Xow the jeremididler— so called because of its resemblance to a boiled owl—is really regenerat ing electricity flavoured with red currants—you understand ? Well, when wo stir up the conflicting ele ments with a brass poker and an old clay pipe, the jeremididler is connected with the freezer, nlid ow ing to the ammonia extrated from the pipe mixing with the electricity, it freezes the freezer so cold that we have to find out the tempera ture with a six-foot thermometer, mid " . • "Jly word," said his questioner, "that's won...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Then the Judge Laughed; HUMOURS OF THE LAW COURTS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

Then the Judge Laughed; fc HUMOURS OF THK LAW COURTS. Wonderful Indcoil is tha oratory of counsel at times, but on* would havo some - diniculty, perhaps, in finding a moro amusing example ot highfnlutin lognl languago than tho following, which is quotod from "Law and Laughter" " ' Slander, gentlemen,' Baid tho loarned counsel, in a libel action, ' liko a boa-constrictor of gigantic size and immcnsurnblo proportions, wraps the coil ot its unwieldy body about its unfortunato victim, and, heedless of tho shrieks ot agony that como from the utmost depths of its victim's soul, loud and roverbe rating as tho night thunder that rolls in thtrhcavens, it finally breaks its unlucky neck upon tho iron wheel of public opinion ; forcing him to desperation, then to madness, and finally crushing him in tho hideous jaws of mortal death.' " No less amusing wa3 tha address of tho American Judgo Jlodgors to a prisoner who had been convicted in his court in Louisiana. " Pri soner, stand up I" ho said. ...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Ladies'Column. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

Ladies'Column. This smart frock is intended to bo made of bordered sntin in rod nnd black. Plnin red satin is used for the collar, nnrrnw rovers, bow-tie and belt. The sleeves are putted to fitted fore-arm sections? The skirt tunic is crossed over the front and tnper« downward nt the buck. The underskirt is slightly draped nt the front where the left side lnps over the right. .

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
A Plant-Food Percolator. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

A Plant-Food Percolator. Obtain two butter tubs and bore a largo number 'of J-in. holes in tho bottom of one, then covor the perforated part with a piece of fino brass gauzo (Fig. 1), tacking the gauze well at the corners. The othor tub should bo fitted with a faucet of some kind—a wood faucet, costing about 3d. will answer tho purpose. Put tho first tub on top of the other with two narrow strips between them (I'ig. 2). Fill the tub, about three-fourths full, with well packed horse manure;-and pour water on it until it is well soaked. When the water has per colated through into the lower tub, it is ready to use on houso and garden plants and is better than plain water, as It adds both fer tilizer and moisture.

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
MEETING THE CASE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

MKETIXCi T1IK?CA:SB. ; : : Foreman of the Ji'iy. (nitei tjie co roner lins directed them . lu ■. find n j verdict of "l>lo do se") : "Well, flinps, it nppenrs lo mo Hint this 'ere olutp shot isseli. with n tfun, nit or shooting nnother. clmp -with n. Ijjini: hut l)r. •! ones, the uorouer, who we nil know mul 'ighl.v respect, 'e snys thnt lliis 'ere ehitp fell in the sen. Well, it ain't Tor the likes of us to ro ni-emn' the point uitli the doctor, for > kuows more alioiit it thnn we do. So 1 soppoSe 1 we find n verdict offKojtml ilrown I edi. - at, 1429. ^

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Lifting Power in Growing Plants; [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

Lifting; Power in Growing Plants; + The rapidity with which drooping loaves revive under a shower shows the extraordinary quickness with which plant roots take up water and drivo it through tho stem to the uppermost twigs and leaves. A simple way of discoverihg hovr rapid ly this takes place is by watering a white iris with a Mue solution. In a few hours its white flowers will he streaked with blue. Tho power exerted bjr the roots and stems of growing trec<? is almost iucrediblc. Tho roots of a young oak are known to have lifted a block of granito weighing 6$ tons. Tho lifting began in the fifth year of tho tree's growth, and withing tho next seven years tho stono was raised more than eight inches. This remarkable feat has been exceeded by tho American swamp cypress, which throws out immense ' but tresses around its stem. A barge loaded with bricks was wrecked on. ono of these buttresses in tho Okla waha river, and si.e years Inter the growth of the tree had liflo«« tho w...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
When Sale Sets Sail. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

When Sale Sets Sail. —.—4 - Two rows in ono morning' with her better-half luut decided Mrs. Meggin. "There, that'll do it !" she mur mured to herself, as she surveyed the crurioly-paiiited signboard in her cottage garden. "J'11 sco if ho won't work 1 Hanging on to mo for my bit o' cottagc V A party of students from n neigh bouring college strolled pnst in the 'afternoon, mid laughed uproariously ! when they rend the little sign, "For I Sail." Mrs. Meg^in was stolidly cleaning her windows, ami never cast an eye at the little gathering. "Hi, old woman," called out one sallow-looking youth, "when does this house sail ?" "Whenever the man comes along that can raise the wind !" tersely answered the old dame, cnlmly get ting on with hur work.

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
SOPHISTICATED PARSNIPS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

SOPHISTICATED PARSNIPS. When just plain boiled, this vege table is rarely appreciated, except by persons who huvo a strong lik ing for It. Dressed as follows, it will prove very relishable. Peel and boil tho parsnips, putting a little fat in tho water they are cooked in. Then cut them into slices, spread a little butter on each sllcc. Vut the slices into, a hot vege table dish, and pour over a cupful cf white sauce made with milk, two dessertspoonfuls of flour, rubbed in butter, popper, and salt to taste. Boll for a minute or two to tako off the rawness of tho flour. Serve very hut. Curtain-rings sometimes run w'llh great difficulty, and seem to stick to the pole. To remedy this, tnko all the rings off and well rub the pole with flarnUln until it is quite smooth, when the rings may bo re placed : they will then £lidc along with the. greatest ease. The "Daily Republic," one of the native newspapers of Hankow, pub lished "The Tilgrim's Progress" as a serial.

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
At the Call of Duty. A PEN-PICTURE OF A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT'S HOME FROM HIS WIFE'S POINT OF VIEW. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

At the Call of Duty. . * A PEN-PICTURE OF A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT'S HOME FROM mS WIFE'S POINT OF VIEW. Twelve midnight I I turn drowsily in my choir and glanco at th« clock. Its chimes ■havo scarcely ceasod oro tho telo phono-bell rings. In tho kitchen the dainty dinner prepared lor eight o'clock shnrp has spoiled in the heat of the oven. I rather looked forward to that dinner. It was to havo been tho first at which my husband had sat opposite mo for threo weeks. During that tlmo ho has been away following his exciting calling of special correspondent, or commis sioner, for a famous paper. And now his voico floated to mo over tho telephone. "Awfully sorry, dear I" ho said, in his quick, Jerky fashion. "Can't como home to-night. Tieturncd to London this afternoon. Am leaving again in half an hour for tho North. May be back in a week. Kisu tho kiddio for nie. Best lovo. So long I" TO THE NORTH. And onco again my husband goes out of my life. If any girl who reads these lino9 wonts a pe...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

TIIK I.KJIITXIXli U XL'HKK. Hoholt}<asainluifhamJ.st>nH»clJOt»sc, Aiuoccorluoufpio : A JnijruljiSiU'upofcottVoilowii, • Whihyowrnnw inKyouroye. Then hit it on Ihoiv comes to him, A \<»ry common ijupstion ; 111' woimIits how it was that ho , CuiiU'acUmI indigestion.

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THEREIN LAY THE DIFFERENCE [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

TIIEHKI.V LAV TIIK UIlTEItliXCK Visitor (consolingly to Tommy, who has upset n bottle of ink on the new carpct) : "Put, my hoy, there's no use crying over fcpiU milk. !" Tommy : "Course not ; any duffer blows that. All you've got to clo is to call in the, cat, and she'll lick it Hp. hut this don't happen to he milk, an mother'!! do the licking."

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Unpleasant for the Engineer. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

Unpleasant for the Engineer. ! A marine engineer tells of «» un plensnnt piece of work lie once hntl! to <lo during the triul trip of a! magnificent Imnt thai n Inriyc firm' of contractors line] turned out. fori one of the liig ricrnii-gnjiiK steam- | ship companies. The engines were to run nt so many knots un hour, \ and the big steamer left her moor ings and put out to - seu for her trial cruise that was to decide 'whe ther she would be accepted by the steamship company. ' .• He writes : After we had been out 'to sea but a little time, the chief ungiueer dis covered that one of the piston-rods i hnd a slight defect in it—a thing not unfrequent in a largo mass of machinery—and that in passing to and fro the unwonted friction caused by this"defect would in the course of a very little time, make the piston and nil around it rod hot. The consequence of this would be very serious, nnd would mean a breakdown in the machinery. ^ To allow it to occur would be mad ness ; to stop...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Man Who Catalogued the Stars. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

.Man Who Catalogued the Stdrs. Hy the (loath of Sir liuvid Gill, | which occurred in London in hi3 7.1st year, the world has lost its! most distinguished astronomer. Krotn 1871) to 1907 ho w'as Astro nomer-ltoynl at the Cape. He was President of the British Association, President of the Iloyal Astronomi cal Socicty, of th(i Institute of Ma rine Kngineors ; While France, Prus-! sin, Merlin, St. Petersburg, Amster- ] dam, Stockholm, Washington, New j York, Philadelphia, and Huston all • ! showered honours upon him. 1 lia ' contributions to science fill vol-j times. Sir David's enthusiasm over the wonders of tho firmament was quite as great us that of the latcu Sir Itobort Hull, and, oddly enough j robust humour was a. characteristic ! of hoth men. Almost every prob j lem in astronomy and astrophysics j was seized by Sir David and made I to ,\ ield something of Its secret. Above nil, he conceived the immense part photography could he made to play in elucidating the nustery of stellar m...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Kind Action liberally Rewarded. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

Kind Action liberally Rewarded. I * Chnrlcs Froelieh, .« i'a*nier's !a.l, living near V/ellcst.on, Ohio, wns nml ilious to complete n liberal edu cation, but did not have means sullicient to do no. ITc wenl. to a physieien in that city, Or. F,. S. IIlglt;y, and borrowed from him 700 dots. (£110), mid graduated from college as a mining engineer. This was in 1880. Soon after the young man went to Australia. Not ft word wns heard from him for lio je;u\v, when one morning he eurne into J>r. Higley's otlice mil said he owed the doctor som<» mnnoy, and Paid tlie £180 principal .ind torn* pound interest on the same to date. Me informed ids bcuei'.trtor that, lie hud been successful in Australia and South Africa and had amassed a fortum*. .Mr. Froelieh relurued to Australia, and nothing was heard from him again until just recently, when a lawyer of^ MHhourw, noti fied |)r, Iligley 1 Ii i* _Ur. J-'roelich had died without relathcs. and had left Ids entire estate, valued at £200...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
A Stout Folding Table. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

A Stout Folding Table, j + ■ I Here is (tti illustration of a port able.. folding table which is rather unique. We show it "in its extended form, nnrl folded, ready for trans port or for storing- away. It is held together by four bolts, one at each niitfle, the frame rigid, and I the loaves are fixed in position by { drawing four slides out of the ends, nnd turning' four Uiumb-siTews into their respective sockets. It is so simple, says Mr. Viggot, that a boy of eight can take it down or erect it. I

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Ladies' Column. TO WHITEN THE HANDS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

Ladies' Column. J. TO WHITEN THE HAND8. A mixture to whiten and soften tho hands is composed of twenty parts oach of lanolino and gly cerin©, ten ports of borate of soda, two parts of eucalyptus oil, and 25 drops of essence of bitter almonds. These must bo mixod well together and after application tho hands should bo covered with looso gloves. Professionals ploying at concerts sometimes uso tho following lotion Just before their appearance in pub lic : Oxide of zinc, half an ounce ; glycerine and roso water, four oun ces. Apply with a small sponge, then gontly wipo off tho moisture, and dust the hands with boraeic acid and starch powder. It is best to apply it with a pieco of wash leather. Warts on tho hands are disfiguring, but it is easy to got rid of them, and they will soon disappear if touchod daily with a fine camol hair brush, dipped in glacial acetic acid. Ho careful, however, not to touch the skin at the baso of tho wart. A beautifully proportioned hand is far raror than a ...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Child's Swing Seat. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

Child's Swing Seat. A very useful swing or scat for children can bo made from a box or packing case. Procure a box of the right size nnd saw it out in the shape shown in the illustration.1 Made of a Box The apron or board in front slides on the two front ropes. The board can be raised to placc tho child in the box and to removo him. The ropes are fastened to tho box by tying knots in their ends and driving staples over them.

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Brain Sauce for Sheep's Head. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 28 May 1914

Brain Sauce for Sheep's Head. Sheep's head is not on the list of aristocratic dishes ; nevertheless it is very good indeed ! Very care ful cleaning is absolutely necessary, and too great stress cannot bo lai<l on this essential. Served with the sauce for which I give the recipe following, a good dish is made bet ter. Take the brain from the head, and less than half a pint of the liquor in which the head was boiled, one ounce of butter, one ounce, or rather less, of flour, one small onion (chopped), a tenspoonful of vinegar, some salt and pepper. Method : Soak the brains in salt and water, then tie them up in mus lin and boil till Arm in the pot with the sheep's head. Melt the butter slowly in a saucepan, and when lightly browned put in the onion. And continue to cook. slowly, until the whole acquires a nut-brown colour, then put in the pot liquor, \inegar, with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer very gently for ten minutes, then stir in the brains, first coarsely chopped. T...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE COMPLEXION. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 4 June 1914

THE COMPLEXION. Beauty specialists are wont to de clare that most women wash their faces too often, thereby rendering; the skin bard and dry. The chief face bath should always be late at night, when the face should be bathed tho roughly with hot water softened with toilet oatmeal and a very little pure emollient soap ; then rinsed in cold distilled water and dried with a very fine towel, always with an upward movement, which is one of the best preventatives of wrinkles. In the morning it should be rinsed with cold water only., dried, and the smallest amount of face cream ap plied with gentle massage move ments. Wipe off any superfluity of the | cream with a soft linen handkerchief, ! apply a dust of powder, and smooth with a chamois face leather. Only the best cream and powder should he used, and one has to discover by ex perience the exact sort that suits one's skin.

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
PARROT IN A TRAM-CAR. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 4 June 1914

PARROT IN A TRAM-CAR. While travelling in an Edinburgh tramcar (writes a correspondent of "The Scotsman" ) a tall, well-groom ed, French-looking man entered, and took a seat three or four places fur ther up on the opposite side. When he was passing me, I noticed in a mechanical, sub-conscious way, what I took to be the corner of a dark preen coloured neckerchief projecting above and behind his collar on the off-side. When he turned and sat down, however, J was surprised to observe that what I had taken for a silk scarf was a parrot, which he was supporting on his right shoulder. [ The car was almost full, hut the | bird was quite unconcerned, and after i turning its quick, restless eyes scve I ral times upon the passengers, it be gan caressing with its head the check | of its owner. After half a minute or so of this affectionate attention, the I bird endeavoured to insert its beak i between the lips of the man, and •when he opened them slightly, it tap i ped his teeth. I presume it ...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
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