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A REMARKABLE QUILT. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 4 June 1914
A REMARKABLE QUILT. I A patchwork quilt which hnn taken forty years to make is one of th, many remarkable exhibits which mini bers of the London Adult School Union exhibited at the Memorial Buildings in Roscoe Street. The quilt was made by Mrs. f Newman, of Greenwich, and is com posed of 4,200 separate pieces of vari coloured cloth. Each piocc is octa gonal in shape, and less than .in inch in diameter, and 2,000 ynrds o! cotton were used in sewing them to gether. Another quilt made hy Mrs. Larman, contains 2,696 separate pieces.
RICH GIRL AS TAXI-DRIVER. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 4 June 1914
RICH GIRL AS TAXI-DHIVEIl. How a wealthy girl drove a taxi cab to aid her lover is reported from Lausanne. The young lady, who be longs to a rich French family livinj at Evinn-les-Bains, recently doped with a taxi-driver. Her parents in formed the police, and as she is still under age, had her arrested and sent back home. Once more she escaped and joined her lover, for whose sake she cut oil her hair, and, disguising herself aj chauffeur, and giving an nssumed name, obtained a position as a taii driver. This time the course of true love was interrupted by an inquisitive detcctivc, who, having hired the lady's cab, marvelled at the driver's clean and dainty hands. After being closely questioned, she blushing!; confessed her identity, and wa6 a^ain captured by htr parents.
Hoaxing the British Navy. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 4 June 1914
Hoaxing the British Navy. In 11)06 a Spanish officer in uni form presented himself at the. main gale of Portsmouth Dockyard, and asked for the Commander-in-Chief, to whom ho was conducted. With many apologies he explained that he was from a Spanish cruiser at Cowes. There was n midshipman on board very ill. Would Kngland extend to this unfortunate patient the courtesy of her naval hospital ? Of course, everything was at once done. Instructions wero telephoned to the Haslar Hospital for the reception of the sick midshipman, and with many thanks the Spanish officer left, escorted by a lieutenant to seo j him to the boat, which, he said, was meeting him. No boat was visible, however, and aftor waiting some time the hospitable lieutenant insisted that the Spanish officer should return to the barracks ami partake of dinner. This he agreed' to do, and had a right royal time, furthermore borrowing £1, saying that he had nothing but Spanish coins—which he produced—with which to pay his cab ...
THE NEGRO IN THE UNITED STATES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 4 June 1914
THK NKCiRO IN THE UNITliD STATES. Those who anther their judgment of the negro race in the States from the occasional reports of lynchingB, would tind much to corrcct. their es timates in the Iteport of the World's .Student Christian. Federation. Fifty years ago, for example, less than K per cent, of negroes could read or write ; to-day the proportion is (IN per cent. At the time of eman cipation it was prophesied that the negro would die out. "Kver ready to accommodate his friends, but in his own peculiar way, lie has proceeded to die out h.v increasing his numbers from 4 millions to 10 millions in i fifty years.
SUFFRAGETTE HUMOUR [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 4 June 1914
suffragette humour I Mra. Pankhuret, as \r , said from New York, talked to *lle porter, Bays an American about tho comparative deceitlu?"' of men and women. aeceit,u>°«. "Women," said the reporter ... the more deceitful." ' ' "No," said Mrs. Pankhurst are the worse. Look at the w'arth ° deceive their wives." r "Do you claim," the reporter ..v ed, "that men should never dccslti their wives ?" ccelt( Mrs. Pankhurst smiled. "Oh, no," she said. "How could the average man ever get a wit. » he didn't deceive her ?"
A FREAK DINNER. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 4 June 1914
A FREAK DINNER. Sixteen prominent citizens of Cin cinnati have just dined in bathing dresses, the dinner being served on a ! raft in *tue swimming-pool of the Metropole Hotel. The water was I tepid, and the temperature of the building about sevcnty-fiva degrees, as compared with zero weather out side. The waiters, in small punts, brought the various courses to the raft, and a piano in the dressing room supplied an accompaniment of popular songs by professional artists. Between the courses the diners plunged into the water and played antics until the next item was sup plied. The dinner was a novel suc cess, but not perfect, because a Ger- I man waiter collided with an Ameri- j can, and a fight ensued which nearly ' shipwrecked the festive banqueters. | The dinner was given by a local , politician, who lost a bet on the j municipal elections. j
Home-made Vise. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 4 June 1914
Home-made Vise. I An ordinary monkey wrench that has been discarded is used in mak ! ing this vise. Tho wrench is sup ported by two L-shapcd pieces of iron, fastened with n. rivet through the end jaw, and these in turn are j bolted or screwed to the bench. The handle cud is held down with j a staple. The inside jaw is used in clampting and is operated with I the thumb screw of the wrench. | Two holes bored-through tho thumb A Swivel Bench Viw piecc will greatly facilitate sotting I nj> tho jaws tightly by using a I small rod in the holes as a lever. I The vise may be made into a swing | vise if the wrench is mounted on a board which is swung on a bolt at ; ono end and held with a pin at the other as shoivn in the illustra-, tion. Various holes bored in tho bench on an arc will permit tho board to be set at any angle. A Devonshire lady onco s,ent to her son a pair of trousers by book post, which is, of course, cheaper than purcel post* The postal ofticiuJs wrote to her, "Clothes c...
QUIETER BERLIN STREETS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 4 June 1914
QUIETER BERLIN STREETS. The hurdy-gurdy man haG long ago j been banished from the streets of I Berlin, and now Herr von Jagow, the ever-active Police President of Berlin | has issued an invitation to the muni cipality to confer with him in elabo- i rating new rules for regulating the Rights and aoundB of the streets. I At set of regulations will be sug- I Bested abolishing the noisy crying ; out of wares and occupations in the | streets. The rag-and-bone man, the sweep, the milkman, and other old | friends must discover some other . way of making their presence known i than the familiar cries and bell ring- | injr to which the Berlin citizens are 1 accustomed. j ! Vendors of newspaper* are in future to he limited to calling out the ; names of the journals they sell. To make known the contents of the pa- ! pers or to indicate any particular item of news is forbidden. Herr von 1 Jagow propose#; that any person not , immediately obeying the commando of the police in these particulars i...
Crisp Toasts. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 4 June 1914
Crisp Toasts. A rather cynical toast runs thus : "Women—sho requires no eulogy; she speaks for herself," A gallant young man, in the same festal circumstances, referred to one member of the sex he eulogised as "a delectable dear, so sweet that honey would blush in her presence and molasses stand appalled." At the marriage supper of a deaf and dumb couplo one guest, in the speech of the evening, wished them "unspeakable bliss." A writer of comedies was giving a banquet in honour of his latest work, at which a jovial guest gave the toast : "Tho author's very good health ! May he live to be as old as his. jokes." At another gathering were toasted "Tlio Bench and the Bar ! If it were not for the bar, there would little use for the bench." As pithy was the following toast, proposed at a shoemakers' dinner : 'Ofay wc have all the women in the country to shoe, and all the incn to boot."
An Audacious Postmaster. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 4 June 1914
An Audacious Postmaster. He was a postmaster, anil rats in his oiVicc were playing havoc with ■ j the letters and postal pnekets ; so he wrote to his chief, and his chief wrote to his chief, and so the mat ter went on till about six months later, when he was older and greyer, he received official permission to keep a couple of cats and provide for their cost in millc. For a month all went well ; but then he w'as compelled to forward to headquarters this ominous mes sage : "X have the honour to inform you the senior cat is absent without leave. What shall I do ?" The rats were busy again, and it was impossible to wait another six months, so he took, the matter^ in his own strong hands, and wrote : I "He absent cat. 1 have promoted the junior cat, and have taken into ; Government service a probationary I cat on full rations." | The "powers that be" arc still marvelling at his audacity.
(Copyright.) THE Riverside-House Mystery. A Story of Love, Intrigue and Intense Dramatic Action. PART 11. CHAPTER XXXII. AN UNDERSTANDING. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 4 June 1914
(Copyright.) THE Riversfde-Hsuse Mystery. ... k A Story of Love, Intrigue and Intense Dramatic Action. By BARBARA KENT. PART 11. CHAPTER XXXII. AN UNDTCRSTANDrNIJ. Clydo Hastinp* did not call at Applethorpe. Ever sinco Iho news of Sidney's conviction had reached him, the longing to seo Vida had been almost unconquerable—to see her, to road in her faco that, while she still loved Rnritnn. she I elioved him all that he bad painted him. Oh, it was hard to deny himself this pleasure. But he feared to bo too abrupt, and that his .\ppearance at such a time might so Jar upon her she might experience an un reasonable resentment, and her ojd dislike and distrust return. But he thought of her. At least a score of letters wore written to her, only to be destroyed. Mo could say nothing that might not agonise her. He could not pretend to be sorry for Sidney's fate, and it would be madness to rejoice in it, or by even a word express devotion for her. All that must come—afterwards. At times faint ...
BOLOGNA SAUSAGES—IMITATION. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 4 June 1914
BOLOGNA SAUSAlIKS—IMITA TION. Ingredients : Two pounds of lean beef, two pounds of lean pork, one pound of finely chopped suet, a little powdered thyme and mace, soinoj pepper, and fat bacon vt-His cut in to strips), ox-skins, and brine. Method : Simmer the meat until tender, then chop it fine and pass it three times through a mincing machine. Pound it smooth, adding the suet. Then season well unci pep per, and very sparingly with thyme and mace. Press the mixture firmly into the prepared ox-skin*, »r.d when filling intersperse with strips of bacon. Tie the skins into nine inch lengths. Let them remain in brine for ten days. Then smoke the sausages ; serve cut into sliccs. They will take three weeks to smoke.
CHAPTER XXXIII. AS THE CUTAIN FALLS. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 4 June 1914
CHAPTER XXX1IT. AS THE CUTA1X FALLS. Felix wrote as fafr as this. Then he stopped, and looked drearily from his window to the busy street, filled with the coming and going of life in the winter dusk. How happy every one seemed, except him ! It was a fortnight since his father had died— Christinas Eve. The air was filled with a flurry of snow. He heard a choir practising a Christmas chorus in a church near by. What a dreary Christmas ? And, worse than all, the life which stcet ched before him would be but a re petition of it. He was leaving his native land, and probably bis next Christmas and many more would be spent under torrid .suns. lie was leaving the girl he loved with all the strength of his young, pure manhood. H was good-bye ! His eyes were burning as he gazed at his boxes all strapped and addressed for his travel on the morrow, then impulsively seized the pen and hur ried to finish his farewell. I have loved you, Hebe. I do love you. But 1 can undorstand that memories must ...
Cart Without an Axle. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 4 June 1914
Cart Without an Axle. The boy who has a couple of cart wheels is not always lucky enough to have an axlo of tho proper length to fit the wheels. In such Wheels Fastened to the Box a ease the cart can b« constructed ns shown in the illustration. This cart has no axle, each wheel being attached with a short pin for an axle, on the side and at the lower edge of the box. The outer oiul of the pin is carried on a piece of wood extending the full length of the box and supported by cross pieces nailed to the ends, as shown.
CANCER MAY TURN TO HUMAN GOOD. MIRACULOUS WOUND HEALING. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 4 June 1914
CANCER MAY TURN TO HUMAN GOOD. -4 MIRACULOUS WOUND HKAMXfi. I T>r. Alexis Carrel, the Nobel | ! prize-winner for medical research, 1912, has boon experimenting to' S quicken tho lien line of broken bonft? I nnd wounds. The results of sonic of tho most remarkable of those ox-j periments have boon collected by , Prof, tttulo.v Millard, and nro given here. With extracts from aniinnl tissues and glands bo can bonl n j wound in twenty-four hours or knit I a brokon bono in five days ; and ex perimentally. with animals, be finds ! cancer tissue one of the most eftec ,tivo agents in bringing this about.! H will be a remarkable thing, n. commentator, Mr. Henry M. llyde, j I truly savs, if surgical science finds ; la curative agent in one of the I most dreaded diseases. ' The agent used by l>r. Carrel in I his experimental work was an ex tract made from tho pulp of animal tissues and organs. IV. Carrel found, for example, that tho appli cation of thyroid gland pulp to | cutaneous (skin)...
AN EXCELLENT SALAD (GERMAN WAY). [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 4 June 1914
AX KXCF.LLEXT SALAD (GER MAN WAY). When a green salad is difficult to got, one inadc of potato is a pala table accompaniment tt> cold meat. It is a common mistake to allow the boiled potatoes to get cold. It is most essential, If they have be* come cold, that they be reheated before sliced, apfd put into'the dress ing, otherwise the absorption will not properly lake place. It should consist of Iquitl parts of oil, vine gar, and Boiling water, pepper, and salt to tafctr, a l'cw minced capers, or chopped gherkin, or some boned anchovies J a little minced onion may lik^ise bo added with advan tage ; so, too, a little chopped celery. Jt will be seen how easy it is to vary the flavour .of potato siilu'U hy adding to or otherwise omitting any one or more of the in^tt.'dients named. .After mixing the s;-fewl t»ught to stand for a few min utes in front of the fire to aid the nbfrjrptioit of the dressing. Of course, it is eaten cold ; but should not be kept too long before use.
Ingenious Picture-Restorers. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 4 June 1914
Ingenious Picture Restorers. Th# ingenuity with which clovei workmen rostors damaged master pieces of painting in shown by tin means taken to' rescue n fatuous M„. donna hv Botticelli. Tho New York ' Tribune, describes the pr(). cms :— Th« Madonna whs painted on n wooden panel at least. '100 veins ngo. ncccntly the wood bewail to crack, nml it was (enroll Unit the painting would be ruined ; bid a restorer wns found who said that ho could save It. I]is first stop wns to paste thin strips of tissue-paper 011 the face of the picture, pressing the pnper tutu tho uneven surfuce of the pnint. Ho added layer after layer, until a thick body of pnper concenlcd tlio picture. Then the restorer turncil the pic ture over nml begun to sandpaper the hoard nwn.v. Alter inaav months of cnrefnl work lie had all the wood removed, and nothing but the paint adhered to the paper. Next he glued (v piece of linen cmi vas very carefully to the paint, niul slowly and patiently remnvM tho paper bit by bit. Th...
The Soundograph. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 4 June 1914
The Soundograph. A veritable box of tricks is & netf instrument called a souodo-. graph, which furnishes all tho Round effects used in conjunction with the operation of moving-pi*:turo ma chines. Producing the sounds which take placo in real life, it adds to the realism of the scones depicted on the scrcen. By operating twenty-seven different devices, fifty-four effects can bo produced with it, among them the tramping or running of horses, u thunderstorm, the wash of tho surf, rain, wind, locomotive exhaust, traiu whistlo, automobile, fire ap paratus in action, running water, crash of glass or dishes, fall of heavy articles, the firing of arms from a single shot to a fusillade, and many others. Tho instrument is 3ft. tiin. in height.