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His Revenge. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 4 June 1914

His Revenge. A master butcher gave his sales man a week's notice, and now ho wishes ho had paid him off at once. A lady came into the shop the day after he received notice of his discharge, and was shown a loin of mutton. "I'm afraid that is rather to heavy for me/' she remarked. "I think not, mum," replied tho man. "You sec, the poor animal died of rapid consumption and fever, and consequently " But tho lady had fied, and he replaced the joint with a grin erf satisfaction. "Sausages, sir ? Certainly," ho remarked, to another customer. "We have the very best. Ever since tho muzzling order has been in force But he, too, had fled. And with a sweet, revengeful smile, the salesman hung them on the hook again and waited for the next.

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

CAKE OF THE HANDS. Our hands . should receive attention I of course, but the. studied care I shown by some persons is tiresome when we see them continually exam ining their digits as if they were objects of great intrinsic value, ad miring and thrusting them continu ally on the notice of others by so doing. 3t is preseumed that per sons of refinement will keep their hands in a presentable condition, and no matter what the occupation! may be, with ordinary attention this mny easily be done. There is an i old rhymo that would appear to' divorce this cleanliness from in dustry :— " Better have black hands, and plenty of meat, Than ever such white ones, nnd no thing to eat." True, but ns soap is cheap and water plentiful, once the task is. completed there is no excuse for ! dirty hands. It has been said that the splepdid health characteristic of the -lews is partly due to tho in variable custom of washing their hands before eating. j We cannot alter the shape of our hands. If indifferen...

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

Death. GEDYE.—At Cobrom on 20th Mar, .Tenn Olive Mary, dearly loveii daughter of .KUi'U and Henry C'u«tarus Gedye, u^ed 4 yi-urs and 3 month*.

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 4 June 1914

Commonwealth JjfeBanfe of BustraUa HEAD OFFICE SYDNEY ThU Bank ti oi»n far nil clanei of GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS at EQUITABLE BUILDING, COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE At Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Tlobart, Hrhtano, Aockhaniptou, Towmvlllo, and London. Cable rcmlMaao<« mad« to, and drifu drawn on foreign places direct. Foreign J.UU neyntiatod and cottacttsl. LaUira ni crwttt \o any part of tJift urorU. U11U nr?o:j.\ted or forwarded tor collection. Hankiny and Excbanjo Business of ewry d«»cription trumped nitbin the Common* vrealth, United Kingdom end abroad. Current accjuntt oj'riied. Interest paid on fixed dcj>o»i:«. Alliance* made aj*in»t approved securities. SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT Victorian Control Office i 317 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE. Bf*nch«« in the above oitle« and 2(000 Agendas at Po»t OJttces throughout the Commonwealth. Doponiif* from 1/- to £300. Intorc^t at ZV, por annum. Poposito or Withdrawals maj be uiad« at any Dranch or Agency tvitliin (hp Commonw...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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The Cobram Courier. ESTABLISHED [?]. THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 1914. Local and General Items. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 4 June 1914

jD'c (?obi:aii! (jfoui'iep. EsTlDI.lSintD less. TIIURSDAV, JU.VE 1, 101-1. Local and General Items. COBRAM AfililCULTURAL Bai.l.—Tho arrangements for tho above event, which takes place next Wednesday evening, aio now complete, and us a large sale of tickets has been made to dance-lovers in the neighboring districts it is expected that a big success will lie achieved. The latest dance music is to be played for each item, and the programmes are to bear the title of each piece. Mr 0. Hussell will officiate as .M.C., and the floor is to be put in the best order for tho occasion. A large number of ladies have promised to assist at the supper, and patrons can rely on being well looked after in this department. The first dance starts at 8.30 sharp. P/tESKNTATiox.—At the fortnightly meeting of the Cobram branch of the A.N.A. held last Thursday night a pleasing ceremony tool: place when the President, Mr .1. O'Connor, presented a handsome gold medal to Mr Lindsay Hamilton, prior to his depar...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 4 June 1914

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Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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THE FIRST GREAT LIGHTHOUSE [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 4 June 1914

j ■ THE F1KST CtJlEAT L1C1ITHGUKB The Pharos of Alexandria, which was considered to he one of the seven wonders of the w'orld, on ac count of its grandeur and utility, is, perhaps, the first lighthouse of which we have any definite descrip tion. It stood on the Island of Pharos at the entrance of the har bour of Alexandria, and is said to have been constructed about 100 years before the Christian era by Sostratus Cnidius, and was dedi cated to the "Gods protectors of the safeguard of sailors." The height, of the original tower is given at -150 iVet. and .losephus I writes that the light was visible a I distance of about JM miles.

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

Seized the Opportunity. ■"The guides who pilot visitors about m .Norway," said n returned traveller, "are a pleasant, intelligent set of men. They speak our Inn gunge fairly well, and are always rinxioiis to pick up new words. "Occasionally this desire leads to funny -mistakes." While exploring some'of the wild and precipitous cliffy i one day with my guide, we came J upon a spot which looked like an • abandoned quarry. [ " 'What is .this* Karl?' I-asked. 'Have, they been getting out stono here ?' *' 'Yes, sir,' he answered ; ' it is where some time*- ago they have been shooting the rocks.' ■■Vi'Oh. yes ; blasting/ 1 snitf, with a smile. and Karl's quick ears caught the new word for 'shooting.' T heard him murmuring to himseV two or three times afterwards. "The next day our journey brought us into a large tract of magnifi cent forest. 4 ICarl/ said T, * there ought to be fine! hunting hero in the season.' > 'Yes, sir/ was the prompt reply, • very good hunting.* Then, with the air...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Precious Stones Glow in Vacuum. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 4 June 1914

Precious Stones Glow in Vacuum. The fluorescence of gems has lott^r been observed, but recent experi ments with vacuum tubes have de veloped surprising qualities - in the diamond, the ruby, and the emer ald, us well as such minerals ns kunzite. Even in rarefied air ' somo diamonds emit a blue-light similar to that of sulphate of quinine under the same circmnstanccs. . In <v va cuum a diamond of four or five carats emits as much light as u candle. vJ)ianionds from different mines show marked divergenco in the colours given off in vacuum/ Next to the diamond the ruby glowtf with a beautiful pliosphoreseuce in a vacuum. It omits a red light, as if it were incandescent. • ■•The emerald shineK with a crimson light, While kunzite glows with a yellow radiance, sometimes tinged with rose. The same gems glow ? with phosphorescence under the - influence of radium. ISxperts utilise this test to determine the value ami quality of some gems,- as, for instance, the rubies of llurma, wh...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Leaning Tower of Pisa. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

Leaning Tower of Pisa. I ITcrc is a sketch of the famous leaning tower of Pisa, in Italy, which leans a little more than six feet in eighty. The works of this tower were begun in 117.1, and the structure was completed towards I the middle of the fourteenth century. Its height is lG7ft. from a base J of 3 *1 Oft. in circumference. The peculiarity of the inclination is not duo to accident but to the plan on which the architect constructed the tower. A staircase of 1201 steps leads to the top, from which point there is a splendid view. On the third tier of the tower a feelinR of vertigo attacks those asccnding, and it is this wliich accounts for many suicides committed here.

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Of Interest to Mac. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

Of Interest to Mac. * fhoro was no doubt about the fact that Jack MncFaddy was a Scotsman. Last year, when journeying to the country on an important errand, ho left his purse, containing nearly £100 in gold and silver, at the railway station from which ho started. lie telegraphed the fact on his ar rival, and the purse was kept till his return a month later. It was a young clerk who handed .Jockje MacK. his wee purse with the "spondies" as ho net foot out of the train, and certain wild hopes were making 1 hat young man's heart heat a trifle unevenly. Hut our canny Scot counted his money unheeding, and whoti he'd finished he looked up long and sus piciously at the young man. "Isn't it right, sir?" stammered the laiter. in bewilderment. "Kicht—richt ! it's riehl enough; but where's the interest, niou V" was .MncFaddy\s stern retort. A mixture that will remove the grease from the finest fabrics, is made of one quart of rain-water, two ounces of ammonia, one tea spooniul of saltpetre, a...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE WORLD'S BIGGEST BRIDGE. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

THE WORLD'S BIGGEST BRIDGE. A project is on foot for building a bridge across tho Hudson River, uniting- Xew York with New Jer sey. The plnns submitted contein pluto the biggest bridge in the world, nnd estimate the cost at I £8,250,000. Towers nearly ns high ns the Eiffel Tower would be neces- | sary to carry n single span to pro vide acconiniodntion for 400,000 pas sengers per hour. Fight tracks are contemplated, consisting of two for subway tratlic, two for elevated, j nnd four for surfnee trains, while : highways to accommodate ten vehi cles abreast are also included. The bridge's deck will be 200ft. wide, nnd the towers iViOft. above water and 250ft. under water, and the height must permit of the passage of the biggest ocean liners. | Where screws are driven into soft wood and subjected to considerable strain, they are very likely to work loose, and it is often very diflicult to make them hold. In such eases the use of glue is profitable. Make the gl.ie thick ; immerse a stick ...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
FOOLHARDY GUIDES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

FOOLHARDY GUIDES. The guides who conduct tourists to Vesuvius often go to ridicu lous risks to amuse their patrons. A favourite expedient is to take an egg and put it into a smalt fis sure in the mountain sido to be boiled by the heat. The tourist is not allowed to leave the path and go to the fissure, so does not re alise that the guide, in order to reach a point where the trick is practicable, has to walk across a layer of lava which is so tbin that it jnny break at any moment. £liouU\ it do so, the man's legs will go through into actually mol« ten lava, with fatal results. The Italians seem to think nothing of the risk, and gladly undergo it to earn a franc, or even for bra vado's sako, to amuse iho tourist who is employing them. One of the most daring exploits on record is that of a steeple climber, who, some years ago, con ceived the novel idea of ivlebrnting the Kmperor's birthday by climb ing the steeple of St. Stephen's nt Vienna, and there hoisting a flag. Some associates e...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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HARD-WORKING JAMES. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

11 AHD-WOKKINC!. .1 AM KS. "Now4, James," suitl the joiner to his apprentice, "i am going out. I don't expect I shall be long, anil you can bo pluning up. that ten by-eight beam till I come back." But, alas ! misfortune overtook the joiner. JTc slipped at the bottom of the street, sprained his ankle, and had to,be taken home. The next day, towards evening, he hobbled into his workshop, and was confronted by an enormous pile of shavings. James was invisible. ".Jim," he called. "Halloa !" came a far-off echo. "Where are you ?" "Down here, under the shavings !" "Wh-why—what are you up to ?" "Planing that beam up. You told 111c to keep at it till you came back ; but if you'd kopt away any longer thcre'd have been none left." It was, perhaps, just as well for Jim that his muster's accident had disabled his foot.

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Woman Proclaims Martial Law. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

Woman Proclaims Martial Law. 1 Governor West, of Oregon, took strong action recently against the town of Copperfield, in that State, and by means of his secretary, Miss Kern Hobbs, turned every official of tho town out of office, and for cibly dosed all illegal saloons. Ac cording to newspaper reports, Cop perfield had refused to obey tho li- j cjuor laws, and it was alleged that j the mayor and several of the conn-1 ril were interested in a number of saloons, which were being run ille gally. The Governor sent his lady secretary, in order not to cause alarm, as it was known that the liquor interests of tho town would fight any coercion. The town offi cials laughed at .Miss Hobbs when she demanded, in tho name of the Governor, their resignations, but while their attention was being di verted to what they considered the peuc<Yul mission of Miss Hobbs, a trainload of militia arrived, and quietly took possession of the town. The Governor's edict- was then car ried out, and th...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
One Year's Wrecks off the British Coast. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

une Year s Wrecks off the British Coast. The four little maps shown below give nn eloquent idea of the num ber of wrecks and distressed vessels that the lifeboat men have to deal with in the course o: a single year. The dots do not .represent all the wrecks. ]f one took the rntire map about twice as many dots would be needed. According to the '•Lifeboat Journal," there were 1 -'57 vessels wrecked or damaged on the coasts of the British Isles in one year. There are 1*02 lifeboats in the British Isles.

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Easier to Spell. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

Easier to Spell. It was a. bitterly cold night, and the sergeant in charge of the police station was congratulating himself that lie nj longer had to patrol a boat. His thoughts were, disturbed by the entrance of .P.-c. Pooke, recently from the country. . "What nre you doing off your beat 7" demanded the sergeant. . "Come to report a 'orse dropped dead in Nebuchadnezzar ' Street/' grunted the frozen Pooke. "Well, sit down and mnkc out your report at once, and don't waste uny time about it !" retorted the sergeant, who was something of a disciplinarian. Dow'ti sat Fooke and wrote, with much difficulty, for some minutes. "Sergeant," he said, looking up. "How do you spell Nebuchadnez zar ?" "1( you don't know, J ain't going to tell yout" once' more grunted the officer. Pooke pondered tho matter for a considerable time, then rising wear ily, prepared to leave the station. - "Where arc you going?" asked his superior. "Vbu*ve not made out the report yet.'' "f»oin* to ]ugh tho 'orse into t...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Brains in the Feet. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

Brains in the Feet. The necessity Jor combining intel ligence with muscles and nerves in athletics is emphasized by Mr. E. \V. Mjertberg, conch of the Swedish Olympic team, in "Athletics in Theory nnd Practice." All those who train with the idea of winning prizes on the athletic track, he says, should nlwnys remember that the brain plays an important pnrt in training as well as in contests. Me points out that in the old days it wns usually held to be enough to train the body, nnd the more dras tic the training the more likely suc cess wns thought to be. Nowadays it is necessary, if a man has to win success on the track, that he should have " brains in his feet," as the saying goes. Mr. Hje. tberg points out that many contests have been lost by good athletes just because they did not think quickly or accurately enough. To-day, in training, brain and nerves nre given even more atten tion than the body. Furthermore, an athlete is allowed to think for himself and is allowed to eat prac ...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
A BALACLAVA HERO. [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

A IIALACIjAVA I1KK0. There are now but sixteen surviv ors of the famous Jlalaclava charge. One (if the sixteen is Captain IVrvv Smith, who, in spitu of his eif?hiy four years, is living a halo and tive life at his home ill Koiilh* flmpton. Captain Smith rode armed through the " Valley Itcath," because he did not possess the use of his sword-arm. jleforo the war ' broke out his right arm had been shattered in n shooting av (')deiit, but notwithstanding this dis ability ho was accepted O'f active service. His brother oMw»n> presented Ului with an iron rinjy pmrd to wear over ills mainkd arm in order to Ward ofT sabre strokes. In the bus tle and confusion of Jlalaclava morn iiitf, however, Captain Smt'h l"st the rin/f ai'd, and ho i-harpd through the Itussinn guns without sword and without shield, escapif'f? with a slight wound. A rat «f..M >■ ■ *■'■< " ■>' 1 {-nV XlillvUle, .i.t-try. vo* found to have fin ; i i-Wjui-; Ms- neft the fran' t>i .< (bibyjj...

Publication Title: Cobram Courier
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Opening Up Central Africa [Newspaper Article] — Cobram Courier — 11 June 1914

Opening Up Central Africa ' The announcement of the comple-1 tion of the German Knst Africa' Central" Railway murks a most important .step in tho development of the "l)ui*k" Continent, and will have a considerable influence on the trade routes of Uganda and the Belgian- Congo. Kigoina, its vtcrniinus, is a na tural . harbour on Lake Tanganyika, only, a few miles- from Ujiji, where Stanley met Livingstone. The startling contrast between then and now 'is best shown by the fact that this* historical spot has been brought within three weeks' easy travelling from London or Hamburg. * The'.new railway, is of very nar row gauge, uiui "only a single line. Jt was in J 5)05 that the first sod was cut, Prince .Adalbert, one of tho Kaiser's sons, performing the cere mony. The first section of 130 miles to Morogoro was opened for | trntlic in 1007, tho second to Ta I l*pra, 530 miles from the coast, in 1912. - The second section to Ta born, and the final section to Kigo ma presented numerous eng...

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